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Houseboat Route

Duration: 1 Nights / 2 Days
Places Covered: Alleppey

Day 1 : Morning Embark from Alleppey finishing point jetty
The Cruise starts through the direction to Pallathuruthy river, Pukaitha river, Pullangady till Champakulam and visit The Champakulam church, the Kottaram temple and the famous snake boat - the Champakulam Chundan. This is a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and tranquility of the Kerala backwaters. The backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and Witness local, women attending to their daily chores and men fishing from their canoes. En-route, can stop at Nedumudy to visit the local market. Proceed to Munnattumugham village -Overnight night stay at Rice Barge.

Day 2: Morning after Breakfast cruise Head back to Alleppey
Cruise starts after breakfast and passes through Chennamkery, Kainary, Pallathuruthy and Kuppapuram- all small backwater villages, to reach and Disembark at Alleppey Finishing point jetty -Alleppey known as the 'Venice of the East' is a small town south of Cochin. Most of the Rice Barge (Houseboats) is parked here. The Vembanad Lake, narrow canals, paddy fields and the sleepy villages all make Alleppey a beautiful place. On arrival Alleppey at jetty, re-join your car and continue to the next destination.

Note:
» This Tour can be shortened / Extended as per your preferences.
» Trip and stay start from 12.00 Noon to 10.00 a.m on the following day in case of a standard one- night booking.
» The houseboats are be manned by 3 men - a captain, an engine driver and a cook. All the staff is from in and around     Kuttanad with some training in hospitality aspects. They speak languages – Malayalam& English because of their     experience in this field.
» The food is normally prepared on a fixed menu - if individual preferences are not intimated in advance. Fish during lunch     and chicken during dinner is the normal menu.
» Most of the products used for a houseboat are traditional and eco friendly - bamboo mat for roofing, coir mat on floors,    wood paneled walls etc.
» Our houseboats have 2 twin bedded rooms, with attached tiled toilets (with WC, hand - shower, wash basin), kitchen with » LPG stove, sit-out with chairs and a sundeck.
» The houseboats, which are powered inboard engines, are allowed to move in the canals, lakes and rivers only till 5.30 pm,    after which they are anchored in a safe place. (5.30 pm to 6 am is the time used by the local people for fishing, in their    small country boats).
» You are free tip the crew as this will help to supplement their income earned during the 6-month season.
» The places /distance covered will depend on the time of arrival, place of check in (pick up) and number of days cruising.

 

I) Alappuzha - 1 Night

Day 1
Pick up from Alleppey Finishing Point Jetty at 1200 hours. Cruise through Pallathuruthy River, Pookaitha River, Pullangady and reach Champakulam. Visit Champakulam Church, which is more than 200 years old, the famous snake boat, Champakulam Chundan and Kottaram temple. Proceed to Munnattumugham for night stay. Enrooted, stop at Nedumudy to visit the local market.

Day 2
Cruise starts after breakfast and passes through Chennamkery, Kainakary, Pallathuruthy and Kuppapuram (all small villages) to reach Alleppey Finishing Point Jetty at 1000 hours.

 

II) Alappuzha and surroundings - 2 Nights

Day 1
Pick up from Alleppey Finishing Point Jetty at 1200 hours. Cruise through Pallathuruthy River, Pookaitha River, Pullangady and reach Champakulam. Visit Champakulam Church, which is more than 200 years old, the famous snake boat, Champakulam Chundan and Kottaram temple. Proceed to Munnattumugham for night stay. Enroute, stop at Nedumudy to visit the local market.

Day 2
Cruise through Mancompu have a walk through the village and visit Bhagavathy temple. Back to houseboat and proceed to Pulinkunnu and enter Puthenthodu, which is a long stretch of narrow canal, and reach Kavalam. Further cruise will be through big rivers with paddy fields on both sides viz. Mangalam, E-Block, H-Block, R-Block and reach Cherukali Kayal for night stay.

Day 3
Cruise through C- Block, Kuppapuram and Azhikkal canal and after breakfast, reach Alleppey Finishing Point Jetty at 1000 hours.
 
III) Alappuzha and surroundings - 3 Nights

Day 1
Pick up from Alleppey Finishing Point Jetty at 1200 hours. Cruise through Pallathuruthy, Karimpavalavu, Karumady canal (long stretches of narrow canals to reach Thottappally for night stay. Enroute, visit Karumady Kuttan, an 11th century statue of Budha.

Day 2
Cruise through Thandapra, Pullangady and reach Champakulam. Visit Champakulam Church and the famous snake boat, Champakulam Chundan. Continue through Nedumudy and Moncompu. Stop for a walk through the village and visit Bhagavathy temple, which is one of the oldest temples in Kerala backwaters.
Proceed for night stay at Onnamkara.

Day 3
Cruise towards Pulincunnu; visit Pulincunnu Church and the local market. Proceed to Kavalam through Puthen thodu, which is a long stretch of narrow canal and then cruise through big rivers with paddy fields on either sides - Mangalam, E-Block, H-Block, R-Block and D-Block etc. Reach Cherukali Kayal for night stay.

Day 4
Cruise through C-Block, Kuppapuram and Azhikkal Canal to reach Alleppey at 1000 hours for the drop-off, after breakfast.



HOUSEBOAT TARIFF
 
TYPE OF BOAT FOOD OCCUPANCY
PRICE (I.N.R)
  April 1st to 30th September 200
Economy Package    
Premium Package
  Single Bedroom A/c    Yes 2 Adults
7,400 Rs
9,900 Rs
  Single Bedroom Non A/c   Yes 2 Adults
5,950 Rs
6,950 Rs
  Double Bedroom A/c   Yes 4 Adults
12,575 Rs
16,075 Rs
  Double Bedroom Non A/c   Yes 4 Adults
9,500 Rs
11,500 Rs
  Three Bedroom A/c   Yes 6 Adults
15,500 Rs
20,050 Rs
  Three Bedroom Non A/c   Yes 6 Adults
12,250 Rs
15,250 Rs
  October 1st to 31st March
  Single Bedroom A/c    Yes 2 Adults
8,575 Rs
11,075 Rs
  Single Bedroom Non A/c   Yes 2 Adults
7,450 Rs
8,450 Rs
  Double Bedroom A/c   Yes 4 Adults
14,750 Rs
17,250 Rs
  Double Bedroom Non A/c   Yes 4 Adults
12,750 Rs
14,450 Rs
  Three Bedroom A/c   Yes 6 Adults
21,550 Rs
26,050 Rs
  Three Bedroom Non A/c   Yes 6 Adults
18,250 Rs
21,250 Rs
 
From December 20th to January 10th -25% hike on the above rates
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

NON-AC HOUSE BOAT PACKAGE
  • Check in time 12Noon. Check out time 9.30 A.M. Alleppey
  • Standard cruise time 6 hours.
  • Limited Menu choice.
 
AC HOUSEBOAT ECONOMY PACKAGE
  • Check In at 12.00 Noon & Check Out at 09.30 A.M. Alleppey
  • Standard Cruise time of 6 hours.
  • Welcome Drink on Arrival, Mineral Water - 2 bottles for every two pax.
  • Limited Menu Choice, Air-conditioning from 20.00 to 05.30 hours.
  • Canoeing 1 hour in the backwater villages.
 
AC HOUSE BOAT PREMIUM PACKAGE
  • Check In at 12.00 Noon & Check Out at 10.30 A.M.
  • Standard Cruise Time 7 hours.
  • Welcome Drink on arrival.
  • Mineral Water inclusive.
  • Fruit basket and Toiletry pack.
  • Soft Drinks inclusive.
  • Unlimited Menu Choice.
  • Unlimited Air-conditioning as per the Guest (A/C Booking).
  • Canoeing 1.5 hours in the backwater villages.

LUXURY HOUSEBOATS
  • The above tariff is inclusive of luxury tax.
  • Payment should be made along with the confirmation voucher.
  • Children above 12 ,Rs 750/- with extra mattress.
  • Extra charge of 1000Rs is applicable to Kumarakom, Thottapally or Nedumudi.
  • Extra charge of 1500Rs is applicable to Alumkadavu.
  • A/C Boats A/C will be working from 10 P.M to 5.30 A.M.
  • Ac not working for AC booking, non-AC tariff will be Applicable.
  • Cruise includes Lunch, Tea, Dinner and Breakfast-Menu Vega or Non-Vega.
  • 100% Retention will be charged if cancellation is made within 24 hours of Check in time.
From December 20th to January 10th -25% hike on the above rates.
 
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