About the Boats:
Cruise through Kerala in a houseboat!
Have you ever gone cruising in a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala? If you haven't, make sure you do. This one is really a wonderful and unforgettable experience! Present day houseboats are huge, slow moving exotic barges used for leisure trips, and are in fact reworked version of kettuvallams of olden times. The original kettuvallams were used to carry tons of rice and spices. A standard kettuvallam can hold up to 30 tons from Kuttanad to the Kochi port.
Houseboat / Backwater Cruise along the palm fringed waterways of Kerala in a luxury houseboat is the most exciting holiday experience in India today. What is truly magical about a houseboat ride is the breathtaking view of the untouched and otherwise inaccessible rural Kerala. In this world of simple pleasures, one can skim past ancient Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples, churches and coconut groves. Innumerable lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries, and the deltas of forty-four rivers make up the 900 km backwater network.
#Check in at 11.00 hours and Welcome Drink
After brief introduction about the trip, start the cruise
Relax and enjoy the canals and rivers and backwater
#13.30 hours stop for lunch ( traditional Kerala fish curry meals) time
#14.30 hours cruise continues trip covering beautiful rivers and canals with palm trees and small houses near to it, villages paddy fields, churches etc..
#A chance to taste Kerala traditional liquor TODDY ( purely sweaty natural soft liquor make from coconut trees)
You can also buy fresh prawns, crab, karimeen from local fishermen and chef will make it tastier fish curry or fry for your dinner
#At 18.00 hours houseboat will anchor in an isolated area till the next day morning 7.30 hours. At this leisure time you can go out and walk along the riverside or villages.
Evening enjoy your dinner in House Boat
After dinner sleep in your floating paradise with sweet dreams
#6.30 hours coffee / tea provided, enjoy the sunrise and fresh atmosphere
8.00 hours breakfast
#9.30 hours check out and end of your cruise in houseboat and leaving houseboat with everlasting memories
Our hospitality begins right from when the guest arrives in Kerala. Be it by bus, train or Flight we personally meet our guests and escort them to our hide away retreat.
House Rules: All Guest If you Arrive in Cochin International Airport,We will Arrange Pickup Service on your request.
You have chosen a House Boat instead of a hotel. This means first of all that we can't give you a 24 hours service. Secondly, we have some house rules that need to be respected in order to make your stay and that of others as comfortable as possible. For one, we ask our guests to respect each other's privacy. Another one is that we have taken much attention in the interior of our House Boat. We much appreciate it if our guests will be careful with the objects in our House Boat. Accidents are always possible, but damages need to be paid for.
Please respect each others well deserved sleep and try to be quiet should you come in at a late hour.
Payment is in cash upon arrival. Rooms are ready after 11.00 hrs. Arrivals are possible at any moment during the day, however, only after contacting us.
Check-out On the day of departure you have to check out in the morning before 9.30 hours. The rooms are inspected at the check-in and check-out. Lost or broken furniture will be billed to you. The rooms are inspected at the check-in and check-out.
Animals are not allowed.
Strangers are not allowed into the rooms/apartment without the permission of the owner.
The trade or use of (soft)drugs and alcohol abuse are not permitted.
Prostitution or any other activity prohibited by the law is forbidden.
The drinks in the mini bar are a present for the first day, so we will not refill it. In the minibar you can keep your own food or drink.
Moving of furniture
Guests have to respect the decoration of the room. We don't allow that furniture is moved from the room to be placed elsewhere.
Breakfast is served between 08.00 and 9.00 o'clock a.m. and served in the breakfast room.
Cleaning of the room
Rooms will be cleaned between +-- ---- ---- o'clock. If we don't have the opportunity to clean your room between +-- ---- ----, you'll have to accept that cleaning will be done the next day.
The Breakfast room area is where you have breakfast. It is not allowed to take the breakfast into your room.
Our B&B has WIFI and cabled Ethernet connection in every room. The password will be given at your request.
It is strictly forbidden to surf to any pornographic, anti democratic, or any other inappropriate websites forbidden by law or that go against the good taste in general.
We accept no responsibility for any loss, accident, personal injury, medical expenses or property damage caused by personal negligence or by any other circumstances beyond our control. When you fail to comply with the House rules of the House Boat we are forced to immediately terminate your stay.
We ask for your understanding and cooperation regarding our House rules. This is to ensure that everyone has a good stay here at our House Boat.