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Rainbow Cruises

The most enchanting holiday experience in the world

Check into the finest Houseboats in God's own Country with Gold Star Rating

Alapuzha (Venice of the East) or Alleppey as it is popularly known is the most prominent township in the backwaters. The Backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets formed by more than 900 km of waterways. The backwaters have a unique ecosystem - freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea.

Rainbow Cruises, With Gold Star Rating, is the finest Houseboats in God's own country. A floating holiday on the backwaters highway with Rainbow Cruises is perhaps the most enchanting holiday experience in the world.

Step aboard and the native oars men will take you to an amazing world of delights and tranquility with a blend of nature in its entire traditional splendor pampering all your senses and rejuvenating your body

At Rainbow cruises, you'll set sail in a traditional Kettuvallom, Equipped with the State of the art luxuries and safety measures

Today, these giant 100 foot long crafts have been adapted into luxuriously furnished houseboats. Our houseboats are divided in to three categories Luxury, Premium and Deluxe. Which has one, two, three or four bath attached bedrooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising Captain, a Chef and multilingual guide.
Click on the links to see our itineraries and menu.

Currently Rainbow operates with own fleet of 25 Houseboats. All the Houseboats are gold star category, which is the highest standard certification by the Department of Tourism, government of kerala. Rainbow has been consistandly awarded with the best clasified and approved houseboat operator by Govt of Kerala since 2003-04 ( Awards) . All our houseboat operations are carried in our own separate marina in company owned property at Aryad, this makes us unique and gives us exclusiveness in our operations. Visit our Gallery to see our boats and the prominent guests who have stayed with us.

• Each houseboat is of excellent construction and luxurious furnishing, with exquisite flooring, hull and valavara (canopy). They are in top cruise worthy condition
• Adequate numbers of Life Jackets and Lifebuoys are provided and so are fire buckets.
• Clean, good quality linen, blankets, towels etc. and high quality crockery and glassware are used on the boat.
• Logbooks and tourist records are updated regularly and the boat has a valid license. Uniformed experienced staff conversant in English mans the boat.
• Solid wastes and sewage are not directly discharged into the water, bio-chemical alternatives are provided and having sewage treatment plant of its own.
• Wherever possible environment-friendly practices are put to use and plastics are strictly not used.
• Locally available palm trees, areca nut trees, bamboos and other ethnic materials are used for the boat construction. Also local communities are encouraged to actively involve themselves in this venture.
• The services of professional cooks are available on the boat. And the menu offered by Rainbow Cruises is excellent and exotic.
• Excellent reading materials can also be accessed.