Ernakulam, in Kochi, part of the Kerala region in southwest India, is a neighborhood steeped in ancient history. Kochi was originally the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin, which was supposedly established back in the 12th century. Today, Ernakulam is a thriving district where you can find some of Kochi’s top attractions. These include Hill Palace Museum, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, and Kalady, where you can breathe in the fresh air and enjoy views of the Purna River, a tributary of the mighty Godavari River. Purna River is actually one of the boundaries of Ernakulam. And so, what better way to experience the district and the rest of Kochi by sailing down the river or, better yet, making a houseboat your home for your visit? Read on to see the top Airbnb houseboats near Ernakulam, India.
Purna River is not the only body of water you can explore while you’re in Kerala. There’s also serene Vembanad Lake in Alappuzha, a scenic two-hour drive away from Ernakulam. It’s here where you’ll get to board this traditional Keralan houseboat.
This spacious, two-bedroom, two-bathroom houseboat is made with native materials and features plenty of space and facilities for a group of up to eight people. There is a sun deck where you can lounge and get a tan or enjoy the scenery, and there is an air-conditioning system as well.
Stay on a LakeAlappuzha, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewstastefully decorated with nice bathroom and hot water showerrooms were surprisingly cleanthe houseboat was very clean and tidy and much better than expectedthe boat house was very clean and modern and our stay was comfortablea lovely modern clean boat the crew were very nice food excellentRead more reviews
Host:the staff are lovely and looked after us really wellfood was amazing and crew were very friendly and helpfulall staff on the boat were so welcoming and had the perfect amount of interaction and distanceraiyaan was also very helpful in organizing a ride for us from kochi and then onwards to varkala
Planning a lovely holiday with your significant other? Explore the backwaters of Kerala aboard this gorgeous and romantic houseboat. This Airbnb rental operates in Kumarakom, which is about 1 hour and 30 minutes south of Ernakulam.
Specifically designed for couples, this houseboat offers complete privacy and all the essential amenities, including power, water, an air-conditioning system, a living area, and a kitchen. To preserve power, there’s a lights-off rule at 10pm, all the more reason to admire the dark night skies, far away from light pollution.
Backwater Routes HouseboatsKumarakom, Kerala, India
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Host:the crew was excellent and attentivecare taker were really frndly and food was good
Sail through the backwaters of Kerala and explore its hidden villages and towns. This large and luxurious houseboat for five people will be the perfect vessel. Anchored at Vembanad Lake in Alapuzzha, this kettuvallam-style pleasure barge has two spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Go all out and enjoy the waters in style. Feast on traditional Kuttanadan cuisine as the houseboat slowly cruises along the waters. Sail past traditional fishing villages, beautiful water lilies, and ancient temples along the rivers and lake. At night, the houseboat will be docked and you’re free to explore the surrounding areas.
Double Bedroom House Boat For 5 PAXAlappuzha, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewsthe deck seating is comfortable for 2 maybe 3the bed linen have definitely seen better daysoverall not bad lots of mosquitoes take bug spray and toilet paper
Host:amazing seacruise on the backwaters with two nice hostsowner stays in cochin and his presence would have been much appreciatedvargese chettai was really great and accommodatingRead more reviewsif you go around allepey you will find much nice better value for money places
Have an unforgettable trip in a houseboat
Start your Kerala adventure in Ernakulam and make your way to all of the attractions this region has to offer. For the perfect trip, book one of the best houseboats in Ernukalam, India, listed above.
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