Kerala Houseboat Tours

Luxury & Private Alleppey & Backwaters Tours 2024/2025

Kettuvallam, the stitched boats provide the best way to experience the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The wood commonly used to make Kettuvallam is 'Anhili', which is found in abundance in central Travancore area. Large planks are tied together using handmade coir ropes and beaten coconut fibers. This gives the Kettuvallam enough strength to withstand heavy waves in the sea. Kettuvallam are built entirely without the use of nails. It requires great skill and adroitness to construct these giant boats by tying huge planks of jack wood together. The boats are applied with fish oil and cashew nut oil and left to cure for days. With careful maintenance, they last for generations. 

A sojourn in Kettuvallam, the House boat of Kerala, offers a panoramic view of one of the most picturesque aspects of the God's Own Country. You will cruise through the palm-fringed backwaters, throughout a night in waxing moonlights. All meals will be served on board the house-boat. 

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The lullaby of the waves and the dazzling delights of the moonlit night will be experienced by spending a night aboard the Kettuvallam.

Alleppey Backwaters Houseboat

Backwater's Houseboat

Kettuvallam, the traditional Rice Barge Houseboats provide the best way to experience the colourful backwaters of Kerala. These house boats are available in all sizes and shapes, and comprise one or two bedrooms with attached bathrooms, one living room, kitchenette, an open lounge, deck and a crew comprising oarsmen, a cook and guide. 

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