The Honeymoon Inclusions - Candle Light Dinner, Cake and Flower bed decoration provided in the Houseboat is not a match to what is provided in the hotel.
Its offered as complimentary when you book, sharing the details for your reference
Cake - Normally a plum cake in case of Deluxe Boat, a Standard cake in case of Premium, Luxury Boat
Candlelight dinner - Food Menu is standard and the same and candles are lit on the table
Flower bed decoration - Local flowers are sparingly placed on the bed.
There will be additional charges to have a better cake, better flower bed decoration and special dish to be served in the food during candlelight Dinner. The most important point is any changes in the standard honeymoon inclusions must be mentioned at the time of booking. Once the boat leaves for the boarding point nothing can be organized as the boat would have any facilities. Everything needs to be pre-purchased.
AC in the Bedroom is operational from Night 9 pm to the morning at 6 am. The living and dining area does not have to air-condition.
AC in the bedroom is operational during the entire stay. The boat interiors would be better the Deluxe Houseboat. The living and dining area does not have an air-conditioning facility. The interior and exterior looks better than the Deluxe houseboat
Luxury House Boat
AC will be operational in the Bedroom during the entire stay. The AC facility is at Living and dining area. The bedroom and Lobby area will have better Interiors and Exteriors. Even the bed in the bedroom would be better in comparison to the Premium Houseboat.
Upper Deck - All 3 categories, it is available. But this needs to be specified at the time of booking. As you have a lot of boats without Upper deck.
Glass-covered Houseboat - It is available in case of Premium and Luxury houseboats.
Jacuzzi - There are few luxury boats, which provide this option.
Fishing - You can even do fishing if interested. This must be mentioned at the time of booking itself. As every boat might not carry the same always.
The Check-in time is at 12 Noon, Checkout time is 9 AM.
Once the boat starts cruising it is docked in Middle of water for one hour around 1 Pm to serve lunch for the Guests
The cruising would be in backwaters from 2 Pm to 5 pm. The boat is docked to the Shore near to a village for the night stay.
In the evening you prefer to have a walk around you can step out - Depending on the boat docked location. There would be any entertainment options in the boat.
The night dinner would be served around 9 Pm and the Guest is expected to retire to the bedroom by 10 PM. The overnight partying in the boat is not allowed as per the Local govt regulations.
In the morning post breakfast, there will be backwaters cruising for another 30 minutes. The boat is then docked for your check out.
Houseboat Food Menu
This is standard across all the 3 categories of Houseboats. The cuisine normally Kerala cuisine. In the case of Premium. Luxury Houseboat customization one or two additional curries would be added.
Breakfast - Idly with Chutney or Idiyappam/Appam with veg/Egg curry or Puttu Kadala Curry.
Lunch - Rice, Sambar, Avial, Veg Thoran/Non-Veg Curry, Pappadam and Pickle.
Dinner - Chapathi, Rice, Dal or Non-veg curry
You must pre-order at the time of booking. If you prefer a particular type of dish, food preparations choice - Jain Food, Halal Food, North Indian Food.
The stay in the houseboat in backwaters is an Experience to Cherish. One must try this experience during the visit to Kerala.
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