The most predominant way to experience the Kerala backwaters is Kerala houseboats.
Kerala, the most beautiful state of India, offers unique opportunity to experience breathtakingly beautiful
backwaters which consist of a complex network of brackish lagoons, lovely lakes and canals. The most predominant
way to experience the Kerala backwaters is Kerala houseboats in Alleppey (also known as Kettuvalloms). Take a
leisurely journey along Kerala backwater on luxurious Allepey houseboats . Have opportunity to reside at Kerala
boat Houses floating over beautiful Alleppey and Kumarakom backwaters. Houseboats are also very popular among
honeymooner as they provide sheer verdant green surrounding and exceptional natural beauty.
Indigenous Houseboats are best described as floating cottages on luscious and tranquil backwaters. they explicit centuries
old style of Kerala craftsmanship combined with modern luxury. It offers excellent accommodation for a whole family and you
will enjoy a heavenly cruise through the labyrinth of Vembanad Lake. Indigenous Tours won best Best Exhibit Award at the
International Boat Show held at Le Meridien,Cochin.
The kettuvallam is held together with coir knots. Not even a single nail is used during the construction of the boat..
The boat is made of planks of jack-wood joined together with coir. This is then coated with a caustic black resin made
from boiled cashew kernels. With careful maintenance, a kettuvallam can last for generations.
A portion of the kettuvallam was covered with bamboo and coir to serve as a restroom and kitchen for the crew. Meals would
be cooked onboard and supplemented with freshly cooked fish from the backwaters.When the modern trucks replaced this system
of transport, some one found a new way that would keep these boats, almost all of which were more than 100 years old, in the
market. By constructing special rooms to accommodate travelers, these boats cruised forward from near-extinction to enjoy
their present great popularity.
Prime Destination of Backwater Tour Kerala
The eight hour water cruise from Kollam to Alappuzha is considered to be the longest backwater cruises in Kerala. The long hour journey through the backwaters will be a cherishing memory filled with the stunning beauty of the backwaters. On your way, enjoy the beauty of Chinese fishing nets; get excited with the sights of lotuses and water lilies, which is sprouting out of the water.
A ride in a House Boat is the most stunning experience you could ever float into, or get floated into. And, nothing like it, if it rains while you are cozy inside the luxurious House Boat. It will be the most magical moment of your life. You could watch millions of drops of water splashing and pounding on the rhythm of the falling rain like you never had in all your life.
Alleppey is the citadel of House Boats: There are some 120 of them, well maintained and perfected as luxury liners here. The crew cooks on board, and most often, their meals included delicious pearlspot fish caught straight from the water. A portion of the House Boat had bamboo roofing, and that was where the crew would rest. You will be enjoying the finest Kuttanadan delicacies when you saunter down the backwaters. You will be lounging in the best-furnished cabins with a view you cannot find anywhere else in the world, and the entire milieu is ecological.
Fresh food, cooked in inimitable Kuttanadan style is the rage of the international tourists.
The premium attraction of Kumarakom is obviously the backwaters here. A ride through these backwaters will be an unforgettable experience for you. From single to multiple ? lots of packages are available and you can have your choice. You can enjoy the traditional Kerala meals while enjoying the fine trip through the gorgeous backwaters of Kumarakom. Fresh cooked meals along with the unique ?Karimeen fry? will satisfy your gourmet.