Indulge in Kerala's Backwaters With The Best Houseboats in Alleppey

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A vacation to Kerala is incomplete without spending some relaxing time in the fantastic backwaters of Alleppey. You can sit back and relax as you enjoy the magnificent setting of beautiful coconut fringed waters, paddy fields and lovely sights of the human-made islands. A houseboat experience is truly the best of both worlds as you enjoy the luxury style treatment of comfortable interiors and delicious food to make your experience memorable and worthwhile.

Here is a list of 10 best houseboats in Alleppey for an amazing getaway:

1. Angel Queen Houseboat


Angel Queen offers a lovely stay equipped with individual rooms, a fan, TV, cable, and bathrooms. One of the main highlights of the experience is the carefully prepared authentic Kerala cuisine rich in spices, fresh seafood, and barbeque. The upper deck is the perfect place to chill or spend some quality time with your loved ones.
Address: Shop No 03, Pazhayampally Building Near Pathil Bridge, Kainakary, Kerala
Contact: +919895189095
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2. Nova Holidays Houseboat
Nova Holidays is tailored to provide you with the best experience by treating guests like family and making sure that they receive the best possible experience. The houseboat is the ideal place for a long or short stay. They have specially curated packages to suit customer preferences while offering top class services with a breathtaking view.
Address: Punnamada Finishing Point Rd, North of HMCA Church, Alappuzha, Kerala
Contact: 098954 92239
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3. Holiday Cruise Alleppey
Houseboats is a unique trademark of Kerala and is one of the main attractions of the state. Out of the various services, Holiday Cruise is one of the best in the market. The cruise is led by professionals who manage and curate one of the best world-class luxurious houseboat experiences that you will never forget!
Address: Kariayattilchira Building Near St. Thomas Church Pallathuruthy, Alleppey
Contact: +91 98955 00867

4. Genesis Houseboat
Genesis Houseboat offers you one of the most delightful experiences with great attention to detail and is looked after by a well-trained crew. The tour takes you through the picturesque scenery of the Western Ghats and the peaceful waterfalls while enjoying the fresh breeze of the ocean. All in all, making for complete and exciting houseboat experience.
Address: Kochuchakkanad, Kainakary P.O, Kerala
Contact: 081309 44821
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5. Pulickattil Houseboat
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Pulickattil Houseboat is one of the most prominent and well-known names in the industry which is famous for its contribution to the houseboat industry in Kerala. For its impeccable service of luxury, food, and service, it has also won the appreciation award from the Department of Tourism. It has also been greatly valued not only in India but internationally as well.
Address: Punnamada Finishing Point Road, Finishing Point, Alappuzha, Kerala
Contact: 099470 34555

6. Tharangini Houseboat
Tharangini offers an authentic style experience with traditional houseboats having elements of wooden planks and coconut fibres. The authentic feel is blended with the comfort of relaxing bedrooms, bath, open lounges, deck, and kitchen. Different specifications can suit you as per your budget and preference.
Address: JCT DOCK, OPP. KASAVALAYAM, NEAR TO ASHDALE RESORT, Punnamada, Alappuzha, Kerala 
Contact: 085475 33579

7. Prasanthy Houseboats
Prasanthy Houseboats are one of the professional players in the houseboat market who have tied up with different tour operators and are devoted to ensuring an incredible holiday experience. Different types of packages and tours are customised to enjoy with family or have a romantic getaway with your special someone.
Address: Near Sai Training Center, Jetty, Punnamada, Alappuzha, Kerala
Contact: 097474 73040 

8. Welcome Cruise
Welcome Cruise is one of the premium houseboat services in Kerala offering scenic views and extravagant services set in a modern-styled interior.  You can easily explore the beautiful waters and islands while immersing and pampering yourself in a world-class experience.
Address: Boat Jetty Rd, Mullakkal, Alappuzha, Kerala
Contact: 098460 30018 

9. Spice Coast Cruise

Spice Coast Cruise was once used to carry cargo and spices up and down the water for local trade for many centuries. These boats have now been transformed into one of the most bewitching houseboats to experience the authenticity and rawness of the Keralite culture and traditions.
Address: Puthenangadi, Muhamma P.O, Alappuzha, Kerala
Contact: 0478 258 2615 
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10. Casablanca Houseboat


Casablanca Houseboat is beautifully furnished with three bedrooms which make it perfect for a family or a vacation with your friends. The boats offer a unique bonding experience with a shared dining and kitchen area to relax and enjoy the calm backwaters in Alleppey.
Address: Kalathil building, PO, Thottuvathala, Alappuzha, Kerala 
Contact: 098470 04809

Alleppey Houseboat Routes

There are a number of routes that you can take while visiting the Alleppey backwaters to go around the water streams, and mainly Lake Punnamada. You stay the night aboard enjoying the beautiful starlit night before the cruise drops you to your destination.
  • Alleppey round trip
This round trip of Alleppey or Alappuzha takes you around the legendary lake Punnamada, as you enjoy the soft waves and small hamlets lining both sides of the backwaters. They are covered with their staple green paddy fields and the trademark coconut trees. It takes you to the romantic ambience of Lake Vattakayal where you can spend the night aboard the cruise.
  • Alleppey to Kottayam
The houseboat cruise trip is probably the most exotic and picturesque one among all. It starts from Alleppey and takes you amidst the most serene areas of the backwaters. This is the perfect opportunity to stay disconnected from the rest of the world and enjoy the nature's bounty that backwaters region of Kerala has to offer. On this trip, you can also witness the toddy farmers at work in the areas that lie below sea level. Toddy is a slightly alcoholic popular drink in south India made from palm trees.
  • Alleppey to Mankotta
The Mankotta trip takes you to those villages of this region which specialise in coir making. It is one of the most important small industries of Kerala and witnessing the procedure first-hand is a fascinating experience.
  • Alleppey to Thottapally
Alleppey to Thottapally cruise takes you on a religious and cultural trip. Along with the scenic beauty of the backwaters, this one also takes you to the 400-year-old Champakhulam Church which is one of the 7 churches established by St Thomas in Kerala. It also includes the Ambalappuzha temple of Lord Sri Krishna.
  • Alleppey to Kumarakom
The Alappuzha to Kumarakom route is perfect for bird watching and witnessing the local villagers at their daily practice of fishing. Exotic migratory birds as well as local ones flock around the salty waters of Alleppey covered with water lilies and create a beautiful scene to behold.
  • Alleppey to Kidangra
The Kidangra route from Alleppey takes you on a trip through the famous Vembanad Lake and Pathiramanal Island. Both the journey and the places are extremely beautiful experiences for the tourists.
  • Alleppey to Alumkadavu
This trip offers two-night cruises as well. On this one, you can visit where the story of houseboats all started. Earlier in history, the houseboats, or Kettuvallams as they say, were manufactured by some of the clans who lived in Alukmadavu. This cruise will take you back there and the cruise officials present aboard might also tell you a couple of folklore about it.

So, when are you booking your next houseboat? Also, if you have been to any of these houseboats do share your experience in the comments below.

This post was published by Priyanka Chugh

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