Serene waterways form the best attractions of every India tour. And when it comes to the best of cruises, Kerala backwaters take you to lagoons, canals and lakes that form the superb attraction in this divine green state. Included among the 1001 best attractions of the world, the backwaters of Kerala comprise the beauty of 44 rivers of the state.
Earlier known as ‘Kettuvalloms’, these traditional houseboats provide you with the world class luxurious accommodation as any of the star rated hotel. These huge boats measure up to 70 feet in length and about 15 feet in width in the middle. In earlier days, these cargo boats were the modes to transport rice, coriander, ginger, dried chillies, turmeric, and black mustard seeds.
Today, these are transformed to luxurious accommodation units to spend quality vacations on waters. Almost every houseboat is well equipped with facilities like bedrooms with attached bathrooms, kitchen, cooks, assistants, and sun decks etc. The best part with these houseboats lies in their construction, which is done by eco-friendly materials like bamboo mat, Arecanut trees and coir.
True Joy of Backwater Cruise in Kerala
These houseboats take you to freshwater lakes, streams, lagoons and canals from where you can have a closer view to all the beauty, daily village activities, coir industries, tea shops, paddy fields, temples, and beaches.
Specially designed for relaxing holidays in Kerala during your India tour, these boats take you to the wonderlands like Kumarakom, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Quilon, Mararikulam, Kollam, Thiruvallam and Vembanad Lake (the largest lake in Kerala covering an area of 200 sq km).