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Cruise through heaven in Kerala’s lush backwaters

Enjoy a unique and serene vacation on our houseboats and take in scenic views of the backwaters, the coconut groves and rural life along India’s largest freshwater lake, Vembanad.

Imagine a vacation, where all you do, is float on a plush, traditional Kerala houseboat, on calm, gentle waters that take you through some of the most beautiful sights you will ever see in Kerala. You lay back and relax, as the houseboat navigates the smooth waterways, blessing you with views of the lush greenery and incredibly beautiful birds that call Vembanad Lake their home. As you drift on by, you catch glimpses of the rural life of the people in Kerala, going about their day, on the shore. Elevate this unique experience by buying some fresh catch from the vendors on the banks of the lake, that can be served up in style for you to eat, right on the houseboat.

Choose from a variety of packages that suit your convenience – maybe take a day cruise, or stay overnight on one of the luxurious air-conditioned Kettuveloms. Want the best of both worlds? Opt for our “Lake and Land package” that gives you the option of spending time on our premium houseboat, and adding on a relaxing stay at the Sterling Lake Palace Alleppey Resort!

Houseboats Itinerary

Day 1:
Check in at 12.30 PM
Welcome drink on arrival
Embark from Sterling Lake Palace Resort
Cruise covering sightseeing of
- Pallathuruthy
- Punchiri,
- Kuppudura
Houseboat docked for Lunch
Post Lunch, resume sightseeing of
- Kuttamangalam
- Kainakary & Channagiri
- Kuttanadu - Rice Bowl of Kerala
- Sai Group - Sports Authority of India - Water Sports Centre at the Vembanadu lake
- Nehru Trophy Boat Race Venue
- Boatyard – Boat Construction Site
Disembark to Sterling Lake Palace Resort at 6.00pm for docking and relaxing
Enjoy dinner at the multi-cuisine restaurant
Overnight at Houseboat

Day 2:
Breakfast served on the houseboat
Check out at 9.30 AM

Resort Highlights

    Equipped with modern amenities, the air-conditioned houseboats come with spacious rooms making your stay exotic and comfortable. 

    Experience some authentic and delightful flavours of Kerala, carefully curated by our expert chefs along with many Indian and international dishes. 

    Buy some freshly caught seafood from the local vendors along the banks of the Vembanad that can be cooked to your palette at the houseboat. 

    Spend the night on the houseboat itself or stay at the Sterling Lake Palace resort after docking at the jetty.  

How to get there

The nearest airport to Alleppey is the Kochi International Airport that is approximately 86 km away.

The resort can arrange for transfers on request.

The nearest bus station is the Alleppey KSRTC Bus Stand which is 3 km away.

The resort can arrange for transfers on request.

The nearest railway stations are the Alappuzha Railway Station which is 4 km away.

The resort can arrange for transfers on request.



Resort Facilities

  • Baggage Storage
  • All Day Dining Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Laundry

In Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • LED/LCD Television
  • Bathroom Amenities (complimentary)
  • Tea Coffee Maker
  • Wide range of Entertainment Channels
  • Complimentary Packaged Water - 2 Bottles (500 ml)
  • Hair Dryer

In Room Amenities

  • Housekeeping
  • Shaving/Makeup Mirror
  • Laundry (Chargeable)
  • Iron and Ironing Board (On request)
  • Extra Bed (Chargeable)
  • Safe Deposit Locker
  • Bathroom Amenities (Complimentary)
  • LED Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Tea Coffee Maker
  • Newspaper (Optional)
  • Hair Dryer(On request)
  • Wardrobe
  • Mini Bar

Activities and Experiences

  • Contact Front Office for Sterling Experiences
  • Enquire about the chargeable resort activities at the Front Office



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Guest Room

Guest Room

280 sq ft. rooms, designed for your comfort. Roomy interiors and contemporary designs, with the option of twin sharing or double beds. Comes with all amenities.



Are you ready to experience authentic Malayali cuisine that gives you a glimpse into the life in Kerala? That’s exactly what you’ll get, on our houseboats. Get ready for a spread that will delight your tastebuds, made from delicious local ingredients. Our menus feature marine delights like Fish Vattichathu and the traditional Alleppey Fish Curry. Experience the authentic Malayali flavours that lend themselves to the different dishes we will serve. Depending on what package you choose to book, you’ll be served Snacks, Lunch or Dinner, or a combination of them all on the houseboat.