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Best Houseboats and Cruises in Alleppey

Cruising on the backwaters of Alleppey in a personal houseboat, watching the paddy fields, and swaying coconut trees, is one of a kind experience. Alleppey is water heaven crisscrossed by a great network of sparkling water canals in the company of pristine beaches, ancient temples, churches, and cultural destinations and makes the Kerala houseboat tour an interesting experience. If you are a honeymooner, then a tour on the backwaters of Alleppey will add romance between you two and allow you to spend quality time away from the hustle-bustle of the city. The houseboats and cruises in Alleppey make your honeymoon trip even more memorable.

So, if you want to explore the backwaters of Alleppey and witness the most striking views, then here are our top recommendations for houseboats and cruises in Alleppey.

Houseboats in Alleppey

1. Angel Queen Houseboats

Among the best houseboats in Alleppey, Angel Queen Houseboats are perfect to have a memorable experience. The houseboat serves lip-smacking Keralan cuisine. You will witness the charming beauty of God’s Own Country, relax, and explore the pristine backwaters. Angel Queen Houseboats provides several customized packages for tourists to stop by various places and explore the local attractions.

  • Amenities - In house meals, room service, private bathroom, Wi-Fi
  • Activities - Fishing
  • Fare - INR 7,800 per night onwards

2. Johnson's Eco Houseboats

These are luxury houseboats in Alleppey that have been operating services for a very long time. Johnson’s Eco Houseboats provide a great stay with a scenic backdrop of this gorgeous city. And of all the boats that belong to this chain, the ‘Only in Alappuzha’ rice boat is the most famous houseboat. It is known for its romantic expediency and also offers an environmentally friendly design.

  • Amenities - Complimentary toiletries, yoga room, balcony/terrace, TV, private bathroom
  • Activities - Fishing
  • Fare - INR 5,500 per night onwards

3. Grandeur Houseboats

Grandeur Houseboats is one of the most beautiful houseboats in Alleppey and lets guests witness the beauty of Kerala in a unique manner. You can sail on the backwaters in one of their houseboats and soak in the tranquillity with exceptional customer service. You can visit the local villages and experience their culture that will leave you mesmerized.

  • Amenities - Private bathroom, TV, kitchen, room service, Wi-Fi, complimentary service
  • Fare - INR 8,200 per night onwards

4. ATDC Houseboats

Situated amidst lush green and beautiful surroundings, ATDC Houseboats offers a great stay with modern amenities and services like well-furnished rooms. You will also get additional services including a travel guide,s sightseeing services, Ayurvedic massage services, and transport facility. On your stay, you can also savour the mouth-watering dishes and ride through the pristine tiny hamlets lined up along either the side of canals.

  • Amenities - TV, kitchen, private bathroom, room service, Wi-Fi, airport transfer, pets allowed, living area
  • Fare - INR 6,400 per night onwards

5. Prasanthy Houseboats

Liked by both locals and tourists, Prasanthy Houseboats offer complete house-boating services that enable the tourists to enjoy the true essence of Alleppey. They are also among one of the famous houseboats in the town that treats its guests with scrumptious meals that are made inside the houseboat itself. You can also ask for a candlelight dinner with your beloved and enjoy time in privacy.

  • Amenities - In house meals, Wi-Fi, private bathroom, room service, television, birthday celebration arrangements, anniversary celebrations, or private dining
  • Fare - INR 6,700 per night onwards

6. Pulikatil Houseboats

One of the budget-friendly houseboats in Alleppey, Pulukatil Houseboats lets guests enjoy a comfortable stay while sailing on the pristine Punnamada Lake. The houseboats also feature a rooftop swimming pool, a shared kitchen, and a private terrace, which makes your stay memorable. Also, the proximity to popular attractions like Punnamada Lake, Alappuzha Beach and Sree Lakshmi Narasimha temple makes Pulukatil Houseboats a great option.

  • Amenities - Room service, power backup, swimming pool, shared kitchen, 24-hour front desk, private bathroom, Wi-Fi, private terrace
  • Fare - INR 4,400 per night onwards

7. Cheravally Houseboat

For unwinding and enjoying a pleasant stay while travelling to the beautiful villages of Kerala, Cheravally Houseboat is a great choice. These houseboats are luxurious and offer great amenities. They are equipped with modern conveniences and comforts that will make your stay memorable and pleasant.

  • Amenities - Airport transfer, free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, room service, TV, private bathroom, breakfast
  • Fare - INR 17,000 per night onwards

8. Cosy Houseboats

Cosy Houseboats sails on the pristine Vembanad Lake and consist of a kitchen, a lounge area, and private rooms. You can enjoy stunning views of the lake and also get treated with an amazing crew, a chef, an oarsman, and a captain. Savour delicious Keralan dishes made from locally produced ingredients like fresh prawns and carbs. Special tours can also be arranged by the travel desk that will keep you entertained.

  • Amenities - Free Wi-Fi, room service, television, private bathroom, breakfast, restaurant
  • Activities - Fishing, cards, scrabble
  • Fare - INR 5,800 per night onwards

9. In My Place Houseboats

With an opportunity to witness the essence of backwaters, choose In My Place Houseboats in Alleppey. It is a contemporary styled houseboat with 3 bedroom accommodation and all the rooms have a balcony with sea views and a private bathroom. You can discover the area, enjoy activities like fishing and relax without worrying about the hectic life and enjoy tea and snacks.

  • Amenities - Room service, 24-hour front desk, television, private bathroom, complimentary toiletries,
  • Activities - Fishing
  • Fare - INR 8,000 per night onwards

10. Casablanca Houseboat

This houseboat has 3 bedrooms, a living room, 3 bathrooms, and a well-equipped kitchen. You can treat yourself to the stunning views while sitting in the sitting area with an Asian breakfast. The scenic views of the Punnamada backwater destination of Alleppey and scenic beaches will make your trip relaxing. This houseboat offers travel and accommodation services, which includes Alleppey houseboat stay or traditional Indian homestay as per your needs. You can also visit the ancient temples and know more about the local region.

  • Amenities - Television, room service, private bathroom, swimming pool, complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi
  • Fare - INR 9,800 per night onwards

11. Coco Houseboats

Coco Houseboats offer one of the best cruising experiences and add a touch of relaxation to your busy city life. Sail through this Alleppey houseboat and experience the backwaters of the countryside and take nothing but everlasting memories with you. Coco Houseboats are stunningly furnished and offer modern amenities for a comfortable and convenient stay. They also provide the facility of airport transfer and car rental services as additional services.

  • Amenities - 24-hour reception desk, free Wi-Fi, room service, terrace, wellness and spa, private bathroom
  • Fare - INR 3,000 per night onwards

12. Lakes & Lagoons Houseboats

With more than 25 luxury houseboats, Lakes & Lagoons Houseboats are one of the best houseboats in Alleppey. It is one of the best backwater cruise journeys in the state and offers a visual treat with blue lakes and green vegetation. Apart from this, enjoy the remarkable services onboard and relish authentic foods like steaming freshly made rice, curries with locally produced organic vegetables, the starchy Cassava, Pearl Spot fry, and fish curry.

  • Amenities - Free Wi-Fi, television, room service, private bathroom, living area, kitchen
  • Fare - INR 7,500 per night onwards


13. The Dream Boats

One of the foremost Alleppey houseboats, the Dream Boats offer services that cater to all your boat needs and also provides assistance that enhances your visit to South India. The Dream Boats takes you on a scenic ride along Kerala’s intricate web canals and its backwaters and lagoons. You will get to enjoy a mix of unique accommodation, cultural activities, and wonderful sightseeing trips.

  • Amenities - Kitchenette, sundeck, private bathroom, living area, free Wi-Fi, room service
  • Fare - INR 5,600 per night onwards

14. Riverland Houseboats

With beautiful lake views, Riverland Houseboats are among the best and modern houseboats that are equipped with all the comforts of a decent hotel room. The houseboat features furnished rooms, a kitchen, and a balcony for angling. Sit back and enjoy a continental breakfast with a view of coconut palm trees.

  • Amenities - Room Service, power backup, complimentary toiletries, private bathroom, 24-hour front desk
  • Activities - Angling
  • Fare - INR 6,800 per night onwards

Cruises in Alleppey

1. Bright Water Cruise

A trip to Bright Water Cruise will give you the opportunity to witness the beautiful scenery and enjoy the peaceful backwaters of Alleppey. On your cruising tour with Bright Water Cruise, you will see the golden sun shining and swaying paddy fields that will enhance your cruising experience. The hour boat features five-bedroom and amazing facilities to give you the best possible time.

  • Amenities - Room Service, breakfast, Wi-Fi, 24-hour power backup, luggage storage, private bathroom
  • Fare - INR 8,500 per night onwards


2. Rainbow Cruises

Among one of the best houseboats and cruises in Alleppey is Rainbow cruises. It is the most enchanting cruise that takes you on a scenic ride along the Alleppey backwaters. It sails through the diverse ecosystem of the terrain and the lake and makes you feel at home. Famously called Kettuvallam, the houseboats are furnished with amazing amenities for a pleasurable stay and are available in three types - Luxury, Premium, and Deluxe.

  • Amenities - In-house meals, room service, Wi-Fi, tour guide, private bathroom
  • Activities -  Night fishing. Some activities on request - Kalaripayattu, Theyyam, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam
  • Accommodation Capacity -
  • Dining - Rainbow offers a mixture of home-style cuisine with creative choices of savoury spices and hearty ingredients in dishes that explode with flavour. Karimeen Pollichathu, Fish Molee, Puttu & Kadala Curry, etc. are some dishes you can savour on this houseboat.
  • Backwater Route - Alleppey to Alleppey
  • Cruise Boarding & Deboarding Point -
  • Experience - Traditional beauty and culture, charismatic sunrise, delicious breakfast, and more.
  • Fare - INR 9,800 per night onwards

3. Blue Jelly Cruise

Blue Jelly Cruise is one of the most known and old Alleppey houseboats that provides deluxe and ultra-luxurious stays. On this beautiful houseboat, you will sail through the Vembanad Lake, backwaters, and canals at an additional cost. The bedrooms are beautifully furnished with modern bathrooms that make it one of the best Alleppey houseboats. There is also a swimming pool, children play area, and indoor games to enjoy in the evening time.

  • Amenities - Private bathroom, swimming pool, room service, Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, television
  • Route 1 - Bluejelly - Champakulam - Kumarakom
  • Route 2 - Bluejelly - C 'Block' Kayal - Mancombu - Champakulam - Thottapally - Karumady - Bluejelly
  • Cruise Boarding & Deboarding Point - Bluejelly
  • Experience - Kuttanad paddy fields, rural experiences, heritage walk, culinary tour, water sports, Ayurveda Healing
  • Fare - INR 19,000 per night onwards

4. Riverine Cruises

Offering amazing houseboats, Riverine Cruises are among the best houseboats and cruises in Alleppey that treats its guests with the most beautiful morning views. There are a fleet of 5 houseboats and operated deluxe Alleppey houseboats. This makes sure that you are having a memorable blackwater holiday. You will love the environment and easy accessibility of these cruises and the time you will spend with your loved ones.

  • Amenities - Room service, private bathroom, kitchen
  • Activities - Fishing
  • Accommodation Capacity -
  • Dining - You can have fresh river fish, lobsters or mussel, local foods, continental staples. Lunch is served on a big banana leaf with dollops of vegetables, stews, curry, rice, chutneys and papad.
  • Fare - INR 4,000 per night onwards


5. Spice Routes Luxury Cruises

As the name suggests, this luxury cruise stirs the spicy aroma of the bygone time when huge boats used to carry spices and coir sailed through the backwaters of Alleppey. These boats are now tuned into luxury houseboats for guests to stay and enjoy the authentic Alleppey. You will enjoy the ambience and charm of these houseboats with scenic views. The elegant rooms, kitchen, and bathrooms will make your stay comfortable and pleasurable.

  • Amenities - Sun deck, room service, private bathroom, kitchen, TV, living area, 24-hour front desk
  • Activities - Fishing
  • Fare - INR 21,000 per night onwards

6. Lake Park Cruises

Lake Park Cruises are located amid the pristine Kerala backwaters and features attached bathrooms with free toiletries and a shower and a fully equipped kitchen. This also has self-catering options that are always a plus. You can exchange currency at the travel desk, rent a car, or book fishing activities. Lake Park Cruises have a friendly crew that make your stay easier. If you want to explore authentic Kerala with natural beauty, of course, book one of the packages on this houseboat to get the traditional feel of God’s Own Country.

  • Amenities - Breakfast, room service, private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, kitchen
  • Activities - Fishing
  • Backwater Route -
  • Route 1 - Alleppey to Kumarakom (Sun Set Trip)
  • Route 2 - Alleppey to Kollam (Dream Backwater Memories Trip)
  • Route 3 - Alleppey to Alleppey (Village Lake Trip)
  • Route 4 - Kumarakom to Alleppey (Romantic Trip)
  • Cruise Boarding & Deboarding Point -
  • Experience -
  • Fare - INR 6,000 per night onwards