Kerala Houseboat Packages

Skim past coconut groves, palm-fringed lagoons, Chinese fishing nets, colourful paddy fields, rustic homes and tribal villages with an exotic Kerala Houseboat Tour. Reaching out to honeymoon couples, intrepid travellers, bird-watchers or aimless mavericks nothing beats the beauty of Kerala houseboat cruise. It’s exotic, different and sprouting from the age-old traditions of this quaint state.

Experience the charm of breathtakingly beautiful Kerala backwaters with slowly cruising exotic Kerala houseboats that offer the best of river cruises, village-sightseeing and heritage explorations. Voyaging through the picturesque backwaters with these ‘floating cottages’, you delve into the hidden secrets of Kerala with the interspersed lagoons, rivers, canals and waterways. Discern the finesse of century-old Kerala craftsmanship of ‘Kettuvallam’ the traditional houseboat, now denoting exclusivity and luxury.

History of Kerala Houseboats

Kerala luxury houseboats are fully equipped with friendly staff and home-style necessities. The history of Kettuvallams reveals that it was initially used for transporting rice and spices from the village-interiors to towns. Now used for leisure-trips, houseboats in Kerala are now a major tourist attraction.
The roof of houseboats is made of palm and bamboo leaves, held together by coconut fibre ropes. Not a single nail has been used for the construction of the boat. Protective coat of cashew nut oil is used to paint the exterior of the boat. With proper maintenance, the houseboat can last for generations, elegantly preserving its value and utility.

Types of Kerala Houseboat Packages

Comprising packages of various categories like leisure travel, honeymoon escapades and fishing expeditions, houseboat tour in Kerala is quite versatile. Nothing relishes your honeymoon better than spending some quiet time alone in the embrace of your partner, especially as you traverse through the silent backwaters. Keeping this in mind, innumerable tour packages have been launched to woo tourists.
Different types of houseboats include Deluxe A/C Houseboats, standard houseboats, motor-boats and shikara rides. Several luxury hotels and resorts have their private houseboats offering private overnight trips and sunset cruises.

When to Hire

The best season to hire houseboat is from December to January due to pleasant weather conditions. The reservation of houseboats can be done in advance for any number of days, depending on the houseboat provider services.

Where to Hire

Houseboats are normally hired from Alleppey, Kochi, Kumarakom and Kollam. They normally cruise along 30-40km distance, revealing the different hues of backwaters and scenery.

Few of the best routes are Alleppey-Kuttanad, Alleppey-Alumkadavu and Alleppey-Kumarakom. The cost of hiring Kerala Houseboat Tour varies from season to season as well as from boat to boat.


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