In kerala, life is a celebration. A
close look at the kerala calendar will reveal that this is a land where the
festivals never end, adding to the magnificance of the festivals of kerala
are fleets of caparisoned elephants, mounted by men holding white plumes
swaying in the air the - most breathtaking of kerals's visual wonders. While
there is no dearth of festivals in the state, the excitement speaks during
the season of onam, exemplified in the legendary boat races and the week -
long festivities, understandably, all these celebrations take place with a
lot of fanfare.
in Kerala House Boats on Backwaters of Kerala
Kerala offers a unique mini - canvas to the traveller; the backwaters,
which consist of a complex network of lagoons, lakes & canals. Life on
the backwaters is entirely different; water being the key to everything.
There are no roads here, only waterways. On the banks one can see lush green
rice fields spreading away into the distance and coconut groves with the
occasional temple or church.
These canals or waterways, vary in dimension from being wide enough to be
dubbed lakes, rich with marine bounty. To being nothing but snaking silvers
of freshwater. And are mainly concentrated around the townships of allepey,
kumarakom, kottayam, quilon and cochin. .
The backwaters are best experienced while slowly punting down the labyrinth
of canals in a traditional thatch-roofed houseboat, known as 'kettuvallam'.
An experience you will savour for a long time. .
The houseboats are renovated cargo boats
provided with all modern conveniences and comforts to make your stay a
pleasant experience. To complement the traditional way of rowing using large
poles, outboard engines are also provided. The boats are designed to
facilitate a most eco-friently functioning. .
A wide selection of beautiful routes are available for the cruises and you
can choose one that suits your budget and time frame. Each route is
comprehensive, serene and enjoyable in itself, extending to you a complete
experience of kuttand.. The unique waterland of kerala. .
Features of an Enthralling Houseboat.
» Each houseboat is of excellent construction and luxurious furnishing
with exquisite flooring, hull and valavara (canopy). They are in top cruise
» Each houseboat is provided with a sun deck, spacious living / dining
» Each houseboat with attached toilets, separate toilets for crew.
» Spacious passage and a neat, classy kitchen.
» Kitchen is properly protected from hazards by fireproofing and fire
» Clean environment with a hygienic storage hold, free from insects
And safe fuel storage facilities.
» Clean good quality linen, blankets, towels etc.
» Log books and tourist records are updated regularly and the boat has
a valid license. » Log books and tourist records are updated regularly
and the boat has a valid license.
» The service of professional cooks are available on the boat.
A fleet of Houseboats contains
1. One bedded accommodation
2. Two bedded accommodation
3. Large boats for families.
Short cruise in & around Allepey & Kollam
A boat ride into the countryside offers a close look at rustic village
life- skiff-fishermen launching their cockleshell boats, large flocks of
domesticated ducks waddling down to the water from thatched houses on the
banks. Women, neck-deep in water, with their waist-length hair heaped in a
crown, catching fish with their feet, aimless cattle grazing in lush
pastures, white lotuses floating here and there in small, shallow ponds.
Short curise on backwaters are also available on the smaller boat If you
don't want to stay overnight or longer in the houseboats. The duration of
these cruises are depends on the routing & can be covered In 3 to 6 hrs
of time period.
Houseboats for groups can be also arranged for the short cruise.
Short Cruise from Kollam
Take you through the legendary punnamada lake. High points of the ruise are
the visit to the 400 year old church and the viewing of a kerala race boat
the snake boat.
Overnight cruise from Alleppey
Alleppey to Kumarakom
Cruise through the punnamada lake
the venue of the famous nehru
trophy snake boat race. Enter the enchanting waters of the vembanad lake
enjoy the panoramic views and the glimpses of life along the banks. Visit
r-block, c-block where paddy is cultivated much below the water level. Stop
by the pathiramanal island. Visit chavara bhavan
the old wooden house
where the blessed kuriakose elias chavara was born. Night stay at kumaramom.
Early morning leave the houseboat.
Alleppey to Kumarakom
A cruise that links two district headquarters. Glide across the punnamada
location of the famous boat races, take in the fascinating life
along the banks. Pass by r-block, observe how paddy is cultivated by the
help of dykes several feet below the sea level. Have a long, enjoyable break
from the routine. Night stay on boat at kottayam. Early morning leave the
Alleppey to Thottappally
Glide along from alleppey through punnamada lake
admire the old
traditional houses on the banks
visit the chavara bhavan
stop by at triveni
visit the ancient ambalapuzha
the church at champakkulam
the 11th century buddha image
have the time of your life
serene, quiet and
easy. Night stay on house boat at thottappally. Early morning leave the
2 Nights Cruise Alleppey - Alumkadavu
The most fascinating and enjoyable route available. Cruise through the
admire the old chavara bhavan
enjoy panoramic view of paddy fields
ancient champakkulam church
view the snake boats
historical temple of ambalappuzha and the ancient buddhist image of
karumadikkutan. At kumarakody memorial recall the celebrated malayalam poet
kumaran asan who drowned there. Enjoy the view of chinese fishing nets at
kayamkulam pozhy. Cruise through alumkadavu lake
visit india's most
famous living woman saint matha amrithanandamayi. Drop by at the coir
observe the processes that go into making coir.