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It is early dawn in the great province of kerala.
The endless waterways stretch out in colors borrowed from the sky.
A magnificent houseboat, like a graceful swan, glides forward gently,
careful not to disturb this glorious new beginning.
The wind carries the strain of an oarsman's song, the land wakes up. And life flows on.

Houseboat is a country craft better known as "Kettuvallom" in Malayalam language. These boats were used for the transportation of goods from the isolated villages to the towns in the yester years. Once they ruled the backwaters, poled along by one or two oarsmen, heavily loaded with rice, coconut and other commodities. With the emergence of more sophisticated transportation, this became less popular. Now these "Kettuvalloms" are back again as a major tourist attraction with lots of modification in the architecture. It is about 80 feet long and has a width of about 14 feet in the middle and tapers at the ends.

   

All these "Kettuvalloms" are being made of wood, bamboo mats, bamboo poles, coir ropes and coir mats etc. The main wood used to manufacture is Artocarpus. "Kettu" literally means ‘to tie up’ and "Vallom" means ‘boats’. The hull is a series of wooden planks, long cut and carved by the expert hands of the carpenter, tied together using coir with coconut fibers stuffed in between. Bamboo is used for the framework of the roof and splits of Bamboo are used for weaving mat for roofing. An inboard motor engine fitted in the back side is generally powers at a slow speed for smooth travel

 

Now The House boats are fully furnished to attract the tourists. The House boat having Bedrooms with attached toilets (European style), a spacious living room with front view, Sun-bathing bed, A well-built kitchen. Electric fan and Light facilities, Designed furniture. Clean environment with a hygienic storage hold, Free from insects and safe fuel storage facilities. Using good quality Linen, Toiletries, Crockery and glassware. Log books, tourist records are updated regularly and the boat has a valid license. And having safety equipments like, Life buoys, Life Jackets, Fire extinguishers etc
 

Having one bedroom House boat for two persons, Two bedrooms House boat for four persons and Three bedrooms House boat for six persons. Some people have a large enough family that they can fill a boat with family members, which can be a lot of fun and can create some really meaningful experiences, Day time will cruise around 5hours and Night time we park in the lake, Guests have option to stop over at some sightseeing points such as Villages, Islands and an opportunity to enjoy a village walk or to visit local market, church, temple, etc…

     
   

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Each houseboat has three well experienced and Licensed crewmembers. Captain, Engine operator and Cook. The cook prepares fresh food onboard. Providing Welcome drink on arrival, Food serving starts with Lunch, Evening tea/coffee with Snacks, Dinner and ends with Breakfast, Mineral water during meals. The cuisine includes traditional Kerala flavors along with local specialties like Puttu, Kadala curry etc…
 

In these houseboats, We offer you romantic cruise and dreamy night stay on the backwaters. Besides gliding in the houseboats you could try to explore swimming, fishing, bird watching or just lazing in the sun.

WE HAVE TWO TYPES OF HOUSE BOATS

DELUXE A/c HOUSE BOATS
AND
STANDARD Non A/c HOUSE BOATS  

The Deluxe houseboatsare more furnished and the size of Bedroom and Living room is larger than Standard Houseboats, Food menu is same in both category houseboats.
 

House boat cruise packages are available from Kollam(quilon), Alleppey (Alappuzha), Kumarakom and Cochin (Kochi), The different packages are as follows

     
Houseboat Cruise Packages
Kollam (Quilon) Rounding
1 Night Package
2 Nights Package

Alleppey (Alappuzha) Rounding
1 Night Package
2 Nights Package
3 Nights Package

Kollam to Thanneermukkom (Cochin)
2 Nights Package
3 Nights Package
4 Nights Package
5 Nights Package
Alleppey to Kumarakom
1 Night Package
2 Nights Package

Kollam to Alleppey
1 Night Package
2 Nights Package
3 Nights Package

Kollam to Kumarakom
2 Nights Package
3 Nights Package
4 Nights Package
5 Nights Package
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