I was a little apprehensive when I booked the houseboat. So many people had said so many negative things about almost each operator that I did not know whether I should go ahead with it or not. Finally decided upon Lakelands cruises because their website looked professional and had many options to choose from. The booking process was smooth and they let me make a part payment. We were reaching Allepey from Kochi and it is a good 1-1.5 hour drive, so start early. We were transferred to the main boat through a motorboat and it was a surreal experience thereafter. We had booked Lakelands cruises Luxury premium (AC) houseboat and it met all expectations. I also realized why so many people had written negative reviews. This is not for everyone. The experience cannot be captured in photographs, videos or a sitting in ferry service. When you glide through the waters sitting in the upper deck on the houseboat with no one else to break the serene picture with their chitter-chatter, you lose count of time. Agreed it is not a five star hotel, but the crew at Mariya Cruise (our houseboat) did everything they could. A special mention should go to the food, it was the best food we had during our trip. They would feed us so much that we won’t be able to stay up after meals. There isn’t anything to do after 6/6:30. We did step out to take a walk in the village when the boat anchored for an evening halt. Only word of caution – Fish stalls will overcharge. Don’t do this if you can’t stand the company of your partner for a whole day! Otherwise go for it! Research the operator well before booking. If boarding on spot, check the boat before boarding.
Regd.Off: No: 503,
Near Pallathuruthy Bridge, A/C Rd,
Alleppey - Pin: 688 003
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