Houseboat cruise in the backwaters of Allepey

Introduction: Kerala's network of navigable backwaters stretches to cover a thousand kilometers. These serene waterways are fringed by palm grove and paddy fields and offer a striking spectacle of rustic life. The backwaters act as a vital waterway for the transport of goods, people and their produce are often the only link between isolated villages and crowded towns.

The Allepey district is one of the most popular areas where you can cruise the backwaters. It is also one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea-level, using a system of dykes.

Tour Description: In this 7-hour tour, we drive to Allepey where we hire a private kettuvallam (traditional houseboat) and go for a day cruise. This tour allows you to see rural Kerala and the famous backwaters of Allepey.

  • 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. - Drive to Allepey and board a traditional Kerala houseboat (private boat). On the way to Allepey you will pass green villages and see rural life in Kerala.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Houseboat cruise on the beautiful backwaters. Lunch cooked on board the houseboat with local fish/catch of the day.
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 - Drive back to Cochin

Cost: The pricing depends on the number of people sharing the boat and the date of the tour. Please write to us to enquire. The price usually includes air-conditioned transport from/to Ernakulam/Fort Kochi, English-speaking driver with cell phone, illustrated handouts, houseboat lunch, bottled water, and all taxes. We can also pick up/drop from/to other nearby locations.