Kerala is the land of vast network of rivers, lagoons, lakes, canals which and the enchanting backwaters. The Kerala backwaters are the scenic destination par excellence. A magnificent cruise on the backwaters of Kerala with the voice of drifting water and birds on trees is once in a lifetime experience. The vast expanse of paddy fields, fishermen at work, temples and churches are indeed eye catching.
Discover the backwaters of Kerala through a cruise in the houseboat are indeed a marvelous experience. Houseboats, also known as kettuvaloms, are not just a means to explore the backwaters of the state; rather, they have unique features to make the visitors feel great.
The traditional houseboat offers a marvelous stay with highly furnished interiors. Wake up at morning in midst of water that is sparkling radiantly with the reflection of rising sun. Feel the fresh air that greets the visitors in the morning and enjoy the nature by sitting on the sun deck in the afternoon and soaking in the warmth of the sun. Also enjoy the glittering shine of the stars that lighten up your path on the backwaters and then go off to sleep in the luxurious bed with the gentle rippling of water.
Kerala Houseboats are the converted versions of traditional Kettuvalloms. In the earlier times, Kettuvaloms were the major mode of cargo transportation in the backwaters of Kerala. However, recently it plays a major role in the development of tourism in Kerala. These fully furnished tourist houseboats were hired both by foreigners and tourists from all across the country. The number of Indians from other parts of the country has greatly outdone the number of foreign tourists.
These Houseboats are highly equipped with world class facilities to accommodate different number of inmates. The commodious living and dining area with attached toilet are common to most of the houseboats. The clean kitchen consists of Professional cooks who prepare delicious meal which is majorly traditional but keeping in mind the varying taste of the guests along with more options in cuisines. There will be three crews at the Kettuvallom, two oarsmen and a cook. They have separate arrangements for themselves ensuring complete freedom for the tourists. Lanterns are used for the purpose of lighting (though solar lighting are also used) to retain the traditional charm.