We have seen that Alappuzha and its sourrounding villages are blessed with its wide spreading backwater bodies. The major mode of transport was always voyage. So different types of boats can be seen here in Alappuzha backwaters and rivers. These boats ranges from Alappuzha rice brages to duckgrowers wherry. They have been sharing their joy and tears with Alappuzha backwaters for centuries . Alappuzha rice barges had a substantial role in the history of Kerala ,particularly of Alappuzha . A rice barger is a huge cock-boat. It can carry upto 35-40 tonnes of cargo. When Alappuzha was a major port, these rice bargers played a vital role in the economy of Kerala. They carried pepper,copra,timber etc…..from the valleys of the eastern ghats up to the port of Alappuzha .Graduallly the importance of Alappuzha descendeed and Cochin became the major port. Roads were build throughout and the relevence of such huge boats had nochance. Nevertheless moving cargo by these huge Alappuzha rice barges is still profitable. As military boats changed into Alappuzha luxury racing boats, so the Alappuzha rice bargers became boat houses which are used as luxurious voyage vessels .They are known as Alappuzha boat houses or Alappuzha house boats .

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The Alleppey house boats are fashioned out of Artocarpus timber (bot : artocarpus indicus)

The strong heavy wooden planks can with stand the challenges offered by Alappuzha back waters and monsoon. Long wooden planks are connected together by means of coconut palm fibre and coir. No nails are used .Once the 'chassis' is built it is time to build its stylish luxurious body. The contours of the body are like the roofs of traditional Alappuzha back water homes. The decoration is with bamboo mat, coir, palymra leaves etc……..

Commercially these boat houses (house boats ) are classified as:

Standard Houseboat


Deluxe Houseboat


Premium Houseboat

Honey moon Houseboats   Luxury Houseboat   Punting Houseboat
Standard Houseboat

An Alappuzha standard house boat is a good looking vessel to cruise Alappuzha back waters and lagoons and rivers and canals…….. . It is mainly meant for a budget class tourist. It doesn't mean that it is mere a standard boat. Usually an Alappuzha standard boat house is an old fashioned boat.Inspite of its old fashion an Alappuzha standard boat house looks very pretty. There are a lot of things to be enjoyed in an Alappuzha house boat with beautiful decorations of palmyra leaves and bamboo mats is the example of original Alappuzha architecture. A standard boat house offers you a comfortable cruise on the back waters of Alappuzha with in your budget. In fact the eternal beauty of the back waters and lagoons provides vision which is of the first water. With chowries of coconut palm leaves, a cruise in an Alappuzha standard boat house fetches limitless joy which cannot be expressed by words or alphabets or sounds.

A limited facilites can be availed . The lunch and dinner menu is with fish and chicken. An Alappuzha standard boat house provides facilities equal to a 2 star hotel. Fan will be there but only limited hours of A/C can be availed . Two types of fruits and lemon juice are common in an Alappuzha standard house boat.

You can enjoy the beauty of Alappuzha back water even if you are a budget class traveller, quite reasonably.

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Deluxe Houseboat

Enjoy the Alleppey backwaters in a deluxe style. A beautifully furnished vessel- The Alappuzha deluxe boat houses are ready for you. Actually only a cold fish can ignore the beauty of Alapuzha back waters where the lake water and coconut palms sing in a low but enchanting style. We have seen that you can get Alappuzha deluxe house boats with one to seven bed roms. It offers a 3 star facility while you relish the Alappuzha backwater beauty.

A/C will be provided from 8.30 PM to 6.30 AM if you feel a little disturbed by the equatorial Alappuzha humidity. Better facilities are given in an Alappuzha deluxe houseboats. The Alappuzha back waters are pandamic with flocks of ducks and its grower follows in a magic wherry which can just occupy a man. And you would watch it from your Alappuzha deluxe boat house.

An Alappuzha deluxe house boat is a luxurious strong huge boat marvellously decorated with palmyra leaves and bamboo mat. It may remind us of chinees architecture, some times. Watching an Alappuzha deluxe house boat in Alappuzha backwaters would be a wonderful experience .Sitting in an Alappuzha deluxe house boat one can enjoy eternal beauty of Alappuzha backwaters. Throughout its shore, by summer, you can avail fresh ripen mango directly from the trees. Variety of species of mango trees are seen in the Alappuzha backwater villages. With mango fruits and tender coconut water one can survive with out any other food or drinks for months. The wide spreading backwater wind itself has a sweet taste. Usually an Alappuzha deluxe boat house is buit with balcony. It offers an ariel view of the wide spreading beauty. Alappuzha house boats with out balcony are also built.

If you want to cool your mind and body Alappuzha backwater will provide you cool brezee.Even in a non-A/c Alappuzha deluxe house boat one can definitly tipple the endless beauty of Alappuzha backwater and the sweet and highly nutrious tender coconut water.

A/c is also provided in an Alappuzha deluxe house boat. When you dock your Alappuzha house baot under a palmshade and it the tropical sun disturbs you a bit, you can ask your crew to turn on the A/C . An Alappuzha deluxe house boat serves you, as you wish to be served.

The food and drinks in an Alappuzha deluxe house boat is of better quality. A prosperous fruit basket with four type of fruits is available.

An Alappuzha deluxe house boat , as we have seen , usually has an upper deck facility. You can get it on demand .Attempting an uper deck voyage through Alappuzha backwater is fantastic as you came all the way to her linidge and she has arranged chowries and breeze and drizzle for you ! – Flesh and blood cannot ignore it for sure ! Even a cold fish would be a poet here in the Alappuzha backwater villages.

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Premium Houseboat

It is agreed by all that a satisfied mind is a real feast. The great poets John Keats and Yeats looked for peace of mind somewhere in the shades of Arabia and on the lake Island of Innissfree. As a matter of fact , as human beings, we are acquainted with unhappiness, are not we ? . To our way of thinking the Alappuzha backwaters made to over come such aconfusion .It would dedicatly councel you with its toungueless voice. When one is left high and dry, they can think of Alappuzha backwaters to rejuvenice themselves. This eternal beauty can never be adequetly rendered in laungages. Feast your eyes and you can just loose yourself in the viels of the dawns of Alappuzha backwaters.

These pandamic Alappuzha backwater borne many boats which fullfill entire human needs of Alappuzha backwater villages.As we all know, ducks are water birds and wide spreading water bodies and pandamic paddy fields backwaters and villages are the perfect habitat for these pretty birds. It is not at all easy to graze flocks of ducks in these Alappuzha backwater. A duck grower in Alappuzha uses a magic wherry. it can just accommodate 50-55 kgs.watching a duckgrower sail a wherry is as good as play.The story of Alappuzha backwaters boats starts right from this duck growers wherry. The Alappuzha backwater villagers made play of various kind of boats. They have the knack of designing water vessels and these boats includes Alappuzha rive bargers,luxurious racing boats and different types of other boats. The huge Alappuzha rice barges were used as cockboats which can ,at a time, carry a substantial amount of cargo.After loosing the role as cock-boats,the Alappuzhabackwater rice barges joined as key members of the tourist sector of Alappuzha. Then onwords they are called Alleppey boat house or Alappuzha house boat. One cannot , at all, play down an Alappuzha houseboat in the backwaters of Alappuzha.

An Alapuzha premium house boat is a fantastic,launche used to cruise Alappuzha backwaters villages. It is made up of Artocarpus wood (botanical- artocarpus indicus) The indegenous art of building of Alappuzha house boats is well recogonized. After the body is made, she is decorated with wood, palymra leaves, bamboomat, coirmat to change her to a royal and loyal luxurious boat of Alleppey backwater. Where on earth, one cannot ignore it! The bamboo art in an Alappuzha Premium house boat is of firstwater.

It provides facilities which equate with facilities in a 4 star hotel. Some times in Alleppey backwaters you may feel little hot. In an Alappuzha premium boat house you can enjoy A/C day in and day out.

A high class menu with fish and chicken on dinner and lunch can be enjoyed in an Alappuzha premium boat house. What an Alappuzha premium house boat ! A Premium house boat has many features,eg, you can conduct a conference in it while you cruise the coconut lagoons or a birthday party can be arranged in an Alappuzha Premium boat house. I the backdrops of enchanting Alappuzha backwaters .A wedding reception in an Alleppey Premium boat house would be remembered for a long time.

An Alappuzha Premium boat house is a perfect tool to freakout along the Alappuzha backwaters coast. Its living area is glass covered to ensure comfortable A/c operation.

A prosperous fruit basket with six type of fruits and tender coconut can be enjoyed in an Alappuzha backwater Premium house boat - Never miss it!

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A Honey moon may occur once in our life. It is something significant in your life which would remembered throughout your life. That is to say a honey moon should be enjoyed by all means. It is sure that the backdrops of a honey moon must be, what we call dreamy. It should give you peace of mind which cannot be artifically created .A honey moon is manifestation of dreams.It may come across as ironical why man celebrates honey moon .Still we are hot able to explain it, we know that such wonderful experience cannot be avoided.A honey moon is not just roaming or rambling aroundwith your mate, it is something which grows to eternity. Alleppey backwaters and backwaters villages are the perfect destinations to enjoy your honey moon. Your mind is full of blossoms. Probably homosapien is the only creature who can call to mind the events he witnessed. Alleppey backwaters are exclusively made for celebrating a honey moon. These Alleppey backwaters are referred to as true heaven on this incredible planet.The philosophers of India say that our body and mind are not different, notwithstanding they are two organs of what they call 'you'. When your mind gets delighted it will enhance your physical body as well .So it very inevitable to keep your mind out of distributing matters when you enjoy your honey moon .The positive energy created here in Alleppey backwaters shall donate its virtues to you and you will realise living is more than beautiful!

The presece of pandamic Alleppey backwaters gives you such wonderful experience when you enjoy your honey moon here in Alleppey. After all a honey moon is the beginning of a new life. Enjoy it in style! The Alleppey backwaters will always fall in with your taste . we in Alleppey often backupon these endless Alleppey backwaters , whenever we are down in the mouth and obiviously get rejuveniced. When you are in Alleppey backwaters, your privacy…… the emerald chowrie of coconut palm……….. time shall never hang heavy. The heavenly experience at your back and call! chalk out a plan to turn in Alleppey for a honey moon backwater cruise.

HoneymoonHouseboat A honey moon boat house in Alleppey backwaters is a bold, huge vessel tonnes of payload capacity which royaly and beautifully and efficiently cruise the backwaters of Alleppey. As she is a queen, she is decked up to host such pairs like you.An upper deck facility offers you entire privacy for sure. A privacy ,admits coconut palms and lagoons, to be called to mind for good !.

A tropical Alleppey honey moon boat is a well decorated 'Alleppey rice barger. Various species of bamboo… coir ………..palmyraleaves………ornamental decorations fashioned out of coconut shells………… , In short a real queen you can adore,call her 'Alleppey Kuttanadan' backwater queen with full time A/c, warm water facilites and many more……..

To call in Alleppey honey moon houseboat means nothinhg but be with delightful feelings.

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Luxury Houseboat

We have already understood that the huge Alleppey rice barges never gave up after loosing its upperhands as cock-boats. They never sat and cried remembering their Halcoyn days as major cargo carriers. They got all dolled up and got on with Alappuzha backwater tourism.

An Alappuzha luxury boat houses is the ultimate word of backwater tourism in Alappuzha.Its elegant blackbody perfectly matches with the blue green Alappuzha backwaters .It has its own features. Sitting in the balcony an Alappuzha boat luxury boat house is a heavenly feeling .The lake, panoramic paddy fields, sometime emerald, sometime golden why on earth the Alappuzha backwater sourrounding we see, as if she were a sorceress. Throughout your Alleppey backwater cruise you would be spell her incantations.

An Alappuzha luxury boat is fashioned out of artocarpus timber,(bot .artocarpus indicus) and decerated elegantly and luxuriously with palymra leaves, bamboo mat, coirmat, brass and glass.

In an Alappuzha luxury boat house you will be served in a stylish manner with a fruit basket having seven types of fruits. As you wish you can have A/c day in and day out. An Alappuzha luxury boat house has many peculiarities of her own. She is often equiped with a canoe to cruise interior canals in Alappuzha backwaters villages.

She offers you warm water facility with bath tub. For sure an Alappuzhabackwater village cruise in an Alappuzha luxury boat house is one of the main events to be done before joining the great majority.

An Alappuzha luxury boat house would show you a world of good to our wandering experience .With delicious sea foods and chicken besides traditional vegitable meals of Alappuzha. Enjoy it…

You can select from a variety of packages which includes old age boat house package with homestay , honey moon boat house packages,package exclusively for students and researchers , wedding reception boat house packages , Conference boat house packages, family boat house packages,Alleppey boat racing day boat house packages and many more………..

To know about the nuts nad bolts of it visit our page Alappuzha backwater boat house packages.

In fact, all these boat houses , rice barges, snake boats are the parts of Alappuzha backwater village tradition.It would be far reasonable to see what is Alappuzha backwater.

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Punting Houseboat

A punting boat house is a heaven for a wandering amateur tourist. In fact, not as at all a joke, is a heavenly experience. The tourist himself will have to spare his sweat to move on water. Premium experience but not premium facilities. Take your life as it comes!

Punting needs no bio fuels no motor only you and a long bamboo pole.

What you do you mean by punting ?.
Punting is nothing by but a technique used in back waters of Alappuzha to create a motion on water . A punter stands with a long bamboo pole by which he hit muddy underground of water, the vessel moves in the opposite direction. Welcome, Alappuzha punting means cruising back waters by your sweat not by fossil fuels. (read our page Alleppey food and beverages )

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Day Cruise
Day Cruise

Starts from nature vision jetty ( Boat race starting point ) at 11.00 AM - docking back 5.00PM . When you start you will get a welcome drink either a fruit juice or a tender coconut water. A traditional pre- lunch dish 'Kappayum Meenum' ( tapioca with fish curry ) will be served .

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Pre lunch at 12.30 PM
Traditional Alappuzha lunch at 1.00 PM
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Orthodox tea and snakes at 03.30 PM

The package offers you to cruise Punnamada lake, the lake of Vembanadu(The biggest water body in kerala ), Marthandam , R block,Mangalam, Lake of Ayiram. A one hour lunch break on the lake oriented paddy field of Chithira. The cruise extends to C block, cheru kayal, Chennam kari, Chathurthyakari, Nedumudy,Kainakari, , Kuttamangalam, Pallathuruthi, kupapuram ,Panackal canal, S.N.D.P canal, , snake boat race finishing area – docking back at Nature vision jetty.

Exclusive on demand a tourist can extend his voyage through kumarakom and will be paid extra.

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Alappuzha Kumarakom day cruise
Alappuzha Kumarakom Day cruise

Start from Nature vision jetty at 11.30 AM. A welcome drink can be enjoyed. You can cruise boat race starting point, the Punnamada lake,the lake of Vembanadu, (The biggest water body in Kerala),Punchiri jetty, Kainakari thodu, Gomendar church, lunch break at Chennam kari and Kuppapuram, c block, R block. The lake of Erupathinalayiram, Krishnankutty moola, The Pathiramanal lake water islnd,The lake waters of Kumarakom is famous for its own and migrating birds , On your wish you can get docked either on the Kumarakom jetty or Alappuzha.

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Alappuzha Over night stay
Alappuzha Over night stay

Start from Nature vision jetty at 11.30 AM . A welcome drink can be enjoyed you can cruise boat race starting point, The Punnamada lake, lake of vembanadu, ( The biggest water body in kerala), marthandam , R block,Mangalam, Lake of arayiram. A one hour lunch break on the lake oriented paddy field of Chithira. The cruise extends to C block, cheru kayal, Chennam kari, chathuthyagiri, Nedumudy,kainakari, , Kuttamangalam, docking 05.30PM at Pallathuruthi lake , night cruise is prohibited for the sake of inland fisher men. After that you can enjoy a knock down through remote back water villeges, swimming, angling, village temple visit, Etc…

Break fast at 07: 30AM
Traditional Alappuzha lunch at 1:00
Traditional Alappuzha dinner at 08:00 PM

One can appreciate the sunset and the sun rise, if he selects our over night package. Starts at 7.30 AM, after the breakfast you cruise through Azheeckal thodu, kupapuram ,Panackal canal, S.N.D.P canal, , snake boat race finishing area – docking back at Nature vision jetty.

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Alappuzha – kumarakom over night stay
Alappuzha Over night stay

Start from Alappuzha Nature vision jetty at 11.30 AM. A welcome drink can be enjoyed. Further you can cruise The boat race starting point, the punnamada lake, lake of vembanadu, (The biggest water body in Kerala),Punchiri jetty, kainakari thodu, Gomenda church, lunch break at Chennam kari and Kuppapuram, c block, R block, The lake of Erupathinalayiram. The night stay is at Krishnan kutty moola where the kumarakom back water sunset can be enjoyed fully. An overnight stay allows you to enjoy the Kumarakom back water sunrise. The lake waters of Kumarakom is famous for its own and migrating birds.

Traditional Lunch at 01: 00 PM
Breakfast at 07:30 AM
Traditional dinner at 08:00pM

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Alappuzha Alumkadavu

You can be a little lazy, as if you are a lady man, and immerse in the scarlet of the eastern rising sun with the rhymes of the eastern ripples. You can cruise narrow as well as deep river with Chinese fishing nets ( Cheena vala) on both the banks. The sailing leads you to the Kayamkulam lake through Thrikkunapuzha, Pallana; coastal backwater villages and to 'Amrutha puri' Ashram of Matha Amruthanadamayi and to Chavara . The voyage ends at 'Alumkadavu' near by the Ashtamudi lake.
'Imagine such a voyage by night '

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Alappuzha Kollam
Alappuzha Kollam

Starts from the Alappuzha Nature vision jetty with a traditional welcome drink, further you can sail through Boat race finishing point, Punchiri jetty( punhiri means smile ) , kainakari, Irumbanam thodu, gomenda church and a halt at a back water village, Nedumudy after a traditional Alappuzha boat house lunch sail to Chambakulam church, Thakazhy, karimadi, Purakadu and row to Thottappally. The Alappuzha Thottappally beach has been awaiting for your presence a few steps away. A strange, incredible Alappuzha boat house dinner in the moon light would be an unmemorable experience in your life.

You can be a little lazy, as if you are a lady man, and immerse in the scarlet of the eastern rising sun with the rhymes of the eastern ripples. You can cruise narrow as well as deep river with Chinese fishing nets ( Cheena vala) on both the banks. The sailing leads you to the Kayamkulam lake through Thrikkunapuzha, Pallana; coastal backwater villages and to 'Amrutha puri' Ashram of Matha Amruthanadamayi and to Chavara a shallow water canal. The voyage ends at 'Kollam' nearby Alumkadavu.
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Alappuzha Kollam

Wedding reception can be performed anywhere on this planet, nevertheless such a reception done in an Alleppey backwater boat house would be a unique experience. Big boat houses with enough floor space are here to welcome you by all means. It is sure that a person's wedding never happens every now and then. It's a beautiful unique experience and the reception must also be like that. Having a wedding reception in an Alleppey boat house means nothing but having it in heaven. Your family would remember it forever. This Alleppey backwater is a genuine magician who would make true your dreams. Being a hostess you would be entirely satisfied with Alleppey wedding reception boat houses. Your host would wonder what a hostess you were. So we invite you to just enjoy it in Alleppey. As a matter of fact it is an epitome of place for wedding reception.

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Conference Houseboat
Conference Houseboat

We recognize that a conference is a serious matter. It is to be organized in such an atmosphere. An Alleppey conference boat house is exclusively designed and created to fulfill your needs for a conference It is to be noticed that the atmosphere influence our moods and decisions. The nature's lap is the perfect place to plan and review our actions. Surrounded with pandemic fresh water body a conference turn quite worthy. A conference boat house has total facilities to conduct a conference. Facilities like A/c, mike, upper deck are provided to perform your conference confidently. It's a huge vessel built with a fantastic architectural sense. Both quantity and quality can be availed in it.

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family Houseboat
Family Houseboat

Man is a creature who cannot survive individually at all. That's why we created society.It obvious that that society is a huge mansion house which had been built by the blocks, what we call families. By and large a family is a vital factor in maintaining the society or we can say with un healthy families, society is nothing but a decayed castle. It must be remembered that a chain is not stronger than its weakest link. That is to say a healthy family is a healthy link of the society.

We proudly offer you such fantastic packages for families. Many families had it in the past and many family problems had been solved by this package for this Alleppey pandemic Alleppey backwater is a perfect counselor

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Our family Houseboat package

Pick up from Alleppey railway station or from Cochin Airport, check in time would be 11.30hrs a welcome drink would be served with lemon juice, tender coconut drink. A/c will be provided at night.

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Houseboat menu



Tender coconut / juice. with Fruits basket



Rice, sambar, Aviyal, Thoran, Mezhukuperatty,Curd, pappad,pickle,Green, ( Non veg -fish)



Tea, Coffee, snacks ( Banana fry/ biscuits/ fingure chips)



White rice, dal fry, Rasam, curd , Mezhukupuratty, pappad, pickle,salad,( Non veg- chicken)



Bread toast, butter, jam, omelette, fruits or Iddili, Dosa - sambar,chatni



Sunflower oil



White rice


(Mineral water totally inclusive on this packages.)