My wife and I are heading to Alleppey on the 17th, our driver for the tour has said we should arrive and negotiate on site and I get the same feeling from the TripAdvisor commentary. I want to arrange an AC Deluxe boat for a night but would like some advice -
- I am leaving Thekkady the morning of the 17th (early) looking to arrive around 11am - is this sufficient time to source a boat and head off or do we need to arrive earlier?
- Are we able to step onto the boats to inspect them before negotiating the price?
- Do we pay up-front?
- and lastly, should we tip the crew and if so, how much?
I have budgeted 8000rs for the night, a coworker from the region seems to think this should be adequate.
Looking forward to your replies,