Cruises and Houseboats

From the famed houseboats moored on the mirrored lakes of Kashmir, up in the north of India, to the thatched rice boats drifting through the sleepy backwaters of Kerala, India can offer a wide variety of Cruises and Houseboats experiences.

While many exclusive houseboats provide magical private getaways, a range of Cruise vessels also offer enchanting ways to explore some of the more remote parts of the country.  This unique way to discover some of India’s more remote areas, cruisers and houseboats offer a new accommodation experience on the country’s calming lakes and backwaters. The newly launched Assam Bengal Navigation, Rajmahal will journey along the Ganges exploring rural India before arriving into the Holy city of light, Varanasi.

Greaves India boat cruise holidays

While many exclusive houseboats provide magical private getaways, a range of Cruise vessels also offer enchanting ways to explore some of the more remote parts of the country. The newly launched Assam Bengal Navigation, Rajmahal will journey along the Ganges exploring rural India before arriving into the Holy city of light, Varanasi.

Itineraries

Assam Bengal Navigation

4 / 14 Night Cruise

River boat cruise in Assam India

Discovery Malabar Escapes

Dependent on itinerary.

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Sukoon Houseboat

Requires a 3-night stay min.

The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala

4 Days / 3 Nights

Hotels

A unique way to discover some of India's more remote areas, cruisers and houseboats offer a new accommodation experience on the country's calming lakes and backwaters.

Take in the backwaters of Kerala on the luxury Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, which calmly drifts past paddy fields, temples and sleepy villages or take over the Malabar Escapes' Discovery houseboat, which only accommodates up to four passengers and provides a truly romantic way to explore the area. If time is of the essence than you can simply incorporate a day trip on one of the many authentic houseboats that pepper the backwaters of Kerala.

Head north to the newly reopened state of Kashmir and relax on the crystal waters of Dal Lake, surrounded by the Himalayan peaks, on the newly refurbished Sukoon Houseboat. Take a journey of discovery with Assam Bengal Navigation, who offer a variety of journeys through the two region's remote areas. From villages and temples to wildlife and plantation visits there is just as much to see from the water as there is on land.

Assam Bengal Navigation

Independent & Heritage Hotels

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Discovery Cruise by Malabar Escapes, Kerala

Malabar Escapes

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Spice Boat Cruises, Kerala

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Sukoon Houseboat, Dal Lake

Sukoon Houseboat on Dal Lake

The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala,

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

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