HOUSE BOAT RIDE
That Cost Almost Nothing
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.
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
enjoy the lovely home-made-like food served on board, appreciate
the fine level of hospitality and you will go back home
a new rejuvenated person altogether. That's
what a cruise along the backwaters in a House
Boat can do to you, to your wife and children
- or to you and your close friends or corporate colleagues.
real attraction is the way KERALA.COM
is arranging those magnificent and enjoyable House Boat
trips for the convenience of the tourists/holiday seekers.
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.
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
crew cook 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.
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
have all the creature comforts of a good hotel
but none of those hassles: well-furnished bedrooms, modern hygienic
toilets, cosy living rooms, beautiful kitchen and in some cases
even a balcony for angling.
House Boat are powered by remarkably
unobtrusive outboard engines: some are poled by experienced oarsmen.
ride in a House Boat is the most stunning
experience you could ever float into, or get floated into.
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.