Kerala houseboat packages are exotic and world known. The fascinating beauty of Kerala's backwaters and a houseboat cruising that need no introduction for a travel. A Kerala Houseboats cruise along the serene backwater stretches of Gods Own country is known as the most enchanting holiday experience in India today. The vast and magical blue back waters flowing through the isolated small villages with ancient Chinese fishing nets, white water lilies, lush green paddy fields, coir makers, , small temples and coconut grove are amazing experience. A full board houseboat tour would provide you with most memorable experience on the back waters of Kerala and rare opportunities to capture some of the interesting facts about the life of local village people
Kerala Houseboats are huge wooden made country boats that were used in the early days for the transportation of local raw materials and commodities from the isolated & back water covered interior villages of Kerala to the nearest towns and warehouses. With the gradual development of roads, bridges and ferry services, these boats went off the scene. Now these vessels are back again with luxury amenities as a major tourist experience in Gods own country. A Kerala houseboat’s size vary from, about to 90 feet in length and a width of around 15 feet , big houseboats with up 110 feet long and up to 20 feet wide. The raw materials used for making the boats are all local like Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, designed coir carpets etc. Modern Kerala houseboats are 1 bed room to up to 7 spacious bed rooms according to its size with Air condition, large balcony, LCD TV, attached bathroom with modern fittings, separate Kitchens
Houseboat Overnight plan & Backwater Routes
Guests can check in the boat at 12:00 hrs, when you will be welcomed with Tender coconut/fruit juice by the service boy followed by a short introduction about the cruising backwater routes and the local geography. Later cruise starts nd you will be taken to the magical water ways of Alleppey or Kumarakom or Kollam back water villages. Relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 1330 hrs houseboat will stop for your lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Kerala cuisines with healthy dishes.( North Indian or any other food is available if requested in advance) By 1430 hrs continue the cruising that covers beautiful rivers and canals shaded with coconut trees and small village houses dotted over there , green paddy fields, old Churches, etc, You can get down to the surface in between and can experience the taste of Toddy( soft traditional liquor taken from Coconut tree ). You can also buy fresh prawns, crab or other fresh fishes from local fishermen and your chef will prepare it as per your taste. At 18 00 hrs the houseboat will anchor in our private anchoring area. (Till next day morning 07 00). Sometimes the boat will stop near to the landscapes, as you can also get a chance to go out and roam around the riverside or villages and come back, Evening Enjoy your Dinner and leave all worlds behind you and have a good sleep in your floating paradise. Next day at 0630 hrs, wake up to a bright day with pollution free air have your Bed Coffee, enjoy the sunrise .Breakfast will be provided at 0800 hrs which include bread, butter, jam together with Iddaly/ Dosa, Chutney etc. 09:00 AM is the time to say good bye for houseboat and you can check out to proceed for your further destination
Cuisines & Meal Plan offered in Kerala Houseboats
On a full board houseboat cruise all your three meals will be provided as complimentary at a delicious manner. We offer traditional and healthy Kerala cuisines with non veg side dishes usually but it’s often ready to meet the taste & demand of every guest with multicusine menu. Tender Coconut water/Mojito/Fruit juice is provided as welcome drink on your check in time. For breakfast, we have the option of continental/ South Indian breakfast Items like Appan , Idiyappan , Puttu with Egg roast curry, Vegetable stew or Brow peas curry with tea /coffee. Normally traditional Kerala meal is given for lunch with Rice, Sambar, and 5 Vegetable curries, fried fish, pickle, Pappad and dissert are provided & for discerning foodies we provide Biriyani [various flavours], Pulav or Fried rice. In the evening, Tea with banana fry or other north Indian snacks is provided. Chappathy, Fried rice, Dal, Chicken curry, vegetables etc for dinner . Service of an exclusive and well experienced chef is available onboard for cooking the tasty food and serving it fresh. Refined Sunflower oil is used to cook all your food items if not suggested otherwise.
Total three or more staff will be onboard to treat you royally, includes a chef , a captain & crew members. Chef will be interacting with guests to know their taste, likes and dislikes etc. also to ensure a homely atmosphere in preparation and serving of local as well as other kind of cuisines with genuine hospitality. There will be 2 additional crew members except chef to assist you and make sure all other activities are going smoothly. They will be taking care of you and keep the boat clean and hygienic along the cruising
We Backwater Routes (P) Ltd are Midscale reputed Backwater Tour operators, locate on the banks of Vembanad Lake at Kumarkom, Kerala. Our concern operates all backwater tours with qualified; dedicated crew who will ensure your holiday with us is safe, secure & exotic. We conduct back water cruises, Day cruises and Houseboat trips at Kumarakom, Vaikom and Alleppey. Backwater Routes strive to showcase the natural beauty of Kerala backwaters in its virgin stage to Travelers and encourage the traveler and explorer in you to discover everything the great backwaters has to offer at Kumarakom, Vaikom and Alleppey of Kerala. The blue Lagoons fulfills every wander lust with rural retreats like experiencing the spectacular countryside with canals, coconut grooves, paddy fields, churches, temples, fishing, connects to the village life, history and the people, memorable moments await in every corner of this magnificent spot below sea level. We are one of the major promoters of Village life experience and canoe cruises in Kerala and we assure you that the service we provide would be at par with global standards. Every single vacationer is exceptional in his/her theme and to quench his/her thirst for scripting each and every moment most contended and romantic in utmost privacy on marvelous great backwaters of Kumarakom, Vaikom & Alleppey we offer tailor made cruising options. Backwater Routes (P) Ltd houseboats are all equipped with worthy life saving equipments and are always up kept in highly hygienic atmosphere. We offer plush accommodation in Deluxe, Premium and Luxury houseboats with all private room.