My Houseboat Experience in Alleppey
That was my first houseboat experience at Alleppey. Alleppey Backwater and houseboats are one of the must visit place while travelling to Kerala. I was introduced to Alleppey Houseboat Club by my colleague. They helped me with a few options according to my budget. We checked in by 12 noon. My houseboat was very neat and clean and well maintained. We were welcomed by Tender coconut drink in the traditional style.
My houseboat cruise began and we were totally new to the backwaters and enjoyed the beautiful sightseeing. Our captain was very friendly he took us through one of the best cruise routes. By 1pm, boat was anchored near to the shore in a place which had an amazing view of backwaters. Lunch was served and we were really happy to taste the Kerala style food and we must thank the my houseboat cook for making some fantastic dishes for us. Fish fry, Chicken Roast, Rice, Sambar, and a few veg dishes with amazing mango pickle and payasam was served for lunch. The Houseboat started cruise after half an hour.
We really enjoyed the cruise which took us through the best places of Alleppey. In the evening we had tea with yummy banana fritters. At 5:30, cruise stopped and the boat was anchored near to the shore. We stepped out and went for a village walk. We had an amazing experience about the village life. We returned to boat by 7pm. At night after having dinner, we went to bed at 10:00pm.
Morning we could view the beautiful sunrise. My houseboat operator had made Kerala special Puttu and Kadala for our breakfast. We had a cruise of one hour in the morning and they dropped us back. It was an amazing and unforgettable experience at the beautiful backwaters of Alleppey.