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Kerala Houseboat Backwater Day Cruises

Enjoy Kerala's Backwaters on houseboat. Single Day

A daytime cruise for riceboat fans who don't have time to stay overnight but don't want to miss out on an experience of the famous Kerala backwaters from the comfort of a traditional Kerala Kettuvallam. Usually between 11.30 am and 5:30 pm. 

Most visitors to Kerala want to see the backwaters but for some, time is of the essence. This day cruise gives a flavour of the villages and farms in the Kuttanad and enables you to get back to your hotel or next destination at the end of the day.

The cruise can start from either Kumarakom or Alappuzha and includes a cruise across Vembanad Lake before you motor into the canals and rivers of the backwaters proper. You will moor for a traditional lunch of boat cooked Kerala curries and vegetables before you spend the afternoon taking in the sights and sounds of this traditional Kerala world. Spot the many birds that live beside the water, hear the calls of the toddy tappers or itinerant merchants peddling their wares from the back of small canoes or see the farmers managing the complex process of draining or refilling the verdant green rice paddies. 

As the afternoon draws to a close we stop for an early evening dinner before returning you calm and refreshed to the jetty for your onward journey.


Superior Boat - Day cruise: INR 7500 for the boat + INR 400 extra per person for lunch and snacks.
Luxury Boat - Day cruise: INR 16500 for the boat + INR 450 extra per person for lunch and snacks. For Luxury Minimum No of Pax will be 04 and maximum is 15.

Further Information

  • Number of Cabins: 1
  • Cruise Duration: Day Cruise
  • Meals Choices :
    • Traditional Keralite
    • Vegetarian
  • Not included in Price:
    • Alcohol Beverages
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