Kerala Houseboats or Riceboats popularly known as Kettuvallam are country boats used as the mode of transportation for goods and people. It covers several Kerala Backwater towns like Kottayam, Kollam, Alleppey, Kumarakom and Cochin.
Kerala Backwater is a labyrinthine network canals, rivers, lake and inlets. This interconnected waterways forms a 900 km of a water path renowned for its scattered beauty in the form of land, sea and sky. Scores of tourists prefer Kerala Houseboat Tour so that they can enjoy the kaleidoscopic view of swaying palm trees, emerald rice fields, countryside and several historical monuments on the bank. Some of the popular destinations of the Kerala Backwater Houseboat are:
This is among the most popular backwater cruise destination that steals the heart of every visitor. Alappuzha is famous for its palm fringed narrow canals winding to the vast expanse of paddy fields and number of small villages along the banks. The scenic beauty of this place is heightened by the presence of Chinese’s fishing nets, flocks of ducks swimming and tiny birds flying across the sky.
This is another popular backwater destination famous for glistening waterways lined up with dense tropical greenery. The scenic beauty of this place makes it the heart of Kerala Backwater. During a backwater cruise at this place tourist gets an opportunity to see the beautiful countryside, paddy fields and vast expanse of banana plantations. Along with this tourist can also enjoy the enthralling view of rare migratory birds species at Pathiramanal Island.
This is a group of little islands situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. The interwoven charm of nature wonder along with meandering lagoons, coconut trees and canals fringed by paddy fields make this place a soul stimulating destination. The backwater cruise is the best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of this place. Apart from the scenic beauty the bird sanctuary also heightens the charm of this place. During backwater cruise tourists can witness several birds species flying over their houseboats.
Some of the other popular destinations of houseboat cruise are Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kasargod and Kollam.