Alleppey (also known as Alappuzha) is often referred to as ‘Venice of the East’ due to its many interconnected waterways and colorful canal-side villages.
An enchanting cruise onboard an Alleppey HouseBoat is by far the best way to explore the famed Kerala Backwaters!
WHERE TO BOOK ALLEPPEY HOUSEBOAT TOURS
As there are many different houseboat locations in Alleppey, it’s best to organize your booking online in advance with Klook to get the best rates.
The Alleppey Backwater Cruise is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.
There are a couple of Kerala boat house package options to choose from, including day cruises and overnight cruises.
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Onboard the Houseboat
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE ALLEPPEY HOUSEBOATS
My friends and I opted to do an overnight Alappuzha boat house cruise and we boarded our boat at around 12 pm and set off down the enchanting Kerala backwaters.
After checking into our private rooms, a three-course lunch was served at the dining table towards the front of the houseboat.
A variety of Indian cuisine, such as curries, chicken, fish, dahl, and papadums went down a treat. We also came prepared with a few bottles of beer that we had bought from the liquor store before the Alleppey backwater tour.
We spent the entire afternoon cruising down the watery heaven of the Alleppey backwaters, taking in the beautiful sites along the palm tree fringed canals.
The tranquillity that surrounded us as we floated aimlessly down the canals was something I will never forget.
The tour is not just exquisite window views but it will also give you a closer look into the daily lives of the local villagers in the region.
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Cruising the canals
Lunch is served onboard
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SLEEPING ON THE HOUSEBOAT
Shortly after sunset, our captain docked the houseboat to the edge of a canal for the night and the crew prepared another three-course dinner for the three of us. Yet again, the food and hospitality were incredible!
Each bedroom has a large double bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, sitting area, wardrobe, and an ensuite.
I slept like a baby on the Alleppey Boat House this night and woke up to the sun rising over the best backwaters in Kerala!
We enjoyed one last meal on board the Alleppey House Boats which included pancakes, fruits, tea, and coffee as we voyaged towards our final destination. From here, a car transfer was waiting to take us to our next hotel.
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Selfie on the houseboat
Sunset one Kerala backwaters
Passing by local villages
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN KOCHI
Kochi has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Kochi to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
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- Periyar: Periyar National Park Safari
- Athirappilly: Athirappilly Falls
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