|House Boat at Alleppey|
Backwaters of Kerala offer tourists an opportunity to witness vast expanses of beautiful natural surroundings on houseboats. These country-made boats are also known as 'Kettuvellams' among the local population, and have evolved from a mode of transport for carrying goods to providing world-class cruising experience for tourists. A house boat cruise in Alleppey draws plenty of tourists from different regions of the globe every year, owing to the unique experience that it provides. Today's houseboats can contain up to five bedrooms and can accommodate a maximum of ten people. A cruise on these boats can be one of the most memorable experiences for individuals of all ages.
A good amount of skill and experience is required for constructing these giant houseboats of Alleppey. Materials used for building them are brought from the local markets and are eco-friendly. Ropes made from coconut fiber, bamboo poles, coir carpets and bamboo mats are some of the materials that are used for constructing these boats. What really makes them a tourist attraction in Alleppey is the fact that most of them are fully furnished and provided with a private balcony, kitchen, sun deck, comfortable chairs and a toilet. Today's advanced houseboats can also have some of the most modern facilities in them.
|Alappuzha Houseboat Cruise|