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V Resorts Saams Houseboat Alleppey

The backwaters of Alleppey are a picture postcard come alive. That's enough reason to get onto the V Resorts Saams Houseboat in Alleppey. As you pass through the the canals of the backwaters, you will see sparkling blue waters, swaying green coconut trees and vast paddy fields on either side. You can choose to lounge on the sun deck or go fishing. Alternatively, visit the local village and enjoy traditional Kerala cuisine there. You can opt for various Kerala houseboat packages -- do day trips or stay the night and get an authentic backwaters experience. Once back at the dock, go visiting Alleppey and its many temples and churches.

Local Tour

One of more popular tourist destinations in Kerala, there's lots to explore here, once you de-board from the houseboat, visit the many temples - Haripad Krishna Temple (15km) , Rajarajeshwari temple, (12km). Or, visit the many churches, Mount Carmel, Christ and St Mary's churches. If lakes and hill stations are your thing, take a trip to Munnar, 180km and 5 hours away. Or visit the Kumarakam Vembanad Lake.

Stay

Rooms

There are 2 houseboats, one with 2 rooms and the other with 3. All rooms in the houseboats have a big bay window with comfortable seating arrangement, with cushions for guests to sit and look out. There are super luxury rooms on the super luxury house boat and 3 deluxe rooms in the Luxury House Boat.

Sun Deck

With wooden lounge chairs and comfortable cushions and benches and covered from the top. It is a great place to watch the backwaters from.

Dining Deck

A cosy living room combined with dining area, which has a capacity of 6. It has bay windows for great views.

Features

  • TelephoneTelephone
  • Power BackupPower Backup
  • Air conditionerAir conditioner
  • Hot WaterHot Water
  • Indoor GamesIndoor Games

Eat

With wonderful views of the back waters, enjoy authentic Kerala cuisine.

Community

Employment to local villagers of Alleppey. They also mainatin their Bio Tank on the boat conscientiously in order to not disturb the ecosystem on the waterway, and have employed solar geysers.

About

Once described as the "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon Alleppey is network of tranquil canals and lagoons and is considered to be one of the oldest planned cities in this region. The 19th-century lighthouse here is believed to be among the first of its kind. Alleppey also serves as the access point for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held on the Punnamada Lake.

Directions

  • By Air. The nearest airport is Cochin Airport(75km)
  • By Rail: The nearest railway station is Alleppey Station
  • By Road: Kochi(53km); Bengaluru(560km); Mumbai(1580km)
  • Boarding Point: Matha Boat Jetty, next to KSRTC, Alleppey Bus Stand
  • View on Google Map

Blogs

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  • May 16, 2016
  • V SriRanjani
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  • May 17, 2016
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  • May 30, 2016
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