Alleppey Backwaters
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Papa G
Miami, FL4 contributions
Dec 2021
You get a chance to see many of the homes, institutions and habits of people in the area from the boats. Its a must.
Written 16 November 2022
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Sophie B
5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
The most perfect experience! The staff were very friendly and attentive. They cooked delicious meals, with such a variety of food, and even sung some songs together after dinner which was fun (and very kind of them to go above and beyond.) The boat was clean, comfortable and the scenery was just gorgeous!
Written 10 November 2022
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udayk_1
Bengaluru, India120 contributions
Sep 2022
We had a 2 hour ride in a spacious boat. Absolutely great experience. The views, the comfort of the ride etc were great !
Written 29 October 2022
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V M
New Delhi, India4 contributions
Oct 2022
Beautiful place. We can opt for houseboats as well as shikara's. Houseboats are with meals. Shikara's are for 1-4 hours ride. The water route is same. Best part is there are Government boats very neat, which costs 300 rs per person, same route, 3 hour cruise with 1 stop (30 mns break). No driver or hotel will tell you about government boats. Shikara will cost much higher. Nothing else to do in allepey.
Written 19 October 2022
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Renuka S
Bengaluru, India45 contributions
Aug 2022
Its a unique experience.
We travelled to the place where the houseboat picks tourists. 1 person came to pick us up. They have a taxi / boat stand(?) at Palathuruthi. If you have travelled by car, you can park here for as long as you are on the houseboat. Yes it is a pay and park. Safe.
To reach our houseboat, we had to go thru another a boat.😊
We had people to help us move through a boat to reach ours. They were parked side-by-side. A novel experience for us land people.
My first impression of the place, wow, very similar to the ones on land.
A corridor, leading into 3 rooms. The 3 rooms had attached bathrooms. A dining area, with sofas to sit and watch. A kitchen at the back. Few fruits, nendran banana was laid out on the dining table. Had some cool drinks.
The bedroom ceiling had neon lights 😂😂. AC too.
The boat started. The guy at the helm, was experienced. The guy who was a cook spoke in kannada, seems he'd been working in Bengaluru for sometime. We travelled the river up and down and into wide ends and narrow ends. They parked the boat at a place where you can buy tender coconut and other stuff. You can buy fish, crab and prawns of your choice, the cook in the boat will cook for you. The rates are a bit on the higher side.
When you are tethered here, the shikara boat ( the fast moving small canoe kind) guys will ask if you wanna go for a ride with them.
We had a simple and tasty lunch of rice, chicken, fish , dhal
Tea and bajji for evening.
All the Houseboats will have to anchor by 5 - 5.30pm to facilitate for the fishermen to cast their net. Ours docked closeby to the boat owner's house. We had a chance to visit the local village. Played cards for sometime. Watched the locals catch fish, using fish and hook. It looked like more miss than hit😂
The next day, had breakfast, the boat sailed, same journey - return.
The boat docked at 9.30 - 10 am, same place.
The whole experience, for us land people , of a boat is ✌✌
Let's just say it is paisa vasool. All thanks to Mr. Jobin Jose of Am the traveller. He arranged the whole tour. Paloma and this, the whole thing went without a hitch, no tension. We were literally serenaded.🙌👏👍
I will definitely go back to God's own country, try another experience, share will all of you.
A simple, clean houseboat. Peaceful.
Please forgive me if my boat language is a bit off. I do not know the terminologies.
Written 5 October 2022
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Ramkee
Coimbatore, India104 contributions
Aug 2022
Boat ride has lot of choices and its great unique experience in going for a ride in each one of the. House boats are sight to behold
Written 17 August 2022
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Nilesh_Kh
India205 contributions
Aug 2022
Full of fishing nets . Wide water ways . No mangroves . Go to Poovar its much better and natural there.
Written 17 August 2022
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PANDEY JI
Lucknow, India364 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Alleppey Backwaters is a unique experience.
Words alone cannot describe the experience.
You can either take a shikara, houseboat or rent a resort. It's definitely something worth exploring.
Written 5 July 2022
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touracle
Kochi (Cochin), India1 contribution
May 2022
Kerala backwaters are always the most fascinating. love the houseboat and meals.and the local food awesome experience
Written 22 June 2022
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Tony B
Chandigarh, India228 contributions
Jun 2022
We booked a day cruise on of those quaint houseboats and were greeted with a pleasant 'Ship Captain' and his able helper. The houseboat was extremely comfortable and the captain even allowed us to steer the ship for short intervals.

Lunch was a full course meal with 8 different items on the menu and each item was delicately and deliciously prepared.

The backwaters experience is a must and if given the time, an overnight cruise is definitely recommended. The flora and fauna surrounding the backwaters is truly mesmerizing. Really enjoyed our 5 hours trip.
Written 21 June 2022
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