Happy life in a house boat, Kerala

Apartment - Private room · Palace Rd, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Praveen
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Kettuvalloms or Houseboats (Riceboats) are country boats that were used in the early days for the transport of goods from the isolated interior villages to the towns. With the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, gradually the Kettuvalloms went off the scene. Now these kettuvalloms are back again as a major tourist attraction. A ride on a Kettuvallom is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters.

A house boat is about 118 feet in length and has a width of around 18 feet in the middle. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. The main wood used is "Anjili". The house boats have fully furnished single and 7 rooms with sundeck, private balcony with comfortable chairs, kitchen and toilet with WC. In addition there is also separate rest room for the crew. Traditional lanterns are used as lights. The crew includes a chef and two oarsmen. The cuisine is traditional Kerala flavour with the local specialities; delicious fish and prawns. There are single bedroom houseboats for two people and two bedroom houseboats for four people.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
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HI my name is Praveen, I have 8 years Experience in Tourism field. Welcome to God's own country and Venice of the East, a place blessed by God and Nature, enriched with rivers, backwaters, people living in the lap of Nature beauty and paddy cultivation below sea level will certainly attract you. Come and experience difference by being in our houseboats.
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