kumarakom  boat house
house boat in kovalam
kettuvallam
kettuvallam tariff
backwater holidays

House Boat is a country craft better known as “Kettuvallom” in Malayalam language. These boats were used for the transportation of goods from the isolated villages to the towns in the yester years. With the emergence of more sophisticated transportation, this became less popular. Now these ‘Kettuvalloms’ are back again as a major tourist attraction with lots of modification in the architecture. Its is about 70 feet long and has a width about 14 feet in the middle and tapers at the ends

All these ‘Kettuvalloms’ are being made out of wood, bamboo mats, mambo poles, coir, coconut fibre, coir mats etc. The main wood used to manufacture is Arotocarpus. A small  engine generally powers the House boats.

The boats are fully furnished to attract the tourists. Having single apartment for two persons and twin apartment for four persons. Apart from furnishing they have sun bathing deck, a spacious lining room with front view, comfortable bamboo chairs suitable for chitchat, a well built kitchen, and European model toilets for the convenience of the tourists. Traditional l lanterns or electrical lights are using the lights for illumination, some boats having air conditioned rooms. Each houseboat has three crew members. The cook prepares fresh food onboard the cuisine includes traditional Kerala flavors along with local specialties

In these house boats you are packed with all modern comforts, lets you find out the enchanting country side and village life at your own pace. We offer romantic cruise and dreamy nights stay on the backwaters. Watch tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Gently whispering palms, ripples of serenity, islet of calm, watch fisherman-launching their nets or returning with shoals of prized catch, flotillas of duck gently wading by cranes swooping its prey in a jiffy, in the night time you are Lullabies by music of waves in the presence of moonlit sky, the soft and gentle breeze cooling the soul and psyche. Besides gliding I the houseboats, you could try and exploring, swimming, fishing, bird watching or just lazing in the sun