Accentuate your South India holiday experience aboard one of the famed Kettuvallams (houseboats) of Kerala. Cruise the intricate network of palm fringed canals as well as lakes and lagoons; in “the Venice of the East” in the heart of “God’s Own Country”. These luxury houseboats cruise the serene waterways and lakes of Kerala providing a truly unique insight into this culturally rich as well as colourful and timeless part of India.
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The Kettuvallam (houseboat unique to Kerala) is a large traditional country boat that has a thatched roof over a wooden hull. They were traditionally used to ship rice, spices and other goods between the backwaters and Cochin Port. Kerala Houseboats are a major tourist attraction cruising the backwaters of Kerala. Kerala offers a unique opportunity to experience the breathtakingly beautiful backwaters which consist of a complex network of brackish lagoons, lovely lakes and canals. Houseboats in Kerala have a three member crew – a chef, driver and cabin assistant. The houseboats offer comfortable accommodation with private facilities and air conditioning. The cuisine on-board has a traditional Kerala flavour with local specialties like delicious local fish. The crew on-board ensure a memorable cruise and are on hand to serve you all meals, teas and snacks.