Exploring God’s own country is an experience bound to be etched in your minds long after it’s over. Gorgeous and spectacular, Kerala is an abode of beauty. From the word go, Kerala holidays are marked with unbound excitement and anticipation. Houseboats, local delicacies and an intriguing culture come together to give you a holiday of a lifetime.
You can both choose to rent out a houseboat in Alleppey, Kumarakom tours and Thottapally for your entire holiday or spend a few days sightseeing and shopping, and then hop on to one for a complete experience. Replete with rooms, kitchenette, living room and an outside sitting area, houseboats range from luxurious to standard with different rates. Comfortable and rejuvenating, with food served on board and sightseeing tours through the city while on your chariot, a trip to Kerala is incomplete without a stay on a houseboat.
You can also opt for various houseboat holiday packages which include a tour of the city, cultural performances, authentic Keralan meals and ‘between town’ journeys. Soak in the rich culture, customs and warmth of the South as you discover the pleasures of simple village life and rejoice in the peace and harmony of nature. Dotted with coconut trees, lush greenery and clear blue waters, there is little else you’ll desire in the midst of such surreal beauty.
If you are apprehensive of spending your entire vacation on a houseboat, you can hire one for a day journey which would include a trip to the market, sightseeing and a lavish meal, all whilst you are in the comforts of your houseboat. For backpackers and lone travellers, opting to share your houseboat with more like minded people to cut down on costs is a wise decision, while families can hire a whole house boat to themselves for privacy and comfort. Couples, on the other hand can choose a grand, private boat for some wonderful memories. With reasonable rates, depending on the season you are travelling in and the type of houseboat you choose, houseboats are definitely going to be the highlight of your vacation.