Kerala House Boat Cruise:Have you ever gone cruising in a Houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala? If you haven’t, make sure you do. This is easily one amongst the most remarkable and unique experiences that our state has to offer.
Since ancient times Kerala has used its lake and canals as a water network for transporting men and material. Being aboard a houseboat is tranquil, stressless adventures where you will see the beautiful Kerala keep passing by. The houseboat cruise down the mystical backwaters of Kerala is indisputably an experience of a lifetime.
Also known as the ‘Venice of the East’, Kerala houseboats offers unparalleled natural beauty. Not only Indian but also international tourists are marvelled at nature’s treasures found in Alleppey. The reason why Alleppey is such a popular spot among travellers is because it is dotted with lakes and lagoons which make the prevalence of houseboats all the more relevant.
Being close to the Arabian Sea, Alleppey not only enjoys a maritime climate but also has its fair share of beaches, and the colourful boat races. The rides or cruises of luxury houseboat Kerala are popular not only with Indians but also international tourists.
The Kerala House boat Features:
Besides being a cultural heritage, the houseboats (boat-houses) of Kerala offer an innovative kerala holiday idea. The country houseboat in kerala is refer as ‘Kettuvallam‘. The original Kettuvallams were use to carry tons of rice and spices. A standard Kettuvallam can hold up to 30 tons of goods from Kuttanad to the Kochi port.
In Malayalam language Kettu refers to ‘dwelling structures’ ‘Vallam’ means boat.
Basically a houseboat is well appoint with an open lounge, one or more bath attached bedrooms and a kitchen. Kerala house-boat is generally manage by a crew, consisting of a cook, guide and oarsman.
Lazing and relaxing on the sun decks is one of the most popular activities on the boat-house. On the boat, you may enjoy the serene surroundings along with savoring the traditional specialties of Kerala. Fresh seafood available on the Kerala houseboat.
Kerala houseboats have been tailored to fit into your pocket and with a pocket friendly package you can let Alleppey heal you. As an eco-friendly option, houseboats are here to stay. The backwaters of Alleppey beckon travellers who are thirsty for a tryst with nature.
Boat-trains – form by joining two or more houseboats together are also use by large groups of sightseers.
While Kerala house boat cruise you can see:
A boat ride into the countryside offers a close look at
- Rustic kerala village life- skiff-fishermen launching their cockleshell boats
- Large flocks of domesticated ducks waddling down to the water from thatched houses on the banks.
- Women, neck-deep in water with their waist-length hair heaped in a crown,
- Catching fish with their feet
- Aimless cattle grazing in lush pastures
- White lotuses floating herethere in small, shallow ponds.
- The tourists on the houseboats may relive the authentic life in the villages of kerala.
- These kerala houseboat pass through several towns and villages of Kerala.
- Vembanad Lake forms the largest backwater stretch in kerala.
You may enjoy kumarakom, alleppey or alappuzha, kottayam and kollam on the houseboat while enjoying backwaters of kerala. Altogether, houseboats in kerala are great options for short breaks and getaways
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