Shikara boats in Alleppey are shorter and narrower than houseboats, having seats for 4-15 individuals and occasionally up to 20. They are old boats that have been modified into the current form by adding seating and are typically adorned with wood and bamboo materials to give them a rustic appeal.
Shikara boats, unlike houseboats, can cross the tight narrow canals of Alleppey, bringing you right into the middle of the excitement. They are also a cost effective way to experience Allepey’s canals, as they are far less expensive than their more opulent counterparts.
Finishing Point Road, Punnamada, Finishing Point, Alappuzha, Kerala, India