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Nova Holidays Houseboat


Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

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Boathouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Our houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted views. Our main highlights is our staff they are well trained and friendly .We have houseboat up to 8 rooms which we can manage 100 people in same time


Welcome drink; Tender Coconut or fresh fruit juice

Lunch; Rice Fish fry,4 veg dish, curd pappadm,pickle,and sweats

Evening Tea/coffee and snacks

Dinner Chappathy(Indian bread) Rice ,3 veg dish and chicken

Breakfast Bread Butter Jam egg tea/coffee fresh juice and Kerala dish


» Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Kerala cuisine. (if your require any special meals like main food in north Indian or food without spice etc it has to be informed in advance).

» 14:00 hrs it will continue its cruise covering beautiful rivers and canals with palm trees and small houses near to it , villages paddy fields, churches, etc, you can also buy fresh prawns or crab or karimeen from local fishermen and give to our chef , who will prepare it for your dinner.

» 17:30 hrs The houseboat will anchor (till next day morning 08: 00) most of the time we will stop near the land because, you can also get a chance to go out and walk along the riverside or villages and come back, Evening Enjoy your Dinner and leave all world behind you and have a good sleep in your floating paradise.

» Bed tea / Coffee will be provided, enjoy the sunrise and breath polution free air. At 08:30 hrs Breakfast which includes bread, butter, jam together with Iddily & Dosa etc.

» 09.00 hrs is the time to check out and end of services in houseboat

Terms and conditions:

» Meal plan applied on APAI / full board basis (ie; inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner)

» The Menu is normally fixed. Any changes to be intimated in advance.

» Check in: 12 noon, Check out: 9 AM. One stay is for 21 hrs and not for 24 hrs.

» Beverages & any cook to order will be charged extra on actual.

» The boat will be anchored in the lake or canal during night & will not cruise after 17.30 hrs.

» Air conditioners in the bedroom will be switched on only from 9 PM to 6 AM

» Incase of A/C failure, Non A/C deluxe houseboat tariff will be charged.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2
Other Towels provided

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Review 1-10 of 12

28 Sep 2014


"very enjoyable"

i really had my doubts..., but it was very nice! the 2 guy on the ANNA were very friendly and helpful and served great Food. that was not expected. pity we only stayed on the main canal. i can highly … More

15 Sep 2014


"Best part of this year's vacation"

I contacted the management of at least three houseboats through TripAdvisor. Eldhose Baby was prompt and precise. He provided clear instructions for advance payment and was ready to adjust to my sched… More

13 Sep 2014



Nova houseboats run by Mr Eldoss Baby is absolutely marvellous! While booking I was sceptical about the cleanliness and amenities on the houseboat given my prior dismal experience in houseboats in Kas… More

6 Sep 2014


"Great houseboat experience!"

We had a great experience with Nova Holidays during our 3 days 2 nights houseboat trip with our family. My parents were in India for the first time and they absolutely loved this part of the trip. Eve… More

28 May 2014


"Truly.... Gods own country :)"

Booked a day trip with Nova holidays houseboat on 23rd April .

If you visiting Kerala, then backwaters of Alleppey should not be missed at any cost. Trip in incomplete with Backwaters. it was a lifetime experience.

I would recommend Nova Holidays houseboats to go around backwaters in Alleppy.
The houseboat was clean and the on-board staff was co-operating. Eldhose - the owner is down to earth, soft speaking and really helpful person. Cruise started at 11:30 Am and was anchored at 5PM. Food served on boat was good. Chicken curry is something that i'll remember - spicy and well cooked, just the way i wanted. While the boat was moving, we didn't face any issues with mosquitoes as well.

Thanks for such a wonderful experience. :)

5 Apr 2014


"So enjoyed it - all to oursleves"

We had the overnight trip and so enjoyed it. We were the only 2 on board. The 3 staff were lovely. The food was very good. The room was much bigger than expected. The bathroom was not great - tile off… More

1 Apr 2014


"the perfect choice of all houseboat rentals"

Everything was just perfect since we arrived to the Alleppey and the staff of the boat took great care of us. The boat was large, clean and exactly how presented in their webpage. The food offered was… More

11 Mar 2014


"Wonderful and relaxing stay with great food and service!"

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip on our Nova Holidays houseboat. The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and were eager to make sure all of our needs were met. The rooms were clean and co… More

26 Feb 2014


"Awesome food, good hospitality, amazing houseboating"

We took an overnight houseboating experience with Nova Holidays. From day-1, Eldhose, the owner, was extremely helpful. He gave us assurance of the services that he would provide (as mentioned on his … More

11 Dec 2013


"A splendid experience at an affordable price"

Our family of three stayed in this houseboat for a night. I have been reading tonnes of reviews on tripadvisor to book a houseboat and finally booked Nova houseboats because their prices are affordabl… More

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