Located 14 km from Alleppey Railway Station and 90 km from Cochin International Airport, the Xandari Riverscapes ‘kettuvallams’ or houseboats sail along Vembanad Lake and dock by the lakeside in the evenings. Built in a traditional style with wood harvested from local jackfruit trees and hand-stitched by local craftsmen with coconut fiber rope (coir) strengthened with fish oil, they have been designed to balance environmental authenticity with innovation. The houseboat suites come replete with an attached bathroom, toiletries, hot water, a desk and a wardrobe, as well as air conditioning and a fan for your comfort. They also offer a balcony looking out onto the waters. Relax in the guest lounge, and savor native Kerala cuisine in the restaurant.