18 Best Houseboat Tours in Munnar - 2020 (with 523 Reviews)

One of the many reasons tourists from all over the world visit Kerala is to spend a day or two in Munnar houseboats. The idea of spending a night or two on the calming backwaters of Munnar is quite healing. There is no one to disturb your peace and you can ameliorate with the natural surroundings at your own pace.

The fascinating thing about Munnar houseboats is that even though they are equipped with modern tools and amenities, they haven’t failed to carry their traditional touch, which is evident in their decor, food, and hospitality.

There are numerous options of houseboats to choose from.  If you are looking for a serene yet traditional experience, then, you should book Kettuvalam houseboats - for they are the oldest houseboats in Munnar.

The upper deck houseboats are aided with picturesque views, tranquil hillside views, and relaxing sound of birds. Additionally, delectable South Indian food is being served to you as you laze in your opulent room with your friends or family. Punting houseboats are inclined toward a bit of an adventure because of the way they cut through the calm waters of Munnar. It’s a rush for sure!

The truth is, this experience cannot be described in words. The yellow rays of the sun reflecting on the shimmering backwater on which your houseboat cruises is a sight to behold. This is reason enough for you to pay a visit to houseboats in Munnar and check it out of your bucket list!

Popular Munnar Houseboat Tour Packages

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South Kerala Spice Plantation Tour 6D/5N ₹ 0 4.0 star View Details
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South Kerala Spice Plantation Tour Featured
South Kerala Spice Plantation Tour

6D/5N

Cochin

6 D/5 N : Cochin-Alleppey-Periyar-Munnar-Cochin What will you do : Sightseeing, Houseboat Cruise, Walking Trails, Leisure Activities What will you see : Periyar National Park, Lakes, Dam, Shooting Point, Tea Museum, Pothenmedu View Point. Kerala was a international trading centre for spices and this is evident from the diverse plantations set up. Spices of Kerala are quite popular around the world even now. Starting from a breathtaking sightseeing and panoramic views, this tour will give you the pleasure of enjoying a stay at the houseboat as well as cruise in the same during the first few days. This leads to a great watch of Kerala’s enriched wildlife. The walking trails organized during this tour helps the tourists come in direct contact with the nature and immerse themselves into its miraculous beauty. The visit to the Spice Plantations is the dominating factor and the main highlight of the tour. Overall, it is one of the best ways to enjoy the diversity of Kerala and keep them etched in your memory forever.
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40 Ratings

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Magnificent Kerala Featured
Magnificent Kerala

6D/5N

Kochi

5N/6D : Kochi – Thattekad – Munnar – Alleppey – Kochi What will you do : Bird Watching, Excursion, Sight Seeing, Backwater Cruise, Houseboat Stay What will you see : Rare Species of Birds, Mist Clad Mountains, Picturesque Valleys, Backwaters Kerala, one of the finest tourist destination in the world, also hosts the richest bird habitat in peninsular India. The enchanting range of Kerala’s avifauna attracts numerous bird lovers from different corners of the globe. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, named after the legendary ornithologist Dr Salim Ali, is one of the exquisite habitats of more than 280 different species of birds. A visit to this abode of the birds is an extreme delight to the eyes and is an important feature of this tour. Following this visit, a visit to Munnar enhances the beauty and essence of this tour. Before concluding the tour, cruising the backwaters will bring you closer to the rustic charm of Kerala and will surely answer all your calls for a blissful holiday. 
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30 Ratings

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Discover Kerala Featured
Discover Kerala

14D/13N

Cochin

13N/14D : Cochin-Guruvayoor-Wayanad-Munnar-Periyar-Kumarakam-Alleppey-Kovalam-Kanyakumari-Trivandrum What will you do : Boating, Sightseeing, Nature Walks, Trekking, Houseboat Cruise, Village Tour, Jungle Safari What will you see : Lakes, Mountains, Valleys, Hills, Wild Animals, Birds, Temples, Beaches, Backwaters Explore the heart of a magical land and its myriad destinations on a Discover Kerala tour. Uncover the varied aspects of God’s Own Country. Travel to scenic destinations and enjoy a salubrious natural ambience. The experiences to lap up are plenty. Visit places of cultural and religious interest. Enjoy pleasant escapades in the backwaters of the Vembanad Lake. Fill your heart and mind with an experience like no other. 
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23 Ratings

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Honeymoon in Kerala Featured
Honeymoon in Kerala

10D/9N

Kochi

9N/10D : Kochi – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Trivandrum What will you do: Sight Seeing, Spice And Tea Plantations Trails, Houseboat Cruise and Stay, Wildlife Spotting. What will you see: Spice and Tea Plantations, Luxury Resorts, Houseboats, Wildlife At Periyar, Trivandrum And Kanyakumari City Tours. First time together is well-spent on this Kerala tour. Undoubtedly called Lover’s Paradise, Kerala is blessed with rich nature, diverse enthralling landscapes that resonate with your mood giving a lifetime memory. Submerge yourself in the genuine beauty of the country’s highest tea gardens at Munnar, sink into sublime bliss in the Alleppey backwaters, visit Kovalam a renowned beach destination, and travel to India’s southern most tip Kanyakumari. 
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30 Ratings

3.0

30 Ratings

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Kerala Offbeat Trails Featured
Kerala Offbeat Trails

21D/20N

Cochin

Kerala is a confluence of Hills, the seas and the evergreen nature. This 20N/21D will take you through the length and breadth of Kerala, providing you with an experience not to be forgotten. Through backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries, canoeing to trekking, jungle stays and rural villages, you will see it all.
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33 Ratings

3.0

33 Ratings

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Tour the Hills and Backwaters of Kerala
Tour the Hills and Backwaters of Kerala

5D/4N

About the Activity: Land of attractive mist-covered hills and serene backwaters, Kerala is an ideal spot to explore this 4 days trip to Munnar, the paradise of Kerala, Thekkady and a Houseboat Cruise at Alleppey.Start your tour by getting picked up from the Cochin airport and driving to Munnar. Visit the Cheyyappara, Valara waterfalls and Karadipara View Point.Sightsee the Sightsee the Eravikulam National Park also known as Rajamalai, the natural habitat of Niligiri Thar. Later visit a tea factory and tea museum, Mattupetty dam, Echo point and the Kundala Lake.Visit the famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady. Proceed to Alleppey for Houseboat Cruise.Conclude your tour by getting dropped back to the airport.
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30 Ratings

4.0

30 Ratings

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INR 15,750

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Experience Kerala Tour
Experience Kerala Tour

5D/4N

About the Activity:Tour God's Own Country, Kerala extensively as you visit the famous destinations of Cochin, Munna, Thekkady and Alleppey in all their natural beauty.Start your tour by being picked up from the Cochin airport and traveling to Munnar, get a glimpse of the stunning landscape and manicured tea estates dotting the little town.Visit the Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty dam, the various tea plantations and Echo Point.Drive to Thekkady and visit the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Proceed towards Alleppey and indulge in  day of lounging and touring the backwaters in an A/C Deluxe houseboat.Conclude your trip by getting dropped back in Cochin. 
Superb

24 Ratings

4.0

24 Ratings

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INR 32,990

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Escape to Kerala
Escape to Kerala

5D/4N

Munnar

About the Activity: Tour God's Own Country, Kerala extensively as you visit the famous destinations of Cochin, Munna, Thekkady and Alleppey in all their natural beauty.Start your tour by being picked up from the Cochin airport and traveling to Munnar, get a glimpse of the stunning landscape and manicured tea estates dotting the little town.Visit the Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty dam, the various tea plantations and Echo Point.Drive to Thekkady and visit the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Proceed towards Alleppey and indulge in  day of lounging and touring the backwaters in an A/C Deluxe houseboat.Conclude your trip by getting dropped back in Cochin. 
Superb

25 Ratings

4.0

25 Ratings

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INR 32,500

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Munnar Alleppey Tour, Kerala
Munnar Alleppey Tour, Kerala

4D/3N

Cochin

3N/4D : Cochin-Munnar-Alleppey-Cochin What will you do : Trekking, Boating, Sightseeing, Houseboat Cruise, Jungle Safari What will you see : Houseboats, Backwaters, Mountain Goats, Scenery, Lakes, Scenic Meadows, Spice Plantations, Lagoons, Canals Travel to a verdant landscape dotted with spice plantations and explore the magical backdrops of scintillating scenery. See the culminations of nature in its truest representations while gazing through the scenic meadows or discovering the exquisite appeal of Kerala’s wildlife. While in this tour, you can embrace yourself with any of the nature trails and pamper all your senses with the most delicate and endearing touches of the nature.  The biodiversity and the unique charm of being in the lap of nature, you will explore within the four days of this tour cannot be found in any other tours. 
Very Good

27 Ratings

3.0

27 Ratings

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Paradise Kerala
Paradise Kerala

4D/3N

Cochin

3N - 4D : Kochi (Cochin) – Munnar – Alleppey – Cochin What will you do : Sightseeing, Exploration, Backwater Cruise, Houseboat Stays, What will you see : Scenic Landscapes, Panoramic Views, Spectacular Waterfalls, Tea and Spice Plantations Kerala, best described as paradise on earth is bestowed with all the different colours of nature. This tour brings you the best of Munnar and Alleppey, two of the most vibrant and delightful holiday destinations in Kerala. Munnar, popularly known as the ‘Kashmir of South India’, beckons every visitors with its lush greenery, panoramic view of low flying clouds, spectacular misty valleys and surprising waterfalls. On the other hand, the silent and tranquil backwaters, enchanting river islands, lakes, canals and the luxurious houseboats in Alleppey will give you numerous reasons to cherish the memories of the tour forever. 
Superb

33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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Glorious Kerala
Glorious Kerala

7D/6N

Kochi

6N/7D : Kochi – Munnar – Periyar – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum What will you do: Sightseeing, Excursion, Boat Safari, Backwater Cruise, Houseboat Stay, Beach Activities What will you see : Hill Station, Kovalam Beach, Tea and Spice Plantations, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Picturesque Meadows Very few tourist destinations around the globe can be as colourful, delightful and lively as Kerala. Located on the Malabar Coast of India, this Indian state boasts of its palm trees, coconut fringes, lush greeneries, backwaters and tranquil beaches. Kerala’s tryst with the Arabian Sea is eternal and creates a magical spell on the minds of the every visitor. This itinerary will take you to most of the wondrous destinations around Kerala, offering the best of these destinations. Whether the lush and scenic hill of Munnar, exotic wildlife views in Periyar, unforgettable backwater experiences in Alleppey or spending a playful day at Kovalam Beach, this tour has it all. 
Very Good

23 Ratings

3.0

23 Ratings

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Kerala Family Tour
Kerala Family Tour

7D/6N

Cochin

6 N/ 7 D : Cochin-Athirapally-Munnar-Periyar-Thekkady-Kumarakom-Cochin What will you do : Walking Tours, Cruising, Sunset Cruise, Boat Ride, Houseboat Ride, Fishing What will you see : Tea Plantations, Spice Plantations, Echo Point, Lakes, Dams, Garden, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Bird Sanctuary For those people who want to travel with family and explore the beauty of Kerala, this is a perfect trip to opt for. Starting from an experience of the houseboat to the pleasant and serene environment of hill stations, and from magnificent and spectacular landscapes to various attractions of historical and cultural importance, there are lot to do and see in this tour. It is one tour that not only helps you rejuvenate on a personal level but also gives you a golden chance to come closer to your family and enjoy some of the most adorable and sweetest moments of your life.
Superb

32 Ratings

4.0

32 Ratings

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The Kerala Tour
The Kerala Tour

8D/7N

Cochin

7 N/8 D : Cochin-Munnar-Periyar-Alleppey-Kovalam-Kanyakumari What will you do : Leisure Activities, Tea Garden Walking Tours, Boat Cruise, Houseboat Cruise, Beach Activities, Water Sports, Sun Bathing, Sightseeing What will you see : Mattupetty Lake and Dam, Echo Point, International Blossom Garden, Eravikulam National Park, Kundale Lake, Periyar Lake, Napier Museum, Sri Padmanabha Temple, Kuthiramalika Museum, Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Vivekananda Rock For people who love to travel and explore new places, Kerala is one of the best destinations in India. The True Nature of Kerala Tour is packed with many delights and will help you take a diverse plunge. It will give you the golden chance to explore the beauty of various different forms from landscapes to scenic sights of the state. Starting from hill stations and capped mountains to tea gardens and from backwaters and houseboat cruising to various serene beaches, this is one experience that you will always cherish.
Superb

24 Ratings

4.0

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Best of Kerala Tour
Best of Kerala Tour

10D/9N

Cochin

Kerala, Gods Own Country, is a destination where you can relax, unwind, and indulge in adventure as well. This best of Kerala tour lets you have the best of this quintessential tourist destination. This 10 day package takes you to the amazing hills of Munnar, gives you a rendezvous with wildlife in Periyar National Park and so much more.
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24 Ratings

3.0

24 Ratings

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Offbeat Kerala
Offbeat Kerala

10D/9N

Cochin

9N/10D: Cochin - Kothamangalam - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Cochin What will you see: Historical Monuments, Crop Plantations, Wildlife sanctuary, Elephant Orphanage, Tea Estates, Hills, Lakes, Kathakali, Kalaripayattu. What will you do: Learn cooking, Elephant Safari, Pluck tea leaves, Trekking, Bamboo boat rafting, Canal cruising, House boat stay Kerala, popularly called as “God’s Own Country”, has all its reasons to be called as such. Located on the south-west region of India, Kerala has also been referred to as one of the ‘50 Must See Destinations of a Lifetime’ and ‘10 Paradises on the World’. Well, the reason why Kerala is bestowed with all these titles can be understood only after someone lands up in Kerala. While the backwaters of Kerala can relax your mind with an ease, the spice plantations can enrich your appetite in just a blink of an eye. The evergreen river islands, luxuriant coconut plantations and the stately houseboats dwelling on the backwaters clutch the divine capability to make your tour, one of the memorable tours of your life. This tour package has been designed in a way, which is perfect for all age groups and covers up all the above-mentioned aspects of Kerala. In addition, this tour package will ensure you the maximum opportunity to experience Kerala’s pristine outlook. 
Superb

31 Ratings

4.0

31 Ratings

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Kerala, The Visitor’s Paradise
Kerala, The Visitor’s Paradise

6D/5N

Cochin

5N/6D : Cochin – Munnar – Alleppey – Kovalam – Kanyakumari (optional) – Kovalam – Trivandrum What will you see : Echo Point, Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Nursery Garden, Photo Point What will you do : Sight-seeing, Cruising in Houseboat, Beach walks For people who wish to make the most out of their trips with a fusion of sightseeing, serenity and all natural marvels, this is an ideal tour to take. Along with the natural beauty and numerous trekking trails, you will get to spend pleasant time in the tea plantation areas and pristine backwaters of Kerala. In addition to all the retreat, you can also have the opportunity to revive and rejuvenate yourself with ayurvedic massage therapies. Come close to the art, culture and traditions of the place by attending the various dance shows and cultural programmes. Visit to the wildlife sanctuaries will allow you time with the exotic and imposing range of Kerala’s wildlife and cater some of the everlasting memories of your life. 
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32 Ratings

4.0

32 Ratings

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Tour of South Indian Delight
Tour of South Indian Delight

7D/6N

Cochin

6 N/7 D : Cochin-Munnar-Thekkady-Alleppey-Kovalam- Kanyakumari (optional)-Kovalam-Trivandrum What will you do : Boat Safari, Ayurvedic Massage, Sightseeing, Cruising in Houseboat What will you see : Waterfalls, Colonial Bungalows, Tea Plantations, Arabian Sea, Tranquil Beaches The list goes on and on when it comes to this Kerala tour. There are innumerable things to do and numerable things to see when it comes to the 7 most beautiful days of your life. Starting from the scenic landscapes and beauty, there are mountain trails and spice plantations and lot more. Besides the waterfalls, wildlife parks, religious and historical places, the ayurvedic treat within this itinerary will help you revive and rejuvenate your mind and soul. Safaris like boat, jeep, motor boats and house boats will offer you the best of God’s Own Country. Well, this is not the end! In addition to all these, an optional trip to the pristine coastal regions of Kanyakumari will add livelier colours to this tour. 
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26 Ratings

4.0

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Jewel of the South, Kerala
Jewel of the South, Kerala

8D/7N

Cochin

7N/8D: Cochin-Munnar-Thekkady-Alleppey-Kovalam-Kanyakumari-Trivandrum What will you do: Sightseeing, Walking Tours, Plantation Visit, Jeep Safari, Night Safari, Jungle Patrolling, Ayurvedic Massage, Beach Activities, Houseboat Cruise What will you see: Valara Falls, Spice Plantations, Madupetty Lake/Dam, Echo Point, Wildlife Sanctuary, Dance Shows, Tea Museum, Temples, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Swami Vivekananda Memorial For those who are ready to consider the tour to Kerala and some of the best places within the state, this is one of the most diverse ones to opt for. It will give you a taste of different attractions of the place through various sightseeing and things to do. Starting from the beautiful landscapes and natural panoramic views of the mountains, tea/spice plantations and lush greenery, there is an enriched wildlife that you can behold in the memories. There are a lot of things to do as well from those with a cultural edge to those with an adventure twist. The rare blend of dance shows of Kathakali and the jeep/night safari and jungle patrolling all in the same tour is what makes it so different and unique.
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36 Ratings

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  1. What are the different categories available in houseboats?

    Different categories of Munnar houseboats are listed below-

    Kettuvalam Houseboats: This is one of the most popular and widely used houseboats in India. The traditional Kettuvalam houseboat comprises of a thatched roof cover and an overall wooden body. They are also known as ‘boats with knots.’ Kettuvalam is a significant part of houseboats in Munnar. If you truly want to have an authentic houseboat experience, then you must book a night or two in one of the standard houseboats.

    Punting Houseboat: These boats provide a tranquil experience of the backwaters of Kerala.  The boat first rises upwards before it starts cutting through the surreal water and makes you fall in love with the process in-between. The boats are made of jack wood with touches of coconut husk and palm leaves to accentuate your stay in its rooms. Even though these houseboats are traditional in every sense, they carry modern amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

    Upper Deck houseboats:  Imagine the tranquility of evergreen rice paddies and coconut grove surrounding your houseboat cruising on the crystal clear backwater of Munnar. The houseboats in Munnar is a sight to behold, with or without any embellishments. It is fully air-conditioned and well-furnished for its guests and also has modern amenities such as TV, tea-maker, WiFi, and intercom.

  2. What kind of room facilities are there in Munnar houseboat?

    Room facilities are provided according to the chosen package. Luxury is the costliest package so it has the maximum facilities that a Houseboat can Offer, whereas standard is the lowest package providing the basic facilities. You can choose the package and available facility according to your budget.

  3. Is Houseboat available on a multi sharing basis?

    Yes, the houseboat is available on the Multi sharing basis. There are many houseboats with 2 and more bedrooms who have a multi sharing basis. With 2 bedrooms, there can be 2 couples to share and same in the case of 3, 4, 5 rooms houseboat. All rooms have the attached bathroom, all they need to share is the Dining area, Lobby, Sun Deck, sightseeing etc. Multi sharing Houseboat is much cheaper than Private Houseboat. If your budget allows, you can hop on for private as well.

  4. What are the kinds of dishes(Foods) available in a Munnar houseboat?

    Kerala is known for its spices and food varieties. Then how come you not be excited about the food availability in Munnar Boat House.Munnar houseboat provides varieties of food dishes from Breakfast until dinner.Varieties of dishes will be changes according to your chosen Houseboat package.

    Morning Breakfast would be cheering with a Welcome drink and South Indian dishes like Puttu & kadala, beef roast, Chicken roast, Dosa-chutney-Sambar, Egg Roast.

    In Lunch Fish Curry, Kerala Style veg curry meal, Veg Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Polao, Fried Rice.

    In Evening, Tea, Coffee, Banana toast is usually Provided.

    In dinner, Steam Rice, chicken curry, Fish Curry, Vegetables, Soup are available.

    All these mentioned food may be varied according to houseboat and Chosen package.

  5. Is Houseboat cruise available in monsoon season?

    Yes, Houseboat Cruise is available in the monsoon season. As the numbers of tourist are less in the monsoon season, the availability of houseboat is pretty well. Most couples find it’s romantic to enjoy showers in the houseboat cruise but if heavy rain along with strong wind starts, cruising stops and you need to stay inside the Houseboat. Seating with your loved one and gazing the rain from a houseboat will definitely have positive growth in your relationship.

    Charges of Houseboat are also less in monsoon season as people generally don’t visit to Munnar during monsoon. You can save an optimum amount of money while visiting Munnar boat house in Monsoon.

  6. Is Vegetarian food serviceable in Munnar houseboat?

    Yes, Vegetarian food is serviceable in Munnar houseboat. Travelling is a right for everyone, and Kerala tourism knows this very well. They serve both Veg and Non-Veg foods to the tourist. There is a range of veg foods available, but most of them will have Kerala taste. Some of the houseboats provide customize cooked foods which you can pre-order with your favorite dish in advance. Some of the common veg foods in a houseboat are Dal fry, Fried bean, Banana fry, Manchurian, Dosa-chutney-Sambar, Idli, Idiyappam(Rice Noodles), Ladies Finger Fry, Green Salad, Curd, Pickle, Papad, Veg Biryani.

  7. How far is Kumarakom from Munnar?

    Kumarakom is located at a distance of 147 km from Munnar via NH-85. It takes about 4 hours and 15 minutes to reach Kumarakom from Munnar.  The aerial distance between the two is about 85 km. However, the best and most convenient way to reach Kumarakom from Munnar is via road. You can self-drive or hire a cab to cover the distance between the two.
  8. Is Munnar boat house stay safe and comfortable?

    Yes, the Munnar houseboat is very safe as well as comfortable.A Houseboat cruises with a team of Well trained crew. The team includes one Captain, one Guide, two Oarsmen, and a Cook. They take care of everything inside the houseboat, no matter what. A captain is responsible for cruising the houseboat, the guide will help you to know the place and cook serves the best delicious food in Munnar.They’ll always make sure every passenger is comfortably enjoying the cruise in the houseboat.

    Every houseboat has comfortable beds, attached bathrooms, a large dining area and a comfortable seating area for sightseeing. The Munnar boat house is a complete package of Munnar for you and your loved one. So why wait? Book it now and fall in love with Kerala’s beauty with own eyes

  9. How far is Alleppey from Munnar?

    Alleppey is situated at a distance of about 172 km from Munnar. It is recommended to cover the distance between Munnar and Alleppey via road. The route is absolutely mesmerizing with brimming mountainside and tea plantations.

    There is no dearth of buses that run from Munnar to Alleppey throughout the day. You can catch a bus to Alleppey from the KSRTC bus station in Munnar.  One can also self-drive from Munnar to Alleppey to have an exclusive experience. Stop by the tea plantations to soak in the beauty of the route.