Houseboats of Kerala are a unique way to experience the beauty of kaleidoscopic Kerala. Transportation of men and material using houseboats of Kerala is nothing new. Though, the concept of staying in houseboats of Kerala is gaining popularity now. Houseboats on backwaters of Kerala are a major tourist attraction. The houseboats glide on the backwaters of Kerala, with panoramic view passing by.
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The country houseboat in Kerala is referred to as 'Kettuvallam'. These eco-friendly houseboats are made from local materials like bamboo poles, coconut fiber, ropes, bamboo mats, carpets etc. Usually houseboats are the giant country crafts that are as long as 60 to 70 feet. The houseboats floating in the backwaters of Kerala make the most mesmerizing manner to exploring the kaleidoscopic Kerala. Through the palm-fringed lakes and the narrow canals the houseboats offer the tourists to Kerala an experience of a lifetime.
Since times immemorial Kerala has used its lake and canals as a water network for transportation of men and material. Being aboard a houseboat is a tranquil, stress free adventure where you see the beautiful Kerala keep passing by. The cruise down the magical and mystical backwaters of Kerala is indeed a captivating experience.
Besides gliding in the houseboats you may try exploring, swimming, dining, fishing, bird watching or just lazing in the sun. The houseboat holiday in Kerala promises to be a great escape. Cruising aboard the houseboats tourists are left spellbound by the beauty of the Kerala. The private houseboat trip indeed makes the trip to Kerala complete. For the budget tourists seeking to enjoy Kerala there are dormitories. The entire enchanting experience of the houseboats in Kerala ranges in duration and tariff.
The houseboats of Kerala offer an innovative holiday idea besides being of a unique cultural heritage. Promoting the theme of holidaying aboard the houseboats in Kerala facilities have been added to the traditional kettuvallam. While aboard the houseboat in Kerala you may enjoy the facilities of a star categorized hotel. Usually the houseboats are well appointed with an open lounge, one or more bath attached bedrooms and a kitchenette. A houseboat in Kerala is usually, manned by a crew, comprising of a cook, guide and oarsman. Lazing and relaxing on the sun decks is one of the most popular activities on the houseboats in Kerala. Traditional lanterns take up the place of electricity on the houseboats in Kerala. On the houseboats you may enjoy the serene surroundings along with savoring the traditional specialties of Kerala. Fresh seafood adds to the sumptuous meals available on the houseboats.
There are motorboats are available for hire to travel through the backwaters. The major places for backwater activities are Kollam, Cochin, Alappuzha, Vaikom and Kumarakom. Snake boat races through backwaters are a major tourist attraction.
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