The luxury houseboats provider Gokul Cruise operates a cruise line on the backwaters of South Kerala. We are pioneers in the best Luxury Houseboats operation for more than two decades as we have been cruising since 1995. With our experience, we focus on delivering a unique luxury hospitality experience to the global travelers visiting the backwaters of South Kerala. We provide a fleet of unique Ultra Luxury Houseboats in Alleppey that can fulfill your dream holiday. The company flagship Lake Riviera, Lake Ripples, and Lake Royale deliver the most luxurious experience to the travelers visiting the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom.

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Luxury Houseboats are best experienced with packages. Select from our exclusive backwater packages.

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Lake Riviera Best Luxury Houseboat in South India


✔Unique Luxury Houseboats

✔ Boats are well maintained periodically

✔ Professionally trained and experienced crews are the most important part to care

✔ Obtains certificates from Kerala ports, department of tourism and Pollution department periodically which ensures high security for the stay as well as environmental responsibility

✔ Uninterrupted power supply supported by solar and noiseless generator

✔ Permanent private halting place inside village, which gives more safety in night

✔ Private jetty for check in and out which ensures smooth movements

✔ Safety precautions featured with fire extinguishers, fire pump, life jackets, lifebuoy, first aid etc

✔ The entire boat is private for the guest without sharing

✔ Gets faster response on enquiry

✔Always deliver the best and promised service throughout journey

✔Assures best cruise and route schedules

✔Developed strong bond with our associates and guest

Food and Beverage

One of the main attractions in the luxury houseboat journey is to enjoy the taste buds of Kerala. The pure authentic cuisine of Kerala can be tried during the stay. With guest culinary needs, the chef can prepare continental, Chinese, and North Indian dishes too. Well-stocked beverages onboard.


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A World Shaped By 44 Rivers, 34 Lakes, And Innumerable Canals.
The Great Backwaters comprises an intricate network of lakes, canals, estuaries, and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. The important stretch of this unique water world is the 168 km expanse from Kollam to Kottapuram, declared as a National Waterway.

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The houseboat crew takes special care to meet the needs of the guests visiting houseboats. The crew has been given special training in first aid and life-saving techniques to meet if any emergency arises. Hence there is nothing to worry about safety and comfort in a Houseboat.

Yes, we arrange airport pickup at extra charges.

No, since the local fisherman put their fishing nets in the backwaters and lakes, the Kerala Govt has banned moving all types of engine-operated boats from 5.30 pm in the evening to 7.30 am till the next day.

Yes, the wifi is complimentary. Please specify the wifi requirement at your booking time.

Yes, you can book and start a cruise from Kochi. But you have to book it for a minimum of 3 nights. You can check our Kochi package for more information.

Yes, paid parking is available at the check-in place.

Yes, we have a private jetty for check-in and check-out. For overnight cruise check-in will be at 12 noon and check out will be on the next day at 9 am. For the day cruise, it will be from 11 am to 5 pm.

Normally check-in and check-out place is at Alleppey/Alappuzha other than specified at the time of booking.

Round-the-clock crew service is not available in the houseboat. Crew service is available up to 10 pm. The guest should finish their dinner and also empty the upper deck sitting area before this time. The next day morning onwards crew will be ready for the service by 7 am.