Cruising along the backwaters of Kerala is an unforgettable experience. If you have not experienced it, here is a golden opportunity to do it at a fraction of its original cost. You could get in any House Boat of your liking, saunter down the cool placid waters of our world-famous backwaters, have a merry time and get back home either the same day or after spending a night as well out floating around.
House Boats are huge, slow moving, exotic barges designed for sheer leisure trips. They are the new versions of traditional Kettuvallams. Kettu means tying and Vallam means country boats. These Kettuvallams were earlier used to ship rice and spices and other goods between Kuttanad and the Cochin port. It was a three-day affair those days. A standard House Boat, which could be about 100 feet long, can hold up to 30 tons, and that is as much as three big lorries can.
A House Boat (which is made of hundreds of fine but heavy-duty planks of jack-wood) is held together absolutely by coir knots (not a single nail is used). This framework is then coated with a caustic black resin extracted from boiled cashew kernels. And it lasts for generations. Ancient principles and techniques are used by the local carpenters for constructing house boats. The Anjali wood is used for this purpose. Normally our houseboats are of an average 70 ft long and 15 ft width in the central section. Some of the attractive houseboat in Kerala are:
Deluxe houseboat is a deluxe standard facility houseboat with a stay of min 4 and extra persons can be accommodated if any with extra charges. Enjoy your dream vacation in Kerala backwater with a deluxe kerala houseboat at alleppey, feel the splash of freshness as you plunge into the splendor of Gods Own Country.
Premium houseboat provides air conditioning in each of the rooms. Premium houseboat package deal is suitable for circle of relatives and friends journey. Each room contains a double mattress, idle for a couple and a kid less than 5 years of age. The houseboat incorporates a kitchen where the meals for you will be prepared with the aid of houseboat crew. The boathouse is likewise used to host activities like birthday parties, anniversary and corporate group outings.
The Luxury Houseboats offers high class facilities same like Premium Houseboats like front living area and bedrooms with traditional wooden ceiling with overlapping woods to give a touch of tradition. With complete glass windows stretching across 3/4ths of the wall, it offers a clear picture of the backwaters while traveling. It even consists of a Conference Hall which makes the best choice for office trips and family and friends get-together.
Welcome Drink: Fresh juice/Tender Coconut
1. Rice, 2. Sambar, 3. Mixed Vegetables Thoran (Carrot, Cabbage, Beans), 4. Mezhukupurathy (Long Beans), 5. Fish Fry (Pearl Spot / Seer Fish), 6.Banana Kalan, 7. Pappadam, 8. Salad, 9. Pickle, 10.Tropical seasonal fruit.
Evening: Coffee or Tea, Banana Fritters or Onion Pakkoda
1. Chappati, 2. Dal Curry, 3. Chicken Roast, 4.Vendakka Mezhukupurathy, 5. White Rice and Raitha,6. Salad.
Bread, Jam, Butter, Omelette. OR Iddly, Sambar, Chutney (By default) OR Dosa, Sambar. OR Poori Masala. OR Idiyappam and Kadala Curry / Egg Roast. OR Appam and Vegetable Curry / Egg Roast. OR Puttu and Kadala Curry.