About Kerala Boat House
Kerala boasts of a vast network of rivers, lakes,
lagoons and canals which together form the enchanting Kerala backwaters. The
backwaters of Kerala are scenic destination par excellence. Sailing
quietly on the backwaters of Kerala with only accompanying voice of
drifting water and birds on trees is once in a lifetime experience that can only be felt during your house boat vacations.
The scenes that can be viewed from aboard a house boat trip include vast expanse
of paddy fields, fishermen at work, few temples and churches.
Kerala House Boats - Luxury on Water
Kerala Houseboats Stay - Experience of A Lifetime
House Boat In Kerala - Know The History
These luxury houseboats in Kerala are converted Kettuvalloms.
Kettuvaloms, in earlier times were the major mode of cargo
transportation in the backwaters of Kerala. These were also used for
transportation purposes, primarily in the Travancore and Kochi region,
however, today they are used more for tourism purpose. Initially, when
the houseboats were converted to cater to tourists needs, foreigners
were the only ones who hired them. Gradually, people from north India
understood the excitement of travelling in the houseboats. Today, the
number of Indians from other parts of the country has greatly outdone
the number of foreign tourists. As for the local people from Kerala
itself are considered, their number too constantly increase every
Kerala Houseboat - Design And Built Up
They are on an average 70 feet long boats with 15 feet
width in the middle portion. They are made from wooden planks that are
stitched together by coconut ropes. Interestingly, nails are not used
at all in the construction of the kettuvaloms. Most of the houseboats
are made from a wood known by the name of Anjili. Palm leaves tied
over bamboo poles form the roof of these houseboats. Cashew Nut oil
utilized in outside painting ensures a protective coverage for the
Today, these Kettuvalloms have been redesigned to suit the basic and comfort needs of the tourists. However, care has been taken to use natural products for this purpose. Lights are provided through solar panels.
Kerala Boat House Destination
So much has been written and told abouT Kerala houseboats in the above section, but nothing has been told about the places where you can actually enjoy this ride. Here are some of the most popular destinations where you can enjoy your house boat vacations.
Houseboats in Alleppey
Houseboats in Kumarakom are the biggest attractions.
Houseboat Stay Kerala - Facilities Available
The Houseboats provide accommodation facilities for two
people as well as entire family. The houseboats have commodious living
and dining area with attached toilet. There is clean kitchen, properly
protected against any hazards like fire. Professional cooks prepare
delicious meal which is majorly traditional but keeping in mind the
varying taste of the guests, more options in cuisines are also
offered. The crew at the Kettuvallom usually consists of three people,
two oarsmen and a cook. They have a separate arrangement for
themselves ensuring you complete freedom in your room. To retain the
traditional charm, lalterns are used for the purpose of lighting
(though solar lighting are also used).
Kerala Houseboat Rental
The Department of Tourism has also come up with rating system for houseboats. As such you have Gold Star and Silver Star Houseboats. Till now, the Department of Tourism has awarded around 25 houseboats a rating of Gold Star and further efforts are continuously being made to increase the number of such highly rated houseboats. Beside Kerala tourism also provide info about Kerala houseboats rates and reviews. So next time you plan for some peaceful holidays make sure you look out for the best kerala boat house packages with us. And do not forget to click lots of pictures of boat house.
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