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Frequently Asked Questions About Alleppey (Alappuzha Tourism)


  • Which is better for houseboat stay? Alleppey or Kumarakom?

Aleppey & Kumarkom are two ends of Vembanad Lake.

They are around 45 km away.

Alleppey is famous for Houseboat cruise because of its Narrow canals. So that you can enjoy green paddy fields (below sea levels), lagoons & village life very near.
Kumarakom backwater village is famous for its wide lake and bird sanctuary. If you looking for a backwater resort stay in Kerala, Kumarakom will be best choice for you.

  • Alleppey Houseboat Tour Itinerary.(Normal Cause)?

 Day 1
Check in at 12 Noon at Alleppey, start cruising through the Punnamada Lake, venue of the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Enter the enchanting waters of the Vembanad Lake; enjoy the panoramic views and the glimpses of the life along the banks. High Points of the cruise is the viewing of Kerala Race Boat…"The Snake Boat (110 Ft Long). Lunch in the House Boat. Visit Chavara Bhavan-the old wooden house where the blessed Kuriakore Elias Chavara was born. Anchor for night stay at Munnatummugham. Dinner & overnight stay in Houseboat.

Day 2
Next day morning after breakfast cruising through SNDP canal, Kuppappuram, Vilakkumaram thodu to reach jetty. Check out by 9.30 AM at Alleppey

  • Houseboat Food Menu?

The food is cooked inside the Houseboat by a chef and guests can visit the kitchen to check out the food preparation and the Kerala houseboat menu. Normally traditional Kerala food is served with rice, sambar, vegetarian dishes, fish or chicken, pickles, papad , salads and sweets .

In case any of the guests are successful in catching some fish on board it will be cooked as well. Guests can also buy crab, fish or lobsters from shores and request the chef to cook the same on board for lunch or dinner in the houseboat

If guests request the menu can be changed and guests can avail continental menu or north Indian menu. 

Deluxe Houseboat Menu
Welcome Drink – Tender Coconut,
1. Rice
2. Sambar
3. Salad
4. Mixed Vegetables Thoran (Carrot, Cabbage, Beans)
5. Mezhukupurathy (Long Beans)
6. Bitter Guard Fry
7. Fish Fry (Pearl Spot / Seer Fish)
8. Banana Kalan
9. Pappadam
10. Pickle
11. Payasam-Vermicelli
12. Fruits (Pineapple)
1. Coffee or Tea
2. Milk
3. Banana Fritters
1. Chappati
2. Dal Curry
3. Chicken Roast
4. Vendakka Mezhukupurathy
5. Boiled Vegetable
6. White Rice& Raitha
7. Salad
8. Black Tea/Coffee
1. Bread, Butter, Jam
2. Eggs to order
3. Dosa/Idly
4. Sambar
5. Fruits Cuts
6. Coffee/Tea


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