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Frequently Asked Questions About Alleppey Houseboat or Backwater Cruise?

October 23, 2019

What are Kerala houseboats?

Houseboats are a modified version of ‘Kettuvallams’ or country boats that were used to carry goods from one place to another in the ancient days. Modern facilities like spacious bedrooms with attached bathrooms, wash rooms, living room, dining room, balcony, upper deck and a kitchen is available.
October 23, 2019

What are the different categories of houseboats available?

Standard, Deluxe, Premium and luxury categories of houseboats are available. AC will be operated round the clock in premium and luxury houseboats while in deluxe houseboats, AC will be operated only from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am. Other luxuries like lavish furnishings, premium food menu, Candle light dinner, Jacuzzi, Shower panel etc. are available in the premium houseboats.
October 23, 2019

What types of boat cruises are available?

Day trip & Overnight stay are the two major types of cruises available. Day Cruise: Check-in time - 11.30 am, Checkout time: 5:00 pm. Overnight trip: Check-in time:11am - 11.30am, Checkout time: Next day 9:00 am. All meals are served in the houseboat.
October 23, 2019

Is a night cruise available?

No, the Kerala Govt. has banned moving all types of engine operated boats from 5.30 pm to 7.30 am.
October 23, 2019

What are the different backwater travel routes available?

Allapuzha and Kumarakom are the popular backwater travel routes available. House boats are available in Kollam, Thrissur and Valiyaparambu in North Kerala.
October 23, 2019

Are Houseboats available on multi-sharing basis?

No, Houseboats are available on an exclusive basis only.
October 23, 2019

What is the food menu available in a houseboat?

Kerala cuisine with dishes like fried Karimeen, Chicken curry and vegetable dishes are normally served. Tea and snacks like Banana roast will be provided in the evening. You may request in advance for special menus like Vegetarian, Jain, Chinese, North Indian etc.
October 23, 2019

Is a Houseboat stay safe and comfortable?

The houseboat stay is quite safe and comfortable and the crew are specially trained in first aid and life saving techniques. take special care of tourists. They have also been trained for dealing with emergencies. In case you need any help, you can call the police at 100 and Ambulance at 102. Hence no cause to worry!
October 23, 2019

What are the different payable methods applicable?

Payment can be made by Cheque / Demand Draft / Credit/ Cash on Travel or Debit Card online.
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