Experience the bewitching beauty of the Kerala Backwaters on a houseboat cruise! It’s an experience not to be missed in your lifetime. The Vembanad or Ashtamudi or Kuttanad backwaters of Kerala are the most visited tourist destinations of Kerala.
Houseboats are generally Kettuvallams or Rice Boats which were used to transport rice and commodities in the earlier days. They are also called boats with knots as coir ropes tied in knots hold the entire structure of the boat together. The boats have many more amenities than you imagine – hot water, generators, great Kerala cuisine, comfortable beds, multiple bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen & immaculate service.
As you float along the cool tranquil backwaters through the canals and lagoons, you can experience an unusual approach to the Kerala way of life.
Here are some things you can experience on a Kerala premium houseboat cruise:
You can watch the beauty of several scenic spots on shore as well as visit several temples and churches on your route.
Halt in the middle of nowhere
Sit back and relax. You can feel the mild cool breeze wafting across the backwaters. As you sit and dream, you can occasionally spot other houseboats drifting by. Yoga and meditation can be done as it is so calm and relaxing.
Eat fresh seafood
Fresh seafood in your platter is one of the best advantages of being on the houseboat! While cruising through the backwaters, you can get good Kerala fish delicacies of fish, Crab & Prawns made by the cook in the houseboat.
Observe village life in Kerala
As you drift on the lake, the boat may stop at a small toddy shop where we could buy local snacks like tapioca, fish curry, Karimeen fry and obviously, toddy! You can get a glimpse of the local life of Kerala, people farming on the paddy fields, fishing, coir making and more.
Watch the beautiful sunset and sunrise over the backwaters
In the evening, the sky changes color several times and you see the sun setting over the horizon & the beautiful reflections in the water. Welcoming in the dawn is equally mesmerizing.
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