Kerala Houseboats (Riceboats) or Kettuvallam are country boats that were used in the early days for the transport of goods from the isolated interior villages of Kerala Backwater area to the towns like Alleppey, Kollam, Cochin and Kottayam. With the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, gradually the kettuvalloms went off the scene. Now these kettuvalloms are back again as a major tourist attraction as a modern moving boat house that is kerala houseboats. kerala houseboats size vary from, about to 95 feet feet in length and a width of around 13 feet to in the middle for one bedroom houseboat and , big houseboats with up 107 feet long and up to 19 feet wide. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. The main wood used is "Anjili". Kerala houseboats have fully furnished single double triple and five bedrooms with sundeck, private balcony with comfortable chairs, kitchen and toilet with WC. In addition there is also separate rest room.
Houseboats in Kerala have a three member crew - a chef, driver & cabin assistants. The cuisine is traditional Kerala flavor with the local specialties; delicious local fish. There are single bedroom houseboats for two people and two bedroom houseboats for four people.and 3 bedroom houseboat for 6, and 5 bedroom houseboat for 10 People. The spectacular beauty of Kerala's backwaters needs no introduction. A Kerala Houseboats cruise along the palm-fringed waterways of Kerala in luxury houseboats is the most enchanting holiday experience in India today. In this world of simple pleasures, you will skim past ancient Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves. A guided tour down the backwaters would provide you with a complete and most enchanting experience on the back waters of Kerala and will also reveal to you some interesting facts about the life of local village people. This month's lens view takes you to the backwater stretch of the Vembanad, where one can go for a leisurely cruise on a multi deck boat.
The full day cruise includes homely food, accommodation and mesmerizing cruise and sight seeing through the beautiful backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppey at an affordable rate. We Offer one bed room, two bed rooms, 3 bed rooms, 4 bed rooms, 5 bed rooms and conferencence houseboats with 150 persons seating capacity. We arrange conferences for big corporate, The conference hall in our houseboat is well furnished and equipped with state-of-art gadgets. It has all modern amenities like audio-visual presentation facilities, public address system, modern lighting and fully a/c and non a/c. We offer both a/c and non a/c boats with full furnished bed rooms, toilets, sundecks and kitchen. Our specialties are traditional Kerala food like rice and tapioca with locally grown organic vegetables, fish curry, Karimeen.
» Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Kerala cuisine. (if your require any special meals like main food in north Indian or food without spice etc it has to be informed in advance).
» 14:00 hrs it will continue its cruise covering beautiful rivers and canals with palm trees and small houses near to it , villages paddy fields, churches, etc, you can also buy fresh prawns or crab or karimeen from local fishermen and give to our chef , who will prepare it for your dinner.
» 17:30 hrs The houseboat will anchor (till next day morning 08: 00) most of the time we will stop near the land because, you can also get a chance to go out and walk along the riverside or villages and come back, Evening Enjoy your Dinner and leave all world behind you and have a good sleep in your floating paradise.
» Bed tea / Coffee will be provided, enjoy the sunrise and breath polution free air. At 08:30 hrs Breakfast which includes bread, butter, jam together with Iddily & Dosa etc.
» 09.00 hrs is the time to check out and end of services in houseboat and leave houseboat with an ever lasting beautiful memory.
Terms & Conditions:
» Meal plan applied on APAI / full board basis (ie; inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner)
» The Menu is normally fixed. Any changes to be intimated in advance.
» Check in: 12 noon, Check out: 9 AM. One stay is for 21 hrs and not for 24 hrs.
» Beverages & any cook to order will be charged extra on actual.
» The boat will be anchored in the lake or canal during night & will not cruise after 17.30 hrs.
» Air conditioners in the bedroom will be switched on only from 9 PM to 6 AM.
» Incase of A/C failure, Non A/C deluxe houseboat tariff will be charged.