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www.serviceappartments.netA house boat is about 67 feet in length and has a width of around 13 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 double rooms with sundeck, private balcony with comfortable chairs, kitchen and toilet with WC. In addition there is also separate rest room for the crew. Houseboats in keralaTraditional 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.

Palace on water (Static Houseboat)
This static luxury houseboat has two bedrooms which can accommodate four persons. There is a balcony on top quite convenient to get a feel of the panoramic nature around. A similar balcony is also there below. Another feature is the sundeck for sunbaths. Canoes are always connected to the static houseboat which takes the visitors for backwater cruises.

Houseboats construction in keralaKettuvallam is a country boat that was 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 out of scene. Now these Kettuvalloms are back again as a major tourist attraction. A ride on a Kettuvallom is a fabulouse way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters.

The most exciting thing on the backwaters of Kerala, however, is the Kettuvallam ( traditional houseboat ) which has become the most popular tourism product in India today. In a land as water bound as Kerala it wouldn't be an unusual sight, but for a visitor to God's Own Country a houseboat gliding along the vast green expanse of the backwaters is the most amazing spectacle in the world. Even more enchanting is a holiday in the houseboats of Kerala.

The backwater cruise through the narrow canals that crises-cross a typical Kerala Village, rich with green paddy fields and verdant coconut trees and is a thrilling experience. The boat cruise takes you to small islets tucked away amidst those waters where you get glimpses of village at the best of its serenity and innocence. houseboats take pride in introducing you to the ‘utopian’ world of sensations and surprises. At our houseboats tradiition blends with Hospitality and Heritage. Our House Boats speaks volumes about our culture and customs. Our House Boats is embellished with the most modern day comforts. We take meticulous care to keep our guests happy and safe. Our enterprising crew makes sure that you are placed at the zenith of comfort zone.

A cruise through the backwaters will reaffirm your faith that there is a paradise on earth, Alappuzha, a natural paradise of incomparable beauty. Our luxurious standards of accommodation, the miracle of soothing climate, serene milieu, the traditional mouth watering delicacies prepared in front of your eyes together with the soul lifting Nature ensure that your time in Alleppey will be equally paradisiacal. Come on; cast your magic spell and enjoy the enthralling and once in a life-time experience.

Houseboats in Kerala BackwatersOur craftsmen have created a unique atmosphere on board, a luxurious, self contained world from which to observe rural Indian life flowing gently by. The experience will be quite different from any other holiday.

Our Kettuvallam is comfortably furnished and offers adequate accommodation for a whole family, with a sitting room, a bed room and a kitchen.

One couple has the exclusive run of the entire boat ensuring privacy for honeymooners - and guests are attended to by a personal cook and two boatmen.

Besides gliding in the houseboats you may try exploring, swimming, dining, fishing, bird watching or just lazing in the sun. The houseboat holiday in Kerala promises to be a great escape. Cruising aboard the houseboats tourists are left spellbound by the beauty of the Kerala. The private houseboat trip indeed makes the trip to Kerala complete. For the budget tourists seeking to enjoy Kerala there are dormitories. The entire enchanting experience of the houseboats in Kerala ranges in duration and tariff.

Features of Houseboat :

  1. Each houseboat is of excellent construction and luxurious furnishing with exquisite flooring, hull , and valavara (canopy). They are in top cruise worthy condition.
  2. Each houseboat is provided with a sun deck, spacious living / dining area.
  3. Each houseboat with attached toilets, separate toilets for crew.
  4. Spacious passage and a neat, classy kitchen.
  5. Kitchen is properly protected from hazards by fireproofing and fire extinguishers.
  6. Clean environment with a hygienic storage hold, free from insects and safe fuel storage facilities.
  7. Clean good quality linen, blankets, towels etc.
  8. Log books and tourist records are updated regularly and the boat has a valid license.
  9. The service of professional cooks are available on the boat.
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