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The 10 Best Kerala Boats – Boat Houses in Kerala, India

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Johnson's Homestay - Ecohouseboat

Alleppey

Set in Alleppey, 3.3 km from Nehru Trophy Boat Race, and Alleppey Lighthouse reachable within 1 km, Johnson's Homestay - Ecohouseboat offers a restaurant, a garden and free WiFi.

Johnson's Homestay - Ecohouseboat offers a terrace. Great, spacious room with balcony and wicker swings. Really relaxed and nice feel to the place. Felt comfortable and safe as a single female traveller. Very welcoming owners and great to be picked up.

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9.2
Awesome
106 reviews

Xandari Riverscapes

Alleppey

Xandari Riverscapes are a fleet of house boats which sails along Vembanad Lake and in the backwaters of Alleppey. The houseboats are docked near Pallathuruthy Bridge.

The traditional houseboats, called "kettuvallams" have wood harvested from local jackfruit tree plantations, hand-stitched by local craftsmen with coconut fiber rope. Very good staff and nice food

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9.1
Awesome
110 reviews

Cruise Alleppey

Alleppey

Set in Alleppey in the Kerala region, with Nehru Trophy Finishing Point and Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple nearby, Cruise Alleppey offers accommodation with free private parking.

A continental breakfast is available every morning at the boat. Wonderful experience with family....! Enjoyed the serene beauty of back waters. The day spent well inside the houseboat with kids having a good quality time. The food served was good. We could see some rare species of birds. And inside the boat they played nice malayalam songs soothing our ears.

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9.9
Exceptional
5 reviews

Thara’s Eco Houseboat

Alleppey

Offering free bikes and lake view, Thara’s Eco Houseboat is situated in Alleppey, 2.3 km from Nehru Trophy Boat Race and 1.3 km from Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple. Private parking is available on site. How wonderful experience with these people cruise on a overnight. I could say as a coustmer I’m well satisfied. Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people and I could say this team is bloody brilliant. First of all manager took us to the boat threw small village alley way with rice fields and backwaters along the road. That was an awesome village walking experience. Once we reached the boat our captain and chef was there with great smile . 11:30 we started the cruise with welcome drink , sunbathing on our fav sun deck, and the lunch and dinner was DELICIOUS ! . It was one of the best I ever had in India . We had checked out at 9am next day morning after breakfast. Totally wonderful and who ever read this review should try them atleast once

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10
Exceptional
30 reviews

Spice Coast Cruises - Houseboat

Alleppey

Featuring air conditioning, Spice Coast Cruises is situated in Alleppey, 16 km from Nehru Trophy Finishing Point. Free private parking is available on site. Meals are cooked on board the houseboats.

The accommodation has a seating area. Towels and bed linen are offered. This experience was probably the highlight of our trip. We wish we would have scheduled 2 nights on the house boat. We had boat #5. It was a 2 bedroom and even though it was just the two of us, we were able to chose between 2 boats that were waiting dock side and we chose this as it was wider. The food was some of the best of our 18 days in India. We were even able to have a cooking lesson with our chef in the little kitchen. All of us running around barefoot. There is a staff of three. A cook and 2 pilots who trade off piloting the boat. It was a nice break from the heat to have a breeze. Air conditioner runs from 9pm to 6 am and that worked out great. We were happy that these particular house boats have side flapps that opened to allow you to sit in the openings in shade and watch the local life unfold along the waterway banks. Ours was a one level boat, not two stories, no glassed in living rooms with fancy leather furniture, etc. that we sometimes saw gluide by us during the day. We loved it and would love to return and do it again on this boat! If you go and are on boat #5 bring a large apron to Mr Kuman!

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9.6
Exceptional
20 reviews

Pournami Houseboats

Alleppey

Pournami Houseboats is located in Alleppey. It is 3 km from KSRTC Bus Station and 5 km from Alleppey Beach.

The Alleppey Railway Station is 6 km from Pournami Houseboats while the town of Kumarakom is 35 km. The Cochin International Airport is 80 km. Fantastic to do for one night, the staff were friendly and the food acceptable. We enjoyed the experience and would recommend for others.

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9.2
Awesome
8 reviews

Why Not Houseboat

Alleppey

Located in Alleppey in the Kerala region, with Nehru Trophy Boat Race and Nehru Trophy Finishing Point nearby, Why Not Houseboat provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.

Guests at Why Not Houseboat can enjoy fishing nearby, or make the most of the sun terrace. Why Not Houseboat… I was feeling anxious, prior to arriving at the Houseboat, traveling alone has its benefits, but it can be dangerous. After meeting the owner of Why Not Houseboat and his staff, the chef and captain, I welcomed the experience of sleeping in a houseboat. I enjoyed the local sites as the houseboat glided on the canals of Alleppey, rich with fruit trees, flowers and spirited hard-working people. The wood floor and deck furniture of Why Not Houseboat has a classy casual modern comfortable appeal. I sprawled on the upstairs built in furniture, padded with a large cushion to read a pamphlet. The captain had given me a pamphlet with the name of a Ayurveda Spa with prices and names of various massage treatments. I decided to invest 4 thousand rupees to experience the skills of a health and wellbeing provider, an Ayurveda massage therapist. I am a therapist in massage and bodywork, I believe in massage treatments. The Why not Houseboat docked at the foot of the entrance of Ayur Home, a rustic place with charm. The Karela massage therapist possessed confidence, charm and skills to nurture and calm my body and mind. She massaged my head and body, then, very warm oil was gently drizzled on my forehead to glide on my hair. The effect was calming. Approximately two hours, later, she took me to the bathroom next to the massage room and offered me a stool to sit on. She prepared a shampoo by mixing it with water and guided me to wash my hair, she soaped my back and limbs, then grabbed a container to scoop very warm to hot water that was scented with herbs to rinse my head and body from the soap and oil. I felt like a pampered child, while she bathed me and helped me dry myself. I was very grateful for her skills and willingness to share her kindness with me, I tipped her well. The chef, a friendly quiet man, prepared delicious Karela Style meals, I had breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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8.4
Very Good
146 reviews

Soma House Boat

Alleppey

Located a 3-minute walk from Nehru Trophy Boat Race and a 2-minute walk from Nehru Trophy Finishing Point, Soma House Boat offers accommodation in Alleppey. The accommodation features a spa bath.

Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is 13 km from the boat. The nearest airport is Kochi International Airport, 73 km from the property. Amazing experience on a small boat with one room and private bathroom. On the boat only two people more, the captain (Prasanth) and the chef (Sudhakaran), both very friendly. I was concerned and a bit scared at first since I had a cultural shock in the other places that I visited in India, but the guys on the boat did their best to make me feel comfortable. Delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner included, plus snacks and drinks. The stop at the fish market is a must to buy king prawns, crabs or fish, the chef will take care of the preparation.

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8.1
Very Good
240 reviews

Vaishnav Tours

Alleppey

Vaishnav Tours is located in the backwaters of the beautiful and pristine Alleppey. It is 1 km from the one of the largest lakes of India, Vembanad.

The air-conditioned accommodation will provide you with a flat-screen satellite TV. Private bathrooms come with a shower. The hospitality, the punctuality of the staff, their dedication was par excellence....

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8
Very Good
109 reviews

Angel Queen House Boats

Alleppey

Angel Queen offers rooms on board a Kettuvallam, a traditional Kerala house boat. Exploring the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom, the boat provides full board Kerela traditional meals for all guests through its Indian restaurant and 24-hour room service. The boat we were assigned was the "Lagoonbliss". It is definitely one of the better houseboats out there. Has a single bedroom (air-conditioned) with an air-conditioned common area as well. There's an incredible roof area, which is perfect for viewing the lake during the cruise. Team was very courteous and warm. Food served was the best we've had in this entire trip. The whole cruise around the lake was fabulous. My best wishes to them! They're doing a great job!

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8.7
Excellent
124 reviews

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