Glacial blue waters welcome you to Kerala. Give your photos a picture perfect background
with the backwaters of Kerala. Glide on a houseboat to know why the entire world
is so hooked to this place. And then, you may see a fisherman lazily racing past
your boat, humming a keralite tune all to himself, leaving you wondering about the
happiness this place brings.
Take your pick from a variety of Kerala backwater packages. Rent a houseboat of take
a ferry ride, it’s your call as you take a plunge into serenity.
Kerala Houseboats (Riceboats) or kettuvallam are country boats that were used in
the early days for the transport of goods from the isolated interior villages of
Kerala Backwater area to the towns like Alleppey, Kollam, Cochin and Kottayam. With
the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, gradually the kettuvalloms went
off the scene. Now these kettuvalloms are back again as a major
tourist attraction as a modern moving boat house that is kerala houseboats . kerala
houseboats size vary from, about to 95 feet feet in length and a width of around
13 feet to in the middle for one bedroom houseboat and , big houseboats with up 107
feet long and up to 19 feet wide. The materials that go into the making are all local
and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc.
The main wood used is "Anjili".
Kerala house boats have fully furnished single double triple and five bedrooms with
sundeck, private balcony with comfortable chairs, kitchen and toilet with WC. In
addition there is also separate rest room.
Houseboats in Kerala have a three member crew - a chef, driver & cabin assistants.
The cuisine is traditional Kerala flavor with the local specialties; delicious local
fish. There are single bedroom houseboats for two people and two bedroom houseboats
for four people.and 3 bedroom houseboat for 6 , and 5 bedroom houseboat for 10 People.
The spectacular beauty of Kerala's backwaters needs no introduction. A Kerala Houseboats
cruise along the palm-fringed waterways of Kerala in luxury houseboats is the most
enchanting holiday experience in India today. In this world of simple pleasures,
you will skim past ancient Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush paddy fields,
coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves. A guided tour down the backwaters
would provide you with a complete and most enchanting experience on the back waters
of Kerala and will also reveal to you some interesting facts about the life of local
The cruise commences at 1230 hrs with lunch served on board and continues till dusk.
At dusk the boat will anchor in a wide waterway or lake for the night (The backwaters
close to boat traffic at dusk as the fisherman lay their nets in the backwaters.
Other boats are not allowed to ply in the backwaters after dusk. On the following
day the cruise commences again after breakfast and the guest will be dropped at Alleppey
by 0900Hrs. Overnight stay at the House Boat.
Since houseboats are stationed in the bank of the backwater during the night the
problem of mosquito and water borne insects do come up hence you are kindly requested
to carry mosquito and insect repellent along with you. The choice of food in the
houseboat is very limited and mostly basic south Indian meal is served. The quality
of the houseboat cannot be compared with the quality of the rooms in the hotel where
the guest is staying. The rooms are basic and small. The main concept of the houseboat
is to explore the backwater beauty of the region at the closet to the nature.