Kollam is one such city that has so much to offer the visitor as it nestles on the banks of the immense Ashtamudi Lake. The city was earlier known as Quilon and was an ancient trading port with the old world. Today, it is famous as a tourism center by virtue of the scenic palm-shaped  Ashtamudi Lake which also forms the beginning of the backwaters. 

The best view of this landslip is from outside, from the Kollam houseboats cruising through the backwaters.The best way to enjoy the full serene beauty of this lake is by taking a houseboat trip. Houseboats are country boats crafted entirely of wood; however, don’t let that fact mislead you as they come fully-loaded with modern facilities like air-conditioned rooms, aesthetically-designed bathrooms and an open lounge area that offers uninterrupted views of the beautiful scenery.



You can enjoy a relaxing day on the houseboat, either reading a book and feeling the breeze play with your hair on the deck, or relaxing in the bedroom, enjoying the gentle rocking of the boat, leaving all stress and worries behind. The cool breeze and the slow rise and fall of the small waves against the boat while taking a tour of the vast lagoons is an enchanting experience in itself.

You can also take delight in local attractions like fishing in the backwater with villagers, local shopping and experience a glimpse of backwater villages of Kerala. Furthermore, Luxuriate in the play of colours in the sky during the sunrise and sunset from your houseboat in Kollam which is nothing less than one of those dream clicks of a fervent shutterbug. Experience the timeless beauty of life along the banks of Kerala Kollam by staying in a houseboat.


Kerala Travel Boutique Tours is a key network member of Kerala’s tourism sector and enables the best houseboat experience to our customers that come in from all around the world. We bring the best of the 1500 km network of backwaters across the state and bring to you holidays that you can truly cherish for years.

We provide you with Kollam Houseboat Packages which will introduce you to the backwaters of Kerala. We arrange and organise  customised backwater houseboat tours covering Alleppey, Kumarakom, Bekal, Poovar and Kollam where you can enjoy the unique once in a life time experience of Kerala backwaters along with a taste of rural Kerala village life.


Kerala Travel Boutique Tours Have More than 15 years of of Kollam Houseboat Tour Operational experience. One of the leading houseboat Operators in Kollam directly operates from Kollam with its own houseboats and contract houseboats.

We offers safe and secure houseboat travel, some of the best quality houseboats, friendly and cooperative staff, best in category rates, discounts, and seamless booking and support experience. Experience The High-Quality Service and Backwater Travel  Trusted Safe & Secure Houseboat and Backwater tour operators in Kollam since 2005.


This lake and its associated backwaters offer panoramic views of an unforgettable array of sights and sounds. The lake is fed by eight channels and has a vast surface area of 61.42 km making it the second largest lake in Kerala. It is also the most-often visited lake in the state with tourist footfalls increasing every year. There is so much to see and do on the lake as it captivates the eyes of both the young and old.As you cruise by on the smooth surface of the lake, enjoy endless panoramic views of the towering coconut grooves standing guard over the banks.

In-between these, you can catch brief glimpses of local village life and small kids waving as you glide by. There are numerous islands dotting the surface of this lake, beckoning you to come explore. Out of these, Munroe Island is the largest and you can watch local activities here like prawn feeding, fishing, coir retting, and coir weaving. A cruise through the waterways also offers you glimpses of exotic water birds nesting in the mangrove grooves.


  • Day Cruise Houseboat for up to 100 persons with conference facilities
  • Deluxe/Premium one room houseboats with double bed for 2 adults + 2 kids
  • 2 bed rooms in one houseboat for 4 adults + 4 kids
  • 3 bed rooms in one houseboat for 6 adults
  • Houseboat with party room and conference hall
  • Sit out, Sundeck bedroom and all have private bath
  • Attached bathroom with European toilets, common TV, living area, dining table and kitchen


What is the cost of houseboat in Kollam?
Cost of the houseboat vary depend up on category you choose like deluxe houseboats, Premium houseboats, luxury houseboats etc…..Normal cost for   1 bedroom deluxe houseboat is  Rs.8000/- and there will hike in tariff in season. For more details &booking please contact +91 984787208, email : keralatb@gmail.com

What are the different types of houseboats in Kollam?

You’ll mainly find two types of houseboats in Kollam, namely – deluxe houseboats and premium houseboats. As the name suggests, premium houseboats are superior to the deluxe house as they come fully loaded with plus interiors, luxury furnishings and services. 

What kind of amenities can I expect?

Starting from single bedroom houseboats to three-bedroom houseboats, you can find plenty of options to book from. While each bedroom comes with an attached toilet, some houseboats even have a living room, dining room and kitchen. Some houseboats also offer private dining rooms, balconies, upper deck, glass walls, etc. Usually 3 staff members are present in houseboats (captain, chef and driver).

 What type of cruises are available in Kollam Houseboats?

Overnight stay & day trip are the two major cruises available.

Which is preferred- Kollam or Alappuzha Houseboat?

The best to pick will be the Kollam-Alappuzha cruise, which allows travellers to check in Kollam and check out at Alappuzha or vice versa. By choosing this cruise, visitors can enjoy the beauty of both Kollam and Alappuzha backwaters..

You’ll find more houseboat options available in Alappuzha as you cruise through narrow channels. However, there’s heavy traffic in the Alappuzha route. On the other hand, the Kollam cruise will let you have a cruise on a less traffic route.

Note: You can also go for the Alapuzha-Kumarakom cruise, which is the longest houseboat cruise in Kerala

If we book the houseboat, are there any other guests to share with us?
No, if you book the houseboat with us, you can enjoy privately. There will not be anyone else to share the houseboat other than the boat staff for your service.


Kollam Houseboats Ashtamudi Lake Tours

ASHTAMUDI LAKE, Opposite KSRTC bus stand, Kollam, Kerala 691001

Call             :  + 91 9847872028

Whatsapp  : 00 91 984787208

email           : keralatb@gmail.com