Kerala Houseboats

Kerala HouseboatKerala Houseboats are called kettuvallams. They are large boats used in the ancient days for the transport of materials like rice,vegetables,fruits etc.. from the isolated villages of Kerala to the towns like Alleppey, Kollam, Cochin and Kottayam. These Houseboats gradually went off the scene with the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services.
Now a days these Houseboats are again used as a major tourist attraction in Kerala. The size of a Kerala houseboat may vary from 95 feet to 150 feet in length. The width of a One bedroom Houseboat is around 13 feet to in the middle. For big houseboats length is around 120 feet and 19 feet width. Houseboats are made with bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. which are available locally The main wood used to make a Kerala houseboat is “Anjili”.
Kerala house boats have fully furnished single double triple and five bedrooms with sundeck, private balcony with comfortable chairs, kitchen and toilet with WC. bedroom of house boat In addition there is also separate rest room.A Kerala houseboat have a three member crew – a chef, driver and two cabin assistants. The cuisine is traditional Kerala flavor with the local dishes like delicious Karimeen. There are single bedroom houseboats for two people and two bedroom houseboats for four people.and 3 bedroom houseboat for 6 , and 5 bedroom houseboat for 10 People.
Kerala Houseboat cruises are available at Alleppey Backwaters and Kumarakom Backwaters.

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