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Kumarakom House Boats

A standout amongst the most favored approaches to draw near to the backwater life in Kerala is the houseboat remain. Recorded among the incredibly famous attractions and the most happening activities in Kerala is Houseboat Cruising. Voyagers from various pieces of the world come to Kerala to appreciate the picturesque excellence and peacefulness of its backwaters through houseboat. Houseboats in Kerala are accessible as indicated by spending one can manage the cost of and offices/extravagances one needs to appreciate. A houseboat is accessible in all sizes with an alternative of number of rooms, a deck, a kitchenette, bathroom, an open parlor territory and that’s just the beginning. Each houseboat is manged by a group of 3 men, typically a cook, guide and rower.

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  • 4 star review  Very nice experience. It was our last moment plan, and this option popped up accidently. Searched on Google, and found the number of the manager who arranged a very nice houseboat for two families. The houseboats were well equipped, rooms nice and clean, well maintained. The washroom were very clean with a big bath tub. The houseboat had lots of nice wall paintings which made the boat look very rich. The outer corridors had dining table for 6 and good quality foam sofa for four. In addition, there were good spaces to sit on the deck. Although we booked our for four hours only (₹1000/hr, minimum 4 hrs) we had lunch on board (₹500/head very+non veg), is a very good houseboat for even full day with night stay. The food was really good authentic Kerala taste. The staff was very friendly and helping. They served tea and snacks in the evening which was the icing on the cake. The entire boat ride was fun through canals, around the island where you will have lots of nature beauty and serene atmosphere. All in all a very good experience. One star is reserved as we didn't do a full day trip, so we don't have night stay experience.

    thumb Nitin Jagdhane
  • 5 star review  Booking experience, Boat experience, Food quality and test, Staff experience was superb. I think they are an expert in giving best and quality experience to their customers. I would definitely recommend the Kumarakom Houseboat for a night stay.

    thumb satish khedkar
  • 4 star review  Must experience the back water cruise with an affordable price. Thanks to kumarakam for giving wonderful experience.

    thumb Renshi V. Ajithkumar
  • 5 star review  We really enjoyed our honeymoon trip on the houseboat. The crew members especially Mr. Sineesh make an excellent team and did everything they could to make us comfortable. They are both excellent cooks and they produced lovely delicious food in their very compact galley at the back of the boat.The boat is really cute, comfortable and clean.All in all, a really good experience and memorable moments., Highly recommended.,,,

    thumb urakkam illathavan
  • 5 star review  It was one of our best experiences staying in the boat house. Food was probably one of the best I had in India. Amazing views, nicest people on the earth and or chef was the best. I would recommending everyone to take this boat house stay and enjoy the amazing Kerala waters.

    thumb Prashant Devkota
  • 5 star review  We had a very relaxing and plesent stay at the house boat. Views of the lake were breath taking complimented with amazing food served (lunch, high tea, dinner and breakfast) on the boat. The staff members on the boat were very courteous and humble. Rooms were neat and clean. Ambience was traditional Kerala style. Highlight of the day was fishing (I actually managed to catch a fish!!! thanks to the guidance provided at start by the boat staff). We also managed to see turtles, water snake and different types of birds. Would highly recommend that you reserve a day for this of you are visiting Kerala, it's totally worth it.

    thumb yogita kapoor
  • 4 star review  Good service, tastyfood, clean and neet boat. Enjoyed.

    thumb Abdulla Sulthan
  • 5 star review  Excellent boat, nice food, clean and homely envirinment. Enjoyed the trip with family and friends. Those who are waiting to explore the beauty of kerala back water, i will strongly recommend this boat. Many many thanks.

    thumb ajit prabhakaran
  • 5 star review  Great boat, great food, great route. We are a family of four travelling with our baby and toddler. We contacted Kumarakom Houseboats a week days before travelling with. We changed our minds lots of times on the dates and number of days due to other commitments. They were patient and polite with our changes. They even managed to change our booking whilst on the boat from one night to two. The food was wonderful and Midhun our cook was very friendly and accommodated our needs with a smile on his face. The driver was quiet which was fine. The manager even booked a taxi for us at the end of the trip. The boat was a large single bedroom one with enclosed downstairs and open upstairs. The whole boat was very child friendly which meant we could relax more. Perfect as we hadn't relaxed this much throughout our whole travels in India. A much needed break! Highly recommended.

    thumb Laura Bell
  • 5 star review  Awsome service especially crew incharge @jayesh ,@sumit@kanan and the head booking incharge @prashant,tanks a lot with the overall experience ,u made our day ,everything perfect, will visit again !!

    thumb Ravi Verma

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Pathiramanal is a small island located on the border of Kottayam – Alapuzha Districts in Kerala, India. The name ‘Pathiramanal’ means ‘Sands of night’. The island is located in the Vembanad Lake. The island is an easily reachable location in the Kumarakom – Muhamma water route. It takes around 40 minutes from Kumarakom to reach Pathiramanal from Kumarakom. The journey through backwaters of Kottayam District is a marvellous experience. The scenic beauty of both sides of the lake as well as that of the island is mind blowing. it is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world.


Unbelievably beautiful emerald paddy fields, pulsating mangrove forests, coconut groves and canopies and enchanting waterways and canals decked with white lilies – little wonder that Kumaralom is considered paradise on earth. Forty two of the forty four freshwater rivers originating in the Western Ghats flow eastwards forming an intricate network of waterways. Backwaters are formed when these rivers empty themselves into the Arabian Sea. Kumarakom is perched on the western banks of the Vembanad Lake and has about 900 sq. kms of backwater ripples spread endlessly into the horizon. Kumarakom is a fascinating hamlet where tradition and modernity go hand in hand. A blend of tradition and culture is interwoven in the lives of the natives living in ancient rustic homes with temples and churches. At the same time, you can spot tourists glide through the canoe, motorboat or houseboats and accommodated in state of the art guesthouses, hotels and resorts.​


Kuttanad in Kerala, India, is the region with the lowest altitude in India, with 500 square kilometres of the region below sea level. Its elevation ranges from 0.6 m above to 2.2 metres below sea level. Most of the area is covered with water throughout the year. Kuttanadu is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried out below sea level.A few of the major villages which form Kuttanadu are: Ramankary, Kaipuzha, Kumarakom, Edathua, Mampuzhakkary, Neelamperoor, Kainadi, Kavalam, Pulincunnoo,Kannady, Veliyanadu, Veeyapuram, Vezhapra, Kunnamkary, Kidangara, Muttar, Neerattupuram, Thalavady, Changankary, Champakulam, Nedumudy, Moonnatummukham, Melpadom, Payippad, Karichal, Ayaparambu, Narakathara, Venattukad, Kayalppuram, Moncompu, Chathurthiakary, Manalady, Koduppunna,Thayankarry Pullangadi, Thalavady, etc.

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One King Bed

1 Bedroom with attached Bathroom, Kitchen and Lounge



Two King Bed

2 Bedroom with attached Bathroom, Kitchen and Lounge



Three King Bed

3 Bedroom with attached Bathroom, Kitchen and LoungeBook



Four King Bed

4 Bedroom with attached Bathroom, Kitchen and loungeBook


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