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                                      Royal Houseboat Cruise

Alleppey Houseboat

Alleppey Houseboats

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.

One Bedroom Houseboats

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Two Bedroom Houseboats

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Three Bedroom Houseboats

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Four Bedroom Houseboats

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Five Bedroom Houseboats

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Six Bed / Conference Houseboats

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Six Bedroom     A/C 150       Non A/C 125

Food Menu

  • Welcome drink
  • Tender Coconut or juice
  • Lunch
  • Rice, Fish Fry, Aviyal, Sambar, Thoran, Mezhukupuratti, Pappad, Pickle, Curd & Vegetable salad
  • Evening
  • Tea or Coffee with Snacks (Banana Fry or Vegetable Pakoda or Vada or Finger Chips)
  • Dinner
  • Basmati Rice & Chapatti with Chicken Curry, Dal, Rasam & Mix Veg:
  • Breakfast (Chose one)
  • Idly or Dosa with Sambar & Chutney
    Appam or Idiyappam with Egg Curry or Vegetable Stew
    Puttu with Kadala Curry

Terms & Conditions

For the services contracted, at least 25% advance payment must be made to hold the booking on a confirmed basis and the balance amount can be paid before commencement of the tour. We hold the right to decide on the amount to be paid in advance, based on the nature of the services and the time left for the commencement of the services. Apart from the aforesaid conditions, in some cases including hotel or resort bookings during the peak tourist season (X-Mas, New Year), full payment must be made in advance.

Payment Options:

Payment can be made by by Bank Transfer, Cash payment to our offices in your city or by Demand Draft / Cheque, Western Union Money Transfer. All payments are required to be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) must be strictly borne by the payer.

Houseboat terms:

*Check – in: 11:30 AM
*Check – out 09:30 AM
A/C will function only from 09:00 PM to 06:00 AM in normal cases, in Premium and above AC can be used whenever required. Boat will anchor from 05:30PM till 08:00AM. Special dishes can be arranged subject to availability against direct payment, all check in & check out will be done as per the time mentioned above.

Early arrival is subject to availability. For a guaranteed early check-in, reservation needs to be made starting from the night before. Late check-outs are available on request, but are subject to availability / payment. We can always make a request for an early check-in or a late checkout if required, but we do not guarantee it, which is entirely dependent on the houseboat policies, time of the year and the availability of the room.

Child policy:

Children below 05 years will be accommodated on complimentary basis without an extra bed and food sharing with parents. Children between 05 – 12 years subject to maximum of two per Room sharing with parents. Only one person above 12 years will be allowed in a double sharing room.

Extra person rate with food

  • We provide only good quality service Houseboats. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information on this site/email is accurate.
  • Houseboat has an open cruise area; the entire constructions are with natural leaves, Coir, Bamboo and Wooden furniture.
  • Mosquitoes and flies (insects) in the back waters 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.
  • The AC facilities in Houseboat are on Generator supply and do not have the efficiency of a unit running of direct electricity. The turbo cooling and below 22 degree cooling like normal household and hotel AC is not be possible on houseboats and is same for all irrespective of category. Frequent opening of doors of the rooms running AC will increase the room temperature. If in case the AC is not working, the difference in AC and Non AC charges will be refunded.
  • We do not block any particular Houseboat without an advance payment. For that we'll provide the houseboat which is available at the time.
  • We will not encourage any type of discussion/arguments on the rates agreed.