Alappuzha - Kochi cruise | Kerala Backwater

Are you tired of walking to explore God's Own Country? How about enjoying the comforts of a luxury backwater cruise? You can rent a houseboat in Alappuzha, also known as' Eastern Venice.' Cruise the canals in Kuttanad, popularly known as Kerala's Rice Bowl, fringed by palm groves and paddy fields.

Then head towards Kumarakom, one of Kerala's top tourist attractions. You enter a real world of wonders when you reach Kumarakom. This small backwater village, a cluster of islands, has a life of its own with its own slow, serene rhythm. You will simply be surrounded and captivated by the sights, sounds and fragrances. You can proceed to Vaikom after staying back in Kumarakom for a bit and relaxing.

The Vembanad Lake offers you sights of the rustic life of the backwater village on the way to Vaikom. Relax at the sight of Kerala's largest backwater stretch. Your eyes will never tire of feasting on both sides of the green shores, throbbing with vigor and pure natural beauty. The soft sunlit water enchants you as the palm trees on both shores wake you up with gentle whispers in the wind. You know in your soul that for the rest of your life this magnificent sight will remain with you.

Next on the cruise, you'll find a small island, Pathiramanal, seemingly floating in the middle of the backwaters. Have a brief stop and your guide can share many interesting myths surrounding this region with you. The next stop is Thanneermukkom, a village known for its Salt Water Barrier, popularly known as the Thanneermukkom Bund. It is India's largest mud regulator. Traveling through this region and savoring some delicious Kerala snacks is a wonderful experience.

The next backwater destination-Vaikom offers you a lot of interesting sights and experiences. Here you can find the relics of the great ancient tradition of Kerala. A famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is this city's prime attraction. The refreshing greenery here is another wonderful experience for you.

From Vaikom, you can go to Kumbalangi after recharging with a delicious Kerala meal. You travel through Thykkattussery, a small village surrounded by coconut groves and paddy fields, enchanting components of backwater life. The first sight that welcomes you to Kumbalangi is that of the majestic Chinese fishing nets lining the backwaters ' sides. Pokkali cultivation, a traditional indigenous method of cultivation in which prawn filtration follows the practice of harvesting paddy, is a unique farming practice followed in Kumbalangi.

Having traveled through Kumbalangi's breezy backwaters, it's time for us to proceed to Fort Kochi, known for its share of Chinese fishing nets and numerous historic sites. The place is worth exploring on foot, if you're up for it. However, the sights from the houseboat on board are also fascinating. Bidding farewell to Fort Kochi, let's head towards Bolghatty Island, our final destination.

On the way to the Bolgatty Island, you pass the panoramic view of Ernakulam City's mainland, its skyline, and the eastern side of the shipyard. It's time for us to relax once in Bolgatty. Lose yourself to the calming breeze and the reassuring touch of sunlight. The memory of this cruise will be etched in your mind and will surely tug your heart strings and stir up your soul for years to come.

For conducted tours and backwater cruises in Alappuzha,

Contact the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC):
Ph: +91 477  2253308, 2251796

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Alappuzha

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha Town

Where to Stay

Accommodation facilities within 10 Km


Venice Castle

Opposite to D.T.P.C Office
Behind CANARA BANK , Boat Jetty Road
Phone: 477-2237779 
Mobile: 9947084414

Approximate Distance: 0.27 KM


Zilla Court Ward

Mobile: 9895430213

Approximate Distance: 0.45 KM

Hotel Royale Park

Y. M. C. A. Road
Phone: 477-2238728 2238928, 2264828, 2237828
Mobile: 7034666300, 7034666400, 7034666800

Approximate Distance: 0.52 KM

Mom & Pop

Thyparambil Vadaketharavadu, Chathanad Ward
North of N. C. John & Sons
Phone: 477-2244555 
Mobile: 9846601445, 9497214954, 7510837680

Approximate Distance: 0.53 KM

Picasso Castle

Thondankulangara Junction
Thathampally P.O.
Phone: 477-6452525 2239925
Mobile: 9745652525

Approximate Distance: 0.58 KM

Alapatt Homestay

Alapatt House, East of KSRTC Bus Station
North of Matha Foot Bridge, V.C.N.B, Finishing Point Road
Mobile: 9846115553

Approximate Distance: 0.65 KM

Arcadia Regency

N.H 47
Phone: 477-2230414 2230415 - 417
Mobile: 9656633331, 9526233331, 9847460606

Approximate Distance: 0.68 KM

Haveli Backwater Resort

Finishing Point
Phone: 477-2264444 
Mobile: 9495211373

Approximate Distance: 0.71 KM

Kalappura Homestay

Kalappurackal House

Mobile: 9895053528, 


Approximate Distance: 0.71 KM

Pagoda Resorts

Near Kallupalam

Phone: 477-2252549 2251697
Mobile: 9495211373

Approximate Distance: 0.79 KM

Cosy Regency

Finishing Point

Phone: 477-2255555 2255500 to 99

Approximate Distance: 0.88 KM

Aithens Homestay

Umbukkadu House, Zilla Court Ward
Near Finishing Point, Boat House, Punnamada
Mobile: 9744500027, 9744570027

Approximate Distance: 0.88 KM

Sreekrishna Ayurveda Panchakarma Centre

Near Finishing Point
Opp. Ramada Hotel
Phone: 477-2230544 
Mobile: 9847119060, 9847018994

Approximate Distance: 0.96 KM

Ramada Alleppey

Nehru Trophy Finishing Point

Phone: 477-2240001 2240005
Mobile: 9400005090, 9400001067

Approximate Distance: 1 KM

Chaandhni Lake View

Nehru Trophy Starting Point

Mobile: 7356011444, 7560994444, 

Approximate Distance: 1.16 KM

Lake Gardens Resorts

Near Finishing Point
Thathampally Ward, Avalookunnu P.O.
Phone: 477-2235787 
Mobile: 9446788866, 9400042333, 9400052333

Approximate Distance: 1.17 KM

A. J. Park

Vellakkinar Junction

Phone: 477-2230203 

Mobile: 8891441001

Approximate Distance: 1.35 KM

Hotel Palmyra Grand Suite

Opp. Tirumala Devaswom Higher Secondary School

Old Medical College Junction

Phone: 477-2251522 

Approximate Distance: 1.44 KM

Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel

Motel Araam Compound
A. S. Road
Phone: 477-2244460 2244463
Mobile: 9400008676, 9400008675

Approximate Distance: 1.88 KM

Sreekovil Homestay

Near Thottathodu West Bridge
Thondankulangara Punnamada Road, Karalakam Ward
Phone: 477-2234515 2234137
Mobile: 9188718890/9746158063/8089562940/8281574873

Approximate Distance: 1.89 KM

Maria Homestay

Pooppally, No. 10
Dutch Square
Mobile: 8606187219

Approximate Distance: 2.1 KM

Lake Palace Resort Alleppey

Thirumala Ward
Phone: 477-2239701 
Mobile: 9446510395

Approximate Distance: 2.21 KM

Lake Palace Resort

Thirumala Ward, Chungam, Alleppey
Phone: 477-2239701 2240723

Approximate Distance: 2.21 KM

Bamboo Lagoon

Nehrutrophy Ward
Mobile: 9446899761

Approximate Distance: 2.32 KM

Seaside Residency

Rubber Factory Junction
Phone: 477-2263187 
Mobile: 9633030371, 9846430677

Approximate Distance: 2.4 KM

Raheem Residency

Phone: 477-2230767 2239767
Mobile: 8589039767

Approximate Distance: 2.75 KM

Panoramic Sea Resort

Beach Road
Phone: 477-2251070 2251071
Mobile: 9544848688

Approximate Distance: 2.77 KM

Palm Beach Resort

Sea View Ward
Phone: 477-2246050 
Mobile: 9562480947, 7034828740

Approximate Distance: 2.89 KM

Casamaria Beach Resort

Near Alleppey Railway Station, Beach Road, Kunnumpuram
Phone: 477-2230771 
Mobile: 9446544001

Approximate Distance: 3.12 KM

Punnamada Resort

Phone: 477-2233690 
Mobile: 9446433692

Approximate Distance: 3.23 KM

Kayaloram Heritage Lake Resort

Avilukkunnu P. O.
Phone: 477-2232040 2231572
Mobile: 9846008776, 9747532240

Approximate Distance: 3.29 KM

Alleppey Prince Hotel

A.S. Road (N.H.47)
P.B. No. 2613
Phone: 477-2243752 2243757, 2243758
Mobile: 8281052777, 8606558012, 9072907265

Approximate Distance: 3.31 KM

Beach Paradise Ayurveda Beach Resort

Jry Road
Phone: 477-2244525 
Mobile: 9539099169, 9745074616

Approximate Distance: 4.25 KM

Paloma Backwater Resort

Kainakary P. O.
Phone: 477-2247777 2247779
Mobile: 9446998728, 9446998724

Approximate Distance: 4.39 KM

Xandari Riverscapes

Near Pallathuruthy Bridge, A. C. Road

Phone: 477-2269932 

Approximate Distance: 4.47 KM

Hotel Camelot

NH 47, Pathirapally
Phone: 477-2258000 2258112
Mobile: 9447335272

Approximate Distance: 4.97 KM

Pamba Inn

Kainakary P.O. Kainakary North Next to Post Office
Mobile: 9447599629

Approximate Distance: 5.46 KM

Lake Canopy

Aspinwall Road
Phone: 477-2249849 2249749, 2249649, 2249349, 484 2807900, 4049800
Mobile: 9847802000, 9447892000, 9847842000, 9847872000

Approximate Distance: 5.47 KM

Hotel Bonanza

NH 47, Main Road
Paravoor Junction
Phone: 477-2247999 
Mobile: 9495266355, 9061446699

Approximate Distance: 5.53 KM

Citrus Backwater Spa Retreat

Karimaba Valavu, Punnapra North (PO)
Paravoor Village
Phone: 477-2288611 2288613
Mobile: 9496428666

Approximate Distance: 6.56 KM

Punerjeni Homes

Phone: 477-2762576 
Mobile: 9961359547, 9656511128

Approximate Distance: 8.21 KM

El Oceano Beach Villas

Kattoor P. O.
Phone: 478-2860001 2860002 - 005
Mobile: 8943350054, 8943350051 

Approximate Distance: 8.73 KM

Marari Coastal Dreams

Mobile: 9645498433

Approximate Distance: 8.92 KM

Secret Beach Yoga Homestay

Sasthamparambil, Kattoor P.O.
Mobile: 9447786931

Approximate Distance: 9.03 KM

The Pamba Heritage Villa

Near Nedumudi Jetty
Phone: 477-2762109 2762806
Mobile: 9847411483

Approximate Distance: 9.05 KM

Riverine Resort

Chempumpuram P.O
Kanjipadam, Kuttanadu Taluk

Phone: 477-6444511 
Mobile: 9656714999, 9995770011

Approximate Distance: 9.71 KM

Treeleaf Marari Sands Beach Resort


Mobile: 7876806807

Approximate Distance: 9.88 KM

Marari Villas – Boutique Serviced Villas

Vadakethayil House
Pollathai P.O.
Phone: 478-2865901 
Mobile: 9947948868, 9947948707

Approximate Distance: 9.89 KM

Geographical Information

Altitude: Sea level


Latitude: 9.500758, Longitude: 76.342793


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