Kerala Houseboats

The Kerala Houseboats is one of most highlighted part of travel and tourism in backwaters. The houseboat is about 60 to 150 ft in length. The hull is made of wooden planks that are held together by ropes of coconut fiber; the usual wood is ‘Anjili’. The roof is made of bamboo poles and palm leaves. The exterior of the boat is painted with protective coats of cashew nut oil. Due to the unavailability of the wood, now the news houseboats hull is made using steel.

Basically, the Kettuvallam (now houseboat) was designed to transport cargo and as such many design changes had to be made to make it a tourist vehicle. The height of the roof was increased to get sufficient headroom. A plank was laid all through the length for ease of walking and comfortable seating, to reduce the disadvantages of the curved shape of the hull. Windows and other openings were provided for light, airflow and view. The entrance is provided in the center of the linear axis with a top hung panel.

Kerala Houseboats

Beautiful Alleppey Houseboats - Feel the beauty of Alleppey Backwaters

Most of the latest designs have incorporated 1 to 7 bedrooms with toilets, a living space, and kitchen. Of course, there are variations. Some have a lesser living space and some with a large living space and maybe a decked balcony at the roof level. Normally, the platforms that cantilever from the hull is used as balconies. Innovative changes have been made to accommodate modern fittings. For fixing the toilet seats, shower tray and ceramic floor finishes a concrete slab is laid at the floor level. These toilettes are made of steel cabinets with a network of steel meshes on which beneficial bacteria are grown with the help of a catalyst named Acti-Zyme. These bacteria feed upon human excreta and produce a harmless germ-free colorless byproduct. The soil outlets of the toilet seats are taken through the hull and let out to the flowing water beneath. The use of bio-toilette is common nowadays. Thus the backwater canals are not polluted. The water for use is stored in a plastic tank kept at the top portion of the main body connecting to the kitchen and toilets. The pipes, tank, and other synthetic materials are covered with coir or panambu to maintain the aesthetic quality of the Eco-Friendly materials.

Backwater House boating

House boating is one of the best ways to relax with the view of scenic beauty. It is suitable for all age groups and any type of people. The house boating is a kind of lazy trip with can relax and can forget about the busy schedules and works. Houseboat is a classic construction with modern facilities and amenities. The Houseboats are available in different categories and rates depends on upon the cruising, A/C timings and many others factors which can’t be explained verbally. It can only experience in real.

Types of Beautiful Alleppey Houseboats
 
Deluxe Houseboat: Houseboat having A/C bedroom with attached bathroom, living area,kitchen in this the a/c will operate in Bedroom from 9 PM to 6 AM only.
 
Super Deluxe Houseboat: Houseboat having A/C bedroom with attached bathroom, living area, kitchen in this the a/c will operate in Bedroom from 9 PM to 6 AM only. This is best for those looking for more comfortable bedrooms and it cruises more place than Deluxe.
 
Premium Houseboat: More spacious and comfortable a/c bedroom, cruise more places. In this A/C can use full time. Best for those looking for more luxury. The special food menu is also available. Full-time A/C available in bedrooms.
 
Kerala Houseboat is suitable for any age, size or type of people. Houseboat cruise is a lazy trip, you can sit back and relax seeing the beauty of nature in Alleppey Backwater. 
 
NB for the first time visitors: Do not except a Hotel like facilities in Houseboat. Limited with a unique experience.
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