Guys look no further. Booked an Amrutham Houseboat - Premium boat with 2 rooms, via Mr Maneesh and was totally satisfied with the quality, cleanliness, and courteous crew onboard the boat. Communication was smooth, I had no problem at all, On arrival, Mr. Maneesh himself was present to greet me, showed us the beautiful boat. The boat was neat and clean, with ready kitchen, perfect beds. Was Greeted with coconut water too. Food choice was amazing, we opted for Kerala food, it was delicious plus they allow you to go to the fish market, purchase whatever you like and they shall prepare it for you. Amazing Music system with bluetooth connectivity. onboard. An assuring experience which gave me and my family a memorable experience. and YES i will recommend this to a friend.
It was a serene and relaxing experience amidst Kumarakom and Vembanad lake. They serve you some scrumptious yummy authentic Kerala Cuisine, which you can customize or request for other options. The houseboat has excellent amenities. The whole package is a little costly but I didn't regret spending so much.
So I basically spoke to Maneesh a few days prior to travelling to Kerala and informed him of my requirement i.e. a house boat on 14th August for a few hours, primarily for the purpose of proposing to my girlfriend. I was talking to other house boat owners also giving cheaper options but Maneesh was prompt in his response and revert and also gave several options of payment, which was not the case with the other house boat owners.
Move to the actual day of the house boat experience, I handed over the flowers for decoration and asked them to simply scatter them on the upper deck because i did not have the time to set it up properly. Subsequently, I arrived at the house boat along with my girlfriend. The house boat was finely readied with coconut water as a welcome drink followed by purchasing some fresh jumbo prawns from the coast... The crew was amazing.. they let us play our own music, chill and relax... this was followed by a huge spread of food which included fried chicken, fried pearl fish, fried jumbo prawns, potato curry, cauliflower curry, sambhar, pappadoms etc... It was all very nice... then the time of proposal came which was to happen on the upper deck and even i was taken aback with the decoration that they had done.. was beyond what my own imagination was... even my girlfriend (now fiance) loved it...
So in conclusion i would definitely recommend Maneesh and his team...
PS- Deserve a discount next time..
Our travel agent had arranged this House Boat for us...it was an awesome experience overall. The cool weather offers a romantic climate just for two of us. Both the staff were courteous and friendly. Their famous Fish fry is a must try one. We were served Tender coconut and Traditional Lunch with Tea Snacks which is just awesome.
We rent a Houseboat from Kumarakom on July 15 for a Day outing for my family of 6. I really would love to express my sincere thanks to the people who arranged this trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. Kerala backwater is so wonderful and calm. This travel became the highlight of our Kerala trip.