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Cruising along the backwaters of Kerala is an unforgettable experience. If you have not experienced it, here is a golden opportunity to do it at a fraction of its original cost. You could get in any House Boat of your liking, saunter down the cool placid waters of our world-famous backwaters, have a merry time and get back home either the same day or after spending a night as well out floating around.

House Boats are huge, slow moving, exotic barges designed for sheer leisure trips. Formerly, House Boat were used to ship rice and spices and other goods between Kuttanad and the Cochin port. It was a three-day affair those days. A standard House Boat, which could be about 100 feet long, can hold up to 30 tons, and that is as much as three big lorries can.

House Boat (which is made of hundreds of fine but heavy-duty planks of jack-wood) is held together absolutely by coir knots (not a single nail is used). KETTU means knot. This framework is then coated with a caustic black resin extracted from boiled cashew kernels. And it lasts for generations. 

Alleppey is the citadel of House Boats: There are some 120 of them, well maintained and perfected as luxury liners here. 

The crew cooks on board, and most often, their meals included delicious peralspot fish caught straight from the water. A portion of the House Boat had bamboo roofing, and that was where the crew would rest.
The tradition continues: You will be enjoying the finest Kuttanadan delicacies when you saunter down the backwaters. You will be lounging in the best-furnished cabins with a view you cannot find anywhere else in the world, and the entire milieu is ecological. Fresh food, cooked in inimitable Kuttanadan style is the rage of the international tourists.

A ride in a House Boat is the most stunning experience you could ever float into, or get floated into.

And, nothing like it, if it rains while you are cozy inside the luxurious House Boat. It will be the most magical moment of your life. You could watch millions of drops of water splashing and pounding on the rhythm of the falling rain like you never had in all your life.

Kumarakom,situated 13 Kms away from Kottayam is a sleepy little village on VembanadLake in Kerala. It offers wide variety of flora, exotic sightseeing, boating and fishing experience. The bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres is  safe home for many migratory birds like Siberian stork, wild duck etc. They live with other birds in flocks such as darters, herons, egret, waterfowls and  cuckoos are fascinating sight for the visitors. The beautiful paradise stocked with mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut trees comprises with water ways and canals adorned with white lilies enchants the tourist from world over. The land is famous for it’s painstakingly hand craft each exquisite piece still made in a traditional way. VemLake is home to several types of marine life exclusively the Chemeen (Prawns), the Konju (Tiger Prawns) and Karimeen.

How to Reach:
 WaterRegular boat services keep Alleppey well connected with Kollam, Kottayam, Kumarakam and Cochin. The boat jetty is located right in the centre of the town.

Alleppey town is located at a distance of 64 km from Cochin International Airport and 159 km from Thiruvananthapuram airport

Alleppey is well connected with the rest of Kerala through an extensive network of roads. The National Highway - NH 47, passes right through the town. 

Things To Do

House Boats - The best possible way to experience the alluring backwaters of Kerala in luxury and comfort. Watch the breath-taking beauty of the scenic countryside unfold before your eyes as you cruise along the emerald backwaters. These houseboats come equipped with all modern amenities and your own personal cook. 

Front-seat Boatrace view - To get a real up-close experience of the boatrace we recommend you to rent a houseboat, canoe or any other boat to watch the race. .

Toddy shops - Try some of the mouthwatering delicacies and toddy (an alcoholic beverage made from coconut palms) from the local toddy shops. Do make it a point to try the mouthwatering combination of Kappa (Tapioca) & Meen curry (Fish curry).

Visit a Coir Factory Coir and related industries form the lifeblood supporting a majority of households directly and indirectly in the region. Do make it a point to visit one of these factories or small industries where you can see how coir is made from coconut husk.

  kumarakom house boat cruise- 2 Days 3 Nights
  Ples Covered : Kumarakoam,pathiramanal,vembanad lake
  Rate : Rs.13500.00.00
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  Honeymoon in Kerala backwaters- 3 Days 2 Nights
  Ples Covered : Cochin Alleppey Kumarakom Cochin
  Rate : Rs.13000.00
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