There is no other place like Kerala in the whole world. Kerala is a land blessed with diverse attractions. From the backwaters to the palm fringed beaches or the dense green vegetation everything about Kerala is beautiful. Among all these the one thing that is unique to Kerala is the backwaters.
You will get amused by the beauty of these backwaters. The only means to explore the beauty of the backwaters is by a houseboat journey through these waterways.
Houseboats or Kettuvallam in Kerala are originated as country boats for the transport of goods from isolated villages to the towns like Alappuzha, Kollam, and Kochi. Later with the development of roads and bridges they went off the scene.
Now these Kettuvallams are back again as slowly moving boat house called the Houseboats. These houseboats in Kerala are the most popular tourist attraction in the present day.
This huge wonderful Eco friendly houseboats in Kerala are made up of bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc.The main wood used for the construction is from Anjali tree. Not even a single nail is used for the construction of traditional houseboats.
The size of the houseboats varies but they have fully furnished interiors, single double or even five bedrooms with sundeck, private balcony, Kitchen and bathrooms. Also there is a three member crew in each houseboat. A chef, driver and cabin assistant are there in every houseboat.
The modern houseboats in Kerala have all facilities for leisure. The journey on the traditional houseboats through these serene backwaters is the major attraction towards this place. The breathtaking beauty of the serene backwaters can be viewed completely through the houseboat cruise.
The magical journey through the backwaters in the traditional houseboats exploring the beauty of backwaters will definitely be a lifelong memory for all.
You can enjoy everything about this land in houseboats. The cuisine in houseboats is traditional Kerala dishes with local specialties. Also there are so many delicious fish items.
The exotic combination of houseboats and backwaters give you the most beautiful moments of your life with the breathtaking beauty of water Lilies, green paddy fields, Chinese fishing nets, Coir villages, exotic birds, tall coconut trees, ancient temples etc.
In addition to the scenic backwater beauty the houseboat cruise offers you the sights of splendid sunsets and waxing moonlight. Houseboat journey reveals the simplicity of village life in Kerala. Kerala tour is not complete without the magical houseboat cruise in the backwaters.