About Pournami Houseboats

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The houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving, exotic barges used for leisure trips. They are a reworked model of Kettuvallams (in the Malayalam language, Kettu means "tied with ropes", and vallam means "boat"), which, in earlier times, were used to carry rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. Kerala houseboats were considered a convenient means of transportation. The popularity of Kettuvallams has returned in the function as major tourist attractions. Such a houseboat is about 60 to 70 feet (18 to 21 m) long and about 15 feet (4.6 m) wide at the middle. The hull is made of wooden planks that are held together by ropes of coconut fiber; the usual wood is 'Anjili'. The roof is made of bamboo poles and palm leaves. The exterior of the boat is painted with protective coats of cashew nut oil.

Pournami started operations in 2007 and continues to be the best choosen house boat in Alleppey. Pournami is listed in various travel websites for convenience of travellers world wide. We provide the following services.

  • Houseboat Cruises
  • Kerala Tour Packages
  • Cabs with chauffeur for Tour
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Hotel Bookings

Houseboat Packages

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Attractions Around

Alleppey Beach

Alappuzha beach is one of the major tourist spot in Alappuzha town. Alleppey beach is at a distance of 15 min (5.3 km) from Alleppey Houseboat Boarding Point.

Light House

Alleppey Light House is located near to Alleppey Beach. It was constructed in 1862. Visitors are allowed on all weekdays at an admission fee of INR 10.

Revi Karunakaran Museum

The Revi Karuna Karan Memorial Museum in Alappuzha town is a must visit for travellers visiting Alleppey. This is one of the largest Private Museum in Kerala. 11 min (3.6 km) from Punnamada.


Kumarakom is a village on Vembanad Lake laced with canals, where houseboats ply the waters. Kumarakom is located at 58 min (33.1 km) from Punnamada.

Marari Beach

Marari beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Kerala. Marari beach is at a distance of 31 min (16.5 km)from Alleppey Houseboat Boarding Point. Wide variety of accomodation options are available at Marari.

Fort Cochin

Fort Cochin is at a distance of 1 h 41 min (59.9 km) from Alleppey. Can be accessed via rail and road. Use the beach highway to experience a number of tourist attractions en route Fort Cochin.

Ambalappuzha Temple

The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is believed to have been built during 15th – 17th AD. Located at a distance of 37 min (17.3 km) from Alleppey Houseboat Boarding point.


The region has the lowest altitude in India, and is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried around 1.2 to 3.0 metres below sea level. Alleppey houseboats cruises through Kuttanad.

Pournami's Photo Gallery

Boathouse photos and some random clicks from beautiful Venice of the east a.k.a Alappuzha(Alleppey / ആലപ്പുഴ )