With the active support of the Tourism Department cruise can be the pride of our country. They can become very popular too, among tourists coming from different places to Kerala. A rail or bus ride can never give that much feeling as with the journey of Cruise from Alappuzha to Kochi. Now the Government  and many private tour operators has taken initiative to launch a cruise in Kerala.

Travel Tips

Month of March , April & May book your boat as Air condition.

Avoid plastic bottles and covers through into the backwater, use dust bin

Try to wear cotton light dress on cruise; it can avoid humidity on summer time. (March, April, May)


When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Hot
  • 40° Max
  • 19° Min
  • 23 mm
  • Cotton
Route/ Place

The journey conducted by the District tourism Promotion Council and the Journey starts from Alappuzha is the transit point for houseboats with another significant jetty at Kumarakom. The route passes through Vembanad lake, the largest backwater stretch in Kerala, then to Kuttanad region , popularly known as the rice bowl of Kerala, Kumarakom, Vaikom, Kumbalangi and finally Bolghatty island.

Things To View

Backwaters menndering throughout Kerala link a network of canals, lagoons, lakes and river, watering rice paddies and dotted with an enviable armada of live aboard houseboats. The heady mix of fresh and salt water provides a heaven for a varied array of wild life, from frogs and water birds to otters and turtles.

How to Reach

  • Nearest airport is Cochin, and from there you can get a bus, or cabs (2 hours drive approx 80 to 100kms).
  • The Alleppey railway station and connects all the major cities and towns of the state as well as the country. Taxis, buses, autos etc. are available outside the railway station to reach any desired location.
  • The KSRTC bus service moves throughout the state at a reasonable price. Private bus services are also present connecting Alappuzha with other adjoining states. The distance between Alappuzha and Trivandrum is 151 KMand it takes approx 3 hrs, and from Cochin it takes around 2 hrs.

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Important Numbers

Journey conducted by  

1.District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC)

Ph. No. 0477- 2253308, 2251796



2. Alleppy Cruise Tours & Travels

 CC 29/ 1288E, Bank Road, Vyttila, Cochi-682019, Kerala

Ph:- +91-9447799512, +914782563312