Lakelands Cruise is indeed a professionally run cruise company; this was visible in their well planned itinerary and execution. Lakelands Cruise arranged a cab for us to travel from Kochi to Alleppy boarding point (charged Rs 2500/-). We were taken by a small boat to the boat house. Cruise started on time (12 noon). We were a family of three - house boat had only one bed room so the whole boat was for us. It was indeed a beautiful boat house with very good interiors. Maintained well. There was an upper deck for better view. Cruise stopped at 1:30 pm and lunch was served at - we ate vegetarian. Food was tasty. Cruise resumed after lunch.
Boat crew would normally ask you if you would be interested in some Ayurvedic massage kind of stuff; they have their "favorite" places - cruise company has nothing to with. My advice is to stay away from it. They charge much higher than outside; this will also will eat into your cruise time (cruise will be stopped for massaging).
Evening snacks were served and anchored at 5:30 pm for overnight stoppage (AC will be switched on only during the night). You can ask for a fishing rod if that interests you. Dinner at 9:00 pm. Too many mosquitoes (and big ones)
to sit outside in the evening.
Suggest to wake up early to enjoy the beautiful morning; followed by breakfast. An hour of cruise and you are dropped off at 8:30 am.
Overall, it was enjoyable experience considering this was our first boat house experience.
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