Backwaters Houseboat Tour|Backwaters Houseboat Tours
Earlier Houseboats of Kerala are known as "Kettuvallam", these huge, ling and tapering barges were traditionally used to cargo tonnes of goods across kingdoms, with portion covered with bamboo and coir serving as a rest room and kitchen for the crew.Backwaters Houseboat Tour, Backwaters Houseboat Tours, Backwaters House Boat Tour Kerala, Kerala Backwater Houseboat Tour, Kerala Backwater A familiar sight on the Backwaters, these vessels are built entirely with out nails. Plants of jack wood are joined together and coir rope and coated with caustic black resin made from boiled cashew kennels. With careful maintenance they last for generations.
Today widely and appropriately called Luxury Houseboats, (Kerala Backwaters) they carry furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Backwaters Houseboat Tour, Backwaters Houseboat Tours, Backwaters House Boat Tour Kerala, Kerala Backwater Houseboat Tour, Kerala Backwater As you cruise down the canal you can see morning newspaper and mail delivery by boat, vendors in boat paddle from house to house selling everyday provisions like rice, vegetables, oil, kerosene etc. with hundreds of quacking ducks around. Also you can see village
1 Backwaters and Houseboats Kerala
Kerala backwaters are a unique nature and are found nowhere else in the world. Backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. Backwaters of Kerala are a self-supporting Eco-system teeming with aquatic life. Backwaters Houseboat Tour, Backwaters Houseboat Tours, Backwaters House Boat Tour Kerala, Kerala Backwater Houseboat Tour, Kerala Backwater The Canals connect the villages together and still used for local transport. Over 900 km of this labyrinthine water world is navigable.
2 Houseboats in Kerala - A Unique lifetime experience
"KETTUVALLAM" means stitched boat. They are 70 feet long,
3 Houseboats Kerala
Kettuvallams equipped with all modern facilities and requirements are called Houseboats. The houseboat has a living room, a sunbathing deck, and bedrooms with attached European style bath and a kitchen. The boat has solar lamps and fans. Without experiencing and enjoying a houseboat cruise, the trip to Kerala will not be a complete one.
Talking of a Kettuvallam ride, The National Geographic Traveler says, "It is astonishingly romantic to watch the sunset from one kettuvallam among several, while the three boatmen hang lanterns and a pearly glow fades behind the scrim of palms... Waking at dawn, we find ourselves surrounded by hundreds of fishermen's skiffs on immense Vembanad Lake. It’s like time travel into a quiet morning of another century."
No Television, No Phone to disturb you, and Natural AC for you to relax and enjoy the beauty of God's own Country.
4 Backwater Cruise
The boat moves by an outboard engine of 25 HP (which does not make much noise), enroute visiting villages to see coir making, local tea shops, paddy fields, temples, beaches etc. till sunset. At night the boat is anchored at a beautiful and quiet part of the lake.
5 Kerala Cuisine
Sumptuous and lip smacking Vegetarian as well as Non Vegetarian Kerala dishes are prepared onboard.
6 Routes1) Aleppey round 2) Aleppey-Kumarakom 3) Aleppey-Kottayam 4) Aleppey-Thottapally