With the Arabian sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons, and fresh water rivers crises crossing it. Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of the East by travelers from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life.

Long before the coming of the rail and the road, waterways were the best mode of transport. Kuttanadan rice was transported to nearby markets of Kottayam, Kollam and cochin by long rice boats which just had a small hut for the boatman called Kettuvallams. Some of these Kettuvallams have now been converted into luxury single, double and triple bedroom houseboats for cruises and overnight stay in the backwaters. For a total Alappuzha experience traverse the canals and anchor in the middle of the backwater lakes on a house boat - spend the night under the star lit sky, listening to the slash of water on to the boat.

If you are a fishing enthusiast, cast the net-wait for your big catch sufficient for a spicy dinner of rice and fish. Awake in the early morning listening to the seagulls and the slash of small fishing boats making their way for the daily catch. Do not miss the mind capturing beauty of the sunrise on the horizon. Tharavad's this candid and cozy float enliven your house of dreams. This air-conditioned thatched house boat has all modern amenities such as bed rooms, bath rooms , a spacious living area with front view and a kitchen that serves a superb Kerala cuisine. If you are a fishing enthusiast, cast the net-wait for your big catch sufficient for a spicy dinner of rice and fish.

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Along the backwaters

Tender Coconut : Fresh sweet coconut is the most popular beverage in kerala. 100%natural ,it is most nourishing Sweet toddy or Madurakallu is another beverage extracted from the coconut palm
Food : The backwaters delicacies from a cuisine by themselves. A few halting points where you can enjoy the local cuisine.
Ayurveda : Kerala’s ancient Ayurvedic regimens are offered by many of the backwater resort.
Snake Boat Race : The boat races of Kerala are exiting events that bring to life the tranquil backwaters . 16-20 snake boats manned by 125 oarsmen and a team of singers participate in each event. Snake boat races are usually held during the festival of Onam.
Sanctuaries,picnic spots : The extensive water bodies support a wide range of birds. Kumarakom and Kadalundi are favorite haunts of migratory birds. The back waters are also excellent for picnics.
Coir Village : Coir making is the primary occupation of the back water folk. Entire villages engaged in coir manufacture can be seen along the water side.
Kathakali :  Cultural evenings are arranged at several spots along the back waters by resorts and house boat operators. Kathakali, the classical dance drama of Kerala is a favorite.
Boat building : At places like Alumkadavu and Punnamada you can watch the houseboat and snake boats in the making. These traditional house boats are made by tying together huge planks of wood.
Churches : Kerala has some of the oldest churches in the world, dating from the time St Thomas the Apostle arrived here in 70 A D. Many of these can be seen along the back waters.
Temples : Temples are a common sight on the back water trail. Both the Dravidian Gopuram style and tiled Kerala style temples can be seen.
Forts : Forts built by the Portuguese, Dutch and British from part of the tour through the back waters districts.


Spacious Airy Guest Rooms are Simple and Clean in the Heritage Style with modern private facilities attached. Each of the bedrooms air-conditioned and non air -conditioned has its own antique object:a huge metal safe in one room, an ornate set of trinket boxes in another.

A stroll round the house feels like a tour of a lived-in museum; there's an abundance of curios and everything is properly ordered. An antique rosewood gramophone and a brass and wooden Para(for measuring rice) are two of the living room discoveries. Traditionally hand crafted Cots, Tables, Chairs and decorative are adorned and preserved with much passion and compassion.


The stone-floored dining room that opens on to a garden dappled in shade cast by the impressive 100-year-old mango tree.


This century old is pristine and immaculate in all its aspects. The enchanting ambience, tranquil and serene life steals you to its own world. Our villages with its traditional tiled houses, temples, canals, simple and friendly people offer a unique experience to the visitor.

Taxi Service

We are leading transporters working in the heart of Alleppey since 1912. We are primarily meeting transport requirements of tourist, as well as, delegates attending Conferences, Trade shows, visiting foreign Dignitaries etc. and are providing different type of cars and coaches with varying seating capacity to meet their specific requirements and needs, within munnar, as well as, for outstation tours. Our chauffeurs are highly trained to give the best service.

Tharavad Cabs, division of Tharavad Heritage Resorts Group, provides affordable and premium taxi services for your holiday trip in Kerala. We are providing taxi services for the past 23 years and are considered as one of the best in luxury transporting service.

Tharavad provides services - taxi packages, honeymoon packages, houseboat tours, etc. Apart from leisure trips, we also provide corporate or business taxi packages. All packages are tested and tailored to fit your exact needs.

Our fleet consists of economic, luxury, premium, executive cabs, SUVs, luxury buses, tempo traveller, etc. Our well experienced chauffeurs will pick up and transport you from/to your destinations safely and on time. We provide service all over Kerala and offer brand new, well-maintained cabs for your use. Timeliness, efficiency and excellent customer service are our hallmark.

Treditional Kereala Restaurant

At culinary, experience is distinctive. For break fast native delicacies, puttu-kadala, Idiappam, vellaiappam, dosa, Iddly are served. For lunch and dinner typical Alleppey fish curry, prawn curry and other local dishes. The typical Keralean cuisine is enriched with tropical fruits, vegetables, cereals, seafood, herbs and garnished with pepper, cardamom, cloves and chilies.


Kerala is well known for its traditional feast meal known as Sadya specially served during festival or any special occasion. Its a vegetarian meal served with boiled rice and a host of side-dishes. The Sadya is complemented by the payasam (also popularly known as Ada Pradhaman), a sweet milk dessert native to Kerala


The Sadya is, as per custom, served on a banana leaf. Traditional food items include : Boiled Rice, Sambar, Parippu, Aviyal, Kaalan, Theeyal, Thoran, Pulissery, Olan, Puliinji, Pappadam, Mooru, Kaya upperi, Sharkara upperi, Appam, Banana Paayasam, Kappa (Tapioca), Puttu (Steam cake) and Puzhukku

It is OUR DESIRE to offer you excellent food and service at moderate prices. It is OUR PLEASURE to prepare delicious food and provide cheerful, friendly service. It is OUR HOPE for you to eat with joy and be of good heart for merry hearts live longer. And we give to you OUR THANKS… and invite you to please come again

*Our Swimming pool is under construction to attach with the pool side Restaurant, We will make both services available as soon as possible



Even before the advent of modern medicine, the traditional form of medicine, Ayurveda was much in practice and had gained expertise and acclaim. The demand for this form of treatment has gained a lot of importance of late. Kerala has been the land of Ayurveda for the past many centuries. Ayurveda has been effective in curing many diseases ad its herbal based massages offer a great rejuvenation for the body and mind. This holistic form of medicine is devoid of any side effects.

Ayurveda comes from two Sanskrit root words, "ayus", meaning "life" and "veda", meaning "knowledge" or "science". Therefore ayurveda is usually translated as the "science of life". An alternate and more precise reading would be the knowledge of life span"

Ayurveda is a traditional healing system of India, with origins firmly rooted in the culture of the Indian sub-continent. The great rishis or seers of ancient India, observed the fundamentals of life and organized them into a system some 5,000 or more years ago. Ayurveda is a great gift to us, an oral tradition passed down from generation to generation. Some treatises on Ayurveda date from around 1000 B.C. The most known is Charaka Samhita, which concentrates on internal medicine. Many of today's well known Ayurvedic physicians use Astanga Hridayam which is a concise compilation written over 1000 years from the earlier texts.

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