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Best Houseboats Tours

House boats are floating homes which are mostly availed by the tourists who are on vacation. This type of accommodation is an innovative concept which lets one enjoy living on water. There are many different types of houseboats used and the best ones aim to provide privacy along with livability and mobility to visitors. House boats are different sized and can range from a size of yacht to small boat.

In India, houseboat stays are common in Goa, Kerala backwaters and on Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir.

Kerala houseboats – The houseboats of Kerala are usually bigger in size, slow moving and for leisure trips. These boats are about 70 feet long and 15 feet wide. Anjili wood is commonly used to make these boats. The boat’s exteriors are painted with oil of cashew nut. The accommodation and stay in houseboats in usually pleasant and one gets to enjoy some time living his life on water surface.

Kashmir houseboats – The houseboats floating on Dal Lake in Kashmir are usually stationary. Most of the houseboats date back to early 1900s. These are usually different sized and have a wood paneling inside. Most of the tourists visit Kashmir to get the feel of these boats.

Luxury houseboats, like any luxury hotel, have luxurious rooms with walls painted, good quality carpets and modern sanitary fittings. There are also many other different category houseboats.

 

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    One Night Houseboat Tour in Alleppey
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    Alleppey
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity: Known as the Venice of India, Allepey is famous for it's azure blue backwaters and it's charming houseboats. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of God's Own Country while you sail peaceful on a wonderful houseboat. Start your journey with a pick up from Aleppey railway station/Bus stand and get transferred to the houseboat at 12.00AM. Enjoy the scenic view of the Kerala Backwaters.Marvel at the views of Champakulam Church, Fishing, Champakulam Market, Aleppey Village Cruise, Kuttanad Paddy fields and villages. Over night at Houseboat.Conclude your magical trip by sightseeing Ambalappuzha temple and Aleppey beach and then getting dropped to the nearest airport or railway station. 

    Very Good 4
    32 ratings

    Starting from

    5250


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    Overnight Houseboat Cruise at Chapora River
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    North Goa
    d1 Day n1 Night

    About the Activity:Get picked up at around 4:30 PM from the mentioned location Panjim, Calangute, Baga and Candolim in an air conditioned shared vehicle and reach Siolim at 5:00 PMHead to sunset point for a magnificent view of the evening sky. Indulge in some of the indoor games like cards, chess, scramble, ludo etc.You will also indulge in exciting activities like line fishing, bird-watching, etc. This cruise is specially designed for the ones who love nature by the day and it is also a Birdwatchers dream.Enjoy a lavish authentic goan dinner cuisine on board.Witness another side of Goa on the overnight houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Chapora River in North Goa.Enjoy the river breeze, lush greenery and scenic beauty as you relax in the comforts of this Paradise.Santa Lucia is a Luxurious Wooden House Boat, one of the most beautiful and preferred holiday destinations around India. It has three deluxe bedrooms, one lobby cum dining area and two open sit outs on the upper deck. All bedrooms have individual bath toilets with modern amenities.Its well stocked bar & friendly crew will pamper all your needs during your stay onboard.End this exciting tour at around 1:00 PM the next day after a tasty breakfast.

    Very Good 4.0
    69 ratings

    Starting from

    8% OFF

    10500


    11500

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    Surfing in Cokes Surf Camp
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    Thulusdhoo
    d1 Day n1 Night

    About the Activity: Get picked up from the airport at around 11:00 PM and then transfer to Cokes Hostel and Surf Camp in Thulusdhoo, located at the end of the North Male Atoll, on the western part of the island.Experience the thrill of challenging waves that occur off this reef which are considered to be one of the best waves on the Maldives due to it's consistent swell.If you don't feel like surfing,you can try some other activities like snorkeling and fishing, you can also relax in the common area of the hostel and interact with other surfers.Explore the places and marvel at the sights of the waves as they touch your feet.Conclude your tour after getting transferred to the airport at around 12:00 PM the next day.

    Very Good 4.0
    24 ratings

    Starting from

    5179


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    Dive Safaris Aboard Mygenesis 1 to the Northern Islands
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    Phuket
    d3 Days n2 Nights

    About the Activity:Invoke in this exciting 3 days 2 night  tour in Mygenisis 1 to the Northern islands and enjoy diving in the crystal clear water.Start your tour after getting picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak and then depart from Tab Lamu at around 9:00 AM. The sailing time between dives fly by as you relax on the large party deck and spacious sundecks.You will enjoy 2 dives at Ko Bon and Ko Tachai  and 1 night dive in Surin. Continue sailing to the Richelieu Rock where you will enjoy 3 dives and1 night dive at Ko Tachai.You will also enjoy 3 dives at Ko Tachai, Ko Bon and Boonsung Wrack  and then transfer to Tab Lamu.End this exciting tour at around 4:00 PM in the evening.You can also avail this tour for 6 days and 5 nights.

    Very Good 4.0
    32 ratings

    Starting from

    1% OFF

    37601


    38176

  • d6 Days n5 Nights

    About the Activity:Never be late to make use of this amazing opportunity to spend a quality time in the most visited part of South India, that is Kerala. Here is 6 day tour from Mumbai and covering the major tourist destinations in Kerala.The journey to Kerala will absolutely do wonders and at the end you will start lingering. This is a place where hill stations and backwaters equally attracting visitors, a place where beaches and mountains make anyone's heart get stolen.Begin the tour from Kochi leading to Munnar, Thekkady and Alappuzha which are still the enduring passion of thousands of travelers.This package will provide you with food, accommodation and transportation during the whole trip that is inclusive of round trip flights.

    Very Good 4.0
    29 ratings

    Starting from

    23950


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    Alleppey
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Experience:For history, Alleppey had a great significance as it was the major centre of trade during the time of ancient travellers even. For the current generation, Alleppey is more of a tourist destination, giving its guests enduring memories.Blessed by the Mother Earth in abundance, the backwaters, the Arabian Sea, the wide paddy fields and so on are still undeniably taking Alleppey to be the most sought after tourist destination in the world.Here is a 2 day excursion to witness the beauty of Alleppey and enjoy a cruise on a houseboat with all the necessary amenities along with maximum comfort.Once you arrive at Alleppey Jetty, get picked up around 12:30 PM and start the cruise to reach the lake by 01:00 PM.The boat will be anchored and it is time to have lunch. Post this, continue cruising along the in-articulated water and stop over to visit Champakulam Snake Boat, the church, the village and the market and resume your journey after 05:00 PM.Wind up the day as you reach Kanjipadam around 06:00 PM and enjoy the night inside the boat while the cold breeze from the lake touches every window of the boat regularly. The following morning, post breakfast, start your cruise to reach Alleppey Jetty and conclude the 2 day tour of the majestic Alleppey with plenty of good memories in your heart.Check-in by 12:30 PM and check-out by 09:30 AM, the next day.

    Very Good 4.0
    28 ratings

    Starting from

    10440


  • d7 Days n6 Nights

    About the Activity:This is an intriguing call for all those who are planning to pack their bags for a trip to Kerala; this is from Delhi to the different parts of Kerala.Begin the journey from Munnar, the favourite hill station here and then never miss the chances to spot the rare species at the Tiger Reserve in Thekkady.Feel the freshness of the Venice of the East, Alleppey while you cruise along the scintillating backwaters here. Wind up the tour in Thiruvananthapuram that is packed with multitudes of ancient buildings and more cultural depictions.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the whole trip that is inclusive of flight transfer from Delhi to Kerala and return.

    Very Good 4.0
    30 ratings

    Starting from

    30000


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    Panaji
    d1 Day n1 Night

    About the Activity:The beaches, adventure activities and the exciting nightlife of Goa are famous, but if you want to experience Goa in a different way you should try an overnight houseboat tour in Goa. Beautifully handcrafted houseboats fitted with all modern luxuries and amenities cruise on the backwaters of Goa. With lots to see and some amazing views to cherish, a backwater cruise in goa allows you to enjoy the most of your stay here.

    Very Good 4.0
    34 ratings

    Starting from

    15000


  • d6 Days n5 Nights

    About the Activity:An incredible tour of Kerala lies here giving you the best chance to find yourself rejuvenated amid the epitome of serenity and natural beauty.Choose this 6 day sightseeing tour of the mesmerising God's Own Country starting from Cochin and going through the perfect examples of natural abundance like Munnar, Thekkady and Alleppey.Along with covering the major landmarks, you will be getting an awe-inspiring chance to indulge in a houseboat cruise on the calm backwaters of Alleppey. Taste the genuine charisma this pristine location is obsessed with.The package includes food, accommodation in hotels and transportation during the whole trip. 

    Good 3.0
    24 ratings

    Starting from

    35000


  • d6 Days n5 Nights

    About the Activity: Make your vacation a special one as you head out for this amazing 6 days 5-night tour in Kerala along with your friends and family.Start your tour once you reach Cochin and head to Cherai beach. Check into the resort and indulge in some beach activities before retiring for the night.After a delicious morning breakfast and continue your trip to Allepey, Check into a houseboat and marvel at the amazing beauty of the region.Spend your day exploring the scenic views and enjoy a lavish dinner at night.Continue your trip to Kumarakom after your morning breakfast. Enjoy the breath-taking views of this region and also indulge in some exciting activities like sunset cruise and Ayurvedic sessions.Then head out for Kovalam and enjoy the sea breeze at Kovalam beach. Proceed your trip to Trivandrum for the day and return back to Kovalam.While at Kovalam visit the Napier Museum, Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple and Trivandrum Zoo.Conclude your memorable trip as you head to Trivandrum airport on your 6th day and head back home with lots of memories.

    Good 3.0
    33 ratings

    Starting from

    40700


  • d3 Days n2 Nights

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting trekking expedition in Kuari Pass and get a chance to explore the enduring beauty of this region.Arrive at Joshimath at anytime during the day and check into hotel with a introduction to your team in the evening.Start at around 7.00 AM and reach the Dhak village after covering a distance of 10 kms.Trek through the stunning feature of the Dhak at about 9.00 AM and pass the Karachi village .Hike through around 500 metres and pass through the Tugashi village wwhile enjoying the daily life of the people.Pass through the rocky terrain and reach the forest which offers a best view of the vast greenary.Hike to your campsite at Gulling and walk for about 4 kms and enjoy a delicious lunch.Reach Tali and start trekking through the jungles consisting of several patches of snow. reach Chritakantha and ascent the Kuari Pass after trekking for 4 kms.Beware of the ice as you trek as this can be very slippery and witness some of the most famous peaks Chaukhamba, Mt. Kamet, Neelkantha and Bharirath.Reach the highest altitude on this trek which is 3876 M is reached about 700 Meters before the Kuari Pass (3754 M). After spending some time at the pass we retrace on the same route to reach Tali by late afternoon.

    Very Good 4.0
    40 ratings

    Starting from

    7255


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    Leh
    d10 Days

    About the activity:Leh, located at 3400m, is a small town located in the Leh district and surrounded by the Himalayas.Embark on a magnificent 10 day bike trip from Leh to Srinagar as you maneuver through mountains, valleys and explore the magnificence that is the Himalayas.You will have a chance to explore Nubra valley, Khardung-La, Alchi and the monastery in its vicinity, Pangong Lake and Kargil.Its a high altitude terrain and hence is very adventurous but caution is advised.This is a trip that is truly challenging but worth every penny.This trip is for 10 days 9 nights.

    Very Good 4.0
    38 ratings

    Starting from

    60000


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    Morjim
    h3 Hours

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting house boat cruise and get a chance to explore the vivid beauty of this region.Make your vacation special with this unique experience on the backwaters of the tranquil Chapora River, on either day trips or enchanting overnight stays!Cruise around in a traditional Kerala houseboat, and catch sights of the local fishermen and farming on the river’s banks amid the sweet cacophony of innumerable birds.Try your hand at fishing in the river and spot dolphins, and indulge in the opportunity to sail into the sunset, passing by a 16th century fort.If you happen to be too taken by the place, spend the night in the houseboat on the river, even as the chef prepares simmering fresh fish meals!There are two package for this tour. If you are planning for an evening trip then the tour will start from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM and if you are planning for the overnight trip then the timing will start from 5:00 PM - 12:30 PM. End this amazing tour after 3 hours 30 minutes and head back home with lots of memories.Lunch Trip: 01.00 PM to 04.30 PMOvernight Trip: 05.00 PM to 12.30 PM

    Very Good 4.0
    27 ratings

    Starting from

    2800


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    North Goa
    d1 Day

    About the Activity: Witness another side of Goa on the overnight houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Chapora River in North Goa.Start your trip after getting picked up from your hotel in an air conditioned vehicle. Begin your overnight cruise,at around 3:00 PM in the evening and you’ll board from Siolim Jetty. Head to sunset point for a magnificent view of the evening sky and marvel at this sight of the amazing sunset. Wake up to a new dawn and relish breakfast and coffee.Spot  a few Dolphins or swim on the deserted Morjim beach followed by a lavish dinner.End this exciting tour at around 1:00 PM the next day and head back home with lots of memories.This tour can also be availed as a day cruise from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

    Good 3.0
    25 ratings

    Starting from

    6% OFF

    2800


    3000

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    Leh
    d15 Days n14 Nights

    About the Activity:Partake in a 15 D/ 14 N long bike tour of Leh and other places in Kashmir and then to Manali, feel proud of being an enthusiastic rider.Arrive in Srinagar, get transferred to a house boat where you will stay, have a nice ride in the Shikara, spend the rest of the day roaming around the local places.Visit Sonmarg which is 80 kilometers away from Srinagar,  pass through Ganderbal and Kangan, have a look at the Kargil war memorial, Drass and reach Kargil via Zoji La pass.Speed up your bike to Lamayuru where you can have the sight of Fotula top and Namikla, also visit Alchi which is at 11500 feet height, they all are on the Leh- Kargil highway.Cross Khardungla pass, which is one of the biggest passes and reach Nubra valley, which is known as the valley of flowers, have the sight of Diskit monastery and the giant statue of Maitreya Buddha.Relish the double humped camel ride at Hunder too, catch a glimpse of Chang La, Tangste and Pangong Lake, explore the nearby places and attractions.Make a visit to Military Hall of Fame, a glorious museum constructed by Indian army and then move to see Thiksey monastery and Shey Palace which are the pride of Leh.Reach Sarchu after visiting Gata Loops and Moore Plains, cross Baralacha Pass and then you will reach Keylong finally.Enjoy your ride from Keylong to Manali via Tandi, finally you will reach Chandigarh, you will be transferred to Chandigarh airport in the morning of the last day.

    Very Good 4.0
    41 ratings

    Starting from

    70000


Traveller Tales

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Gajaadhar Khanna

18 December 2014

The houseboat ride was extremely beautiful and seeing the beauty of the sunrise and sunset while in the river was breathtaking. We had a lot of fun and will definitely recommend it to our friends. and it was a very different trip from my usual Goa trip on the beach. saw a beautiful side of goa which is completely unexplored. a must go place in goa.

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Jitendra Patil

14 December 2015

This was the perfect getaway for me and my wide,it was a very different goa for me , It redefined peace and tranquility for me! I came back feeling rejuvenated and happy! The Chapora river is beautiful and calming. it felt like Kerela back water. i think its a very good place for couple to visit. loved the whole experience.

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Ranjeet Bharadwaj

06 June 2015

One of the best activities that you can embark upon in Goa. It is a stunning cruise and the waters of Chapora River are so peaceful and calming. Had so much fun and beautiful time.

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