Kerala Houseboats


Kerala, popularly referred as the "God's Own Country," is known for its serene and paradise like backwaters and Kettuvalloms- the traditional houseboats. In fact, the enchanting backwaters of Kerala and Kettuvallams are synonyms of one another, forming the most important tourist attraction in Kerala. The Kerala houseboats are giant country crafts, with some of them measuring up to 80 feet in length. Once the most important mode of transport to carry rice and coconuts, Kettuvallams have now been converted into luxury houseboats. The Kerala houseboats have an elegantly furnished bedroom, modern toilets, living room, kitchen, an open lounge, deck and even a balcony for angling. For the comforts of guests, they also carry a crew comprising oarsmen, a cook and guide. A recent addition to these luxurious houseboats is a small conference room for high profile meetings.

While constructing these giant Houseboats, great care is taken and only natural and eco- friendly products like bamboo mats and poles, coir carpets, coconut fiber ropes, and wooden planks are used. It's surprising that not even a single nail is used in the making of a houseboat of this size. While most houseboats are poled by the skilled oarsmen, some are powered by a 40 HP engine.

The Kerala Houseboats boats provide the best way to experience the natural beauty of backwaters of Kerala. Enjoy a memorable ride on a Kerala Houseboat on your Kerala backwaters tour with India Travel Portal. Just laze on the deck of your houseboat and enjoy the breathtaking views of lush paddy fields and otherwise inaccessible rural Kerala. Get up at the chirping of birds and see local villagers going to their work early in the morning. Enjoy a refreshing early morning breeze, invigorating your body and mind. Pass through the palm-fringed backwaters during day and enjoy calm and peaceful moonlights during nights. See the local villagers fishing, tapping toddy and making rice fields along the strips of land lined with coconut trees. The sunset and sunrise views over Kerala backwaters are truly stunning.

Apart from enjoying the exceptional scenic beauty of Kerala backwaters, the houseboat cruising also provides you with a perfect opportunity to explore the rich flora and fauna of the region. Guests can also enjoy a range of exciting water sports, including water skiing, sailing and angling. Visit Kerala and enjoy a memorable houseboat cruise on the paradise like serene backwaters with India Travel Portal. A luxurious Houseboat cruising on the backwaters of Kerala would truly be a wonderful and unforgettable experience, awaiting you.

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