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Kerala houseboat with Wildlife Tours  
Houseboats come in various shapes; one bedroom, two, three, four, five and even ten bedroom houseboats are available, both in Alleppey and Kumarakom. Most houseboats today are fitted with Air-conditioning but the air cons are switched only during the night. Food served on board consists of local Kerala cuisine. Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Dinner is included in the cruise rates. Houseboats are usually stocked with fruits, water and Beer though available on extra payment.

Houseboat journeys include overnight journeys and hourly cruises. Journey options available are; Alleppey Round, which covers the Alleppey area, Kumarakom Round which covers the Kumarakom area and Alleppey - Kumarakom Round, which covers both areas. Houseboats cruises are also available from Thottapally, further south from Alleppey. Most travelers book an overnight cruise and a normal cruise has two stops, a stopover after lunch for a short while and overnight halt.
 
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Itinerary Details
Day 01: Cochin-Alleppey
Kerala houseboat with Wildlife On arrival at the Cochin airport/ Ernakulam Railway Station, you shall be greeted by our representative who will transfer you to Alleppey., check in at the Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Evening go for Sunset cruise (optional) or enjoy the beauty of backwater by just relaxing near the Lake. That night stay at the hotel at Alleppey.

Day 02: Houseboat
Morning at leisure at resort, 1230 hrs checks in at houseboat. Rest of the day at leisure on the House Boat. Sit back and relax while the boat cruises through the narrow serene backwater canals of Kumarakom & Alleppey and seen in breathing green, the village slumbers by the Vembanad Lake. On cruise scenery flashes up vivid contrasts of lush green and deep blues. As the boat glider along the gorgeous green of the fringed palms the ripples in the blue water blend in to little wavelets. Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee with snacks, dinner and Overnight stay on House Boat.

Day 03: Houseboat-Periyar
After breakfast, enjoy a small cruise through the lake. Later at 0900 Hrs, boat arrives at Alleppey finishing point jetty. On arrival, check out from houseboat. Then we shall drive to Periyar (Thekkady) (145 Kms / 4 Hrs). On arrival at Thekkady, check into Hotel. That night stay at the hotel at Periyar.
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Day 04: Periyar
Morning at leisure at resort later for boating in the Periyar Lake, its centre piece of Periyar Wildlife sanctuary also Periyar Tiger reserve, man made lake of the height of 2000 ft. The lake is an important source of water for the many wild animals. The best chance to visit animals during the boating (Optional). That night stay at the hotel at Periyar.

Day 05: Periyar- Cochin: Departure
Morning is at leisure in the hotel and later we will pick up from Hotel and transfer you to Cochin - airport / Railway station(180 kms/5 hrs). End of Tour and services provided. Back home with the happy memories of the tour.