For all those who has limited time to spend in Alleppey, a Houseboat Day Cruise is an ideal option to explore the Alleppey backwaters. It starts at 12 pm noon and the cruise ends at 5:30 pm. This, 4 to 5 hours houseboat cruise take you through the most beautiful waterways of the Alleppey Backwaters.
Embark on the houseboat at 12 pm. Your houseboat crew welcomes you with a refreshing welcome drink. Enjoy your drink as your captain starts and steer your houseboat to the direction you are going to move. Your houseboat tour in Alleppey starts here.
Once you get floating, enjoy every moment and capture every beautiful scene you come across. It is not every day you are in the God’s own country and in a custom houseboat in Alleppey. Get exposed to some breathtaking sights of the verdant paddy fields, villages, the people, the serpentine canal ways and lot more. If you would like to try your hands on the houseboat steering, you can ask the captain. You can then steer the boat and have some real life experience of how the houseboats are operated. It is total fun.
For lunch the boat halts for half an hour by the lake. You will be served with rice, chicken curry, Alleppey special Pearl Spot Fish fry, sambhar, avial [mixed vegetable cooked with lots of coconut], pappad, pickle, curd etc. In case you need more fish and try something new, the houseboat crew would be happy to help you. You can ask the crew to buy some fresh prawns or any other fish you love. The houseboat captain will then anchor the boat by the side of a fish market and you can get your favorite fish from there. The houseboat crew will then cook your fish just like you want it to be.
After a sumptuous lunch relax on your couch and enjoy rest of your houseboat cruise. If you would like to try Toddy, a local alcoholic drink made from Coconut trees, ask the houseboat crew to get you some. A glass of toddy won’t get you high. Try it with 2 cubes of ice and enjoy the scenes outside.
Tea time is more fun. How about a hot cup of tea with some Kerala special snacks? It definitely lifts up the mood for your backwater holiday in Alleppey. Pazhampori [Fried Banana] and Uzhunnu Vada [a local snack made of Urud Dal] are the most common Kerala snacks provided in the houseboats of Alleppey.
Enjoy the rest of your houseboat tour in Alleppey. By 5:30 pm the day cruise finishes.
As said, if you want to experience the Houseboat cruise in Alleppey backwaters and you got only a day for it, go for the houseboat day cruise without second thoughts.
For more details on various packages and type of houseboats, feel free to contact Cruiseland Houseboats, one of the most successful and recommended houseboat operators in Aleppey.
They have a wide range of houseboats starting from budget houseboats to 5 star luxury houseboats.