Kerala, the ultimate paradise on earth, formed in 1956, is one of the smallest states in India. Kerala?s houseboats are the ideal way to experience the cool and the exceptional natural balance of the Kerala backwaters. The Kerala houseboats are unique in India and were one of the historic modes of transportation. They were used to transport rice and other trade items of Kerala to the ports which were situated on the coast at Cochin ,Kollam and Aleppey. Since twenty years ,as the usage of the car is less in Kerala, these kettuvallams are used to take the visitors via small villages and canals.
These houseboats are popularly known as the kettuvallams. They are extremely popular among tourists as they are used widely for vacations in Kerala. Kettuvallams are stitched houseboats, which offer one of the best ways to experience the colorful backwaters of Kerala. These houseboats are becoming more and more popular and modern day by day. One can see more designs and better facilities recently. Kettuvallams now include single bedroom, two-bed room and six bedrooms with television and conference hall facilities in the boat. They even provide solar powered fans, lights & bio chemical toilets. One can enjoy their favorite delicacies in an ambience, which includes of VCD, T.V. and music system.
These kuttuvallams are constructed by tying huge planks of jack wood together, which are totally eco-friendly. These houseboats have well furnished interiors. You have it all here from an open lounge, deck, kitchenette, a personal chef round the clock and also a guide always at your service. Today there are also luxury houseboats are available, which comprises of lavish bedrooms, pleasant living rooms, a balcony, modern loo, and a kitchen also which gives a total satisfactory, and a unique experience of vacationing. These beautiful moving masterpieces, measuring up to 80feet in length, can be easily found in places like Alappuzha, Kollam, Kasargod, Kottayam, Kumarakom, and Thiruvallam in Kerala.
Strong, smooth sailing, modern, these kuttuvallams are one of the most enduring images of kerala, which ensures your vacation, is an absolutely wonderful unforgettable experience!