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A journey on a Kerala Houseboat has been feted on International Television (BBC amongst others) as one of the world’s top ten experiences whilst travelling. In Love with Kerala Tours offer a varietyof cruises to suit everyone. We are one of the leading houseboat companies of Kerala offering everything from Deluxe to Boutique Houseboats. We have a wide range of cruises on offer – but should you need some additional help – just drop us a line and we’ll assist you in making the right choice!

We have personally climbed decks of hundreds of boats, sourcing the very best in each category – inspecting cabins, ensuites, kitchens and even sampling the food! Each boat is assigned its rating by In Love with Kerala depending on Hygiene, ambience, design, age and the crew. We will assist you in getting the right boat for your specific travel needs at a great rate!

We also offer day cruise if an overnight is not to your fancy – A day cruise will begin at 11.30am, cruise through the Vembanad Lake until lunch, and then a further cruise which will moor at 5pm. All categories of houseboat are available for day cruise.


This is our base category houseboats – with one or two bedrooms with en suite. Furniture is basic style and air conditioning will be offered in the bedrooms only from 9pm-6am. A large day cabin – open air , to catch that wonderful backwater breeze, with the ensuite cabins and kitchen area situated behind. A happy journey, with great staff and even better yummy local Kerala food!

As our guest you will be checked into the houseboat by our representative at 12 noon. The cruise will pause shortly after for a traditional Kerala lunch. On sailing, witness rural Kerala at it’s best , while the villagers go about their day to day activities. The boat will be moored early evening for you to enjoy your evening meal and will set off again early in the morning and leaves you at the finishing point after a hearty Kerala breakfast!

Available for 1 & 02 Night Cruises Sleeps up to 4 Adults, with extra beds available.


Our Premium Category houseboats are second only to the houseboats in features, such as decor. If you are looking for a wonderful houseboat experience without the extortionate price tag – then premium option is for you!

The Premium Houseboats have tasteful decor and comfortable seating. The bedrooms are all en suite, tastefully furnished with all mod cons. The en suite bathroom comes with all amenities, hot shower and western toilet. Ac is available from 9pm until 6am in the bedrooms only. Special packages with full time Air conditioning are also available. Premium category houseboats are a wonderful option for your backwater cruise without breaking the bank! Witness the majestic views of the Kerala backwaters on your own floating 4* hotel!

Available for 1 & 02 Night Cruises
Sleeps up to 4 Adults, with extra beds available.


Our Luxury category houseboats are among the most luxurious of our fleet. Amongst the wide variety of houseboats in the Kerala backwaters that are deemed ‘Luxury’- we have personally inspected them ourselves and offer only the very best! With the same layout as Deluxe and Premium houseboats, an open air lobby to the front with sitting and dining room, bedrooms with en suites situated to the rear.

Luxury category houseboats, laid with fine teak wood flooring from bow to stern, traditional and elegantly furnished to make your backwater cruise one of a kind. The spacious upper deck provides not only a great viewing spot, but a fantastic place to kick
back with your favourite novel.

Available for 1 & 02 Night Cruises in Southern and Northern Kerala backwaters.

Sleeps up to 6 Adults, with extra beds available.


Much like a 5* hotel, you will want for nothing on this houseboat! With the same layout as our other houseboats on offer, with the viewing deck to the front – furnished to a high 5* standard – cruise the backwater sin absolute comfort and relaxation.

A dining area to the rear of the ‘lobby’with a lounging area at the bow, perfect for relaxing, reading and cruising along the lazy backwaters.

Private cabins with en suite and all mod cons offer a comfort on the water. Boats available with evening only Air conditioning or full time air conditioning.

Available for upto 3 night cruises – the boat offers upto 3 private cabins making it more than comfortable for 6 Adults or more.

Available for 1 -3 Night Cruises

Sleeps up to 6 Adults, with extra beds available.


A true traditional rice barge – one of our most popular choices as it is a touch of luxury but with an old world charm. Powered by solar energy. A traditional sized houseboat with design kept to a minimum, using only locally sourced, traditional and natural materials. – just like the good old days!

If you are opting to experience the Kerala backwaters with the most energy efficient houseboat, whilst still having a touch of luxury – this is the boat for you! With a few tweaks, private cabins, western bathrooms and mod cons added, it is a cozy space to witness rural Kerala at it’s best!

Available for 1 Night Cruises

Sleeps up to 4 Adults, with extra beds available.


A floating Boutique Hotel – does exactly what it says on the box! For those of you that want to splurge and experience the backwaters in a unique style – there is no other boat for you. Offered by Malabar Escapes – the Houseboat ‘Discovery’ is truly a spectacle! Also an eco friendly boat – ‘Discovery’is proud that they leave no carbon footprint on the beautiful Keralan backwaters.  A traditional Kerala rice barge blended with contemporary tropical design to create a boutique air conditioned suite.

Available for 2 & 3 night cruises