Monday, 5 August 2013

Houseboat booking in Kerala

Houseboats in Kerala that float across the backwaters are the major tourist attractions. There are different ways for booking the houseboats. The backwater locations like Kumarakom, Alleppey, Cochin, Kollam etc there are numerous houseboat booking offices.

Normally houseboat bookings in Kerala are done in a traditional offline method. Here you have to send a mail inquiring the availability of the houseboat and all other details including its price. This process takes too much of the time and confuses the guests. There are some houseboats providing online bookings to the guests. is an online booking  portal that helps you to book your house houseboat from anywhere despite geographical barriers. Real time inventory management helps the guest to know the availability of houseboats and its prices. The features of include online payment using credit and debit card, instant confirmation and transparency in rates. There is a 24x7 reservation desk that provides information on houseboats. It also provides offline booking.

Houseboats for rent

Hire a houseboat and explore the tranquil and serene backwaters of Kerala and feel rejuvenated and relaxed. I along with my friends rent a houseboat last month and experienced the same. It was an unforgettable event in our life. Saying a transitory adieu to all vows and worries of daily life, riding through the backwaters elevates to the realm of ecstasy. There are different tour operators in Kerala offering numerous houseboat tour packages.

Different types of houseboats are available for rent.  The best place for hiring houseboats is Alleppey. There are numerous houseboats in Alleppey for rent.  Places like Kumarakom, Kuttanad are adjacent to Alleppey where there are numerous houseboats to rent. There are number of lakes and canals in Alleppey to ride across. Rent a houseboat and ride through the backwaters of Alleppey enjoy the picturesque beauty.

The houseboat we rent provides all the modern facilities and amenities. The houseboat rentals are available for day cruising, or you can have a long week vacation in a rented houseboat. But we rent the houseboat for seven days to ride across the backwaters experiencing new things in life. Sleeping in the middle of the water in a rented houseboat is the most exciting experience for us. If you are choosing day cruising, the ride starts in the morning 11.30 am and returns by 5:30 pm.

In most of the houseboat rentals, there numerous houseboats with classifications like Luxury, Premium, Standard and Deluxe. Starting from an affordable rate of 3,000 it extends up to 40,000 per night. The facilities of a rented houseboat include bedroom with AC, dining room, living room a modern kitchen and toilets. The best time to visit the backwaters in Kerala is in between November and January.  

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Houseboat Tariff

Kerala houseboat tariff varies according to the different factors. Most of the houseboat bookings are done in offline reservation method. There are numerous houseboat booking offices found on backwater location. Alleppey, Kumarakom , Cochin and Kollam are the most favorite places of tourists. There are different houseboat packages that tourist can select according to their needs. 

Houseboat Tariff according to the classification of houseboats
Most of the houseboats in Kerala are classified into Deluxe Houseboats, Premium Houseboat and Luxury Houseboat 

Deluxe houseboat: The deluxe houseboat tariff increases when the number of room increases. There are one bedroom to seven bedroom houseboats available in the backwaters. Tariff rates differ for AC and Non-Ac deluxe houseboats. The check in time of the deluxe houseboat is 11: 30 Am and check out will be 9:30 am next day. For AC deluxe houseboat the operation of AC will be from 8 Pm to 6 PM the food served are welcome drink, traditional Kerala lunch in the noon, evening tea with snacks, dinner and breakfast (next day).  Guest can prefer Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian foods and are provide by the houseboat. Child rate will be charged extra. 

Premium Houseboats: This is the second category houseboat available in the backwaters of Kerala. Most of the premium boats are air-conditioned houseboats; you can operate it when even it needs. The houseboat tariff differs when the number of rooms in the houseboat increases. The check in time will be 11:30 Am and check out will be 9:30Amin the next morning. The foods served in the premium houseboat are welcome drink, traditional Kerala lunch, evening tea with snacks, dinner and breakfast (next morning). Vegetarian and non- vegetarian food are served in the houseboat. Some houseboat serves even Jain food and Chinese food. Child rate will be charged extra. 

Luxury Houseboat:  Luxury houseboats are the most expensive houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala. The well furnished house provides all modern facilities and amenities to the guests. There are some luxury houseboats having bath tub and Jacuzzi. You will provide full time AC in the luxury houseboat. The check in time will be 11:30 Am and check out will be 9:30 am next day. The foods served in luxury houseboat are welcome drink, traditional Kerala lunch, evening tea with snacks, dinner and breakfast.  Vegetarian and non- vegetarian food are served in the houseboat. Child rate will be charged extra.

Houseboat tariff varies in duration
Kerala Houseboat are available for a single day cruising and for multiple day cruising. The day cruising duration will be 3 to 6 hours. For day cruising the house boat tariff will be calculated hourly basis.  You can have an overnight houseboat cruising to 14 day houseboat cruising. The houseboat tariff varies accordingly.

Houseboats in Alleppey

Alleppey alias Venice of the East is famous for its picturesque beauty and intertwined canals. The houseboats in Alleppey elevate the place to one of the hot spot destinations of the world. The houseboats in Alleppey woo tourists across the world flock towards the backwaters in Alleppey. A houseboat ride in the backwaters of Alleppey is the most delightful experience.  The houseboat cruising in Alleppey connects Kumarkom and Cochin in the north and Kollam in the south.

Though there are different backwater destinations in Kerala, Alleppey is the most sought after backwater destinations. The houseboat in Alleppey allures thousands to the backwaters.  The traditional Kettuvalloms was modified into the new fashioned houseboats with all modern facilities and amenities. The facilities include bedrooms with AC, living room, dining hall, bathrooms, balcony and a modern kitchen. The house in Alleppey floats through backwaters passing through numerous canals gives a clear vision of the pastoral life of rural people on the  backwaters.

The houseboats in Alleppey ride towards Kumarakom through the Vembanad Lake passing numerous geographical illustrations. The bird sanctuary of Kumarakom shelters numerous indigenous and migratory birds. Alleppey houseboats rides across numerous cannels and water bodies help you to refresh your mind and body alike. While you are cruising in Alleppey houseboat, there are numerous places to visit like the Punnamada Lake the permanent venue of Nehru Trophy Boat Race.

Alleppey houseboat takes you major attractive places backwaters are Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple MannarasalaTemple,Chettikulangara Devi Temple,Haripad Mullakkal Temple,Edathua. Both luxury houseboats and budget houseboats are available in Alleppey. The luxury houseboats in Alleppey consist of all modern facilities and amenities.

Luxury houseboats in Kerala

Houseboats in the backwaters of Kerala are a wonder to most of the tourists. The old Kettuvallams in ancient times are used for the transportation of a large quantity of rice from Kuttanad to other ports of Kerala mainly Cochin port. Kettuvallams are the oldest means of transportation which was refurbished into a modern day houseboat provides all luxuries to the travelers. The luxury houseboat consists of all modern facilities and amenities with well appointed rooms with AC with toilet attached, living and dining rooms and a modern kitchen.

Being expensive, the luxury houseboats in Kerala are normally moderate moving. Some luxury houseboats include modern furniture, floor coverings, cutting edge restroom fittings, a gallery in the front, a parlor, dining room and closet. Travelers hire luxury houseboats for the relaxation and to enjoy the picturesque beauty of Kerala backwaters.

The luxury houseboats have classification of Luxury A/C, Luxury Non A/C, Deluxe A/C and Deluxe Non A/C. Numerous houseboat operators of Kerala provide different luxury houseboat packages to the travelers. The rate of luxury houseboat starts from 40,000 up to 50,000 for a night.  The multiple cuisines provided in the luxury houseboats are so delicious and tasty. Enjoying the nature in the sitting in the lap of extravaganza is a na├»ve experience to every tourist.  

In Kerala, the luxury houseboats in various rates are found in Alleppey.  During season time the traffic in the backwaters is so high. The luxury houseboat package includes popular sightseeing on the backwaters. Experiencing the rural life of people and their domestic activities like fishing, duck farming are a memorable experience to travelers.