Alleppey houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving, exotic barges used for leisure trips. They are a reworked model of Kettuvallams (in the Malayalam language, Kettu means "tied with ropes", and vallam means "boat"), which, in earlier times, were used to carry rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. Kerala houseboats were considered a convenient means of transportation.
The popularity of Kettuvallams has returned in the function as major tourist attractions.Such a houseboat is about 60 to 120 feet long and about 15 to 18 feet wide at the middle. The hull is made of wooden planks that are held together by ropes of coconut fiber; the usual wood is 'Anjili'. The roof is made of bamboo poles and palm leaves. The exterior of the boat is painted with protective coats of cashew nut oil.
We always make sure, that the all customers travelling in our Houseboat feel "Care and Comfort"
Read the fact about Houseboat operation and understand the difference
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Timings for multiple Day/Nights
Start time: 12:00 Noon
Lunch Break: 1 Hour (1:30 PM to 2:30 PM)
Night hault time: 05:30 PM
Start time: After 10:00 AM
Check out: 05:00 PM (if not continuing for the 3rd day.)
Night hault time: 05:30 PM
Check out: 09:00 AM (if not continuing.)
Same as Day 02 (if continuing for 4th day)
It is only possible to cover most of the sightseeing places if you check in to the Houseboat at right time. The cursing route will change upon the late check in and is not possible to cover all important places.
Mosquitoes and flies (insects) in the backwaters is a natural partners to the human beings. The presence of mosquitoes, flies, small insects cannot be 100% eliminated as excessive usage of poison gases, sprays will be hazardous for the guests and the crew, but a permitted servicing and usage is done to reduce the presence of the flies and insects to the lowest.
There are some rare chance of Machinery Breakdown while crusing. In that case we will change the Houseboat with other of Same Category
There are more than 1000 Houseboats and about 300 Houseboat operators and providers are in Alleppey. So you have lot of options to select the Houseboat. But when selecting the Houseboat you must be aware of Quality of the Houseboat and its Service. The rates of the Houseboat varies from Operator to Operator. For better rate you will get the better Houseboat. You can negotiate with any, but it will reflect in the Quality of Service and Cruise. Normally when you negotiate some will reduce the rate at the same time they will adjust in the type of Houseboat and the service.
When explaining the facilities in Houseboat, it will be almost same in all Houseboats. But the Quality of the giving Service makes the difference.
We do not take any bookings showing the exaggerated pictures of houseboat like some other do. Even some shows the pictures, You may not going the get the same houseboat shown in the picture or it may not be the same condition seen in the photo. We'd like to be honest to our customers, so we do the deal straight forward.
Do not except a hotel like facilities in Houseboat.
Most of the Houseboat do not have direct running hot water for bath.
The Air Condition in the room will not cool suddenly like in home and hotels. It will take 30 minutes to 01 hour to be in full power.
The quality of the Houseboat is not determined by the entertainment systems like, TV, DVD Players or Music system. It is there with limited access only.
The guest must go to the bedroom by 10PM. It is not allowed to be outside after 10PM.
Presence of flies, small insects are the Natural Habitat in Backwater. It cannot be 100% eliminated. Their presence will be there in the lights at night.
Alleppey Houseboat Food Menu
The Deluxe and Super Deluxe menu are same.
Please do not waste food. Always keep in mind that there are people dying of hunger
Fish will be one fish or one piece per person. For breakfast default menu will be provided. Anything extra has to infrom at least before the Houseboat start.
For drinking, Bottled packed drinking water is providing in the Houseboat.
The water for bathing and washing is hard water and a bit salty sometimes.
Please understand the limitations.
NB:Vegetarian, Jain food are available on prior request.
There may a slight variation in food menu in some cases.