A small engine powered boat of the venetian type will be suitable for a few hours backwater tour in Alleppey lake area if you do not opt for a full day tour. It takes up to 6 people and has comfortable stretching chairs and a bamboo roof. Priced 500 INR per hour for the boat (food not included). Minimum 4 hours journey.

Can be easily arranged on place or you can book it online, which is advisable in peak season.