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Kerala Houseboat

   

Kerala is blessed with a huge network of rivers, lakes, canals and lagoons that flow into the Arabian Sea. Just before they complete their journey into the Sea these small streams, canals and rivers empty themselves into two or three huge lakes, the biggest of which is the Vembanad Lake, a 240 sq km lake that stretches from Ernakulam to Kollam.

These lagoons and canals circumvent huge tracts of inhabited land growing coconut and paddy mainly. People who live in these islands and low lying tracts of land used these canals to transport most everything from rice and vegetables to concrete and granite.For ages the mode of transport were country made boats hewn out of the wild jack tree and smeared with fish oil to keep the water from rooting the hull.
Boats carrying rice sometimes did overnight journeys and boatman had a small space to sleep overnight or keep themselves dry from the monsoon rain.This space , usually in the middle of the boat, had a bamboo covering across the width of the small country boat.

With the entry of tourism in a big way, one innovative entrepreneur decided to expand the concept of the Rice Boat to fit and include the needs of tourists and thus was born `houseboats', which today measure between 70 and 100 feet and weigh quite that much. These houseboats have been designed with 1 bedroom to 10 bedroom huge boats and have all the amenities of a resort minus the variety of cuisine. The cuisine largely is traditional Keralan food.

Today the houseboat has grown tremendously as a concept and perhaps bears no relation to its founder concept. Having said that, everyone would agree a cruise on the houseboat is a journey of a lifetime, one of those things you should not miss when you are in India.
 

   
 

Houseboat Facilities

Fully furnished living and bed rooms
Separate Dining space
Bedrooms attached bathrooms
Sunbath decks
Well equipped kitchen with an excellent chef
Uniformed and well trained staff
Traditional Kerala, North Indian, and Jain food
Power from Solar panals
On board safety precautions
Evening Aleppey Beach visit on extra cost.
Cruise covers both Aleppey and Kumarakom backwaters..
 

 

Package Includes:
Breakfast
Lunch
Evening Tea & Dinner
Price includes all the applicable taxes

Note :
All the above food will have the fixed menu.
(Kerala Traditional Food)
Check in Time will be : 12.30 pm.
Checkout Time will be : 09.30 am.
Air-conditioning will be from 08 pm to 06 am.
In case of A/c not working due to any technical faults difference between A/c and Non A/c Charges will be refunded