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Thatched roof covers over wooden hulls, such is the appearance of a traditional Kettuvellam in Kerala, has become a mammoth reason for global tourists to visit Gods own country. The traditional kettuvellams have undergone make overs that do not take away its traditional appearance but provide you with modern amenities in the shell of traditional Kettuvellams. It goes unsaid that the experience of cruising in these Kettuvellams has left an everlasting impact on those who cruise the backwaters of Kerala in these houseboats. Kerala tourism department has left no stone unturned in promoting these houseboats that are only meant to take you into a world from where you’d never want to return. The marriage of the houseboat, backwaters and natural setting is like a tight knit circle that completes the process of providing you the lasting experience and an amazed expression. The growing popularity of Houseboats in Kerala has paved way to larger sized houseboats meant to accommodate more occupants. The initial successful houseboats comprised of primarily two or three bedrooms and a deck with in house cooked food, beverages and toilet provisions. The boat would occupy a maximum of six cruisers including the oarsman. While these houseboats still exist, the bigger houseboats have helped accommodate the requirements of family gatherings, MICE and corporate cruises too. Alleppey and Kumarakom are the prime places for you to head to, to enjoy your backwater cruise in Kerala.

Backwater cruise services in Kerala

Backwater cruise services in Kerala You can enjoy cruises organized from Alleppey, Kumarakom and Malabar. The cruise covers various regions and depending on the duration of the cruise the trip would commence from Lake Vembnad to Alleppey or cruise towards Manner. Backwater cruises in Malabar cover a trip from Vembanad Lake to Alleppey. You can watch the beautiful backwaters, canals and reach Ambalapuzha. Food and beverages are served on board and is usually the traditional spread of both dedicated veg and non-veg as per your choice. If you’ve opted for a two day cruise then breakfast too is served onboard while you cruise towards Mannar.

The stop overs involve a guided tour of Krishnapuram palace Cruisers can enjoy the artistry of the palace seen in the wood work and mural paintings. The second day cruise includes your lunch and dinner too. Malabar backwater cruises that spread for more than two days covers stop overs at Pulinkunnu, the narrow canals will lead you to an old ancestral house, the lunch will be served on banana leaf the traditional way, you will be offered guided tour to the farm with the boat passing through the rice fields often done with a tuk-tuk and after the dinner the last day breakfast is special, served on the sun deck. The cruise package can vary depending on your budget from a day to four days.

Allapuzha also known as Alleppey is famous for backwater cruises. You can find houseboats dominating the backwaters of Alleppey. Varying sizes of these mind blowing houseboats are irresistible. The fringed backwaters of Alleppey, the coconut grooves and thickets of coconut trees, the natural imagery of the countryside, and the transcending from one world to another on the houseboat cruise make the Alleppey houseboat cruises special. The combination of the house boat you choose and the serenity of the backwaters is a pairing that fails without the presence of the either. The houseboat cruises of Alleppey are an absolute treat and lure everyone from different walks of life and different age group. Famous as Venice of East Alleppey fame is not limited to just Kerala but has spread like rapid fire across the globe. THE leisure punting of the modest and grandiloquent houseboats leave a lasting impact on your soul, body and mind. The banks infested with villagers, factories, petty kiosks and commercial establishments display the day lifestyle on the banks of the pristine backwaters. Alleppey houseboat cruises offer not just the amazing criss- crossing of the canals and rivers but also a stopover for you to watch its famous coir industry. While you cruise in your houseboat the sight of the smaller boats rowing along will make you feel royal.

Kumarakom short to fame in Arundhati Roys best seller book “God of Small Things”. The book did place Kumarakom on the global map but other than that Indraprastha, Shivganga, Kumarakom castle and many more famed houseboat services too contributed immensely to popularity of the otherwise quiet village town – Kumarakom. The impeccable cruise services of these houseboats, the unparalleled facilities contributing to memorable experience, the customer oriented in-house services, the rejuvenating spas, the romantic sunset view, the refreshing sundeck breakfast, the scrumptious chef cooked traditional lunch and dinner, the evening beverage, the disappearing village, the water lagoons, the quaint melody of song singing, the calm noise of the running houseboat engine so on and so forth place Kumarakom cruise boat services a notch above other places.

Types and Tariff of Houseboats in Kerala

The houseboats services offer houseboats depending on your requirement and budget. You can opt from a) Air condition or without air condition

b) Deluxe or semi deluxe

c) Grandeur

d) Deluxe A/C

e) Deluxe Non A/C

f) Cabin types that are have 1, 2, 3, 4 rooms and double decker’s come with open deck large enough to accommodate a big family or a small corporate team outing.

g) The tariff to hire these houseboats range between rupees 4000 to 13000 and above. Depending on the price the high priced houseboat amenities are chic and match the settings of any niche on ground hotel or are chic and meant for the affluent. Bar lounge, dance lightings and more add a snappy feel to the houseboat cruise experience.

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