A land of Ayurvedic and ranges of spices, Kerala is ancient and blissful state nestled in south-western region of India. Nature has blessed this state with such amazing attractions whose significance can not describe in any human language. Nature has blessed this state with innumerable natural bounties and man has used them to make Kerala one of the India’s best locales. The pleasurable climatic conditions and the breathtaking attractions including rich spices create an atmosphere which is very different from other destinations. Often referred as ‘God’s Own Country’, it is gifted with such amazing attractions whose significance can not be described in any human language. It is an ideal holidaying destination for those who wish to spend their vacations in the lap of mother-nature. Some of the best elements of nature that can be found in Kerala are refreshing hill stations, wildlife national parks, palm-fringed beaches, backwaters and ranges of floras and faunas.
Among many Kerala backwaters and houseboat cruise is very popular among visitors takes them in the amazing world of water and wonderments. Backwaters are famous for their spectacular beauty and play an essential role in state tourism. There are so many backwater destinations in Kerala where you may visit but it is however not possible without country’s houseboats also known as Kettuvallams in the traditional language. Houseboats plays an essential role in backwater cruise takes tourists through the stunning settings of nature and leaves them spell-bind.
Before the advent of roads and well-transportation facilities in Kerala, houseboats were used as the major source of transportation but were not well-structured at that time. Later considering the huge arrival of tourists in Kerala these houseboats were well-structured with contemporary facilities such as deluxe rooms, kitchenette, lounge, deck, hygiene toilets and many more. Houseboats are of different ranges such as deluxe, semi-deluxe, luxury and many more. Generally the duration of houseboat journey is for one day but you can extend it according to your wish or by taking several packages. During the houseboat journey you are only able to explore the nature by close but at the same time you will have an opportunity to understand the lifestyle of Kerlalities. Kumrakom, Kottayam, Cochin, Alleppey and Thiruvananthapuram and many are the backwater destinations among them Kumarakom and Alleppey are the most visited backwater destinations of the state.
Well illustrated in the ‘God of Small Things’, a novel written by Arundhati Roy, Kumrakom is the finest backwater destination located at picturesque Vembanad Lake. Encircled in the scintillating charm and splendor of nature, beautifully lined by the swaying coconut trees, Kumrakom is one of the finest backwater destinations in Kerala, which every tourist and nature lover loves to cruise. Among many attractions national bird sanctuary is one of the major attractions in Kumrakom home to the marine species that can be well explored through Kumarakom Houseboat.
Alleppey is the largest backwater destination of Kerala well famous as ‘Venice of the East’, drawing the attention of large number of visitors from every nook and corner of the world. There are so many attractions in and around Alleppey and Alleppey houseboat is the only medium to explore the scenic beauty of the backwaters and the exotic natural beauty.
Michael Smith is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tours related topics. He has authored many books Backwaters of Kerala and Kerala Houseboat. Find more information at http://www.keralabackwaterhouseboats.com/
Kerala Houseboats Gives a Remarkable Holidaying Experience