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  • No other experience across God’s Own Country can match what one gets to witness on a Kerala houseboat. The geography of Kerala is composed of exquisite backwaters, serene beaches, coconut groves, and paddy fields, and a houseboat stay is an opportunity that lets you discover it all. When you get to see all these views unfold in front of your eyes one after another, you can only gaze at these natural marvels in disbelief.

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    Serving as an essential means of transport in Kerala since long, these houseboat or Kettuvallams are an important element in the rich cultural heritage of Kerala. 
    The idea of a vacation on these beautifully designed houseboats in Kerala has developed as the most exciting experience one can undertake here. Well-appointed spacious rooms, cultural activities, local delicacies, and experienced staff at your service – these houseboats have everything you can ask for.

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    From houseboats featuring a single bedroom that are ideal for a secluded honeymoon getaway to ones with plenty of room to accommodate as much as 40 people, the range is really wide. While some of these accommodations feature ultra luxury interiors and amenities, some are designed to let their guests explore Kerala at reasonable tariffs. 

    The following houseboat packages have been designed taking into consideration the interests and expectations of different types of tourists. The carefully curated ranges of experiences these packages feature will create for you an authentic vacation where you will get to explore both cultural as well as natural aspects of the state.

  • Alleppey Boathouse Packages

    Explore the beautiful backwaters of Alleppey and let its cultural nuances get to you – these Alleppey boathouse packages will set your vacation mood right with a range of unique experiences
  • 01ATDC Houseboats

    ATDC Houseboats
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    Key to a memorable holiday in Kerala is a houseboat stay, and one of the best options you can find in Alleppey is ATDC Houseboat. This beautifully designed houseboat features almost all amenities you can expect only in a luxury hotel.

    The feeling of staying literally over the water is a magical experience in itself, and this ATDC Houseboat will enhance your moments with the presence of well-trained attendant who is always at your service. During your peaceful stay here, you will get to enjoy an exploration of lagoons and small islands located in the backwaters.

    With plenty of space to accommodate your entire family resourcefully, ATDC House Boat is also a great choice for those who are planning a vacation Kerala.

    Amenities & Activities: Cruising, sightseeing tour, dining area, luxury rooms, meals, attendant.

    Location:
     2nd Floor, Municipal Library, Thathampally P.O, Alappuzha, Kerala 688013.

    Price:
    Starts from INR 5800

  • 02Johnson's Eco Houseboats

    Johnson's Eco Houseboats

    Claiming an environment-friendly design and following the concept of eco-tourism, Johnson’s Eco Houseboat is one of the best choices in the region for a pleasant stay. This Kerala Houseboat, during your stay here, lets you enjoy the breathtaking views of the backwaters, lagoon, and pretty fishing town.

    The rooms available here will surprise you with their pretty wooden interiors and cozy beds. From well-maintained attached bathrooms to the dining area where you could enjoy freshly cooked meals with your dear ones, Johnson’s Eco Houseboat offers more amenities than you can expect on a houseboat.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Houseboat cruise, sightseeing tours, kitchen, meals, photography, balcony.

    Location:
     Kandathil House, Punnamada, Avalookunnu P.O, Alappuzha, Kerala 688006

    Price:
    Starts from INR 5500

  • 03Bright Water Cruise

    Bright Water Cruise
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    Find yourself soaking in the natural beauty of backwaters in Alleppey while enjoying all the comforts of luxury accommodation at Bright Water Cruise. Catering to all kinds of guests, Bright Water Cruise is a popular choice among solo travelers as well as large tourist groups.

    Besides, special amenities are available for couples on honeymoon. From a spacious lounge with large glass windows to tastefully designed rooms with a range of in-room facilities, this Kerala houseboat is strongly recommended for a comprehensive staycation experience.

    Activities & Amenities: Massage, music, meals, kitchen, cruising, sightseeing.

    Location:
    Alleppey Backwaters, Kerala.

    Price:
    Starts from INR 8500

  • 04Prasanthy Houseboats

    Prasanthy Houseboats

    If enjoying a staycation at a Kerala boat house is on your bucket list, Prasanthy Houseboat comes highly recommended. The popularity of this houseboat is owed to the excellent selection of facilities guests get to avail here on their vacation in Kerala. With customizable amenities and a scenic location, Prasanthy Houseboat also garners great acclaim from newlywed couples.

    Nothing can be more pleasant than gazing at the calm waters reflecting the beauty of nature that reigns the geography of Alleppey after all. The houseboat features a total of 6 bedrooms, hence there is enough space for everyone if the plan is to explore Kerala with your entire family.

    Activities & 
    Amenities: Sightseeing, taxi service, candlelight dinner, music, cultural performances on demand, in-house meals.

    Location:
     Near Sai Training Center, Jetty, Punnamada, Alappuzha, Kerala 688013

    Price:
    Starts from INR 6700

  • 05Angel Queen Houseboats

    Angel Queen Houseboats
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    If you are looking forward to spending some quiet days cruising in the picturesque backwaters of Alleppey while reveling in luxuries of modern day resorts, Angel Queen Houseboat makes for an ideal choice. As the houseboat moves from one place to another at a slow pace, the pleasure of taking in the charm of Alleppey only rises.

    Whether you talk about the culinary delights or their well-appointed rooms, everything exhibits quality. From honeymoon couples to photographers, all kinds of guests who have stayed here in the past have endless nice things to say about this houseboat and the staff’s hospitality.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Meals, dining Area, lounge, WiFi, sightseeing, fishing.

    Location:
     Shop No 03, Pazhayampally Building Near Pathil Bridge, Kainakary, Kerala 688501

    Price:
    Starts from INR 7500

  • 06Blue Jelly Cruise

    Blue Jelly Cruise
    Image Credit : spiritofkerala.com

    The benefit of staying at these houseboats is that the world inside will appear as beautiful as the world outside. Blue Jelly Cruise is renowned for its remarkable interiors that mimic the atmosphere of a chic hotel. Occupying a room at one of these is a lavish affair as the houseboats feature all kinds of luxury amenities you can imagine.

    Though basking in here is not an inexpensive affair as it is ultra luxury, every penny you pay is worth the experience. And if you are eyeing this list to find a suitable Kerala houseboat for a honeymoon, Blue Jelly Cruise is perfect for a private, romantic rendezvous with your better half.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Air conditioned rooms, exotic menu, experienced staff, lounge, music.

    Location:
    Thekkemuri, Alleppey, Kerala.

    Price:
    Starts from INR 18000

  • 07Casablanca Houseboat

    Casablanca Houseboat
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    Your search for a luxury floating accommodation in Alleppey ends at Casablanca Houseboat. Doing justice to its name, this Kerala houseboat is exotic in the truest sense and features all modern comforts. Encompassing 3 spacious bedrooms, Casablanca Houseboat has plenty of areas to accommodate your entire family comfortably.

    The wooden insides have been carved perfectly to impress the guests. It also makes for a good option for newlyweds as having the entire houseboat to yourself while it takes you to the most beautiful nooks and crannies of Punnamada backwaters is an experience worth taking.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Television, meals, WiFi, room service, tour packages.

    Location:
     SH11, Pallathuruthy, Edappilly, Kainakary South, Kerala 688501

    Price:
    Starts from INR 11000

  • 08Rainbow Cruises

    Rainbow Cruises
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    Explore various shades of nature in Alleppey with Rainbow Cruises, a well-acclaimed houseboat option in Alleppey. The soothing sound of nature and breathtaking views wherever you look – a stay at one of these houseboats will give you escape from humdrum affairs of life.

    In addition to all the pleasures of nature, the wide array of amenities you can avail here will add extra comfort to your vacation. Rainbow Cruises has categorized their houseboats according to the amenities and their tariffs. Hence, they can ably cater to all kinds of guests ranging from budget travelers to lovers of state of the art luxuries.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Exotic Meals, lounge, deck, room service, business facilities.

    Location: 
    Alleppey, Kerala.

    Price: 
    Starts from INR 9800

  • 09Pulikatil Houseboats

    Pulikatil Houseboats

    Transform your vacation into an out of the ordinary experience by accommodating yourself and your loved ones at Pulikatil House Boats, believed to be among the best in Alleppey. These fine houseboats have plenty of space and comforts to help you relax and enjoy the breathtaking beauty as they cruise across the backwaters.

    Whether you want to work on the go or you just want to disconnect from everything and enjoy solitude, they have curated facilities here taking into consideration the requirements of all types of guests. Out of all the amenities that these houseboats boast, rooftop swimming pools will transport you to a state of hypnosis.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Swimming pool, WiFi, meals, room service, airport transfer.

    Location:
     Punnamada Finishing Point Road, Finishing Point, Alappuzha, Kerala 688013

    Price:
    Starts from INR 4400

  • Kumarakom Boathouse Packages

    The paradisiacal town of Kumarakom is the epitome of natural beauty in Kerala, famous for its tropical foliage, deep blue backwaters, and pretty houseboat accommodations. If you want to explore this destination in the most authentic manner, we have curated some amazing Kumarakom Boathouse Packages for you.
  • 10Olala Cruise

    Olala Cruise
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    If you do not believe in compromising when it comes to experiences, Olala Cruise is the choice that gives you the best of luxurious ride and accommodation. While the cruise and its interiors have been designed with utmost care to create a feel-good ambiance for their guests, the range of modern amenities available here promises a comfortable vacation experience.

    Waking up to the views of calm waters surrounded by tropical greenery with set your holiday mood right, and will help you create thousands of memories with your companions on the trip.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Candlelight dinner, lounge, meals, room service, kitchen, entertainment on request.

    Location:
     Vembanad Lake, Kerala.

    Price:
    Starts from INR 21000

  • 11Tharavadu Houseboats

    Tharavadu Houseboats

    Glide past quaint villages and marvels of nature in the form of scenic shores, verdant landscapes, and mesmerizing backwaters and have the time of your life with your dear ones at  Tharavadu House Boats. Renowned for their impeccable services and tastefully curated amenities on board, Tharavadu House Boats are just the right choice for an unforgettable time in Kumarakom.

    You will get to bask in airy rooms that are well appointed and have attached bathrooms. Besides, the houseboats also have a kitchen where some delicious local dishes will be prepared for you. Their packages have been reasonably priced so budget should be the last thing to worry about.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Exotic meals, seating area, spacious rooms, room service, free WiFi.

    Location:
     Kottayam Railway Station, Kerala.

    Price:
    Starts from INR 7000

  • 12Lagoonbliss Kerala Houseboats

    Lagoonbliss Kerala Houseboats
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    Enjoy the dual experience of pristine nature and luxuries on an unparalleled backwater cruise with Lagoonbliss Kerala Houseboat. They have Deluxe and Premium houseboats for you to choose from. This gorgeously designed Kerala houseboat possesses all features to qualify as an ideal choice for a honeymoon where you could enjoy some moments of seclusion.

    It can also ably accommodate a small family as it features 2 spacious bedrooms laced with all essential facilities. Whether you are traveling with your friends, family, or spouse, you can choose Lagoonbliss Kerala Houseboats for a blissful experience that will be hard to forget.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Tours, honeymoon experiences, candlelight dinner, meals, terrace.

    Location:
    Backwater Routes Houseboats, Kumarakom, Kerala.

    Price:
    Starts from INR 12000

  • 13House Boat Indraprastham

    House Boat Indraprastham

    One of the most pleasant surprises you can give your family is a houseboat stay and cruising experience on Indraprastham. It is counted among the most sought after houseboats in Kumarakom owing to its comfortable, clean and eye-pleasing accommodations.

    From kitchen to air-conditioned bedrooms, you will have everything at your disposal at Indraprastham. You can avail a priceless holiday or honeymoon experience here at very reasonable prices.

    Also, during your stay here, you will get ample opportunities to click loads of incredible pictures as you cruise on the paradisiacal backwaters of Kumarakom, surrounded by the most stunning views you will have ever laid your eyes on.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Exotic meals, kitchen LCD TV, indoor games, room service, cruise.

    Location:
    Thannermukkom, Kerala.

    Price:
    Starts from INR 4800

  • 14Amrutham Houseboats

    Amrutham Houseboats
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    Avail of an extraordinary holiday experience in Kerala at ordinary tariffs by giving Amrutham Houseboat an opportunity to serve you. Popular among local and foreign tourists, Amrutham Houseboat is a luxurious accommodation that is designed keeping all aspects of comfort in view.

    Featuring one large bedroom with a cozy ambiance and large windows to let you gaze at the scenery outside, this houseboat offers private space and time to honeymoon couples.
    Besides, well-trained attendant and the experienced chef will be of great help to make your stay here a true delight.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Kitchen, candlelight dinner, cruise, LCD TV, air conditioning, fishing.

    Location:
     Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563

    Price: 
    Starts from INR 12000

  • 15Shiva Ganga Holidays Houseboats

    Shiva Ganga Holidays Houseboats
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    Known for their great hospitality and unimpeachable promptness in serving their guests, Shiva Ganga Holidays Houseboat is one of the best options you can find anywhere in the town. From beautiful interiors showing great craftsmanship to freshly cooked meals that are served here, everything displays their high aspirations to please their guests.

    Counted among the best budget houseboats in Kumarakom, Shiva Ganga Holidays Houseboat will not be a blow on your budget and is a highly recommended option for budget travelers. With their promise to deliver the best in class services, Shiva Ganga Holidays await your arrival.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Ayurveda treatment, fishing, village visit, meals, honeymoon packages.

    Location:
     Cheepunkal, Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala 686144

    Price:
    Starts from INR 3400 

  • 16Thathvamasi Premium Houseboats

    Thathvamasi Premium Houseboats
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    Thathvamasi Premium Houseboat is one of the leading tour service providers in the region and comes strongly recommended. A luxury accommodation coupled with a mobile experience in the world-famous backwaters of Kumarakom makes for a perfect honeymoon plan as well as an ideal vacation idea with family.

    With their customizable services, they ensure a seamless experience for all kinds of guests and occasions. Two floors of the houseboat encompass 20 rooms which mean there is plenty of space for everyone.

    Amenities & Activities:
    WiFi, Attached Bathroom, Meals, Experiences on demand, Indoor Games, Laundry Service.

    Location:
     Near Kavanattinkara Bridge, , Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kottayam, Kerala 686563

    Price:
    Starts from 1400 per night.

  • 17Eco Trails Houseboats

    Eco Trails Houseboats

    Located at a short distance of 3.6 km from the iconic Vembanad Lake, Eco Trails Houseboat is one of the most sought after ride-cum-accommodations in Kumarakom. Staying here with your partner or family for a couple of days, and sailing over the beautiful backwaters will be a refreshing experience.

    From fresh cooked delicious meals as per your choice to well-managed rooms offering splendid views spread outside, Eco Trails Houseboat will amuse you in many ways. On top of that, the classy and well-furnished insides of the houseboat create a pleasant, homely atmosphere for guests.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Honeymoon specials, meals, indoor activities, fishing, WiFi.

    Location:
     Near Maria Bhavan English Medium School, Kumarakom, Kottayam, Kerala 686563

    Price:
    Starts from INR 9000

  • 18Sri Swasti Houseboats

    Sri Swasti Houseboats

    If you want to add a touch of luxury to your Kerala boat house experience, Sri Swasti Houseboat is one of the highest rated options. Ideal for all kinds of guests, this houseboat has a wide spectrum of amenities and services so that all your requirements are met. Even if you have business to take care of, peaceful workspace and WiFi are at your disposal. 

    With customizable amenities and offerings such as candlelight dinner post-wedding photoshoots, Sri Swasti is also a popular choice among newlyweds. The laid back ambiance of the houseboat will make you feel at home, and the changing views on the other side of the windows will give you a natural high every now and then.

    Amenities & Activities:
    WiFi, Air Conditioning, Room Service, Meals, Airport Transfer.

    Location:
     Kaippuzhamuttu, Kumarakom, Kerala 686144

    Price:
    Starts from INR 4000

  • Kollam Boathouse Packages

    Kollam is an example of the finest of nature’s aesthetics. Vast green expanses of vegetation and deep blue waters of the lagoon are iconic to the natural beauty of Kollam. With our Kollam Boathouse Packages, you can avail of this relaxing holiday assortment at the most reasonable prices
  • 19Palm Tree Houseboats

    Palm Tree Houseboats

    Luxury accommodation with a touch of class, Palm Tree Houseboat will deliver you and your companions the much-needed relaxation on your Kerala visit. The change of scenery with each passing hour and the soothing sound of the boat swishing against the water – cruising the backwaters on Palm Tree Houseboat will become the highlight of your vacation.

    All necessary amenities like WiFi, television, and air conditioning are available in all rooms. From local flavors to some other delicacies of your choice, you can enjoy a variety of food during your stay here.

    Amenities & Activities:
    WiFi, air conditioning, room service, meals, airport transfer, lounge.

    Location: 
    PalmTree houseboat, Oppo Ksrtc bus stand, Kollam, Kerala 691001

    Price:
    Starts from INR 14000

  • 20Southern Backwaters

    Southern Backwaters

    Treat your eyes with true shades of the scenic beauty of Kollam and let your senses immerse in a sense of rejuvenation – Southern Backwaters Houseboat is your best bet in Kollam. This Kerala houseboat has every comfort you may seek on your holidays in Kerala including cozy bedrooms, expert chef, and a well-trained staff to add pleasure your trip.

    While you are accommodated here, the houseboat will take you to some extremely picturesque parts of the backwaters, and such moments will not be rare. They also have special packages for honeymooners that feature some romantic experiences.

    Amenities & Activities:
    Indoor games, WiFi, air conditioning, room service, meals, airport transfer.

    Location:
     Opp KSRTC Bus Station, Taluk Kachery, Kollam, Kerala 691001

    Price: 
    Starts from INR 15000

  • 21SahaYathri Houseboats

    SahaYathri Houseboats

    Whether it is the local food you are interested in or the natural glory of Kollam, SahaYathri Houseboat will satisfy you with the best of everything. Booking a room here will bring you a lot of treats throughout your stay in the form of scrumptious meals, awe-inspiring scenery on every turn, and comforts of a luxury hotel.

    While the rustic interiors of the houseboat will charm you with their beauty, the long list of amenities you can avail here will make things all the more exciting for you. Their customizable experiences make SahaYathri an ideal choice for bachelors, honeymooners, and families.

    Amenities & Activities:
    WiFi, ethnic food, diving, swimming, fishing, sunbathing, ayurveda treatment.

    Location:
     Beach Rd, Pallithottam, Thamarakulam, Kollam, Kerala 691009

    Price:
    Starts from INR 12150

  • Cochin Boathouse Packages

    Cochin Boathouse Packages give you a chance to experience the beauty and culture of Kerala while sailing on a pretty boathouse. These packages are customized in a way that serves the customers best with all the amenities. Do indulge in this activity and get to see Kerala like you may have never seen before.
  • 22Blueberry Houseboats

    Blueberry Houseboats
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    Blueberry houseboat is perfect accommodation where you can enjoy astonishing views while relaxing your body and soul. This Kerala houseboat is laced with the latest amenities keeping in mind the comfort level of their guests. The bedrooms are large, air-conditioned, and well maintained.

    The bedrooms are attached to private bathrooms which are well equipped with shower and toiletries. You can enjoy and spend your time in the spacious and cozy lounge. The boathouse also has a kitchen where their expert chef will prepare delectable dishes.

    You can choose from a variety of cuisines from the menu. The staff that will serve you here is very professional and helpful. The sunbathing terrace in the boathouse is icing on the cake.

    Amenities and activities:
    Fishing, honeymoon packages, air-conditioned rooms.

    Location:
     Aster Medcity, Cochin, Kerala. 

    Price:
     Starts from INR 11000

  • 23Grandeur Houseboats

    Grandeur Houseboats
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    Grandeur Houseboat is a luxury Kerala Houseboats that comes highly recommended. From luxury houseboats to pocket-friendly ones, Grandeur Houseboat provides you with multiple options to choose from. The views of the backwaters are to behold and you will get a glimpse of the cultural heritage of Kerala.

    The rooms have really nice interiors and there is an attached, well-equipped bathroom with every room. There are a spacious lounge, deck, and a kitchenette. The crew members include a cook, oarsman and a guide. A houseboat ride on the calm waters of Cochin will elate your soul. This stay experience is totally worth your money.

    Amenities and activities:
    Air conditioned rooms, fishing, honeymoon packages, TV and cable, and conference Hall.

    Location:
     Near Nehru Trophy, Punnamada, Finishing Point, Alappuzha, Kerala 688013

    Price:
    Starts from INR 6800

  • 24Lumiere Holidays Houseboats

    Lumiere Holidays Houseboats
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    The Lumiere Holidays Houseboat takes you on a ride amidst scenic small hamlets, coconut palms trees, lush green vegetation, paddy fields and charming backwaters. You can indulge in nature photography while touring in the boat. The houseboat is very well maintained and has spacious rooms.

    The ambiance is really nice so you can rest in the relaxing atmosphere and enjoy every moment here. The crew is very polite and accommodating. With all the great amenities available here, it is surely worth your time and money.  

    Amenities and Activities:
    Fishing, air conditioning, room service, meals.

    Location:
     Kizhavana Building, Kizhavana Rd, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi, Kerala 682036

    Price:
    Starts from INR 6500

  • 25River Queen Houseboats

    River Queen Houseboats
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    River Queen Houseboats provide you with a soothing and calm environment where you can relish beautiful landscapes on the go. Imagine sitting on a houseboat, cool breeze is blowing while you relax and take in all the beauty around you. If you are traveling with your family you can choose a 3 room boathouse or you can choose a single bedroom houseboat depending upon your preference.

    All the rooms on these houseboats are airy, and there are bathrooms attached to them with free toiletries. So, whether you are traveling Kerala in a group or you are honeymooning here, River Queen is an excellent choice.

    Amenities and Activities:
    Cable TV, Wi-Fi, fishing, meals, conference room.

    Location:
     48/1717, “Francis Ayurveda”, Near Bhavans School, Deshabhimani Road, Elamakkara, Kochi, Kerala 682026

    Price:
    Starts from INR 6800

  • 26Carnival Tours & Travels

    Carnival Tours & Travels

    Carnival Tours and Travelers promise you a chance to have a pleasant and eventful stay in a boathouse which is also economical. You can choose from the wide array of packages depending upon your budget. From nice bedrooms with attached bathrooms with shower or cozy lounge, everything boasts of quality and hospitality.

    While cruising through the beautiful lagoons of Cochin, you can also indulge in a number of activities. You can enjoy meals from a select range cooked by the experienced chef here. The staff is really helpful and will attend you whenever you need anything. 

    Amenities and Activities:
    Shikara boating, Ayurveda massages, fishing, room service, meals.

    Location:
    Fort Nagar, Cochin.

    Price:
    Starts from INR 5000

  • 27Greenix Cruise Lines

    Greenix Cruise Lines

    Greenix Cruise Lines takes you on a ride where you get to see the beauty of Kerala while venturing through the backwaters on a houseboat. The whole experience is surreal and you would want this experience to never end. Though the houseboat is majorly popular among honeymooners, it receives great acclaim from all kinds of guests.

    Every meal served here lets will be a treat to your taste buds. The cleanliness of the boat is taken rather seriously so everything is really neat. With a number of activities and comforts as part of the package, Greenix Cruise Lines is worth trying.

    Amenities and Activities:
     Fishing, air-conditioned, honeymoon packages.

    Location:
    Calvathy, Cochin, Kerala.

    Price:
    Starts from INR 10300

  • 28Travalitez Houseboats

    Travalitez Houseboats

    Kerala is known for its boathouses and alluring backwaters that come together to create views that are nothing short of a visual treat. Travalitez gives you a chance to explore it all in the best possible way. With calm ambience and great wooden interiors, the accommodation feels extraordinarily soothing.

    Make sure to keep the camera handy to capture the beautiful moments on the go as it gets really lovely during sunsets. There is a well-trained staff at your service, and the chef here will make you gain some pounds in a day with rich local delights. 

    Amenities and Activities
    : Boating, fishing, air conditioned.

    Location:
     3/202, 1st Floor, Kollamparambil Buildings Pulikkillam West Road Chembumukku, Kakkanad, Kochi, Kerala 682030

    Price:
    Starts from INR 7200

  • Kuttanad Boathouse Packages

    Kuttanad Boathouse Packages helps you to witness the alluring backwaters, coconut palm trees, villages of Kerala, wide paddy fields and so much more. Do not miss this chance to get lost in the beauty of nature.
  • 29Southern Odyssey Houseboats

    Southern Odyssey Houseboats
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    Southern Odyssey houseboat is one of the first names that come to one’s mind when we talk about Kerala houseboat. The boat ride takes you to an amusing journey where you can explore the natural beauty of Kerala. Choose from the various packages like a standard houseboat, deluxe houseboat, honeymoon houseboat, luxury houseboat etc. as per the occasion and budget.

    Treat yourself with a wide array of delicacies that this houseboat serves. The crew members are really professional and cooperative. The bedrooms are designed with care and bathrooms are attached to all the rooms. Considering the quality of experience you can undertake here, this boathouse is worth your money.

    Amenities and Activities:
    Punting, conference hall, air-conditioned, honeymoon packages.

    Location:
     135, Priyadarsini Nagar, Paravattani, Thrissur, Kerala 680005

    Price:
    Starts from INR 5000

  • Kasaragod Boathouse Packages

    Witness the native culture of Kerala in Kasaragod. With beautiful hills encircling the quaint town and untouched rivers rushing through the land, the best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place is to book a houseboat cruise.
  • 30Bekal Mermaid

    Bekal Mermaid
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    Located in the lovely and gorgeous backwaters of River Tejaswini is the most luxurious Kerala houseboat. With a variety of tour packages for families and lonely travelers, there is something for everyone at Bekal Mermaid. The bedrooms are airy and spacious, the services are premium, and the houseboat is equipped with all modern facilities.

    The sunset cruise is perfect for lovebirds who want to enjoy the stunning views with a cocktail. The houseboat comes with a modern kitchen and chic restaurant to suit all your needs.

    Amenities and Activities:
     Fully equipped kitchen, shared lounge, flat-screen TV, sun terrace, fishing facility, welcome drinks, snacks, sightseeing packages.

    Location:
    Bekal Mermaid Houseboat, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Tejaswini River, Nileshwar, Kerala.

    Price:
     Starts from INR 4000

  • 31Thejaswini Houseboats

    Thejaswini Houseboats

    Thejaswini House Boats is the perfect holiday getaway for those of you who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The houseboats are located on the gorgeous river of the same name and surrounded by enchanting natural splendor. Enjoy serenity and tranquility like never before.

    Wake up to the sound of birdsong and watch the sun rise over the virgin backwaters. On your cruise, you will get to witness the true, untouched beauty of God’s own country in all its glory.

    Amenities and Activities:
     Bedrooms with private bathrooms, karaoke music system, conference hall, stylish restaurant serving Malabar cuisine, disco, tea and snacks, fishing, sightseeing.

    Location:
    Nileswaram, Kottappuram, Kerala.

    Price:
     Starts from INR 6000

  • 32Happy Houseboats

    Happy Houseboats
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    One of the most affordable yet elegant houseboats in Kerala, Happy houseboat is the perfect place to enjoy a calm and serene vacation with your friends and family. The houseboat offers stunning views of the majestic backwaters and the virgin patches of land along the river.

    If you are a wildlife enthusiast, you will have great fun watching the flocks of migratory birds and if you are a cultural buff, enjoy the sight of farmers and fisherman in their daily routines.

    Amenities and Activities:
    Premium and luxury bedrooms, sunbathing at the upper deck, fishing in the backwaters, swimming in white waters, kitchen, cultural program, visit the beach.

    Location:
    Boat Service Route, Nileshwar, Kerala.

    Price:
    Starts from INR 4k.

  • 33Arabian Palace Houseboats

    Arabian Palace Houseboats
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    Arabian Palace is the most cozily and carefully designed Kerala houseboat. With the most premium designed and well-furnished rooms, the house boat provides the facility of all three meals to its guests. You can also: cook your meals in the modern kitchen.

    There are special packages for honeymooners where candle light dinners can be arranged for you and your beloved. Or throw your birthday party on the boat and make some unforgettable memories. The generous staff will do everything to accommodate your needs.

    Amenities and Activities:
    - all three meals, including tea, air conditioning, room service, free internet access, LCD TV, free parking, fishing, swimming

    Location:
    Kottappuram, Nileswar, Kasargod, Kerala

    Price:
    Starts from INR 7000 per night.

  • 34The Lotus Houseboats

    The Lotus Houseboats
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    On the first glance, the Lotus exudes an old-world charm kind of feeling. This Kerala boat house appears as if it has been taken out of a movie set, with gorgeously decorated exteriors and well-designed interiors. Luxury reaches new heights at Lotus.

    The staff is well experienced and extremely cooperative, and the houseboat offers you a unique chance to get away from it all. Experience a unique fusion of resplendence and tranquility as you slowly cruise far away from all that is troubling.

    Amenities and Activities:
     Bed tea, flowers, breakfast of choice, lunch and dinner as per the menu, seasonal fruits are available throughout the day, fishing can be arranged.

    Location:
    Kasaragod, Kerala

    Price:
     Starts from INR 22k.

  • Kottayam Boathouse Packages

    Witnessing the intriguing sights of the rubber plantations in Kottayam is one of the best parts of a Kerala vacation. There are plenty of houseboat packages in all budget ranges to help you explore this beautiful town in the best possible way.

  • 35Vinnca Lake Houseboats

    Vinnca Lake Houseboats
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    Vinnca is the most popular Kerala boat house and for good reason. The hotel boasts of providing its guests with a stay that is elegant and luxuriant at the same time. Experience the best hospitality in town with world class amenities.

    A stay at Vinnca will be like a salve to your weary soul. You can relish in much-needed solitude without compromising on comfort. The hotel also arranged sightseeing tours, so if you want to explore the city, you can do it easily.

    Amenities and Activities:
     Outdoor pool, laundry services, room services, Ayurvedic spa, library, luggage storage, sightseeing, fishing rods, rooms with lake view and private gardens, toiletries

    Location:
    Pallichira P.O. Kumarakom, Kottayam, Kerala.

    Price:
     Starts from INR 3k per night.

  • 36St Mary HouseBoat Services

    St Mary HouseBoat Services
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    Discover the best of Kerala backwater scenery with St Mary House Boat Services. Get ready to rejuvenate and relax as you cruise slowly along the virgin waters, witness the picturesque vistas featuring lush greenery of the state, and enjoy fishing in the backwaters.

    The palm trees singing in the wind and the exotic marine waters flying overhead make for an extremely soothing view. All this while enjoying world classrooms equipped with all modern facilities. Book your stay at this Kerala boat house to make your vacation truly memorable.

    Amenities and Activities:
    Kitchen, lounge, flat-screen TV, sun terrace, fishing facility, sight-seeing.

    Location:
    Kumarakom Vaikom Road, Kottayam, Kerala.

    Price:
     Starts from INR 12500

  • Thiruvananthapuram Boathouse Packages

    Thiruvananthapuram boathouses offer some of the most awe-inspiring views that Kerala has to offer. The backwater channels themselves are insanely gorgeous, but the stretch of paddy fields, and the groves palm trees make the cruises even more eye pleasing.

  • 37Our Houseboats

    Our Houseboats
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    If you are looking for an idyllic vacation home in the midst of natural vistas and uncrowded by throngs of tourists that are usually stuffed in these places, Our Houseboat is the place for you. Known as the most popular Kerala houseboat, this place provides you with beautiful rooms and unfussed services.

    Enjoy the sight of lush green forests and go swimming in the virgin waters. You can engage with other guests on the front deck, or simply enjoy the view from your room. There is a designated area for dining so that you can mingle while relishing on the delicious Malabar food.

    Amenities and Activities:
    Well furnished rooms, toiletries, fishing, sightseeing.

    Location:
    Tower House, Convent Road, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

    Price:
     Start from INR 4000

  • Thrissur Boathouse Packages

    Thrissur is famous for its folk-art performances. If you want to experience the rich cultural heritage of Kerala, get one of the houseboats close to the city center, and experience serenity and tranquility while still being able to explore the bustling town.

  • 38Kayyaloram Boating

    Kayyaloram Boating

    Kayyaloram offers its guests an assortment of facilities to help them get the most out of their vacation in God’s own country. Whether you want to kick back and get tanned under the sun or go explore Thrissur and its tourist destinations – you will get the best of everything at Kayyaloram.

    The boathouse comes with another added feature – a butterfly conservatory displaying a wide array of rare butterfly species. You can also enjoy an Ayurvedic spa at the spa center or get guided treks into the nearby villages.

    Amenities and Activities:
    Bedrooms with open sky bathrooms, a restaurant serving Kerala cuisine, currency exchange, safety deposit box, deep lake fishing, shikara, speed boat rides, cycling, local guide for sightseeing.

    Location:
    Manalur west, Near Kadavu, Thrissur, Kerala.

    Price:
     Starts from INR 5000

  • Kozhikode Boathouse Packages

    No visit to Kerala will ever be complete without witnessing the lush green natural beauty of Kozhikode in one of its luxurious houseboat cruises. Experience serenity and tranquility like never before at Kozhikode.
  • 39BlueHill Holidays

    BlueHill Holidays

    Embark on a journey full of tranquility and serenity as you get on one of the BlueHill Holidays’ houseboats. Spacious and airy rooms, with gorgeous bathrooms and thoughtful amenities are not all this place has to offer – witness the beautiful villages on the banks of Vembanad Lake.

    Watch the farmers working in paddy fields, and groves of palm trees swaying in the wind. Feast on the delicacies prepared the talented chefs, enjoy listening to the history of the lake, and sip on a cocktail on the deck.

    Amenities and Activities:
     Well-furnished rooms, spacious bathrooms, free breakfast, free internet access, deep fishing, sightseeing, swimming in the backwaters.

    Location:
    Chelavoor, Kozhikode, Kerala.

    Price:
     Starts from INR 7000

  • 40Marina Cruises Calicut

    Marina Cruises Calicut

    Marina Cruises in Calicut is the most resplendent Kerala houseboat you will ever see. Enjoy the world-class facilities and the gorgeously decorated rooms. Pamper yourself with an Ayurvedic spa and take stunning shots of the gorgeous natural splendor sprinkled around you.

    Wake up to the sound of leaves rustling in the wind and enjoy the mouth-watering delicacies at the restaurant. Kick back and relax on the deck and enjoy sunbathing. There is nothing you can’t do at Marina Cruises.

    Amenities and Activities:
    Free internet access, 24-hours room services, laundry services, multicuisine restaurant, money exchange, travel assistance, free breakfast, deep fishing

    Location:
    Kozhikode, Kerala.

    Price:
     Starts from 15000

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Chembra Peak

A trekking paradise, Chembra is the highest peak in the Wayanad Hill Range that will take your breath away. Encompassed by verdant greenery of the Western Ghats, Chembra Peak is one of those attractions in Wayanad that one just cannot ignore for its mesmerising views. 

It is where the clouds brush your cheeks and your eyes are greeted with solace of calm and quietness in the midst of nature.

It is known for offering an enchanting vista of the heart-shaped lake also known as the Cupid Lake. It also offers an unparalleled view of Banasura Sagar Dam surrounded by the majestic tea plantations located along the foothills of Chembra Peak.

Height: It is 2,100 metres (6,890 ft) above sea level

Location: Kalpetta, Wayanad

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit is between the months of September and March.

Entry fee: The entry charge for the peak is INR 50/USD 0.77

Timings: Chembra Peak is open to tourists during the day time.

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 40 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Banasura Sagar Dam

One of the most spellbinding places to visit in Wayanad, Banasura Sagar Dam is a picturesque tourist hotspot. Known for being India’s largest earthen dam, it boasts of extensive natural beauty with beautiful flora and fauna, majestic hills and mesmerising waterfalls. The Banasura Sagar is a photographer’s delight and offers the most beautiful views from the top of the hill.

It is also famous among adventure enthusiasts who look forward to thrilling activities like boating, trekking, horse racing and camel rides. For the avid trekkers, Banasura hill peak is hailed as one of the most challenging treks. Along with that Banasura Hill Resort adds to the charm of this place that is known as the only ‘earthen’ resort in the country.

Location: Banasura Sagar Dam, Padinjarathara, Kerala

Best Time to visit: November to May offers the most ideal time to visit Banasura Sagar Dam

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 per person

Timings: The opening timings are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is just 2.3 kilometres away from the bus station.

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Kuruva Island

Located in the middle of Kabini river, Kuruva Island is a natural paradise that is replete with diverse flora and fauna in the most beautiful surroundings. It is blessed with evergreen forests all around that makes it a mesmerising picnic spot away from all pollution and noise of the city.

One of the most exciting things about Kuruva Island for tourists is their famous boat rides on bamboo rafts. Trekkers also visit Kuruva Island to explore the pristine environment and witness the most exotic species of plants, animals and birds here.  

The enthralling beauty of this island attracts many people who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of their lives and surround themselves in the serenity of nature.

Location: Kuruvadweep, Kerala

Best Time to visit: Kuruva Island could be visited from October to May

Entry fee: INR 80/ USD 1.23 for Indians and INR 150/USD 2.3 for foreigners

Timings: The visiting hours are from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Mondays are holiday

Distance from Wayanad: It is located 36 kilometres away.

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The Bamboo Factory

If you wish to know how bamboo constitutes an important factor in both the lifestyle and livelihood for the people in Wayanad, then a visit to The Bamboo Factory comes highly recommended. 

This educating and inspiring experience gives a sneak peek into the lives of the locals in Uravu. This place is a great stop to witness the wonder of sustainable tourism and explore the ancient traditions that are still preserved in Wayanad.

The Bamboo Factory stands for uplifting the lives of many rural craftsmen along with offering tourists a unique experience by getting to know how bamboo is converted into your favourite items. Tourists at Bamboo Factory also get a chance to talk to these talented craftsmen and know more from their experiences.

Location: 100 Acres Road Thrikkaipatta, Kerala

Best Time to visit: October to February is the best time to visit here.

Entry fee: The cost to visit here is approximately INR 500/ USD 7.7 per person

Timings: One can visit here between 10 am and 4 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is around kilometres.

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Jain Temple, Sulthan Battery

One of the most beautiful heritage sightseeing places in Wayanad, Jain Temple is known for its interesting history. It was built in 13th century A.D. and largely came to prominence when this ancient temple was used by Tipu Sultan to store ammunition. 

The ruins of Jain Temple in Sulthan Battery resonate the vital presence and influence of Jain community in the state of Kerala.

Maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, the Jain Temple boasts of Vijayanagara style of architecture and has preserved beautiful and intricate carvings on its granite pillars. It is revered as one of the holiest places for the Jains and a festival is celebrated during Mahavir Jayanthi. 

This historically important temple in Kerala is a great visit to appreciate the art and culture of this place.

Location: Jain Temple Rd, Sultan Bathery, Kerala

Best Time to visit: September to March is the best time to visit the temple.

Entry fee: None

Timings: The temple is open for visitors during the day.

Distance from Wayanad: It is around 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Pookode Lake

If you’re browsing for the most serene Wayanad tourist places, Pookode Lake should incite your curiosity. Surrounded by the evergreen beauty of Western Ghats and verdant forests, Pookode Lake is a gorgeous freshwater lake. 

One of the most interesting features of this lake is that it virtually appears to be in the shape of India’s physical map. Boasting of picturesque excellence and a mesmerising ambience, this freshwater lake is the initiating point of Panamaram stream in Kerala.

Pookode Lake offers many activities like boating and boasts of a freshwater aquarium, a children’s park and a shopping centre where tourists can empty their pockets on excellent spices and handicrafts. 

Another big attraction of Pookode Lake is the widespread presence of wild animals and birds who can be spotted around the lake.

Location: Pookode Lake, Kunnathidavaka, Kerala

Best Time to visit: August to May are the best months to visit here

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for one person

Timings: The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: Pookode Lake is located 27.3 kilometres from the Bus station in Wayanad

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Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Offering an unforgettable experience for wildlife lovers, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the must-visit places to visit in Wayanad. 

It is famous for harbouring a diverse number of flora and fauna. Taking a wildlife safari is the most thrilling activity that one should undertake at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary to make their Wayanad vacation memorable.

This natural habitat is a great sightseeing place to spot elephant herds, deer, langurs, panthers, tigers, Indian bison and the rare Slender Loris. Moreover, this wildlife sanctuary offers a wonderful experience for tourists with their tree huts which are open for stay. 

This beautiful attraction allows the tourists to seek some natural solace and take delight in the company of the wonderful wildlife roaming freely in their natural surroundings.

Location: It is located 20 km east of Mananthavady on the Kodagu Road.

Best Time to visit: Winters are the best time to visit Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Entry fee: The entry fees is INR 115/ USD 1.77 for Indians. For foreigners, the entry fees is INR 300/ USD 4.62

Timings: The timings are 7:00 am to 10:00 am in the mornings. For the evenings, the timings are from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is 45 kilometres.

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Edakkal Caves

Travel back in time to the Stone Age with a visit to Edakkal Caves that are located on the Ambukuthi Hills. Edakkal literally translates to ‘a stone in between’ and this cave and showcases a natural masterpiece. 

It is associated with many myths and considered as one of the most sacred places to visit in Wayanad. Edakkal caves are not actually considered to be caves in a scientific sense yet remain a great piece of archaeological curiosity for tourists. 

These caves are identified as a Neolithic settlement and present the evidence of a pre-historic society of highly civilised people. These caves draw in a number of history buffs and students of archaeology who wish to explore these mysterious caves.

Height: It is located at a height of 1200 metres above sea level on the Ambukuthi Hills.

Location: Wayanad, Nenmeni, Kerala

Entry Fee: INR 15/USD 0.23 per person

Best Time to visit: The most preferred time to visit Edakkal Caves is during the months of December to May.

Timings: The visiting time to Edakkal caves is from morning 9:30 to evening 4:30.

Distance from Wayanad: It is located 48 kilometres from here.

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Lakkidi View Point

Famous for its mesmerising scenery, Lakkidi View Point is known for its nine hairpin caves and offers a resplendent view of the mountains in Wayanad. The whole trip of Lakkidi View Point promises an unforgettable charm of natural beauty that should add to their bucket list of attractions in Wayanad. 

Offering a bird’s eye view of the magnificent surroundings, this place leaves you in search of words to describe the panoramic vista that your eyes behold. It is also a famous picnic spot and often known as the ‘Gateway of Wayanad’. 

Lakkidi is also known for receiving the second highest rainfall in the world and its misty environment makes it an unforgettable tourist place in Wayanad.

Height: It is located at an elevation of 700 metres above sea level.

Location:  Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Highway, Lakkidi, Kerala

Best Time to visit: One should visit Lakkidi View Point at the time of early morning or early evening to get the best views.

Timings: The visiting hours are from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The distance to reach here is approximately 32 kilometres.

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Meenmutty Waterfalls

One of the delightful of Wayanad tourist places, Meenmutty Waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall that will take your breath away. A scenic trek through the lush green forest from the Wayanad-Ooty Road leads up to this picturesque natural wonder. 

There are separate decks which can be accessed in different ways to view the different tiers of this spectacular waterfall. The roaring waters of Meenmutty Falls are situated in the lush forests that makes it a delight for photographers. 

Tourists can exalt in a magnificent view of Banasura Sagar Dam from the peak of the third tier of this waterfall. With thundering visuals of the scenery, Meenmutty Waterfalls is hailed as one of the most thrilling places for adventure lovers in Wayanad.

Location: Kallar Meenmutty Falls Road, Kallar, Kerala

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is from October to May.

Entry fee: The entry fees is INR 30/ USD 0.46 per person

Timings: It is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The waterfall is located just 2 kilometres from the bus station.

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Neelimala View Point

Promising one of the most enthralling trekking experiences in Wayanad tourist places, Neelimala View Point is a must visit for adventure aficionados. 

It presents some amazing trails that cross the most picturesque landscape of Western Ghats. Tourists are in for a charming surprise as Neelimala View Point offers gushing streams and verdant valleys on the way up to the hill.

This place is a splendid tourist spot where you can appreciate the company of nature with the misty clouds and its pristine ambience. 

This beauty of this popular trekking and camping site is accentuated by the Meenmutti waterfall that brings out the most wonderful view of the place.

Location: Neelimala Viewpoint, Vaduvanchal, Kerala

Best Time to visit: January to May and September to December is the most preferred time to visit here.

Entry fee: The entry fees here is INR 500/ USD 7.7 for a jeep that could carry 6-7 people

Timings: Tourists could visit Neelimala Viewpoint any time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park and Bandipur National Park are like two sides of the same coin. Separated by the border, Bandipur Park lies in Karnataka while the neighbouring, Mudumalai lies in the Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu. The area is rich with rare species that include 50 types of fish, 34 species of reptiles, 266 species of birds, and 55 types of mammals. 

Some of the rare wildlife you’ll find here are vultures, Bengal Tigers, Indian Leopards and golden jackals. The flora includes dense tropical forests, exotic climbers and creepers, bamboo trees, Indian rosewood and much more! If you’re a nature enthusiast, Mudumalai’s sense of serenity and extravagant beauty is sure to leave you spellbound!

Location: NH 67, Gudalur NH 67, Gudalur, Devarshola, Tamil Nadu

Best Time to visit: The most ideal time to visit this park is from February to June.

Entry fee: INR 15/ USD 0.23 per person

Timings: The opening hours for visitors is from 7:00 am to 9:00 am in the morning and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the evenings.

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is approximately 90 kilometres.

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Irupu Falls

Escape into the allure of nature and its magnificence with a visit to Irupu Falls. One of the most enchanting places to visit in Wayanad, Irupu Falls is one of the most legendary sightseeing places in Wayanad. 

This spectacular waterfall derives its roots from the legends of Ramayana and also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls. This place is known for its serene ambience that showcases the captivating beauty of this glorious cascade from a height of 60 feet. 

Irupu Falls draws in a number of devotees who believe that a dip in its waters cleanses one’s sins and pay respect to the Shiva temple located along the banks of the river.

Location: Irupu Falls, Irupu Falls Rd, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The months of monsoons are the best time to witness the Irupu Falls at its maximum beauty.

Entry fee: INR 50/ USD 0.77 per person

Timings: The timings at Irupu Falls is from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 56 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, the Idukki Wildlife is located in the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki at an altitude of 450 – 750 ft above the sea level.

The sanctuary, flanked on 3 sides by the tranquil waters of Idukki Lake, is housed amidst picturesque settings of tropical evergreen & semi-evergreen forests, meadows, and deciduous trees.
The Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the places to visit in Idukki, houses hordes of wild elephants.

The other species from the animal kingdom include bison, sambar, deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, Malabar Giant Squirrel, wild boars, and tigers. Reptilians such as Cobra, viper, krait, etc will bewilder the visitor, while avian species Malabar grey hornbill, Purple Sunbird, Golden Oriole, and Black bulbul enchant him.

Distance: 
40 km from Thodupuzha, Idukki.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee:
 None.

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Thirunelli Temple

One of the most religious places to visit in Wayanad, Thirunelli Temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Known as the Kashi of the South, Thirunelli Temple has an interesting legend associated which says that Lord Brahma himself installed the idol of Lord Vishnu here and made this temple. 

Encompassed by the breathtaking beauty of Brahmagiri Hills, this temple is known for its tranquil ambience. Devotees at Thirunelli Temple pay their respects at the holy mountain stream known as Papanasini believed to have medicinal powers where rituals are performed and the sacred rock Pinnappara. 

It is also a popular belief that rituals performed for the dead at this temple attains eternal peace and salvation for the deceased souls.

Location: Thirunelly Temple post, Mananthavady, Kerala

Best Time to visit: One should visit Thirunelli Temple from the month of September to March.

Timings: The temple remains open from 5:30 am to 12 pm and then from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: It is 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Idukki Arch Dam

The Idukki dam is constructed across the Periyar River, in a valley between the Kuravan and Kurathi hills in Kerala. The awe-inspiring, majestic dam, which stands at 167.68 meters (550 ft), is one of the highest arch dams in Asia. The dam, which is one of the Idukki tourist places, constructed by the Kerala government in 1975 and supports 780 MW hydroelectric power station that draws electricity from this dam.

The sheer magnitude of the structure along with the mountains, verdant vegetation, and 60 sq. km placid lake, which is created by the 3 dams, Idukki dam, Cheruthoni and Kulamavu, captivate the visitors.

Distance:
 33 km from Idukki Dist.

Timings:
Public Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Entry Fees:
 Rs 25 for adults and Rs 5 for children. The tariff for a 15-minute boat ride for 5 persons is Rs. 600.

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