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Kerala House Boats

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Kerala's unique houseboats, also known as Kettuvalloms helps the tourist in discovering the fascinating backwaters and lively villages of Kerala on a houseboat cruise. The Kettuvalloms (houseboats) of Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length. Thus, these extravagant houseboats takes you along a vast network of lagoons, lakes, rivers and canals and provide you excellent facilities of inland navigation. Apart from excellent outlook, these houseboats are extremely eco-friendly, as it is made of of bamboo poles, coconut fiber, ropes, bamboo mats, carpets etc. - Kerala House Boats

Housboat, Periyar, Kerala, IndiaExcellent Facilities
The houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted views. Whenever you will wish, the houseboat stops to let you photograph some of the most scenic points or slowed it's pace where the scenery was more beautiful.

Leisure Trips
The houseboats of today are used for leisure trips, but in old days, these Kettuvalloms were used for commercial purpose. The original Kettuvalloms were used to carry tonnes of rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. But due to the large influx of modern day transport facilities, these houseboat revived themselves as a luxurious entity. - Kerala House Boats

The tourist are also given personalized information regarding the process of crafting these beautiful boats. You can visit coir factories to view the coir making process used as an essential component of the houseboat. Apart from this, view the local villagers fishing, tapping toddy and making rice along the strips of land lined with coconut trees. - Kerala House Boats

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