south Indian state Kerala is famous for its backwater tour which is a unique
way to travel in the state. Its 600 km long coastline with palm fringed
beaches, and numerous lakes, cannals, lagoons and the deltas of rivers make
it a famous backwater destination and an exciting tourist spot in India. A
cruise on a houseboat is the best way to enjoy the backwater of Kerala. The
main backwater districts are Kollam, Alappuzha, Kumarakom, Kottayam, etc.
Backwater Houseboat Cruise
The houseboat (Kettuvallam) ride offers the breathtaking view of the
untouched countryside of Kerala while floating in the rivers. These
ecofriendly modern houseboats are comfortably furnished with an open lounge,
one or two bath attached bedrooms and a small kitchen. Every houseboat is
manned with a cook, a guide and an oarsman. Traditional Lanterns are used as
These house boats are made up of Jack wood, bambo poles, coconut fiber,
ropes, bamboo mats, carpets etc and is a majestic beauty of countrys
craft. This gives a wonderful chance to explore the wildlife and enjoy some
water sports like water sailing and angling.
Major Destinations For Backwater Cruise
Alappuzha, Cochin, Kozhikode, Kumarakom, Kollam.