A self supporting eco-system vibrant with aquatic, plant and bird life, the backwaters of Kerala is a totally unique network that meanders past palm tree-fringed rice paddies and villages, before flowing into the Arabian Sea. The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda offers some of the most luxurious, private accommodation on the backwaters of Kerala. Furnished with king-size beds, panelled with rich, polished teak flooring and filled with natural light, our Deluxe Cabins are supremely comfortable.
Located in the heart of the slithering backwaters of Kerala, Alleppey or Alappuzha is often termed the “Venice of the East”. The town is among the oldest planned towns in India and is famous for its several backwater canals, beaches, paddy fields and lagoons. Alleppey is iconic for its houseboats cruises in the backwaters and attracts thousands of visitors each year. With the Laccadive Sea on its west Alleppey is blessed with an abundance of natural flora and fauna and the backwaters and the wetlands make it rich in marine life and resident and migratory avi fauna. Alleppey is also a cultural hub in Kerala since the early Sangam Era (3rd Century BC – 4th Century AD) and was a stronghold of the Chera Kingdom and had trade relations with the Greek and Romans. Alleppey was also one of the spots where St. Thomas the Apostle built the ChurchesMore
DELUXE CABINS With just eight Deluxe Cabins, The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda offers some of the most luxurious, private accommodation on the backwaters of Kerala.Furnished with king-size beds, panelled with rich, polished teak flooring and filled with natural light, our Deluxe Cabins are supremely comfortable. With complimentary, on-board services including a 24-hour personal butler, in-house entertainment and high speed WiFi, they are also incredibly convenient.
Our restaurant is an elegant, all day dining space filled with natural light and refreshed throughout with views of the backwaters. From intimate arrangements of smart wooden tables, guests may enjoy delightful views of tranquil lakes and palm-fringed shorelines, while over dinner they will be entertained by our exclusive traditional dance and music performances. Ours is the only restaurant that offers international and regional cuisine from an on-board kitchen. In the outside sitting area, guests can enjoy a cup of traditional cardamom tea while relaxing on wicker chairs and watching the world float by.