Houseboats of Kerala are the magnificent icon of the state's rich and glorious heritage. A serene Houseboat voyage across the greenish backwaters of Kerala could be the most enchanting experience one can ever come across in life. The fascinating vista of swaying palms, green lagoons, sun kissed shores and tiny hamlets along the backwaters will slowly unfold the real mystic beauty of God's own country. During the bygone ages, Houseboats of Kerala or Kettuvallams in vernacular, were giant cargo vessels that carried spices, rice and coconuts from isolated villages to faraway towns for trade purposes. But later, by the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, the Houseboats of Kerala or Kettuvallams gradually went off the scene and now these wooden marvels has been turned out to the most beautiful traditional piece of craft that woos lakhs of tourists to Kerala.
Houseboats of Kerala which are now modified luxury vessels that slither across the emerald water ways of the tiny state offers a very special and rejuvenating experience to both your mind and soul. Make sure that at least once in your life, you have sailed across the trembling lagoons, estuaries and canals of Kerala, enjoying the tropical climate, lush green paddy fields and traditional cuisine that will adore your taste buds. If you are planning a head -off from the unsettling noises of the busy world, then Kerala has a lot to offer you. Houseboating can be the most relaxing experience. Alleppey or Alappuzha, one of the oldest towns of Kerala with a large inland water network which gifted it the sobriquet "Venice of the east" is a place with picturesque lagoons, estuaries, beaches, lakes and canals. The town which tops the list of the most fascinating water destinations of the world offers the most exotic and finest Houseboat cruises in India.