Our houseboat is traditionally, the houseboat was called Kettuvallam, which means a boat made by tying together pieces of wood. Unbelievable as it may sound, not a single nail is used in the making of a Kettuvallam. Jack wood planks are joined together with coir rope and then coated with black resin made from boiled cashew nut shells. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc These traditional country boats were used as the mode of transport in the early times from the isolated interior villages to the towns. But these boat services have been laid off with the developments taken place in the transport services in the recent past. Today these giant 80-foot long crafts have been adapted into luxuriously furnished houseboats. A Kettuvallam usually has one or two bath attached rooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising two oarsmen and a cook. Traditional lanterns are used as lights. Your holiday in this tranquil world is the comfortably furnished houseboats. Come, check into a houseboat for a memorable cruise along the backwaters of Kerala.
Our room is well-maintained and aesthetically decorated rooms are spacious and have all the modern day amenities required for a comfortable stay. Some of the basic ones include air conditioning, colour television
Travel assistance is available Pick up and drop off on request Car rental is available
Cancellation Policy: Firm Policy
Check In: 12:00 pm
Check Out: 9:00 am
Alappuzha is a district of immense and natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of the east by travellers from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala.Today Alappuzha has grown in importance as a backwater tourist centre, attracting several thousands of tourists each year. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products, and coir industry. A singular characteristic of this land is a region called Kuttanad. A land of lush paddy fields, Kuttanad is also called the Rice Bowl of Kerala and is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.
Nearest Airport is Cochin International Airport
Nearest Railway Station is Alappuzha Railway Station
We had a great time. The host was very much friendly and the food provided was also very delicious. All the amenities were provided. I would like to suggest to mention the timings of the activities and the sailing time and when the boat would be stationary because I reached ... Read More
We had a less than great experience on this houseboat. The houseboat was very congested and they did not provide a complete tour of this place. They have taken us to village which was included in the package, a round of the lake and back to the place. The host did not prov... Read More
My experience with the boat was not that great however guesthouser did a good job. I did not like the way the boat owner functioned and the food etc. I had to call guesthouser for most of the challenges i was facing but once i got in touch with them most of them were taken c... Read More