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Staying on a houseboat in Kerala is a unique experience that you won’t find in many other places. The backwaters of Kerala are known for their breath taking beauty and peaceful atmosphere, making it the perfect setting for a memorable holiday.

Our Popular Cruise Packages

Explore Our Top Kerala Houseboat Packages for a Memorable Vacation

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1 Bedroom DeluxeHouseboat

Spacious floating home with 1 room and standard amenities.


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2 Bedroom Deluxe Houseboat

Spacious floating home with 2 rooms and standard amenities.


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3 bedroom deluxe houseboat

Spacious floating home with 3 rooms and standard amenities.


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1 bedroom premium houseboat

High-quality floating home with 1 room and premium features.


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2 bedroom premium houseboat

High-quality floating home with 2 rooms and premium features.


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3 bedroom premium houseboat

High-quality floating home with 3 rooms and premium features.


We Operate Kerala Backwater Houseboat Service in


Alleppey (Alappuzha)

Known as the “Venice of the East,” Alleppey is the most famous and sought-after destination for houseboat cruises in Kerala. It offers a vast network of canals, lakes, and lagoons, providing an immersive backwater experience.



Located near the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is another popular destination for houseboat cruises. It is known for its serene backwaters, bird sanctuaries, and lush greenery, offering a tranquil and picturesque setting.


Kollam (Quilon)

Situated in the southern part of Kerala, Kollam is a gateway to the backwaters of Ashtamudi Lake. Houseboat cruises in Kollam take you through the scenic stretches of this beautiful lake, surrounded by coconut groves and rural villages.

By the end of your vacation, you will feel completely de-stressed and rejuvenated. Our aim is to create an unforgettable experience that will leave you yearning for more, encouraging you to return to our houseboats year after year. Embark on this incredible adventure with Kerala Backwater Cruise and discover the true essence of Alleppey, Kumarakom, and Kollam through our luxurious houseboat cruises.

Types of Houseboats

It’s important to note that the classifications may vary among operators, and the specific features and services included in each category can differ. When booking a houseboat, it’s recommended to inquire about the amenities and services provided to ensure they align with your preferences and expectations. Here are some houseboats available for cruising in Alleppey, Kumarakom, and Kollam

Traditional Kettuvallam

The traditional Kettuvallam is a houseboat native to Kerala, typically made from locally available materials like bamboo, coir, and wood. These boats feature a thatched roof and offer a rustic and authentic experience. They include a separate living space, attached bathroom, and separate kitchen. The air conditioning is usually operational from around 7 PM to 7 AM. All meals are provided on the houseboat, including a 2 non-veg menu.

Deluxe Houseboat

Deluxe houseboats are the base category and offer basic amenities. They typically feature well-maintained bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a common living area, and a kitchen. Deluxe houseboats provide a comfortable cruising experience with essential facilities and services. The air conditioning is usually operational from around 9 PM to 6 AM in the bedroom only.

Premium Houseboat

 Premium houseboats offer a step up from the deluxe category, providing enhanced features and additional services. They often have more spacious bedrooms, upgraded furnishings, and more luxurious interiors. The air conditioning is usually operational from around 12 PM to 9 AM in the bedroom only.

Luxury Houseboat

Luxury houseboats are the highest category of houseboats available in Kerala. They offer the most luxurious and upscale experience. These houseboats are characterized by spacious and elegantly designed interiors, modern amenities, and fully glass-covered cabins. Luxury houseboats operate air conditioning in the living space and bedroom throughout your houseboat cruise. Some luxury houseboats even have a private Jacuzzi (rates available upon request).

Why Choose us ?

Discover the Difference – Choose Kerala Backwater Cruise for Unforgettable Houseboat Experiences

Experience the local culture

Kerala Backwater Cruise allows you to experience the local culture and way of life up close. As you cruise through the backwaters, you’ll pass by traditional villages, witness the daily activities of the locals, and even have opportunities to interact with them

Create cherished moments

Our houseboats offer a private and intimate setting for couples, families, or groups of friends. With well-appointed bedrooms, cozy living areas, and open decks to enjoy the views, you can create cherished moments and memories with your loved ones.

Authentic Kerala cuisine

One of the highlights of our houseboat experience is the opportunity to savor authentic Kerala cuisine. Our onboard chefs prepare mouth-watering dishes using fresh local ingredients, including seafood specialties and flavorful vegetarian options.

Experienced staff

At Kumarakom Houseboat, our staff is experienced and knowledgeable in providing top-notch houseboat services to our guests. With their years of experience, they are equipped to cater to all your needs and ensure a seamless and memorable experience

Assurance on safety

The safety of our guests is our top priority. Our crew takes all necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Additionally, we have strict safety protocols in place and regularly inspect our boats to maintain the highest standards of safety. 


Customized packages

We offer a wide range of customizable packages to match your specific needs and budget. Whether you want to explore the tranquil backwaters of Kerala or simply relax on the deck, we’ll help you create the perfect houseboat experience.


Fulfill your bucket list and create unforgettable memories with us

Book your Kerala houseboat adventure today and let us help you create memories that will last a lifetime. Contact us now to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your comprehensive guide to an unforgettable houseboat vacation in Kerala

To book a houseboat in Kerala, you can contact the Kerala Backwater Cruise service directly. They will provide you with the necessary information, including availability, rates, and booking procedures. It is recommended to inquire about the amenities, services, and specific details of each houseboat category to ensure it aligns with your preferences and requirements.
There are several types of houseboats available in Kerala, including traditional Kettuvallams, deluxe houseboats, premium houseboats, and luxury houseboats. Each category offers different levels of amenities and services, catering to various budgets and preferences. It’s advisable to inquire about the specific features and services included in each type to make an informed decision.

The cost of renting a houseboat in Kerala varies depending on factors such as the type of houseboat, the number of bedrooms, the duration of the cruise, the season, and the days of the week. The rates mentioned in the Website are applicable until August 2023 and include all meals for two people. However, it’s recommended to contact the Kerala Backwater Cruise service for the most up-to-date rates and to discuss any additional requirements or customization.

The houseboat packages typically include accommodation on the houseboat, all meals for two people, and basic amenities such as a bedroom with attached bathroom, a common living area, and a kitchen. The specific inclusions may vary depending on the type of houseboat. For example, deluxe houseboats offer basic amenities, while premium and luxury houseboats provide enhanced features and additional services. It’s advisable to confirm the details of the package with the service provider before making a booking.
Yes, it is possible to purchase fresh seafood during your houseboat cruise in Kerala. You can explore local markets and select your preferred seafood, ensuring its freshness and quality. The onboard cook will then prepare it according to your preferences, providing you with a personalized and delicious seafood meal. However, it’s recommended to check with the Kerala Backwater Cruise service regarding the availability and logistics of purchasing seafood during your specific houseboat trip.
During your houseboat cruise, you can engage in various optional activities such as fishing, canoeing in smaller canals, and swimming in the backwaters. These activities can be tailored to your preferences and interests, ensuring a personalized and enjoyable experience. You can discuss your activity preferences with the Kerala Backwater Cruise service and make arrangements accordingly.
Yes, the Kerala Backwater Cruise service allows for customization of your houseboat experience. You can discuss your preferences, requirements, and any specific requests with them, and they will make efforts to accommodate them. Whether it’s regarding the amenities, activities, itinerary, or even dietary preferences, they strive to create a tailored experience that meets your expectations and ensures a memorable vacation.