Vessel DescriptionBuilt to represent heavenly comfort and spiritual enlightenment, this elegant houseboat is an ideal way in which to take a refreshing 1 or 2 night cruise through the backwaters of Malabar to discover the jewel of northern Kerala. Guests have the option of boarding the stylish 2-cabin barge either from the Sultan Canal just outside Kannur or from Neeleshwar.
Vessel Facilities & Highlights
Your Host & The Team
Lotus Houseboat places an emphasis on sustainable fishing, inviting guests to fish while cul-tivating environmentally friendly fishing practices. Guests have the opportunity to cook the fish that they catch and can also take cooking classes to enhance their understanding of local culinary practices. Lotus Houseboat encourages guests to discover the smaller canals motor-free, arranging low-impact canoe tours among the backwaters. The sustainability efforts ex-tend shoreside as well and once the boat is anchored, guests can use provided bicycles to freely explore the island.
Lotus Houseboat offers various packages ranging for 2 to 4 nights, ideally combined with a stay at Neeleshwar Hermitage. The cruise starts from a jetty (10mn drive south from Neeleshwar), on the Tejaswini River that connects to the backwaters. After crossing the tea and coffee plantations of the Coorg Hills, the boat reaches the Snake Temple, dedicated to Goddess Badrakali. The cruise continues to Valiyaparamba village, Monkey Island and on the second day, it takes you to the Shiva Temple at Payyannur and onwards to the Sultan Canal. If you stay another night, it will also include the Shri Mutthappan Temple and the famous evening ceremony.
Welcome to Malabar Coast, Kerala
Climb aboard a houseboat and enjoy a leisurely cruise through the backwaters.Trek through nature and go bird watching at the hill station Ranipuram, or the hill spice station Wayanad. Filled with bamboo, orchid and tea plantations, the latter is also home to elephants, bison spotted deer, tigers, leopards, bears, wild boar, and other wildlife. Visit the Mutupam Temple and witness a wonderful Thayyam dance performance. Explore the Goddess Snake Temple, the ancient Bekal Fort and traditional fishing villages. Learn how to prepare native Malabar dishes using spices from Kerala’s Western Ghats. Soothe the body and soul with a holistic Ayurvedic massage, meditation course, or yoga class. Finding harmony with the Divine—nourish in the treasures of magical Malabar.
GENERALCruising Areas: Northern Malabar Backwaters, Kerala
Number of Cabins: 2
Time zone: (GMT+05:30) New Delhi
Currency accepted: INR
Electricity voltage: 230V
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ACCESSA 2 hour drive south from Mangalore International Airport, and just 4kms from Neeleshwar Hermitage.
CONTACTContact us here
Time & Weather
Current Temperature32° C
Local Time2:55 pm