8 Houseboats in Alleppey for Your Next Kerala Holiday
Fondly called the Venice of the East, Alleppey in Kerala is home to breathtaking backwaters and canals. And the best way to experience the lush landscape is by taking a holiday on a houseboat. Here is our list of houseboats to stay in when you are visiting Alleppey.
Spice Coast Cruises, CGH Earth
The CGH Earth group of hotels is known for its focus on responsible travel, and they always partner with the local communities in the area. Their cruise on the Vembanad Lake is the same. The traditional ‘Kettuvallam’ boats will take you along the lake and also stop for activities such as toddy tapping and coir weaving.
Address: P.O, Puthenangady, Muhamma, Kerala
Vaikundam Kerala Backwater Cruise
The Vaikundam houseboats are built the traditional way, with wood and resin. The nine cabins on board are air-conditioned and have all the basic amenities. Their packages include yoga practices and Ayurvedic spa treatments every day. The cruise also offers authentic Kerala cuisine and seafood delicacies.
Address: Post - Thotapally Purrakkad Panchat, Alappuzha, Kerala
The folks behind Xandari Riverscapes are champions of sustainability. Their boats are made from sustainable materials, and they practise ethical waste management, and farm-to-table initiatives and make their boats a plastic-free zone. You can book one, two or three-bedroom boats, and indulge in a menu that features clean and locally sourced ingredients.
Address: Pallathuruthy Bridge, Pallathuruthy, Alappuzha, Kerala
They offer the luxury of houseboats with a pool, so that’s a big plus point for us! The stay will also include activities such as village walks and fishing. Dine on traditional Kerala cuisine with fresh ingredients.
Address: Punnamada Finishing Point Road, Finishing Point, Alappuzha, Kerala
Lakes & Lagoons Backwater Experience
Lakes and Lagoons have more than 25 luxurious houseboats, all with tastefully done interiors featuring modern amenities. They have special hill and wildlife tour packages so you can enjoy the splendour of nature.
Address: Kochupalam Road, Pallathuruthy, near Pallathuruthy Bridge, Alappuzha, Kerala
The Alleppey Tourism Development Board has 15 houseboats that you can rent. All the boats have basic amenities and will take you along the paddy fields and backwaters of the area. They also have two traditional man-powered boats, if you want to experience something different.
Address: 2nd Floor, Municipal Library, Thathampally P.O, Alappuzha, Kerala
Kera Houseboats Alleppey
Kera Houseboats offer boats with one or two bedrooms, as well as bigger boats with up to eight rooms. All the boats are equipped with a common lounge, Wi-Fi, a sun deck, and a personal chef on board to cater to your culinary needs.
Address: Gr. floor, Tharayil bldg, Thondankulangara - Punnamada Rd, Near HMCA Chapel, Avalookunu PO, Thathampally, Alappuzha, Kerala
Southern Panorama Houseboats
With this houseboat service, you can choose from three types of boats - deluxe, premium and luxury. You can take a dip in the backwaters, go fishing or take a walk in the village during your stay. The chefs on board will make sure you get your fill of authentic Kerala cuisine.
Address: Near HMCA Church Ward Avalookunnu (PO, Thathampally, Alappuzha, Kerala