Kerala's unique houseboats, also known as Kettuvalloms helps the tourist in discovering the enchanting backwaters and lively villages of Kerala on a cruise. Apart from excellent outlook, these houseboats are eco-friendly, as it is made of bamboo poles, coconut fiber, ropes, bamboo mats, carpets etc.
Nowadays houseboats are used for leisure trips, but in olden days, these Kettuvalloms were used for commercial purposes. The original Kettuvalloms were used to carry rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. But due to the large influx of modern transport facilities, these houseboats In Kerala revived themselves as a luxurious entity.
The Houseboats of Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length. Once they ruled the backwaters. But in recent times, the kettuvalloms have been replaced by modern modes of transport, relegating them to neglect and decay. It takes great skill to construct these giant Houseboats by tying huge planks of jack wood together. Curiously enough, not a single nail is used in their making . There used to be an entire clan of artisans who were involved in kettuvallom construction. Today, an innovative holiday idea has restored these majestic representatives of a unique culture and with them their makers.
Houseboats are one of the main attractions in Kerala backwater tourism. The houseboats are provided with all modern amenities, open sit out, sunbath deck, spacious living area, kitchen, bath attached bedrooms with T.V, DVD and other entertainment. The guests will have a choice of traditional Kerala menu served on board for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All these facilities enables the guest to feel at home away from home.
Check in time: 11:30 am checkout time:9:30 am (One day trip 22 hours with food)