House boats in kerala
A House Boat (which is made of hundreds of fine but heavy-duty planks of jack-wood) is held together absolutely by coir knots (not a single nail is used). This framework is then coated with a caustic black resin extracted from boiled cashew kernels. And it lasts for generations. Ancient principles and techniques are used by the local carpenters for constructing house boats. The ?Anjali wood? is used for this purpose. Normally our houseboats are of an average 70 ft long and 15 ft width in the central section. Some of the attractive houseboat packages in Kerala are:are huge, slow moving, exotic barges designed for sheer leisure trips. They are the new versions of traditional Kettuvallams. Kettu means tying and Vallam means country boats. These Kettuvallams were earlier used to ship rice and spices and other goods between Kuttanad and the Cochin port. It was a three-day affair those days. A standard House Boat, which could be about 100 feet long, can hold up to 30 tons, and that is as much as three big lorries can.
House Boats There are some 120 of them, well maintained and perfected as luxury liners here. The crew cooks on board, and most often, their meals included delicious pearlspot fish caught straight from the water. A portion of the House Boat had bamboo roofing, and that was where the crew would rest. You will be enjoying the finest Kuttanadan delicacies when you saunter down the backwaters. You will be lounging in the best-furnished cabins with a view you cannot find anywhere else in the world, and the entire milieu is ecological. Fresh food, cooked in inimitable Kuttanadan style is the rage of the international tourists.The eight hour water cruise from Kollam to Alappuzha is considered to be the longest backwater cruises in Kerala. The long hour journey through the backwaters will be a cherishing memory filled with the stunning beauty of the backwaters. On your way, enjoy the beauty of Chinese fishing nets; get excited with the sights of lotuses and water lilies, which is sprouting out of the water.
A ride in a House Boat is the most stunning experience you could ever float into, or get floated into. And, nothing like it, if it rains while you are cozy inside the luxurious House Boat. It will be the most magical moment of your life. You could watch millions of drops of water splashing and pounding on the rhythm of the falling rain like you never had in all your life.Lake Feels Houseboats is set in the Alleppey Beach district of Alleppey, 3.9 km from Nehru Trophy Boat Race and a 10-minute walk from Alleppey Lighthouse. Complimentary WiFi is available.Each unit is fitted with air-conditioned, a seating area with cable flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen.Guests at the boat can enjoy a vegetarian breakfast.Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple is 2.9 km from Lake Feels Houseboats, while Nehru Trophy Finishing Point is 3.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Kochi International Airport, 73 km from the property.
Houseboats, or kettuvallam as they are locally called, are a great way to explore the famed backwaters of Kerala. These large and spacious boats once served the purpose of transporting spices and grains across the backwaters.Houseboats in Kerala today have become an integral part of experiencing the long channels, lush paddy fields and isolated islands of Vembanad Lake in comfort and luxury. Explore the serenity and green carpet of the backwaters in luxury with Punnamada’s cruises that take you to corners of the lake with visits to isolated churches, small villages, coir making units, picturesque neighbourhoods of Alleppey and Kumarakom and the lighthouse on Munroe Island. Watch the romance of the lake unfold as you steer deeper into the god’s own country
The houseboats in Kerala built with a traditional Kerala architecture come fully equipped with comfortable bedrooms, an open deck and dining area at the bow, kitchen managed by a personal chef, a helper to assist you in everything on board along with the captain. Our Houseboats are Wheel chair accessible and we can provide special care to differently abled peoples. Punnamada’s well trained staff ensure that your stay at the houseboat is pleasurable. Spend your days in these little ships and explore beauty of the vast backwaters even as the crew entertain you with interesting information and history of the lake, while the chef treats you with delicacies for every meal.Punnamada’s houseboats are equipped with two luxurious rooms in each boat, professional staff catering to all your needs, a full-fledged floating kitchen managed by a chef on board, a sheltered deck and dining area to watch the scenic backwaters as you cruise through the lake.