Cruises from Alappuzha
Alappuzha (or Aleppey as it was traditionally named) is the centre for the housboat industry and the most common location for joining your houseboat. There are a series of jetties that are crowded with boat captain hawking for business each day and squabbling over docking rights.
We tend to locate our houseboats away from the madding crowd as much a possible as it simply makes life easier. It is not unknown for customers to arrive, ask a local if this is BoatX and be hustled aboard before they discover it is a completely different boat. It's fun but a little bewildering.