The beauty of the Alleppey backwaters doesn’t come with a hefty price tag. Shikara boating charges begin at ₹1000 per hour for groups of up to 5 people, provided you’re onboard for a minimum of 5 hours. Opting for a shorter duration, like 2 or 3 hours, slightly adjusts the rate. Special occasions such as weekends and holidays see a starting price of ₹1500 per hour.