Kerala Houseboat Packages

Kerala Houseboat Packages


We provide you with Kerala houseboat packages which will introduce you to the backwaters of Kerala. We arrange and organize customized backwater houseboat tours covering Alleppey, Kumarakom, Bekal, Poovar, and Kollam where you can enjoy the unique once-in-a-lifetime experience of Kerala backwaters along with a taste of rural Kerala village life.

ALSO, SEE- Kerala Backwaters & Houseboat Trip - What to Know & The Complete Guide

Escape from bustling city streets to the languid backwaters of Kerala and explore its sacred spots and ancient heritage as you book an Iris Holidays Kerala boathouse package.

Going on board the houseboat in Kerala is a truly delightful experience. Enjoy the vivid colors of God’s Own Country and soak in nature at its finest form as you enjoy your tour in a houseboat in Kerala.

Kerala houseboat booking in Alleppey and Kumarakom and houseboat packages in Kerala offered by us can be customized to include additional services like candlelight dinners, Jacuzzi, flower beds, aesthetic interiors, board games, canoe excursions, fishing, village walks, reading corner, yoga sessions, and temple tours.

A rich blend of saline and freshwater, the Kerala backwaters have a picturesque view that can be perfectly enjoyed from a boathouse in Kerala. Cruising through the backwaters in a boathouse in Kerala will be an absolute bliss along with the pampering experiences you’ll get throughout the trip.

Adore the stunning scenery, spot exotic birds, and feel the cool breeze over your face as you go on a cruise in an exotic Kerala boathouse!

Cherish the beauty of the “Venice of the East”, Alleppey, in a houseboat of Kerala that offers a mesmerizing experience.

Also, the standard Kerala boat house price is pocket-friendly and is sure to fit your budget. To help you savor the natural charm of Alleppey and Kumarakom, the Kerala houseboat price has been kept quite reasonable.

A backwater cruise on a boathouse in Kerala allows you to enjoy outstanding views of the backwaters and paddy fields bordered by coconut trees. A Kerala houseboat will take you to the untouched and unexplored corners of the Land of Coconuts.

Sit back, relax, and make memories with the serene backwaters of Kerala as you opt for a customized Kerala houseboat package.

Experience natural beauty blended with traditional as well as modern luxury as you opt for a cruise in a boathouse in Kerala.

Top 3 Destinations for Kerala Houseboat Packages

Whenever there is a mention of Kerala, one just can’t help but think of houseboats on beautiful backwaters. Staying in a houseboat in Kerala is a unique, must-do experience. Here are the best destinations to explore while floating on a Kerala houseboat for an utterly magical experience!

Alleppey - Venice of the East

Best time to visit: November to February (Winter)

Known for: Boat Races, Greenery, Backwaters, Peace

Things to do: Experience the tranquillity of peaceful Kerala backwaters; Enjoy fresh seafood; Observe the life of locals

Popular as the “Venice of the East”, Alleppey is considered to be the Citadel of Houseboats in Kerala. Cradled amidst lush greenery and pleasant surroundings, Alleppey houseboats are well-equipped with modern amenities and services as well as well-furnished rooms for a memorable stay.

Floating on the backwaters in an Alleppey houseboat and witnessing immense greenery is an experience that will stay with you forever. The blooming water lilies, canals, and chirping of birds that you come across during an Alleppey houseboat ride will serve as a soul-soothing experience.

A floating vacation on the serene backwaters in the Alappuzha houseboat can be the perfect idea for a dream vacation. With Alappuzha houseboat booking, you will experience the level of tranquil beauty that it hides in its nooks and corners. Also, Alleppey houseboat rates would suit your budget easily. 

Kumarakom - Captivating Backwater Destination in Kottayam

Best time to visit: November to February (Winter)

Known for: Backwaters, Lake, Village culture, Houseboat Experience

Things to do: Witness the beautiful sunset and sunrise over the Kumarakom backwaters; Spend a night in a houseboat over the waves of Kerala backwaters; Cruising and sightseeing

Set in the backdrop of Vembanad Lake, a ride through the backwaters in Kumarakom houseboats will allow you to enjoy nature in its raw form and spend some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of cities. The best of this backwater tourism destination can only be experienced through Kumarakom houseboats. Enjoy delicious Kerala food with captivating views of lush greenery and thick avenues of palm trees in the backdrop as you explore the backwaters of Kerala from your Kumarakom boathouse. A Kumarakom boathouse offers a unique stay experience amidst Kerala backwaters as you sail on water. The fun of staying in Kumarakom houseboats can’t be compared!

Kollam - The Cashew Capital of the World

Best time to visit: October to February (Winter)

Known for: Boat rides, Waterfalls, Adventure, History

Things to do: Rejuvenate your body with a relaxing Ayurveda Spa on a Kollam houseboat; Treat yourself to scrumptious Kerala cuisine; Enjoy the village life of Kollam

A combination of a beautiful houseboat in Kollam on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake with warm air and rhythmic waves is a treat to all nature lovers. A Kollam houseboat facilitates room amenities that offer a delightful stay to guests from holidaymakers to business travelers.

Enjoy the best food that Kerala has to offer amid the lush greenery of Kerala backwaters on a Kollam houseboat. Right from enjoying the distinctive view of the rural life of Kerala to eating the traditional food of the South, a houseboat in Kollam will prove to be a great inclusion on your bucket list today. Also, you cannot miss the therapeutic spa and Ayurvedic treatments offered on a Kollam houseboat.

Kerala Houseboat Travel Tips

A rejuvenating stay in Kerala houseboats allows you to meander through scenic backwaters and offers the experience of a lifetime. Here are a few tips travelers can keep in mind when staying in a houseboat in Kerala to make their stay truly memorable.

-> Check the weather: Pick the right weather for staying in a houseboat in Kerala backwaters carefully. Warm, sunny days are ideal for exploring the backwaters but you can’t predict when the storm rolls in. If a stringent breeze or thunderstorm is in the forecast, it is advisable to wait for a better opportunity.

-> Select the right houseboat in Kerala: There are various kinds of houseboats available in Kerala to cater to customers of all kinds, both domestic and foreign. Houseboats in Kerala are available in different sizes ranging from 1 room to 5 rooms so it is essential to choose the apt houseboat as per your group size.

-> Don’t Forget to Pack Essentials: A Kerala houseboat is your home away from home for a few days so be sure to pack essentials like a first aid kit, assorted toiletries such as shampoo and conditioners, hand soap, and toothpaste.

-> Familiarize yourself with the houseboat safety measures: Be aware of auxiliary emergency equipment like smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, ropes, and anchors so you can act quickly and confidently in the event of an emergency.

Booking Kerala houseboat packages with Iris Holidays

Browse through a wide range of Kerala houseboat packages at the best prices with Iris Holidays. We at Iris Holidays have carefully curated these houseboat Kerala packages so as to create an authentic vacation where you get to explore both cultural as well as natural aspects of God’s Own Country.

Flanked by palm trees whose reflections form a perfect image on clear waters, houseboats in Kerala backwaters present a spectacular sight. Plan your trip to Kerala with Iris Holidays and enjoy the scenic beauty and serenity of Kerala backwaters through a houseboat in Kerala which will definitely be an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.

Iris Holidays Kerala houseboat packages are customizable and offer you a chance to recreate your itinerary as per your travel needs and preferences.

To learn more about houseboat Kerala packages, reach out to Iris Holidays and we promise to provide you with the best solution for your queries and confusion for a memorable experience in God’s Own Country.

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Kerala Houseboat Packages(17)

Popular

Day Cruise in Kerala Backwaters (with Kochi Pickup & drop)(1 Day(s))

Authentic  houseboat  Day cruise one of the unique experiences you will only get from the magnificent backwaters of Kerala.  You can witness mind soothing sights on the villages along the banks of backwaters like the green paddy fields, rustic homes, tiny houses built with thatched roof of coconut leaves situated at the stretches of .... read more read less

Also Includes

Houseboat

Backwater

Fruit Basket

Private Car

Sightseeing

WelcomeDrink

Recent Customer Review

We enjoyed our houseboat day cruise in Kerala. The cook in the boat cooked so well,Afsal our driver is friendly and very professional. We enjoyed the tour specially the boat  and very different from boats in France.

Per Person

6099 /

$88

1145Guests booked in 2024

Popular

Weekend Kerala Houseboat Package(2 Day(s))

Backwater holidays in the world renowned houseboats in Alleppey for one night.This package is ideal for weekend break from Chennai, Bangalore or Mumbai.This package can be customised to include a candlelight dinner in houseboat, a lingering boat cruise along the palm-fringed shores of emerald green backwaters at Kumarakom and A-La-Carte Candle ligh.... read more read less

Also Includes

Houseboat

Chocolates

Private Car

Sightseeing

Recent Customer Review

We found this tour through the internet, and told our requests. They immediately booked a houseboat which is clean and beautiful and it was exactly we looked for. Lunch and snack specially cooked for us on the boat are very tasty. All staffs were nice to us. We are satisfied with this day trip.

Per Person

6499 /

$116

1789Guests booked in 2024

Popular

Kumarakom Houseboat Package(2 Day(s))

Kumarakom is an entrancing backwater destination featuring amazing natural beauty and charm. It encompasses the cluster of islands which surround Vembanad Lake and offers the tourist a thrilling experience. Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Pathiramanal, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Shiva Temple are the places your visit would be incomplete without.   .... read more read less

Also Includes

Pickup

Houseboat

Breakfast

Sunset

Private Car

Swimming

Per Person

8250 /

$108

41Guests booked in 2024

Exclusive

Captivating Kerala - Munnar Kumarakom Tour Package(4 Day(s))

National Geographic Traveler describes Kerala as one of the top ten paradises on earth.  Experience the serenity and stunning beauty of India’s most bewitching state.  Walk amongst the tea plantations on lush green slopes before descending to relax by a campfire in Munnar. Backwaters and hill stations in Kerala offer .... read more read less

Also Includes

Houseboat

Breakfast

Private Car

Sightseeing

Plantation

Recent Customer Review

I booked the 4-day tour of Kerala through Viator. Antony was our driver for the tour, and he was outstanding! The lush scenery was our favorite part of the trip. The houseboat experience was nice, with friendly staff.

Per Person

10200 /

$177

137Guests booked in 2024

Best Selling

Backwaters Kerala Package (3 Day(s))

Backwaters in Kerala is a unique experience that offers encounters with lifee along the backwaters and laid back life culture of Kerala.Away from the honking horns and bustling streets, you can experience a completely different world out there in Kerala and Snap the ever-changing scenes on the backwater that surround you at the enchanting Kerala ba.... read more read less

Also Includes

Pickup

Houseboat

Dinner

Chocolates

Sightseeing

Recent Customer Review

We had a lovely tour with Iris holidays for three nights across Munnar, Kumarakom and Kochi. The tour was very well organised and communication was prompt to arrange an appropriate itinerary. The standout was Akash Kuttan, who was our tour driver - he was great company, had an in depth knowledge of the areas we were visiting and we felt very assured in his hands. He also keeps his vehicle in excellent condition and was very focused even when driving long distances.

Per Person

10250 /

$185

1089Guests booked in 2024

Best Selling

Backwaters Cochin Tour (4 Day(s))

Short Spice tours, designed for those travellers who want to get right in amongst it and experience beautiful Kerala in an authentic  style.  Start your visit with an overnight stay on an authentic houseboat in Kumarakom and take in local sights and scenery before berthing up for the night. This two-day tour also takes in the major port .... read more read less

Also Includes

Houseboat

Breakfast

Private Car

Sightseeing

Recent Customer Review

What an amazing four days! Even though we did a lot and felt like we had been there for a week, it was still incredibly calming and fulfilling. The food, the houseboat, and the boat ride through the backwaters were all fantastic. Our final day at Fort Kochi was a delightful surprise that we heartily recommend. 

Per Person

10500 /

$190

137Guests booked in 2024

Popular

Best of Kerala Package(4 Day(s))

A ideal, flexible break for families, groups or couples intent on romance.  Tailor your stay with activities that suit your plans and wish list.  Kerala has so much to offer, indulge in authentic Indian life and stunning, rich, natural topography.  You may be intent on experiencing the outdoors and exploring the green slopes and exot.... read more read less

Also Includes

Pickup

Breakfast

Private Car

Sightseeing

Recent Customer Review

Had a great tour of Kerala 5days covering munnar thekaddy Alleppey and kochi.. best tourism awesome service..special thanks to Mr Kannan and our Driver Saab for taking care of us and let us enjoy !
 

Per Person

10920 /

$175

2139Guests booked in 2024

Luxury

Kerala Luxury Houseboat Package (2 Day(s))

Kerala Luxury Houseboat Package in Alleppey or Kumarakom backwaters will ensure that the mystique perseveres unfurl before the senses. The soothing warm air, the rich green foliage, the luxuriant swirls of the Malayalam sign boards and alphabets and the kaleidoscope of people and spices on display in the markets enthralls you right away. You can en.... read more read less

Also Includes

Pickup

Houseboat

Fishing

Sightseeing

Recent Customer Review

Many thanks to the team of Iris holidays as we had a wonderful time last August in Kerala. The crew, food, hotel accommodation, transport everything was superb. We cherish every moment of our holidays at Kerala. Good job Iris holidays. 

Booked Luxury Kerala Houseboat Package on August 23, 2013

Per Person

11160 /

$204

543Guests booked in 2024

Popular

Nehru Trophy 2024 Package (3 Day(s))

Nehru Trophy Boat Race is the most famous of the snake boat races of Indiawhich is named after the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. He visited Alleppey in 1952 and was enthralled by the spectatcular water carnival in which the Snake Boats with 100 to 200 oarsmen plough the waters to the tune the folk songs. and once he returned he i.... read more read less

Also Includes

Pickup

Backwater

Breakfast

Sunset

Private Car

Per Person

15800 /

$193

59Guests booked in 2024

Honeymoon Special

Vibrant Kerala Honeymoon Package(7 Day(s))

Honeymoon is the most cherished time for any married couple and we offer a memorable experience on honeymoon with our Vibrant Honeymoon Package. From Munnar to Kovalam, Kerala gives you the best of experiences. The hills and mountains of Munnar, the beach views and shores of Kovalam and the mesmerizing lakes in Alleppey will give you the best roman.... read more read less

Also Includes

Pickup

Houseboat

BeachVisit

Breakfast

Camp Fire

Recent Customer Review

God's own country has undoubtedly left us speechless. We had a fabulous week enjoying every sceneic beauty and it's rich culture. The lush greenary of Munnar, overnight stay of Allepey, boat ride of Poovar and the scintillating beach views are itselt making Kerala a diverse, unique and worth place to visit. Our company Mr Babu Antony one of the finest and humble person we met. Thanks to him for making our trip amazing. And special thanks to Mr George and Mr Vijeesh from Iris Holidays for making our trip so effortless. The services provided by Iris holidays was extremely satisfactory. A memory to cherish for lifetime. Had the best time in Kerala.

Per Person

22350 /

$375

456Guests booked in 2024


People also ask

We, at Iris Holidays, offer pocket-friendly Kerala houseboat packages with standard facilities. Committed to providing you with the most affordable houseboat packages, we offer a luxurious stay onboard with traditional delicacies that you can enjoy while sailing the tranquil backwaters up close. Browse our Kerala houseboat packages and find the best package that suits your needs and requirements.
A Kerala houseboat is absolutely safe for families, couples, and even solo travelers. The houseboat crew is available 24/7 for the help of the guests. You can enjoy complete privacy and security during your stay on the houseboat without any worries. The houseboat also carries safety equipment like safety jackets and fire extinguishers in case an emergency comes up.
The houseboats of the Southwestern Indian state Kerala are available in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Alleppey, Ernakulam, Thrissur, and Kasargod.
The cost of the Iris Holidays houseboat package in Kerala ranges from INR 7,199/- to INR 23,800/- depending on factors like the size of the boat, its popularity and reviews, the services it offers, the number of rooms it has, and its location. You can simply select the package that suits your needs and budget requirements.
Boating and shikara charges in Alleppey usually start from around INR 800/- per hour and can accommodate a maximum of 5 persons at a time for a cruise duration of 5 or more hours. The prices may vary if you wish to go for a Kerala houseboat cruise for only 2-3 hours or less. The prices generally start from INR 1,000/- on weekends and holidays, and the rides may not be available in heavy rainfall and during festivals in Kerala.

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Traveler Reviews for Kerala Houseboat Packages

4 Days trip in Kerala

I booked the 4-day tour of Kerala through Viator. Antony was our driver for the tour, and he was outstanding! The lush scenery was our favorite part of the trip. The houseboat experience was nice, with friendly staff.

Mallory Reynolds

Galway, Ireland

05 Jul, 2024

Romantic Kerala Holiday Trip

It's an amazing and hassle-free experience with Iris holidays. We just finished a 3N/4D tour in Kerala—two nights in Munnar. We expressed interest in exploring the nature of Munnar and the tea plantations by doing a hike, and our amazing and ve

Zarah Fleming

London , United Kingdom

22 Apr, 2024

05 Days Kerala Tour

Had a great tour of Kerala 5days covering munnar thekaddy Alleppey and kochi.. best tourism awesome service..special thanks to Mr Kannan and our Driver Saab for taking care of us and let us enjoy !  

Sankhadip chowdhury

Kolkata, India

29 May, 2024

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