3 Oct 2012

Posted by Chirstina Rose on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 42 comments


Alappuzha district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals
,so allappuzha known as the venice of east.Keralahouseboat cruise at    present is one of the   most    a dmired and hunted  most enjoyable tour   options offered by the tourism of Kerala. It is one of the best way  to  experience almost the overall attractions that are  found  within the state though  there  may  be some  unreachable  by  it  but everything you  want to know  about its  culture, civilization process and its living can be experience with its cruise. If you hesitate, eye witness and involve yourself in its cruise and you will see the wonder.Houseboats in Kerala are the best means to travel around the  backwater  and  explore the country  side,  villages,  traditional practices, core industrial area, to see wildlife and other natural landscape lying in and around the backwater along with visit to historical temples and churches makes  Kerala boat house tour  package  always lively and enjoyable to go for. 



Alappuzha in India

Alappuzha in Kerala














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DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOUSEBOATS IN ALLEPPEY


1 Bedroom Houseboat (AC)











COMMON FACILITIES OFFERED AT HOUSEBOATS
1. TV and DVD
2. Onboard game activities include - Chess, Caroms, Scrabble, Playing cards, etc  
3. Separate Sitting Chairs
4. Living Area with Dinning Table & Chairs
5. Air Conditioning
6. Mosquito Repellent
7.Fine Quality Vinyl / Coir carpet / wooden Flooring  
8. Wall Cupboards
9. Wall Fans
10. Teakwood Wall Finishing
11. Fixed menu for all meals





DETAILS OF CANCELLATION CHARGES                                                             
1. 15 days – 5 % of the package cost                                                                
2    . 7 days - 10 % of the package cost                                                                            
3. 2 days - 25 % of the package cost
4. Less than 2 days – 100 % of the package cost

2 Bedroom Houseboat (AC)














COMMON FACILITIES OFFERED AT HOUSEBOATS
1. TV and DVD                                                                                                                 
2. Separate Sitting Chairs
3. Living Area with Dinning Table & Chairs
4. Air Conditioning
5. Mosquito Repellent
6. Fine Quality Vinyl / Coir carpet / wooden Flooring
7. Wall Cupboards
8. Wall Fans
9. Teakwood Wall Finishing
10. Fixed menu for all meals
11. Kerala traditional foods will be served.
12. Check-in Time – 12:30 pm
13. Checkout Time – 09:00 am
14. In case of A/c not working due to any technical faults difference between   
 A/c and Non A/c Charges will be refunded.



DETAILS OF CANCELLATION CHARGES
1  . 15 days – 5 % of the package cost
2. 7 days - 10 % of the package cost                                                                             
3. 2 days - 25 % of the package cost                                                                              
4. Less than 2 days – 100 % of the package cost

3 Bedroom Houseboat (AC)












COMMON FACILITIES OFFERED AT HOUSEBOATS
1. LCD TV & DVD in Each Rooms
2. 4 x 8 Feet Sliding Glass Window in Each Rooms for best view form rooms        
3. Air Conditioning
4. Mosquito Repellent
5. Fine Quality Vinyl / Coir carpet / wooden Flooring
6. Wall Cupboards
7. Wall Fans
8. Teakwood Wall Finishing
9. Dining Table & Chairs in Each Rooms
10. Hot Water Facility in Each Rooms
11. Fixed menu for all meals
12. Kerala traditional foods will be served.
13. Check-in Time – 12:30 pm
14. Checkout Time – 09:00 am
15. In case of A/c not working due to any technical faults difference
 between A/c and Non A/cCharges will be refunded



DETAILS OF CANCELLATION CHARGES                                                           
1.   15 days – 5 % of the package cost
2. 7 days - 10 % of the package cost   
3. 2 days - 25 % of the package cost
4. Less than 2 days – 100 % of the package cost
  • 4 Bedroom Houseboat (AC)












Common Facilities Offered at Houseboats
  • LCD TV & DVD in Each Rooms
  • 4 x 8 Feet Sliding Glass Window in Each Rooms for best view form rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Fine Quality Vinyl / Coir carpet / wooden Flooring
  • Wall Cupboards
  • Wall Fans
  • Teakwood Wall Finishing
  • Dining Table & Chairs in Each Rooms
  • Hot Water Facility in Each Rooms
  • Fixed menu for all meals
  • Kerala traditional foods will be served.
  • Check-in Time – 12:30 pm
  • Checkout Time – 09:00 am
  • In case of A/c not working due to any technical faults difference between A/c and Non A/c Charges will be refunded
Details of Cancellation Charges

  • 15 days – 5 % of the package cost
  • 7 days - 10 % of the package cost
  • 2 days - 25 % of the package cost
  • Less than 2 days – 100 % of the package cost

HOUSEBOAT FOODS

Normally Kerala traditional foods are supplied in the houseboats.....





  • Karimeen Fry: Pearlspot fish (A rare Kerala's specialty fish) which is shallow fried in coconut oil.
  • Varal Roast: a unique specie that belongs to squid family, yet classified as fish, famous its tasty meat, which is grilled in banana leaf in a semi-masala gravy
  • Kochjnu Pollichatu: grilled shrimps cooked in dry tomato gravy
  • Chemmeen Thoran: shallow fried tiger prawn strips cooked with fried vegetables with grated coconut powder
  • Panni Ullathiyathu: baked pork cooked in heavily spiced tomato masala gravy
  • Tharavu Roast: duck curry in semi dry masala gravy
  • Kappa and Fish Curry: Mashed baked Tapioca flavored in tumeric and spices, served with fish curry.
  • Pepper fried Chicken served with Malabar Porattas (Kerala Bread).
TRAVEL TO ALLAPPY


ALLEPPEY BY TRAIN

Alleppey is well connected by train to Cochin and Trivandrum. Alleppey railway station is within the city  limits
City
Railway Station
Distance
AlleppeyAlleppey (ALLP)53 km
KottayamKottayam 46 km
KollamKollam Jn (QLN)80 km
ThrissurThrisur (TCR)131  


DISTENCE FROM MAIN CITYES TO ALAPPUZHA
1. Kochi to Alleppey53 km
2. Trivandrum to Alleppey 151 km
3. Coimbatore to Alleppey 235 km
4. Mangalore to Alleppey475 km
5. Bangalore to Alleppey 559 km


TRAVEL BY AIR
           
                Nearest airport        
Trivandrum International Airport
Cochin International Airport
Calicut International Airport.
Distence between Trivandrum to Alleppey  150 km
Distence between Cochin to Allepepy75 km
Distence between Calicut to Allepepy241.3 km



ALLEPPEY BY BUS                                                       

KSRTC buses are plenty which are connecting all the major cities in Kerala.
Trivandrum to Alleppey costs less than Rs 100.
Cochin to Alleppey costs less than Rs 50.


HOUSEBOATS CRUISE ROUTE MAP


[It shows the path of houseboat cruise in alleppey ]


ALAPPUZHA CLIMATE

Alappuzha Climate can be defined as temperate and     humid. The average monthly temperature in alappuzha  is 250° C. during winter season the climate of alappuzha is more pleasent.The temparature during the winter season is range from 20 c to 30 c.The summer season varies between March to May. The temparature during the summer season is range from 20 c to 35 c. In this period the percentage of humidity is very high.During monsoon season there is two types,which are south-west monsoon &North-west-monsoon.The South-west monsoon  start from June to September. On the other hand the North-east monsoon from October to November. The average rainfall received by the region is 2763.

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT ALAPPUZHA   

The best time to visit Alappuzha extends from  August to February. For sightseeing,  months from December to February, which are cooler with temperature ranging from 22C to 30C.  From March to May in Alappuzha are humid with maximum temperature rising to nearly 37C.


TOURIST HELP CENTERS DETAILS

The tourists as well as the local people can take help from the following emergency numbers of Alappuzha Police.



TOURIST HELP CENTERS CONTACTS
1   . Alappuzha North Police Station(477)2245541           
2. Alappuzha South Police Station(477)2251331
3. Alappuzha Unit (Pazhaveedu and Thiruvampady)(477)251997
4. Alappuzha Police100, (477)2251166
5. Ambalappuzha Police Station(477)2272022
6. Alappuzha Crime Stopper Police1090





KERALA TOURISM INFORMATION OFFICE
Boat Jetty, Alappuzha
Ph: 091+477- 2260722
Kerala Tourism Information Office
International Airport, Nedumbassery, Kochi
Ph: 091+484-2610113

Hospitals




HOSPITAL
PLACE
CONTACT

Century  Hospital
Mulakuzha - 689 505,
Chengannur, Alleppey,
Kerala, India
Tel: +91-479-2469469
Fax: +91-479-2468709
www.centuryhospital.org

Sreepathy Ayurveda Hospital
Velliyakulam, ,Cherthala,
Kerala - 688543
Velliyakulam, ,Cherthala,Kerala - 688543
Mary Queens Mission Hospital

Thiruvalla :689101,Kerala
Phone: 0477-2630594
Sree Narayana Medical Mission X-Ray Hospital
Cherthala,
Alappuzha,Kerala
Phone: 0477-2812506
City Light Hospital
Haripad,
690514,Kerala
Phone: 0477-2415034

CentralTravancore Specialist Hospital
Chengannur
 689121,Kerala
Phone: 0477-2453125


Bethestan Medical Centre

Chengannur,
Alappuzha : 689121,Kerala
Phone: 0477-2452578


Gems Hospita
Mavelikkara,
Alappuzha,Kerala
Phone: 0479-2302495

BKM Hospital
Ambalappuzha,
Alappuzha
Phone: 0477-2272135




SAFETY PRECAUTIONS


There are certain travel safety tips for Kerala that should be kept in mind touring. You should be careful as you would be in your own country. Houseboats are equipped with life jackets and life buoys.  Only guests and boat crew are allowed on the houseboat.  There is 24-hour ground support staff and each houseboat has a mobile phone onboard for communication to the office.  The boats have safe fuel storage and fire extinguishers on every houseboat.
  •  Do not wear provocative and revealing clothes. It not only hurts Indian sensibilities, but also invites unwanted attention.
  • Keep your valuables like important documents, money, jewelry, etc. in the hotel's safe deposit. Keep an eye on your money while traveling in crowded places.
  • Women are required some extra precautions against some male members who may stare and try to get over friendly. Wear decent clothes and try to converse the least with men.
  • Do not exhibit any public display of affection in Kerala. People are sensitive in Kerala and do not approve of physical intimacy in public.
  • Be alert while using public transport. It is the most common place for falling in trouble. 
                        



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