Alleppey Shikara Boat Package2023-11-03T04:21:26+05:30
Alappuzha Shikara Boats journey

Shikara Boat Package

Glide through the backwaters of Alleppey, Kerala on a traditional Shikara boat.

Experience the traditional charm of the Shikara boat as you embark on an authentic journey through Alleppey, Kerala’s hidden gems. Book now and immerse yourself in the essence of this picturesque paradise.

transport & guide

Private Car with Driver for Journey

With a team of experienced and knowledgeable guides, we offer informative and engaging tours, providing valuable insights into the local culture, history, and attractions.

food & beverages

Tantalizing flavors await aboard our houseboat.

Immerse yourself in the rich culinary traditions of Alapuzha as our skilled chefs craft a delectable fusion of local delicacies and global cuisine

other Activities

Enjoy Natural Scenery & Local Life

Engage in the age-old tradition of fishing, and let the rhythmic motion of the houseboat add to the excitement of reeling in your catch.

Alleppey Shikara Boats – Shikara Boat Alleppey Packages & Booking

Alleppey Shikara Boat offers different kinds of shikara boats and packages for exploring the beautiful backwaters of Alleppey. You can choose from 8-hour, 4-hour, and 3-hour cruises and 2-hour cruises.

Shikara boats in Alleppey are smaller than houseboats and can seat four to fifteen people, sometimes up to twenty. They are traditional boats that have been converted into their present form by adding seating arrangements and are usually adorned with wooden and bamboo materials that give them an old-world rustic charm.

Alleppey is the heart of Kerala’s coir industry, attracting thousands of tourists annually. It is known worldwide for its beaches, marine products, backwaters, and houseboat cruises. This is a place worth visiting.

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Shikara Boat In Alleppey

Why Shikara houseboat in Alleppey?

Alleppey is a network of narrow canals, inlets, and inland waterways. They showcase the beauty of nature and the simple life of rural villages on their banks. These communities depend on the waters for their livelihoods. Shikara boats offer a unique way to explore these canals, unlike the more popular houseboats. They can navigate through the narrow waterways, taking you into the heart of the action. Alleppey Lagoons Shikara boat service in alleppey are a more budget-friendly option compared to their luxurious houseboats. Tourists with limited time can rent the vehicles by the hour, for up to four hours.

Facilities in Alleppey Shikara Boat

Alleppey Shikara Boat are traditional country boats that have been updated with a roof while still keeping all four sides open to allow for a gentle breeze from the backwaters. Guests can enjoy the serene beauty of the water while reclining in comfortable chairs.

What is the price for alleppey shikara boats?2023-11-01T05:35:26+05:30

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.

How much time is needed to explore the Alleppey backwaters?2023-11-01T05:35:50+05:30

The vastness of the Alleppey backwaters, encompassing the Vebanadu Lake and Punnamada, demands time. To truly immerse yourself in Punnamada Lake and glimpse the local village life, set aside at least 3 hours. However, a recommended span is 5 hours to drink in the full splendor of the Alleppey backwaters.

What time can I avail the shikara boat service?2023-11-01T05:36:33+05:30

Morning or evening, the shikara is at your service. Regular tours typically commence from 8:00 AM and sail until 6:00 PM or 6:30 PM, contingent upon the season. For those seeking the magic of dawn, sunrise cruises begin bright and early at 5:30 to 6:00 AM. Do remember to lock in your booking in advance.

Is the boat ride a shared experience?2023-11-01T05:36:55+05:30

Your privacy is our priority. At Alleppey Lagoons, we offer exclusively private shikara boats, ensuring that your journey is undisturbed and personal.

Do you serve any culinary delights on board?2023-11-01T05:37:16+05:30

While our shikaras don’t come equipped with meals, we don’t let you go hungry! We’d be more than happy to guide you to delectable Kuttanadan and traditional Kerala dishes from nearby backwater eateries. And if you’re looking to add some zing, family toddy shops dotting the region serve sumptuous fare.


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