Alleppey Backwaters

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: Varying prices for different packages.
Time Required
One or two days
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Couples, Families, All Nature Lovers and Group of Friends.

Quick Info

Referred to as the 'Venice of the East' by travellers from across the world, Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters. A cruise along these backwaters in a ‘Kettuvallom’ (A traditional houseboat) is the perfect way to have a rendezvous with pristine nature and to come face to face with the lifestyle that thrives on the sea shores.

Rankings & Ratings

An enchanting houseboat experience with beautiful naturals views and the best facilities.
Editor's Rankings

#1 in 8 Things to Do in Alleppey
#1 in 5 Sightseeing Spots in Alleppey
#2 in 2 Houseboats in Alleppey
#1 in 2 Boatings in Alleppey
#1 in 1 Village Walks in Alleppey

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The houseboat cruise in the backwaters of Alleppey is a unique lifetime experience. Although the lake is not extremely clean, you will enjoy the scenic views of the lake and the surrounding areas. Surprisingly, the houseboat provides all the required facilities to its guests.


  • Suitable for all type of travelers.
  • One of a kind experience which you will not get anywhere else.
  • Relaxing experience with scenic views and abundant natural beauty.


  • Can be very crowded during peak season.
  • Sometimes it can be difficult to find a good houseboat online.
  • Cleanliness of the lake is becoming a concern.

Detailed Info

Alleppey is caressed by the Arabian Sea in the west along with an exquisite network of lakes, lagoons, rivers, and estuaries with 41 west-flowing rivers, five large lakes, which stretches to almost 1,900 kilometers extending virtually through the entire length of the state. A one night cruise on the backwaters of Alappuzha is one of the most popular cruises offered. The cruise is a round trip in which you board the boat at Alappuzha and disembark at Alappuzha after having spent the night in the tranquility of the backwaters. Kayaking options are also available here. There are many interesting routes for the cruise.

While cruising, you will skim past backwater villages, traditional fishing operations, local ferries, ancient Chinese fishing nets, renowned snake boat races in onam season, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves etc. The houseboats are provided with all modern amenities. They have an open sit out, a sunbath deck, a spacious living area, a kitchen, bedrooms with attached bathrooms. A T.V with a DVD player is also arranged. The choice of menu is handed over to the guests.

Check-in Time 11:30 AM, Check-out Time 9:30 AM.