Delightful and Enchanting Cruises in a Houseboat of Kerala
Keralahouseboats.org is a tour operator who conducts various tour packages for houseboats. You can book the whole boat for a day or more and travel according to your convenience or you can book tour packages according to the destinations. Here you can get the details about houseboats and the tour opertor Keralahouseboat.org.
Kerala Houseboats are nothing but the rice boats or the kettuvalloms as they are called in the local dialect Malayalam, which were used to carry goods from the isolated villages in the interior of the Kerala Backwaters to the towns like Alappuzha, kollam, Kochi and Kottayam. Now with the advent of roads , bridges and ferry services these kettuvalloms vanished from the scene.
About the Houseboats / Kettuvalloms of Kerala
These houseboats vary from one bedroom to four or five bed roomed ones, about to 95 feet in length and a width of around 13 feet for one bedroom houseboat and big houseboats with up 107 feet long and up to 19 feet wide. The materials used in the making are all local and Eco friendly materials like bamboo poles, coconut fibre ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc.
These houseboats come with a three member crew namely a chef, driver and cabin assistants.
There are single bedroom houseboats for two people and two bedroom houseboats for four people.and 3 bedroom houseboat for 6 , and 5 bedroom houseboat for 10 People, you can choose the one which you like and comes within your budget.
Facilities available in the Houseboats of Kerala
These old kettuvalloms are back again in the shape of houseboats as a major tourist attraction as a moving boat houses with all the amenities like air conditioning, attached bathrooms with showers etc. These houseboats also give you all the facilities a star hotel can give you.
They have fully furnished single, double and triple bed rooms with sundeck, private balcony, comfortable chairs, kitchen and a toilet with WC. There is also a rest room for the staff separately.
The food served will be typical Kerala cuisine with traditional recipes with an emphasis on the freshly caught fish from the backwaters.
www.keralahouseboat.org is one of the leading houseboat operators of Kerala. They have offices and connections throughout India. They give you the personalized care as well as client satisfaction. The itineraries for the tour packages are well designed keeping in mind the needs of the tourists and the limited time they have, to see all the places and know more about Kerala.
Their houseboats are fitted with all the modern gadgets and electrical appliances like the Television, split air conditioners, DVD players etc and all the houseboats are well maintained and clean. These house boats are built on the designs of the old kettuvalloms and so combines tradition with modernity.
Terms and Conditions for booking in the houseboats of Kerala
Their tariffs are given for day starting from 12.30 pm to 9.00 am the next day and differ from season to season.
Check in is at 12.30 pm and the check out is 9.00 am
Air conditioning will be from 9 pm to 6 am
Breakfast, lunch will be served in the houseboat
Tariff given will include all the applicable taxes.
Incase of the AC not working due to technical faults, the difference in the payment of AC and the Non AC will be refunded
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