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Kumarakom Houseboat Stay

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Kumarakom Houseboat Stay

Hi all, we are a family of three, planning our Kerela trip in mid Aug. We have already made bookings at Kumarakom Lake Resort for 19-21 Aug 14, n the next planned event is the flt from Kochi to Delhi on 22 Aug at 1745 Hrs. So we have a full day for the overnight houseboat cruise. Please suggest some reputed operators who can meet this requirement. Also can we travel by houseboat from Kumarakom to Allaphuzza n subsequently from Allaphuzza to Kochi by water transport in time to catch our flt, with a brief stopover to vis Allaphuzza..

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1. Re: Kumarakom Houseboat Stay

hi

you could have asked KLR to include houseboat too to your package .there rates were not high if it was also included.

some reputed operators in alapuzha are spice routes,lakes n lagoon,river escapes,coco,rainbow,elite,pickadly etc.most will take you from resort itself at an additional fee.

a houseboat based in kumarakom is amrutham houseboats which is also recommended.

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2. Re: Kumarakom Houseboat Stay

Thanks Arun n Tina...but the KLR rates for houseboats are upwards of Rs 20000 per night, so I did not think it advisable....anyways can u elaborate on the other question..feasibilty of Kumarakom to Alaphuzha by houseboat.

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3. Re: Kumarakom Houseboat Stay

hi

someone recently posted that 3night pool villa houseboat was booked for around 60k which seems to be a good price.

yes,you could travel in houseboat to alapuzha and checkout for overnight stay is at 9 am.

you may then take a cab to airport which takes about 1 hr

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4. Re: Kumarakom Houseboat Stay

you can opt for a cruise from Kumarakom to Alappuzha in a houseboat . Operators you can look for is karippuram houseboats, Lake view houseboats , they are based at Kumarakom

Also if you are doing Kumarakom to Alappuzha cruise you can check with operators listed above

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5. Re: Kumarakom Houseboat Stay

Thanks everybody...we have now decided to take a taxi from Kumarakom and go upto Alleppey n further take a houseboat from Alleppey.

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6. Re: Kumarakom Houseboat Stay

its a good idea.

there is a taxi stand near bird santuary.

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7. Re: Kumarakom Houseboat Stay

Hi Vihaan596,

is the rates( at Alleppey) that you have been quoted lesser than Kumarakom?

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8. Re: Kumarakom Houseboat Stay

Frankly...I have decided to take houseboat from Allepey since most people have recommended that Alleppey Backwaters are more beautiful...n since we will already be staying at Kumarakom Lake Resort ...we would have seen these waters during the cruise...However...We are yet to book our houseboat and it is still pending... I shall update asap after booking

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9. Re: Kumarakom Houseboat Stay

i would say to consider the Kumarakom - Alleppey option, make Alleppey your check-out point and tell the operator that you do not want to spend much time in the lake and would like to cover the Alleppey side of the backwaters more

i assume the taxi cost will be the difference between Alleppey - Alleppey cruise and Kumarakom - Alleppey cruise

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