Alleppey is not short of houseboats meaning it is very possible to find one at any given time. They are modern luxuries that come at very affordable rates passing through tropical mangroves and other mesmerizing sceneries. I particularly love the coconut aroma that the trips are filled with as the boathouse wades through the waters. Saji Holidays Houseboat, B 4 You Houseboats, Alleppey Crystal Holidays Houseboats, Lake Pearl Houseboat and The Kerala Houseboat are some of the most popular houseboats but there is a long list of properties available for enjoyment. I have personally had a chance to enjoy a few of the facilities and I have a few favorites that while I am in Alleppey.
This beauty of a boathouse can be found at Zacariva Bazar a kilometer from the Alappuzha Railway Station. It is also a few kilometers from the KSRTC bus stand in Alleppey. The free breakfast here is a huge attraction for visitors and I like the fact that I can access assistance at the front desk round the clock. It comprises of two spacious guestrooms and ample amenities including makeup mirror, wardrobe, medical assistance, room service and laundry. Parking is available and the power supply is round the clock. The AC room can accommodate a total of 4 adults and 2 kids so I don’t have to worry even when I tag my family along for a deserved stay in this part of India. The attractions near this houseboat are Alleppey beach and the Mullackal Rajarajeswari Temple.
This magnificent houseboat is another of my favorites in Alleppey. It is in the Kumarakom area offering very comfortable accommodation. Notable is the suntan deck where the views of the backwaters can be enjoyed. I particularly find the wooden flooring appealing and the rooms are furnished beautifully featuring important amenities like music system, TV and a modern bathroom. Some of the rooms on this houseboat have seating area and from the dining area traditional dishes can be enjoyed. It is a few kilometers from the Cherthala railway station and the Kuamrakom Bird Sanctuary as well as Vembanad Lake. It is complete with smoking rooms, Ayurveda clinic and is child friendly too.