The number of tourists visiting Kerala is in an upturn and there is a significant rise in each year. Travelling companies like TripAdvisor and travel vloggers around the world have selected Kerala as a dream destination. Kochi has become a trending destination and it tops the number of tourist footfalls in Kerala. The number of foreign tourists visited Kochi the last year is at 23% approx. (courtesy: Kerala Tourism Dept).
It is Alappuzha or Alleppey and Kumarakom that comes to anyone’s mind when thinking of houseboat cruise in Kerala. The foreign tourists have to travel all the way from Nedumbassery to these places, to embark on a backwater trip. To savour the beauty and serenity of Kerala’s green-adorned villages. Even though Kochi also has backwaters, which could be used for houseboat cruise, the area was unexplored by tour operators.
Many of the tourists avoid houseboat cruise thinking of the long and tiring journey to and from these places. Besides, the journey consumes more time and affects the time available for the actual trip. In effect, the tourists who skip the trip and those undertaking, both are not satisfied at the end. As the former will feel that the Kerala trip was incomplete without the backwater cruise and the latter will not be able to enjoy the trip full to the brim due to the time constraints.
We, Kochi Houseboat Hub, one of the leading houseboat operators in Kerala, considered the possibility. And it was surprising to find what the backwater cruise through villages around Kochi have in offer. The beauty was nothing less than Alappuzha or Kumarakom. The only thing that lacked was a reliable tour operator who can undertake the backwater cruise. We, being in the field for long, has been successful in acquiring the reputation of a reputed tour operator. Therefore, we decided to commence the houseboat cruise operations at Kochi.
The Kochi houseboat hub has luxury boats having 2 bedrooms with suites and a big lounge. This houseboat can accommodate 4 + 2 extra bed, during the day and night cruise. The boarding of the luxury houseboat is from Cheranalloor Jetty which just 5km away from Lulu mall Edappally, Kochi.
If you are coming from Marine drive the jetty is only 8 Km away. The houseboat will pass through canals that run among villages around Kochi, viz. Kothad, Pizhala, Kadamakudi and Ponjikara. Enthralling you with the simplicity and beauty of village life. The cruise amidst Chinese fishnets, fish farms, paddy fields, coconut lagoons etc. will be a first in the lifetime experience for you. And will fascinate you to return the second time.
In addition to the day and night cruise, the Kochi Houseboat Hub offers different packages that can even suit small groups. There is day cruise, lunch cruise and evening cruise which is also available for shorter visit group & Cochin Cruise Guest.
We are awaiting your presence at our luxurious houseboat. Let us take you to the mesmerizing beauty of Kochi’s grandeur backwaters. You are always welcome to contact us for further queries and bookings.