Kerala Houseboat Cruise Details - Types of Boats, Timings, Tariff, Food & Booking

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Houseboats are a privilege that is only unique to the state of Kerala. A houseboat ride through the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom can literally blow your mind away! If you have never been on a houseboat cruise through the backwaters of Kerala, you are in fact missing a great opportunity to explore Kerala at its best. Houseboats are a remarkable asset that Kerala offers you. These houseboat cruises attract wide variety of people from different countries every year. Houseboats are actually the modern version of the ‘old Kettuvellams’ used in ancient times to transport rice, spices, gold and many more from Kuttanad to Kochi port. Presently, it is used for leisure trips and tourist purposes. Kettuvellams of old times had an infrastructure that adapted a kitchen as a part of the ‘vellam’ (boat) to cook and serve meals for the people travelling. As modern technology advanced, Vellams are now converted to Houseboats that are huge in infrastructure, attractive, comfortable and can accommodate people for leisure trips. This is specially designed for people to not miss out on the beauty of the backwater rides as well as the history of ‘Kettuvellams’, now popularly known as Houseboats. Houseboats are now a pretty familiar service across backwaters of Kerala. Alappuzha alone has a total of 500 houseboats for service and tourist needs.

We, Tripenticer, offers you Houseboat services and houseboat packages of varying types and budget. You can choose from a list of different types of houseboats of varying prices available in our website. We will also provide you accurate information regarding the type of houseboat available, boating timings, tariff with rates, food menu and booking procedures. Detailed information about the houseboat such as the no of rooms are available.

Below we have enlisted few of the houseboat packages that Tripenticer is commonly approached for:

1 Night 2 Days Houseboat Package

 The cruise starts at sharp 12:00 PM

 A lunch break of one hour will be provided during the cruise.

 The cruise ends at 5:00 PM

 You can enjoy the night stay in the houseboat enjoying the serene beauty of backwaters

 The cruise begins next day at 7.45-8:45 AM (1 hour)

 Check Out at 9:00 AM

NOTE: AC Deluxe houseboats provide Ac service from 9 pm-6 am. For day time Ac services, extracharges are applied. Primary and luxury houseboats offer 24/7 Ac services. Also, the menu covers:Welcome drink, Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee with snacks, Dinner, Next day Breakfast.

Day Cruises

 The cruise starts at 11: 15 AM

 An hour lunch break in between

 Cruise ends at 5:00 PM


NOTE: No AC service during day cruise. Provuded on request with extra payment on hourlybasis. The menu covers: Welcome drink, Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee with snacks, Dinner,Next day Breakfast.

Different types of House Boats

House boats are classified in terms of price as Standard, Deluxe, Premium & luxury. Mainly,

price as well as quality of service will also high as we move from standard to Luxury

Again, we can classify House boats according to the numbers of bedrooms: 1 bedroom, 2

bedroom, 3 bedrooms, 4 bedroom & 5 bedrooms.

Other Types of Houseboats: Motor boats, Speed boats, Shikkara boats.

Different types of House Boats

House boats are classified as Standard, Deluxe, Premium & luxury mainly, price as well as quality of service will also high as we move from standard to Luxury

Again we can classify House boats according to the numbers of bedrooms- 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedrooms, 4 bedroom & 5 bedrooms

How to avoid House boat complaints?

Book higher category boats to get better services. Too much of bargaining definitely will

reduce the quality of boat, food as well as services. It is always good to book through a

reputed tour operator for more details.