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How to book a houseboat in Allepy?

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How to book a houseboat in Allepy?

Hi,

I want to book a deluxe a/c houseboat in Allepy during 1st week of April. I am from Bangalore.

- Can someone suggest me as how and from where I can do the booking?

- How much it will cost for 2 bed-room deluxe a/c houseboat?

- Also please recommend that which is the best & easy option to book a houseboat - either online (say over phone) or reach Allepy and book there?

Note: I want that houseboat should be clean and good.

Thanks.

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1. Re: How to book a houseboat in Allepy?

Hi, Amishajain,

It better to book it through a travel agent, Also lot of houseboat companies are availablelike lajes and lagoons, Desire Cruise etc

rgds,

anoop ramachandran

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2. Re: How to book a houseboat in Allepy?

Hi,

Do take care about the facilities provided in the boat when you negotiate for better pricing.

For a premium quality houseboat,

Room A/C will work from 9.00PM to 6.00AM.

Well-furnished room/dining room.

Food menu will be like:-

Welcome drink on arrival.

Non-veg meals (Including Fish fry and Chicken) for lunch.

Tea and snacks at evening

Non-veg Dinner (Chappati-Chicken)

Breakfast (Iddly/Puttu/Uppumav etc.)

Take special care to ensure quality of the boat.

Cheers,

SreejithPC

Team Experience Kerala

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3. Re: How to book a houseboat in Allepy?

April will be off-season, so you can make bookings on arrival too. It will be very hot and humid, and remember there will be no AC until night time. Read up on TA forums on traveler experiences on houseboats and get your expectations cleared. Out of a total 21 hrs you spend on the boat, cruise time will be 5-6hrs only. So please read up, make sure the houseboat has all safety precautions in place, and then make an informed choice. Cheers!

kerala
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4. Re: How to book a houseboat in Allepy?

hi,

2 bedroom a/c deluxe house is available @ 8500 - 9000/ depends on the house boat operators...

Try for good ones in alappey...price can be available with travel agents in kochi/ alappey.

Regards,

Binoy - Destination Dreams Holidayz

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5. Re: How to book a houseboat in Allepy?

if you are here at Alleppey the day before or you arrive at Alleppey directly from Bangalore the same day , which i assume would be early morning , then proceed to the DTPC pre-paid counter at the Nehru trophy finishing point and see few boats and book one ( through the pre-paid counter only and not through touts )

If not check with welcome cruise , Ben's holidays , Evergreen houseboats , lakes and lagoons over phone/ email

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6. Re: How to book a houseboat in Allepy?

beware of nandanam houseboat company run my mr. mural @ nandanamtours.com.

HE is a BIG CHEATER..

i used their houseboat on 9th may & their services were sick and way below the expectations.

i paid more then 6 thousand to him and i got nothing but WORST SERVICE..

he even threatened me in morning at time of check out when i complained and his staff were ready to pick a fight... i wanted to complain to police against him bt he deported me at a village side wid his 3 men all over me; while i was travelling wid 2 kids and my wife..

if any one can complaint against him then i would be very thankful to TA...

pls dont use nandanam houseboat at any condition...

regards

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7. Re: How to book a houseboat in Allepy?

Dear Friend,

please Book through a travel agent.

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8. Re: How to book a houseboat in Allepy?

It's basically getting what you pay for... Search for a reasonable price with a good operator, and don't go for a very low price if you don't want to be tricked with low quality... check out a good listing here - www.orangeboat.in

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9. Re: How to book a houseboat in Allepy?

Beware of Amien Holidays. Their boat was gross.

I wouldn't book when you get there. We did that and got ripped off.

Unless you really know what you're doing or really trust your agent, give it a miss. Do a day cruise and stay on land.

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10. Re: How to book a houseboat in Allepy?

why people are suggesting to book trough travel agent?