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Backwater Houseboats of Kerala
To experience the uniqueness and calmness of ecology, the Kerala Houseboat would be the perfect way to have an experience of the Kerala backwaters. Our offices in Cochin and Alleppey on the edge of the backwaters works with all the different varieties of houseboats and can offer anything from a one day stay to a week long cruise through the whole backwater system.

In India, these houseboats are of primary importance in Kerela and were the historic method for transporting rice and goods and other trade through the canals and lagoons of Kerala to the ports on the coast at Kottayam, Kollam, Alleppey and Cochin. In the last twenty years, the boats have inhabited this road-less and car-less world, hence taking visitors through the small canals and villages that still. From your bedroom of the boat you can catch the sight of the traditional life of backwater and can enjoy the morning, Kerala continue on this in the traditional ways, as much as it has done for centuries: women washing from the ghats in from of their houses, farmers shepherding thousands of ducks in backwater, paddy fields being filled and washed or the night fishermen fishing in canals.

You can take a short nap if you feel like it, but it would be more advisable if you look out and keep your gaze steady. As you glide across, you will come in contact with many features that are strictly Kerala in nature. If you are an idle traveller, lounge comfortably in our patio or recline on the sun-deck which acts as an ideal platform for an unhindered view outside. There are lots of sightseeing of quaint things to look out for, from the ducks waddling in flock to fishermen getting their daily catch. For an intimate rendezvous with nature, active fun seekers can step out during one of the moorings. You can also swim all alone or with some kids, if you could find them. You can get a fresh catch yourself by throwing bait and get it fried or sauteed to your taste. Watch the toddy-trappers in action or you can have a bottle of freshly-tapped toddy, sweet Liquor in the country.

Most houseboats are basically single or double roomed for 2 to 4 people respectively and you could hear the dawn and the far off distant calls of the churches and temples that dot the backwaters, but the most pleasurable sleeping space will be under the mosquito nets on the small sundeck waking.

Your main course of menu would include local fish such black spot, tiger prawns and scampi as well as curried dishes, daal and rice and it would be cooked by the crew. The boat would move slowly like the pace of life on the backwaters as you navigate through the narrow waterways watching Indian village life in a constant moving panorama before you.
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