Alleppey Houseboat Backwater Journey: The Experience
I hope you all might have known about the popular Place “Alleppey”, which is also known as Azhappuzha, it’s located about 50 km distance from Cochin, Kerala. You can reach Alleppey by through Train or by Bus from Chennai/Coimbatore/Bangalore/Mangalore. Nearest Airport is Cochin.
Staying in a house boat at Alleppey back waters will be an unforgettable experience. Kids love boat. Fishing Point, which is the main boarding point of Alleppey Houseboat, it’s also known for its snake boat competition which would be held every year on August 2nd, a pavilion which is newly constructed has been placed for the tourist and this is the place where houseboats starts its journey.
One day houseboat package is the most interesting and popular one that starts from 12Pm and extends up to the next day morning 9 Am, you can check out thousands of houseboats available for the tourist to travel, two different categories available namely deluxe AC and Premium AC for the tourists.
In the Deluxe AC type, there is a split AC and the attached toilet is provided for the bed rooms, and in premium A/C type Houseboats, you can see glass windows at the front deck of the rooms(Living Area), there are different boats in various sizes, starting from Single Bedroom Houseboat to 10 Bedrooms Houseboats.
In each of the houseboats, there is a kitchen at the backside and at the front you can check out a deck, food is prepared at the houseboat kitchen. 24hrs power backup(Genset) facility available. As the one day package starts at 12.00Noon, you will be provided with lunch, snack at evening, dinner and breakfast for next morning as it ends on 9.00Am.
On the first day of the boating you will start the travel from Rajiv Jetty which is the finishing point at 12 and by 12:45 to 1 PM you will be out from the backwater channel and would reach the open area, you will find a lake and at the front you can check the Sports Authority Complex and the Hostel.
The rustic experience. Floating experience amidst lovely Nature. Quality food (Kerala style food). Local life style of village people. Beautiful riverside areas. Different experience of sleeping in a floating boat. Routine life of village peoples. Fresh fish.
After 1:30 Pm you will be stimulated in one side and you will be provided with lunch, the front side of the houseboat is the living room and it’s also served as a dining space. If your houseboat has two decked floors, then you will be provided dinner at the first floor.
After finishing lunch, again the backwater journey starts around 2:45 pm and it will be stopped in between to get fish for the dinner. After that, you will be travel through the different lakes and river till evening up to 5.30pm, the first day’s boat ride has been completed, again you will be taken the next morning.
You can charge your phone, camera etc through the power supply that is available in the houseboat. At morning, there were sounds from village and songs from the temple and much more, By 8 Am you will be provided breakfast and then cruised back to the checkout.
Never miss out this wonderful experience if you are traveling to Alleppey, you need to be careful in the boat ensure your doors are closed by 6 Pm as there are chances of more mosquitoes and small insects to enter your room.
A/c will operate on House boat from 9.00pm to 6.00am only. If you request full day A/c – charges applicable. Children below 6 yrs will be complimentary. Above 6-12yrs will be chargeable as per Tariff. At 5.30PM Houseboat will be anchored by side of backwaters for overnight stay(as per Govt Rule).