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Rejuvenate Yourself in Kerala on the Houseboats Cruise

by ramashankar

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Welcome to the land of Kerala which is carpeted in green and beautifully nestled by Western Ghats and the sapphire Arabian Sea. This beautiful state is located in the Southern tip of India which is bliss for the nature lovers and for the leisure vacationers. Kerala is dotted with many beautiful attractions which truly are amazing and out of these world. The attractions which steal the show in this beautiful state as visiting here are both manmade and natural attractions. Some of the must visit attractions here are as the stunning beaches, lush green hills, picturesque lakes and exotic wildlife. The prime attractions here which are very worth to visit and explore here are Kerala houseboats and backwaters.

This is the most beautiful attractions to explore and enjoy in Kerala and best experience to explore this state and its amazing attractions. Kerala is dotted with beautiful and amazing tourist attractions and the houseboats cruise covers many of them which is mostly loved by the visitors who visit this state from every nook and corner of the world. Houseboats in Kerala are the crowning glory of Kerala tourism which enhance the beauty of Kerala backwaters and the tourism in this state.

The traditional houseboats in Kerala earlier were identified as the Kettuvallams which were available in different sizes and mainly used for the transit of goods from one city to other. The boats today are equipped with modern styles and comforts, and are best ways to explore the hidden secrets of Kerala with a charming cruise on tranquil backwaters. The houseboats are totally eco friendly boats made up of bamboo poles, ropes, bamboo mats, coconut fiber, etc. The very unique thing of these Kettuvallam is that not a single nail is used while making of these well organized houseboats. The major wood used in constructing are called ‘Anjali’. These boats are generally 70 feet in length and 13 feet in width and mainly furnished with single, double and triple rooms with a sundeck (an open place at height on the houseboats from where the sunrise and the sunset is enjoyed). 

Alleppey houseboats and kumarakom houseboats are mostly visited by the tourist with any backwater tours to Kerala. The most favorite place for backwaters in Kerala is Alleppey backwater, Kumrakom backwater, Kottayam backwaters, Cochin backwaters and Kollam backwaters. Kerala houseboats are available in all these destinations which are mainly classified into fully AC Luxury and non AC luxury houseboats. The best part of the houseboats Kerala are it’s available in all the seasons. The houseboats cruise in Kerala is the most beautiful and a unique journey which offers the tourist love and peace.

The shimmering backwaters of Kerala are all season tourist destinations with plenty of houseboats meant for tourists to roam around and enjoy the grandeur of nature. The backwaters with tranquil locations with the live views of animals and birds on its shores and the dense green forest truly elate the visitor’s heart. The houseboats and the backwaters are mostly enjoyed by the honeymooners too and which offers you peace of mind from your daily hectic schedules. Truly speaking these houseboats in Kerala, offer you the most memorable journey in lifetime.

Rama Shankar is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tours related topics. He has authored many books on houseboats kerala and Kerala houseboats. Find more information at


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