I want to do a 1 night - 2 days houseboat cruise in Kerala from 10th to 11th Aug (fixed dates, cant move around). I am keen to do Allepey as well as Kumarakom (through boarding and landing at different places).
Have 3 questions:
1. The day co-incides with the Nehru boat race in Allepey. However houseboat companies have given me quotes for that day and haven't mentioned that they wouldn't be doing the trips. One of them though mentioned that houseboats are not allowed to operate on that day in Allepey area. Thoroughly confused on who is telling the truth. If boats are operating in Allepey on 10th, shall I book a boat which allows me to see the race from the boat?
2. I have received quotes varying from 6k to 12 k for 1 bedroom houseboat. What should be the acceptable rate for this season?
3 . I have got quotes from the following companies: Elite houseboats, Nature Vision, Kerala.com for Indraprastham, AllHouseBoats - Yamuna, and Kumarakom Houseboats holiday (luxury houseboat). Any reviews on this? Any that I should definitely avoid or definitely go in for?
Thanks a ton!