ROYAL SUITE LUXURY HOUSEBOAT ALLEPEY KERALA


PICKADLY ROYAL SUITE 

Valamparambil, Avalokkunnu P.O.
Alappuzha-6

Manoj Thomas Mob: +91 9446171094
+91 9388834291

Babu Varghese Mob: +91 9446617232

E-mai: pickadlyhouseboats@yahoo.co.in
http://www.keralaluxuryhouseboats.in

http://keralaluxuryhouseboats.in/alleppey_houseboat_tariff.html

TIPS ON RENTING A HOUSEBOAT IN ALLEPEY

1.NEGOTIATE AND BARGAIN.SUPER LUXURY HOUSEBOATS ARE AVAILABLE EVEN UPTO  RS 13,000  THE REST RANGE FROM RS 5000 TO 8000 DEPENDING ON THE CONDITION OF THE BOAT AND FACILITIES PROVIDED.

2CHECK IN IS AT 11 AM AND THE BOAT JOURNEY COMMENCES AT 12 NOON. THEY HALT AT AROUND 1 NOON NEAR A SMALL ISLAND AMIDST THE BACKWATERS FOR LUNCH AND THEN SET SAIL . AT 5 PM SHARP THEY HALT FOR THE NIGHT SOMEWHERE 20 MINS AWAY FROM THE START POINT. SO THE TOTAL TIME THAT YOU SAIL ON THE BOAT RANGES FROM AS LITTLE AS 3HRS TO 4 HRS MAXIMUM DEPENDING ON THE “LUNCH BREAK”. WHILE NEGOTIATING TELL THEM NOT TO EXTEND THE LUNCH HOUR MORE THAN 1HOUR.

3.IMAGINE THE ALPHABET “U” THEY START AT THE TIP–TAKE A  –U — TURN AND HALT AGAIN AT THE TIP SOME 15–20 MINS AWAY FROM THE STARTING POINT.THE START POINT IS ALLEPEY AND THE CURVE POINT OF “U” IS KUMARAKOM.

4.WHILE NEGOTIATING ENSURE THAT THEY SEND YOU A COMPLETE WRITTEN MENU CARD WITH THE NUMBER AND NAMES OF THE VEGETARIAN ITEMS AND NON VEGETATARIAN ITEMS INCLUDING CHICKEN FISH AND PRAWNS THAT THEY WILL SERVE YOU.ALSO  MAKE SURE THAT THEY DONT  SERVE  YOU THEIR LAST VISITORS LEFT OVERS FROM THE PREVIOUS CRUISE.

5.CARRY YOUR OWN TOILETRIES AND LINEN AS EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY HAVE 5 STAR FACILITIES ONBOARD BUT THE CLEANLINESS AND HYGIENE IS QUESTIONABLE.THEY DO NOT HAVE GREAT LAUNDRY SERVICE.

6. FROM THE START POINT  THEY PASS THROUGH THE BACKWATERS AND TAKE YOU TILL A  WHITE STATUE OF MOTHER MARY  AND OTHER 5 STAR RESORTS CLOSE TO KUMARAKOM VISIBLE IN THE PICTURES BELOW AND THEN TAKE THEIR U TURN BACK TO HALT FOR THE NIGHT.

7.ONE CAN SKIP KUMARAKOM AS IT IS BORING WITH NOTHING TO SEE EXCEPT A VAST SEA KIND OF AN EXPERIENCE WITH THE WAVES OF THE LAKE A BIT ROUGH IN THE CENTER. SO OPT FOR ALLEPY ALLEPEY CRUISE SHOWCASING THE BACKWATER LIFE ONLY.

8.THE MENU INCLUDES WELCOME DRINK.(CANNED) SOUP. LUNCH (NO CHAPPATIS OR DESSERT WAS SERVED TO US BUT YOU CAN ENSURE THAT YOU GET IT LOL) (DAAL-3 VEGETABLES DISHES-PRAWNS-POMEFRET-CURD-SALAD-BEETROOT CHUTNEY-PAPAD-RICE) EVENING COFFEE/TEA WITH SOME HOT SNACKS DINNER WITH CHAPPATIS AND RICE AND DESSERT SALAD- CURD-DAAL-2VEGETABLE DISHES-CHICKEN MANCHURIAN-CHICKEN 65-CHICKEN CURRY-POMFRET BREAKFAST WITH TEA AND  FRESH JUICE

pickadly royal suite houseboat

pickadly royal suite houseboat

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view from boat

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view from bedroom

pickadly 1 bedroom royal suite houseboat

pickadly 1 bedroom royal suite houseboat

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bedroom

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bathroom

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shower panel

 

lunch

lunch

evening tea

evening tea

soup

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dinner

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27 thoughts on “ROYAL SUITE LUXURY HOUSEBOAT ALLEPEY KERALA

  1. The pics seems to be broken. Can you please update them? We are looking forward to book this houseboat. If you can update the links, it would be great. Thanks in advance.!

    • NEver mind. I just updated the links and got the pics. If you want them, please download from here..
      https://anonfiles.com/file/1419f2f5088c7868fe4e3fb81aeba445

      Really awesome information as well as photos. I have asked the boat house operator to send me the details of food menu etc. I’m really looking forward for having a nice time in houseboat. Will acknowledge here after our trip during this month end. Thanks a lot.!

  2. i am planning a tour to alleepey. I want to hire the best houseboat. money no problem. me my wife and our 5 year old son. do royal suite gives 24 hrs ac. do they have satellite tv. is there any boat better than royal suite. thanks

    • as far as my knowledge goes there is no better boat than royal suite as of now that boasts of 24 hrs ac– completely glass panelled boat to protect from pests and mosquitoes-a jacuzzi and good stylish decor.this boat is just 1 year old commissioned in dec 2011.they do not have satellite tv but you can carry your own cds to view your own choice of movies once the boat docks near land at around 5 pm till next morning 🙂 and you will need to keep yourself busy. if you need to know something more than kindly get back to me for more queries.you can contact the boat owner directly by phone to negotiate. we were asked to pay rs 16000 for 1 night but ended up paying 13 000 as they forgot to cater for me who is a vegetarian tho my hubby and daughter had a great time 🙂

    • thankyou Andrew.i will soon be uploading more information on the places worth visiting in the near future.also the boat we hired-royal suite houseboat is a dec 2011 commissioned boat so it is fairly new. hardly 9 – 10 months old.

    • this boat has been commisioned in dec 2011 so it is hardly 8 mths old. we did enjoy the houseboat and brought back some great memories.hope this info and the pictures inspire you to visit kerela in india as soon as possible.thankyou for commenting and putting ur inputs on my blog

    • thankyou Nirav for liking my post.while blogging i try to give information that is useful to passionate travellers like me and my hubby.travellers like to have crisp information on the dos and donts while touring. esp in india..no one wants surprises and that too unpleasant ones.:-)

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