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Cruise experience in Alleppey style

Cruise experience in Alleppey style

A holiday to the ‘God’s own country’ always has been enthralling and intriguing. Amidst everything that is so splendid in the ‘God’s own country’ we take you in for the most amazing experience in this southern state, the breath taking backwaters from an Alleppey houseboat. Cruising in Alleppey style, well that is how you will be exploring the beauty of the spectacular lagoons while they brush past gorgeous green villages of Kerala.

Abode on the Water 

The Alleppey houseboat, our home during the getaway is a modified kettuvallom. These are huge boats originally used in transport of goods from the interiors to the towns. Now with transport and communication technology having taken significant leaps, these boats have been turned into a unique way to enjoy the beauty of the Kerala backwaters at close quarters. Originally an Alleppey houseboat had a small makeshift shelter for the crew while the rest of the boat remained open. Today, these boats are like a small house with living and sleeping quarters at the front and the kitchen with crew quarters at the back. Alleppey houseboats range from single bedroom to multi bedroom with Jacuzzi. Some have an upper deck for uninterrupted viewing and sunbathing though it can get pretty hot out on the lake. A few of these boats have air conditioning in the living area too while most have it only in the bedrooms. The bathrooms are small and clean with just a shower and WC.

For a Greener Cruise Experience

While remodeling the houseboats, the commitment towards ensuring a greener and better stay is evident from the build. One remarkable thing about the houseboats is that no nails are used in the construction. The weathered timber is bound together using strong coir ropes. The upper structure is built using palm leaves and bamboo. Once in three years, the entire upper structure is rebuilt.

The Backwater Beauty

Cruising begins at 10 am in the morning. Throughout the day the boats leisurely cruise through the winding canals and return to shore at sundown. By government order, all Alleppey houseboats have to moor at 6 pm at the banks of the lake. You don’t need to do anything to enjoy this authentic Kerala experience. Just sit on the cushioned chairs on the open deck and absorb the scintillating beauty of the Kerala backwaters. Enjoy the gorgeous greenery, the breath taking blue sky and the chirping of birds. The Alleppey houseboats cross through vast stretches of blue and emerald-green. You will cross waterside villages and see enthusiastic children waving at you and often asking for souvenirs. In the early evening, when setting back to the riverbank you will find young boys fishing for their evening meal. Two days in the Kerala backwaters and you will return home with green tinged memories of Kerala from the open deck of an Alleppey houseboat. Enough to make your friends to see green too!

Friends on the Ride

The crew of these Allepppey houseboats usually has a captain, a cook and a helper. The meals are freshly prepared on the boat and served hot. The menu features best of the Kerala delicacies. Karimeen, the piscine pearl of the lagoon is usually served at lunch. Each member of the crew are trained to be non-interfering yet perfectly helpful.
Come and experience of the real Kerala through the Alleppey houseboats.
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