House Boats in Kerala

Rainbow Cruises – Alappuzha

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The most enchanting holiday experience in the world

Check into the finest Houseboats in God’s own Country with Gold Star Rating

Alapuzha (Venice of the East) or Alleppey as it is popularly known is the most prominent township in the backwaters. The Backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets formed by more than 900 km of waterways. The backwaters have a unique ecosystem – freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea.

Rainbow Cruises, With Gold Star Rating, is the finest Houseboats in God’s own country. A floating holiday on the backwaters highway with Rainbow Cruises is perhaps the most enchanting holiday experience in the world.

Step aboard and the native oars men will take you to an amazing world of delights and tranquility with a blend of nature in its entire traditional splendor pampering all your senses and rejuvenating your body

At Rainbow cruises, you’ll set sail in a traditional Kettuvallom, Equipped with the State of the art luxuries and safety measures

Today, these giant 100 foot long crafts have been adapted into luxuriously furnished houseboats. Our houseboats are divided in to three categories Luxury, Premium and Deluxe. Which has one, two, three or four bath attached bedrooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising Captain, a Chef and multilingual guide.

Click on the links to see our itineraries and menu.

Currently Rainbow operates with own fleet of 25 Houseboats. All the Houseboats are gold star category, which is the highest standard certification by the Department of Tourism, government of kerala. Rainbow has been consistandly awarded with the best clasified and approved houseboat operator by Govt of Kerala since 2003-04 ( Awards) . All our houseboat operations are carried in our own separate marina in company owned property at Aryad, this makes us unique and gives us exclusiveness in our operations. Visit our Gallery to see our boats and the prominent guests who have stayed with us.

Contact Us

Rainbow Cruises,

Unni’s Building,

Mamood Junction, Avalookunnu P.O

Alleppey, Kerala – 688006

Mobile: +91 9447444077, 9447444066

Tel: +91-477-2231110/ 22311111

E – Mail : reservations@rainbowcruises.in


Nas House Boats – Alappuzha

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Nas House Boats – Alappuzha

Our House Boats in Alappuzha (Alleppey) and Kumarakom

We promises to bring you the experience of a lifetime. We provide a fleet of various types houseboats for the voyage around Kerala Backwaters. Our house boats are having state of the art luxuries and facilities to enhance your mind. Both long and short voyages are offered by us and the boats are of Air Conditioned and non Air Conditioned as well.

NAS Tourism Group provides you with houseboats complete with amenities and comforts of a lavish hotel. It includes furnished bedrooms, modern cloakrooms, cosy living space and an open desk area.

Build with the finest wood, NAS houseboats are floating fortresses that take you exploring to remote untouched parts of Kerala. Experience magic as you sail past green plush lands, losing every ounce of worldly worry in the backwaters of Kerala.

Other facilities include

  • Fishing
  • On-call Ambulance and doctor
  • Authentic Kerala cuisine
  • On-board lifeguard
  • Speed boats
  • Canoeing boats
  • Well trained hospitality staff
  • Taxi & tourist guide 


No.Of Bedrooms


No.Of Boats

1 Bedrooms


Non A/C

3 nos

2 Bedrooms A/C

Non A/C

4 nos

3 Bedrooms A/C Non A/C

2 nos

4 Bedrooms A/C Non A/C

1 nos

 NAS Tourism Group

(Houseboat Division)

Near Pallathuruthy Bridge, A.C. Road,

Alleppey-688 003, Kerala, India.

Tel:+91-477 2266432, 6451111

Mob: +91-9539768938, 9847740758, 9539169030,

 9744655550, 9744655551, 94464 93857, 9539169231

Web: www.nastours.com

Email: mail@nastours.com, marketing@nastours.com

24 Hours Helpline : +91-9539169030




Minar de Lake House Boat – Alappuzha

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Minar de Lake

                 welcomes you on-board its fleet of luxurious houseboats that have the proud reputation of contributing tons and tons of happiness into countless vacations and pleasure trips over the last eight years.

Let your holidays in Kerala be complete with a delighting cruise through the gentle waves of backwaters, enjoying the sweet warbling of birds, lushness of green paddy, never ending ripples of lake. The gentle breeze that caress you all along……These and what more, through the decks of a lavishly decorated Kettuvallam, the age long heritage of the land of Kerala.

The Kettuvallams are the cargo ships of erstwhile kingdom of Tracvancore . Today the total structure of the Kettuvallams underwent drastic changes to suit the luxury of the modern globe trotters. It’s now christened as House Boats. Spacious bed rooms, clean toilets, hygienic kitchen, open deck add to your taste and comforts.Made of traditional Anjily planks, bamboos, bamboomats, natural coir, and wooden nails. Minar de lake, a synonym of eco- friendliness

Lounge and Boarding Facility

Attached to our office we have a lounge and boarding facility facing the beautiful backwaters of Alleppey. The Minar de Lake Management team spends some time here with our guests before taking you on a tour of the houseboat and familiarising you with the facilities on the boat. If you have travelled in a private vehicle to our boarding point, our facility also has a large parking area that is guarded 24 x 7 by security personnel.



Kathakali is the most famous classical art form of Kerala. Several unique features distinguish this dance-drama, which is a marvelous blend of ‘Tandava'(masculine) and ‘Lasya'(exotic) elements of dance


The traditional classical dance form of Thamilnadu, the Sothern state of India .


The traditional classical dance form of Andhra, the Sothern state of India


‘Mohiniyattam’ is the typical dance form of Kerala that exudes enchantment, grace and passion. It is a fusion of ‘Bharathanatyam’ and ‘Kathakali’ and is performed only by women.


‘Koodiyattam’ originated under the Aryan influence, who brought with them Sanskrit language and also their culture.


‘Ottamthullal’ is an ethnic classical performing art of Kerala. It is a solo dance performance in which the dancer himself sings the lead to the accompaniment of instruments


Minar de lake offers onboard music performance like Karnatic and Hindustani(Vocal and Instrumental) with renowned artists.



“Reading meketh full man” Books on the heritage of Kerala.


Chosen piece of rare paintings photographs depicting the glorious part of kerala





Packages :

Alleppey Picnic (1 Day)

Kuttanad Expedition(1 Night 2 Days)

Kumarakom Caravan(2 Night 3 Days)

Kollam Safari(3 Night 4 Days)

Minar de lake

Minar de Lake S N Junction, Punnamada, Avalookkunnu P.O., Alleppey, Kerala, India – 688006


+91-9446542040, 94477463327



Lakelands Cruise – Alappuzha (Alleppey)


A “Lakelands Cruise”on the Vembanad lake allows you to do that…………….
Into the countryside that offers a close look at rustic village life-skiff-fishermen launching their cockleshell boats, large flocks of domesticated ducks waddling down to the water from thatched houses on the banks, aimless cattle grazing in fertile pastures, lotuses floating here and there in small shallow ponds, canals or waterways vary in dimension from being wide enough to be dubbed lakes, lush green rice fields thinning out into the distance and coconut groves with the occasional temple or church, ostensibly rich with marine bounty all around the snaky silvers of freshwater or simply soaking up the sun !!!
……………..an exclusively new experience beckons you.


Lakelands has a large range of House boats to choose from. All these boats are more individual in nature; they vary in space, size, shape, facilities and packages. We have carefully categorized them accordingly…….just depends on how you want it.

Super Luxury

If it is overall comfort and pampering that you are after, then “Super Luxury” is definitely the boat for you. Airy living rooms, elegant staircases leading to an upper deck with dining room, full time air-conditioned gorgeous bedrooms with bathtub and standing shower. A muti-linguistic personalized Butler to attend to your diminutive requirement and serve you the bountiful food to suit your frame of mind on the back waters. This Houseboat is nothing short of sheer and absolute luxury of the highest available echelon. This package also includes the choice of a short ride on the canoe through the narrow canals on the backwaters.


The Lakelands Luxury Houseboats are renowned , the ultimate vantage point from which to view the plentiful backwater, bask on the sun deck and enjoy its legendary experiences on these Majestic live-in boats with delicious Kerala food included and an option of a village walk. Ideal for families or couples who would like to escape from the raucous city and relax in some serene atmosphere.


These gracefully designed house boats carry an air about them. One can choose from air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned houseboats and spend the day relaxing in style, enjoy scrumptious traditional meals of the back waters and then round it off by toasting the unforgettable Vembanad sunset and a dreamy night.


The standard check in time is 12:00 noon.
The cruise begins to meander through the canals and the backwaters which will slowly mesmerize you to the traditional beauty and culture.
One can see fine and virgin ravines and rivulets, virgin landscapes, long stretches of winding canals and waterways dotted by tiny hamlets and lush green paddy fields manned by scarecrows, and unimaginable village life.
There will be a break for an hour and a half that’s when your traditional Kerala lunch will be cooked and served.
Your cruise will be on until 5:30pm evening when the boat will be anchored on the shore of the lake.
At around 8:00 pm, your chef will serve you a wholly personalized dinner.
You can enjoy a good night’s sleep, and dream all you want of your ‘Dream Cruise’………….
If you are an early bird….you can catch the glimpse of a charismatic sunrise.
Soon, it is the time for your delicious breakfast Cruise.
At around 9:00 am disembark at our jetty with memories still lingering ‘A Fresh………..

Contact Address

LakeLands Cruises Pvt. Ltd
Regd.Off: No: 503, Lakelands Buildings,
Near Pallathuruthy Bridge, A/C Rd,
Sanathapuram P.O Alleppey – Pin: 688 003
Kerala- India

Ph: +91-477- 2268985/86
Fax : +91-477- 2268986
Email: reservations@lakelandscruise.com

Guardian Houseboats – Alappuzha

Welcome to Guardian Houseboats

It’s the time to have a wonderful experience in Kerala. House boats and their breezy surroundings are always considered as the nicest events in world. In our fleet you can find flourishing ideas of a marvelous trip and its funny experiences. Blowing wind and flowing water is an amazing combination and that’s the essence of houseboats. Backwater trips may be the loveliest voyages that you ever feel, hence its our pleasure to treat you with all the wonders of this greenery.

Guardian houseboats are playing the prior role in coordinating backwater trips. Tom John Malayil is our team head and we are growing into the peak of fame. Our templates are agreed by our clientele and it’s the working strategy for us. Our ways are along the rippling waves of Alappuzha backwaters and its scenic beauty. Trips are of all kind and varities, food night stay, sight seeing and all that you need is in our hands.

Guardian Tours & Travels

Houseboat Division
1053/Vll, Malayil House, Thathampally P.O.,
Alappuzha, Kerala,India.
Mail : info@guardianhouseboat.com
Tel :+91 477 2260741, 3291241 Mob :+91 9847436662

Kerala Houseboat – Alappuzha

Kerala Houseboats

Kerala Houseboat ( a private firm ) offers unique opportunity to experience breathtakingly beautiful backwaters which consist of a complex network of brackish lagoons, lovely lakes and canals. The most predominant way to experience the Kerala backwaters is Kerala houseboats (also known as Kettuvalloms). Take a leisurely journey along Kerala backwater on luxurious Kerala houseboats. Have opportunity to reside at houseboat floating over beautiful backwaters. Houseboats are also very popular among honeymooner as they provide sheer verdant green surrounding and exceptional natural beauty.

AC bedroom houseboat that sails you around the heaven and brings you back. The houseboats have been well built keeping in view the comfort of the visitors and also to provide them with hospitality that will be matched nowhere. The houseboat features a 8ft by 3.5 ft sundeck, a cozy living room of 8ft by 12 ft, a comfortable bedroom of 8ft by 11ft, a well decorated bathroom of 4ft by 8 ft, a well equipped kitchen of 7ft by 8ft and a long passage of 3ft to enjoy the astounding beauty. Other facilities noteworthy of mentioning that add taste to the likes of everyone are the engraved wall cupboards, teakwood wall finishing, totally mosquito free houseboats as the houseboat is mosquito repellent, living area with dining tables and chairs, high quality vinyl flooring and many more.

Other facilities that tend to soothe and ease the trip for the visitors are well designed wall cupboards, wall fans, high quality wooden flooring, mosquito free houseboat as the boat is mosquito Repellent, living areas with dining table and chairs, separate sitting Chairs, LCD television and DVDs in each room of the houseboat, 4ft by 8ft sliding glass window in each room to view the scenery in better way and enjoy it to fullest, hot water facility in each room and many more that will really fascinate the visitors.

Let us move on to the specifics of food served in houseboats. One of the most traditional drinks of Kerala is the coconut water which is sweet and is most often served as a welcoming drink to the passengers on board. Coconut water is also given to the same passengers in between meals and as beverages as and when the passenger demands. Breakfast in houseboats in Kerala mostly comprise of the quintessential south Indian foods such as idly, dosa, sambar, with hot tea or coffee. During lunch most of the times, the menu will include foods such as different kinds of fish fry and they are also accompanied with different kinds of chutneys, papad and sweets of different. During most evenings in the house boats, the passengers are given tea and other snacks which don’t necessarily have to be south Indian. They could be from different parts of the country depending upon the kind of Kerala house boat package you have chosen.

Food in houseboats also includes dinner which comprises mostly of the following food items. There will be rotis, chapattis, dal, chicken curry made in sumptuous and the local Kerala coconut oil, and other kinds of vegetables. Most of the food cooking and storage in the Kerala houseboats are done with utmost care and cleanliness. They take great care to ensure that the food is of high quality and the passengers have the experience of a lifetime.

By getting a list of modern facilities that people can enjoy and live with might bring a perception that the cost of booking a houseboat will be as costly as diamond but it is not so. The cost is really affordable and can fit into the budget of every common man.

Book Your Houseboat

Global Vision Tours Pvt. Ltd

1’st Floor Attaparamban Buliding,
Near West Church, Angamaly P O,
Cochin, PIN : 683572 , Kerala.

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     +(91) 93 88 18 88 88

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