2D1N Kerala Backwaters Alleppey Houseboat Experience


2D1N Kerala Backwaters Alleppey Houseboat Experience

Well if you’re planning a trip to Kerala or you’re already there, then one of the things you must do or try is cruising in a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala. To me, it’s one of the remarkable and unique experience. Plus it was my first time staying and overnight in a houseboat together with 3 friends. So here is all about my 2D1N Kerala Backwaters Alleppey Houseboat Experience; what to expect, where to book, what to do and more…

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2D1N Kerala Backwaters Alleppey Houseboat Experience

We stated our 2D1N Kerala Backwater Houseboat Tour in Alleppey, it is also known as Alappuzha, a city on the Laccadive Sea in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Is a landmark between the broad Arabian sea and a web of rivers flowing into it. It's best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters also known as “Venice of India”, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons.

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Kerala Backwaters Alleppey Houseboat
  
Where To Book Alleppey Houseboat Tour?

We stayed overnight at one of the Lakes & Lagoons Houseboats has almost the same comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm leaves open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted views.

Lakes & Lagoons 
Website: www.lakeslagoons.com
Location: DTPC Building, Pallathuruthy, Sanathanapuram P.O, Alleppey: 688 003
Contact: 0477 2266842 / 843 / 844

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Kerala Backwaters Alleppey Houseboat

Well you can plan your Alleppey Houseboat Tour through booking online, there are a few tour operators. Depending on the routes, types of services, how many people are you traveling with, your durations and more. Or you can check with your hotel they will be able to recommend the tour to you.

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Lakes & Lagoons Houseboat ~ Deluxe

What To Expect on Alleppey Houseboat Tour?

Well, there are many packages ranging from super luxury, honeymoon, deluxe, and more depending on your needs and the routes. Houseboats are available at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Allappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, and Kasaragod.

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Our room with air-conditioning, private bathroom & toilet

Our houseboat is the deluxe type that comes with 3 rooms with air-conditioned and private bath plus toilet attached. There is a dining area, sofa, sundeck in the front of the houseboat and a small kitchen at the back. Our houseboat was clean, equipped with the basic necessities that we need. It’s not too fancy and I like it that way because it’s classic. 

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Our Local Lunch on Alleppey Houseboat 

We were served traditional Kerala lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and breakfast on board. The lunch and dinner were very good, I like the curries and portion were generous too. Our houseboat comes with a crew of 2 staff on board with us, they were friendly and service was good. 

How Much Is Kerala Backwaters Houseboat Tour Cost? 

Well, that depends on the types of houseboats you book, how many people, your durations, your route and the season too. The price may varies from USD80 to USD300 or more so do your research and plan before you go. 

The Best Time To Visit Kerala and Alleppey Houseboat 

According to our tour guide, the best time is probably from December to January because the weather is cooler and not raining season. And it's also the peak season so you might expect to pay higher during peak season. 

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2D1N Kerala Backwaters Alleppey Houseboat Experience

My Experience

Overnight in a houseboat is really a unique experience, I can imagine those days people actually staying on a houseboat and sailing from one place to another. Well, I enjoyed the slow pace and laid back life on the houseboat. Since there is no electronic entertainment like TV, radio, and the internet, we spent most of the time chatting, relaxing and enjoy the beautiful backwaters of Kerala sceneries plus the local lifestyle. 

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Kerala Backwaters Sunset

I love the sunset moments, the sound of nature and serenity. When we passed by the villages the kids were swimming and they waved. The locals are so friendly and cheerful. Plus we got the chance to stop-over and explore one of the villages and that was really cool seeing how the locals live their daily life. 

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Kerala Backwaters Local Life 

What is truly magical about a houseboat ride is the breathtaking view of the untouched and otherwise inaccessible rural Kerala that it offers, while you float in a relaxed way right through it.

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Kerala Backwaters Local Life 

To really experience the Kerala Backwaters sceneries and life I would recommend you to stay overnight on the houseboat at least 1 night. Overall I enjoyed my Kerala Backwaters Alleppey Houseboat Experience

There are a lot more interesting things to do and experience in Kerala. So later I’m going to take to my next destinations such as Thekkady Periyar National Park, Tea Plantations in Munar, Trekking in Suryanelli, Athirappilly Waterfall, Cultural Village in Palakkad, Eco Stay in Wayanad, Nature Walk in Vythiri, Drive-in Beach in Kasaragod, Jatayu Earth Center in Kollam, Trivandrum, Kovallam and many many more.

For more information about Kerala Backwaters, please visit Kerala Tourism 
Website: www.keralatourism.org
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