11 AM to 5 PM

The day cruise starts at 11:00 AM from the river banks. It is a 6-hour cruise that includes lunch and complimentary snacks along with the spectacular view of the backwaters of Alleppey. The cruise starts at 11 in the morning and the houseboats dock at 5:00 in the evening.


12 noon to next day morning 9:00

The cruise check-in is at 12:00 in the afternoon and the cruise starts through the enchanting backwaters of Alappuzha. The lunch is included with the cruise and by the evening 5:00 the houseboat docks for an overnight stay. The cruise continues the next day morning and breakfast will be served. The checkout time would be at 9:00 AM.

Night stay Cruise

5:30 PM to 9:00 AM

The cruise starts at 5:30 PM in the evening and the cruise starts through the enchanting backwaters of Alappuzha.  Dinner and breakfast are included in the package. A 2-hour boat cruise also included 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening or 2 hours in the morning based on the check-in time and weather conditions.



Shikara boat rides are in great demand now. They are a mixed version of the Alleppey houseboats and the Kashmiri boathouses. The Shikara boats are available from the morning 6:00 to 6:30  in the evening. Shikara boats are more convenient because they are rented out on an hourly basis. The tourists can decide when they need to go sightseeing and can choose between sunrise and sunset views. The main feature of a Shikara boat is that it can travel through very small canals that Houseboats cannot reach.

The Alleppey Shikaras can accommodate up to a maximum of 20 people. Shikara boats are revamped country boats and all 4 sides are open which lets the air in and lets you have a spectacular view. Some of the Shikaras also have attached bathrooms.