Package Inclusions :
Check in Time 12:00 Noon. Boarding place: Alleppey.
You will be greeted with a Welcome Drink (Non Alcoholic).Crew will give a brief introduction.
Cruise starts, relax and enjoy the canals and rivers and backwater of Kumarakom/alleppey.
Sightseeing includes paddy fields of alleppey. Stop for Lunch, Menu: Traditional Kerala cuisine with fish (karimeen) chicken, etc.
Cruise starts again through Pathiramanal area, Tea & Snacks will be served.
Cruise stops and anchored for Night halt.
Dinner and you can relax and sleep in our super a/c bed rooms.
Next Day After breakfast Cruise starts again to Alleppey and drop you to the boat jetty.
Board on to the houseboat. Cruise through the backwaters and inland waterways of Allepey. Overnight on board the house boat anchored in the backwaters.
A houseboat is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a human dwelling. Some houseboats are not motorized, because they are usually moored, kept stationary at a fixed point and often tethered to land to provide utilities. However, many are capable of operation under their own power.
The kettuvallams (Kerala houseboats) in the backwaters are one of the prominent tourist attractions in Kerala. More than 2000 kettuvallams ply the backwaters,120 of them in Alappuzha. Kerala government has classified the tourist houseboats as Platinum, Gold and silver.
The kettuvallams were traditionally used as grain barges, to transport the rice harvested in the fertile fields alongside the backwaters. Thatched roof covers over wooden hulls, 100 feet (30 m) in length, provided protection from the elements. At some point in time the boats were used as living quarters by the royalty. Converted to accommodate tourists, the houseboats have become floating cottages having a sleeping area, with western-style toilets, a dining area and a sit out on the deck. Most tourists spend the night on a house boat. Food is cooked on board by the accompanying staff – mostly having a flavour of Kerala. The houseboats are of various patterns and can be hired as per the size of the family or visiting group. The living-cum-dining room is usually open on at least three sides providing a grand view of the surroundings, including other boats, throughout the day when it is on the move. It is brought to a standstill at times of taking food and at night. After sunset, the boat crew provide burning coils to drive away mosquitoes. Ketuvallams are motorised but generally proceed at a slow speed for smooth travel. All ketuvallams have a generator and most bedrooms are air-conditioned. At times, as per demand of customers, electricity is switched off and lanterns are provided to create a rural setting.