Starting Just ₹25,200 IRCTC Has A Unique Kerala River Cruise Package On A Traditional Houseboat

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Starting Just ₹25,200 IRCTC Has A Unique Kerala River Cruise Package On A Traditional Houseboat

Kerala is famous for its natural beauty, rich culture, and houseboats. If you are thinking about a stay on the houseboat, let me give you some good news. As you all already know, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has come up with various tour packages so that people can explore India in the best way possible and at affordable rates. Here it is: a Kerala River cruise package on a traditional boat for just 25,200. Curious? Keep Reading.

Details Of IRCTC Kerala River Cruise Package

This package offers a luxurious river cruising experience in Kerala on a traditional houseboat. The journey will begin from Thottappally Jetty in Alleppey. It’s a two-night, three-day package. The IRCTC Kerala package includes airport transfers, AC accommodation, and local assistance.

  •  Package Name: Rv Vaikundam Cruise Package Ex Thottappally Jetty- 02N/03D
  • Tour Date: 18th January, 2023, 23rd March 2023
  • Cruise: RV Vaikundam Cruise
  • Destinations Covered: Thottappally, Karumadi, Kanjippadom, Alleppey


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Day 1: Beginning at Thottappally jetty, Alleppey by 12 pm, you will be taken across rivers, lagoons, canals and estuaries. You can sit back, relax and watch the rural life folding. You will be served traditional lunch on-board. 

Day 2: You will be visiting Kerala’s only temple with female priests, Mannarasala Temple. The next stop will be the Mannar village, where you can meet the metalsmith, visit churches built by St. Thomas, and then return back to the boat. Next, you will be visiting Karumadi village, where you can visit small shrines. Kanjippadom village will be the next stop where you can take a walk. There, you can also meet carpenters who build houseboats known as Kettuvallom. Later, enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 3: Begin your day with breakfast at Punnamada lake. The journey will end after a walk through Alleppy’s market. 

Package Excursions

  • Accommodation in hotels
  • International or domestic flight ticket 
  • Drinks, laundry, visa costs, tips
  • Personal nature items
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When are you embarking on this beautiful journey?

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