in the South Western tip of India bordered by the Arabian sea
on the Western front and the mighty western ghats on the Eastern
side, Kerala with its innumerable wild life sanctuaries, pristine
valleys and mountains, scenic backwaters, beautiful hill stations
and with miles and miles of fine sandy beaches, is undoubtedly
one of the greenest places that a tourist would ever set foot
on. No wonder the National Geographic Traveler has recommended
Kerala, as one of the 50 must see tourist destinations in the
world and Kerala is affectionately known as Gods own country.
of the beautiful backwater houseboats places in the world
With the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of lakes,
lagoons and fresh water rivers crisis crossing it, Alleppey is
a district of immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice
of the East by travelers from across the world, this backwater
country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. Today Alleppey
is the most important destination attracting thousands of tourists
who enjoy the magnificent backwaters in the cool confines of houseboats.
or kettuvalloms as they are called are huge slow moving exotic
barges measuring over 80 to 100 feet and designed for sheer leisure
trips. In the olden days they were used to ferry rice, spices
and other hill produce to various destinations and these exotic
barges of yore have now been converted in to kettuvalloms with
all the creature comforts of a modern day hotel. Cruising along
the backwaters of Kerala in a kettuvallom might as well be the
most memorable experience of a lifetime.
Our houseboats are so designed and furnished
so as to provide every facility to enjoy a memorable holiday in
the cool confines of our kettuvalloms. We offer the tourist a
choice of One bedroom, Two bedrooms, Triple bedrooms and Family
House boats (A/C & Non A/C). Our bedrooms are well furnished
having modern eco friendly hygienic
chef will come up with an amazing array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian
delicacies cooked in inimitable kuttanadan style including the
internationally famous pearl spot just caught from the lake. We
offer you a chance to lounge in one of the best -furnished cabins
offering a fantastic view of the palm fringed paddy fields lying
by the side of the backwaters. You could also leisure away your
time by trying your luck at angling and if you are lucky you might
end up catching some of those pearl spot delicacies.
houseboats offer a variety of services that few in the trade can
really match. Apart from our houseboat services we also offer
the tourist a chance to enjoy a ride in a Speedboat, Motor boat
besides offering opportunity for canoeing.
Planet Tours and Travels" is listed in India
Tourism, international eco club, and major web sites and is a
member of ATTOI. The company dedicated to the promotion of eco
tourism has been doing a commendable job in all the five years
of its existence.
Palm Eco Marine Project is a joint venture in association with
Grant Jepson a British national, who builds eco friendly 100 %
pollution free house baoats.with a view to preserve the ecological
balance of the backwaters.
: The nearest airport is Cochin, 64 km to the north;
Trivandrum International Airport is 159 km to the south.
Rail : Alleppey has
recently been linked to Cochin by rail. The Alleppey Railway Station
is 5 km from the central bus stand and the boat jetty.
Road : Alleppey is
on the NH 47 highway and is connected to all-important towns in
south India by public state transport buses.
Houseboat Boat / Motorboat :
Alleppey is linked by boat services through the backwaters to Quilon
and Changanassery, Kottayam, Cochin, Kumarakom, Kavalam and Chengannur,
here for reservation
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