The majority of houseboats are hired from Alappuzha, the gateway to the backwaters in between Kochi and Kollam. Most houseboat operators, and around 500 houseboats, are based in Alappuzha. From Alappuzha, you'll be taken on an adventure through the various backwaters to places such as Kumarakom, Kottayam, and Alinkadavu. There's a wide range of destinations to choose from to suit all travel plans.
Day Backwater Cruises
One Day house boat cruise over the backwaters of Kerala is very popular especially with those in short of time during a short holiday in Kerala. The house boats are any which ways docked during the nights and do not sail as it could cut the fishing nets which are cast across the backwaters. The day trips are usually charge by the hour an also work out cheaper than over night cruises on the backwaters..
Day Backwater Cruises..
Cruises on the backwaters of Kerala is offered during the day based on the number of hours apart from the overnight packages. The day trips can be done on 'kettuvallom' (house boats) 'shikaras' or canoes. The most popupar day trip in a houseboat is the one between Cochin and Alappzha. Day cruises in a house boat is offered in all the backwaters of Kerala.
Munroe Island is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi lake and Kallada River and is a popular ride on the small canoes in Kollam. The Island village is a tourism friendly village where one can watch the day to day life by the backwaters of Kerala.
House boats are docked during the night and no sailing in the night is permitted in the backwaters of Kerala. This rule makes the day cruises in the backwaters even more popular.
Known as the ‘rice bowl of kerala’ because of its wealth of paddy corps, is the very heart of the backwaters. Kuttanad is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level. Four major rivers in Kerala flow into Kuttanad.