Houseboats for summer holiday trip

Houseboat riding- ideal destination for your summer holiday trip

Kerala houseboats are an excellent destination of your summer holiday trips. Let's see in detail about traditional Kerala houseboats and its history. Kettuvallom was the original name of Kerala houseboats. In kettuvallom, 'Kettu' means rope and 'vallom' means rope. Altogether, Kettuvallom means a boat made of tied woods. An average Kerala houseboats extends about 70 feet in length and 13 feet in width. Houseboats are decorated with palm leaves and lanterns so as to give a traditional Kerala look. Now let's look into the history of Kerala houseboats. During earlier days, water transportation was the only method of transportation facility available. These valloms were used as goods carrier to towns and cities like cochin. Now these cargo ships are major centre of attraction for tourists. Thousands of tourists are coming from all over the globe to enjoy the riding trip in Kerala houseboats.

Houseboats are divided into different types according to the luxurious facilities available in boats. Gold stars and silver stars are two main types of houseboats among them. Rates will get increased according to the luxurious facilities. A typical gold star houseboats will include all facilities like living room,TV, sundeck, dining room, bathroom and luxurious bedrooms. Chefs are provided in each boat so as to welcome tourist with traditionally made fresh water food recipe. Fresh water fish recipes like fried prawns and tuna are some of the common food recipes. Boat will be equipped with a crew from tourism department which include oarsmen, chef and a travel guide. Travel guide helps in giving all information about vivid destinations.

Decorations made inside houseboats varies according to the luxurious facilities. Lanterns and palm leaves are some of the traditional objects used for decorating. Outside of these boats are painted with cashew nut oil so as to get a glazing coating. Houseboating rides will be an interesting experience for all with the alluring beauty of lakes and gentle breeze of palm leaves. It is an ideal destination for your summer holiday trip. Houseboat rides are now commonly seen in places like Kumarakom and Aleppy. Enchanting views of paddy fields and gentle breeze through palm leaves makes you feel refreshed and creates an evergreen memory.

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