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ALAPPUZHA SHORT BREAK - Kerala
3 Days · 2 Nights
₹ 10,500
30% Off
₹ 15,000
/ person
Location
Alappuzha
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Overview

Houseboat

Have you ever gone cruising in a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala? If you haven't, make sure you do. This is easily one amongst the most remarkable and unique experiences that our state has to offer.

Present day houseboats are huge, slow moving exotic barges used for leisure trips, and are in fact a reworked version of the 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 of goods from Kuttanad to the Kochi port.

In Malayalam language Kettu refers to ‘dwelling structures’ ‘Vallam’ means boat. These are boats with a thatched roof cover over wooden hulls. The boat is made of planks of jack-wood joined together with coir. This is then coated with a caustic black resin made from boiled cashew kernels. With careful maintenance, a Kettuvallam can last for generations.

A portion of the Kettuvallam was covered with bamboo and coir to serve as a restroom and kitchen for the crew. Meals were cooked onboard and supplemented with freshly cooked fish from the backwaters.

When modern trucks replaced this system of transport, people came up with a new way that would keep these boats, almost all of which were more than 100 years old, in the market. By constructing special rooms to accommodate travellers, these boats cruised forward from near-extinction to enjoy their present popularity.

Itinerary
  • Arrive in Cochin and proceed on a picturesque drive through the countryside of Alappey.
  • Check in to hotel in Alappey over stay at hotel.
  • After breakfast checkout the hotel and check into Houseboat, over stay at Houseboat.
  • side seeing, alappy beach , alappy light house
  • Tour Ends and transfer to airport / railway station.
  • Back to Home.
Hotel Details
  • ALAPPUZHA
  • . Indraprastam Houseboat with lunch , dinner , breakfast
  • . Treveny River Palace OR Arcadia Regency with Breakfast
Inclusions
  • 1 Night in Alappey with breakfast
  • 1 Night in Alappey at Houseboat with Lunch & Dinner &Breakfast
  • All transfers and local sightseeing by private AC vehicle
Exclusions
  • Airfare and Taxes
  • Any increase in Gov.taxes, Fuel price and any applicability of new taxes from the govt.
  • Any up gradation in hotel room category
  • Any meals other than specified above
  • Any sightseeing other than mentioned above
  • Any Entrance fees or fees for video or camera permit
  • Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls

The given prices are valid for travel till 31st March 2022

*High season surcharges will be applicable

*Prices are subject to change without prior notice

*Rooms/Seats are subject to availability at the time of booking

*The vehicle will be not at disposal. If guest wish to go for additional sightseeing extra charges will be applicable

*Please carry original ID Proof (Voter ID card /Passport/Driving License) etc. for security purpose & hotel policy

*Early check-in and late checkout subject to availability. Itineraries are subject to change

*Cancellation charges applicable as per company policy

*In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised

*We will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.

1) 25% cancellation charge will be deducted if the booking is cancelled 10 days before Trip date

2) 50% cancellation charge will be deducted if the booking is cancelled 7 days before Trip date.

3) No refund if cancelled within 48hrs before the Trip date.

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