Actually house boat means a reword version of old “kettuvallaom” there are used to carry rice and spices. A stand kettuvallaom can hold up to 30 tons. When the roads and bridges came the kettuvallaom has lost its space. Then it became houseboat for leisure trips. Coir, bamboo, and wood of areca nut are mainly use to construct a houseboat. It contains up to 10 bedrooms, kitchen, toilet, dining, conference hall, swimming pool, balcony with comfortable chairs.
Now a day the houseboats are popular, attractive entertainment for tourists. The journey in a houseboat with village beauty observation is an amazing and unforgettable one. You can check in a houseboat at 12noon and overnight stay on them. Till morning it well provides a/c in your bedroom. Most of the visitors may chose overnight plan .and two plan are day cruise 10am to 6 pm) and hours plans (minmum3hours cruise) we you start cruise a Captain, chef and helper with you. You will get the traditional food onboard.
More than 1000nds of houseboat are there in Kerala. The fixed menu is offering typical kerala cuisine. If you need extra dishes except the menu like prawns, crab, duck, kappa & meen (tapioca & fish) etc. will have to be intimated in advance. Pure vegetarian, North Indian dishes, Jain food, with less spicy dishes for Europeans, etc also known to our chef. We will start the cruise 12non, 1 pm to 2 pm there is lunch break after that the cruise will continue up to 5 evening 5 .30. There the cruise will stop for that day. But you can enjoy the shore side of the lake. You can entertain television programs with dinner. The next day morning 8oclock the cruise will start again. After breakfast the cruise will finish at 9 am.
This page is not enough to write about houseboat cruise. You must have to feel it, and then only you can grasp the entire attraction of backwater paradise.