Luxurious lodging facility : Boathouses of Kerala

By: David Gower

The best option to explore the Backwaters of the state is onone of the numerous Boathouses of Kerala. The comfortable houseboatsoffer easy access the network of interconnected waterways. The excellentaccommodation facilities in the boathouses make a stay pleasant and enjoyable

Handcrafted vessels used for the transportation of cargobecame dysfunctional after modern vessels began to be used. The large vesselsor barges underwent a transformation and were utilized to enhance the appeal ofthe tourism industry of Kerala.

The boathouses of Kerala are quite huge in size, somereaching almost 120 feet in length. The use of eco-friendly substances likebamboo, wood planks, resin, coir, etc to build the boathouses complements? the natural surroundings in which theyoperate.

The skill of the craftsmen are evident in the making ofKerala houseboats. Nails are not used in the construction of the boathouses.Instead planks of wood are tied with ropes to form the basic structure. Bamboopoles and other natural materials are used to construct the additionalfeatures.

The boathouses, locally known as kettuvalloms, symbolize thecultural aspect of Kerala. Widely popular among vacationers, the decoratedhouseboats comprise furnished bedrooms, en suite bathroom, kitchen and an openlounge. Equipped with modern amenitiesFeature Articles, the houseboats offer cozy andcomfortable lodging.

Relaxing in a luxurious houseboat amidst the serenelandscape of Kerala Backwaters makes for a delightful experience. You can availthe services of efficient cook and savor the delicacies prepared according toyour wishes. The houseboats also have a guide to assist you on your journeythrough Kerala Backwaters. Cruises have been designed by travel operators toprovide tourists an opportunity of experiencing a houseboat ride on the linkedwaterways of Kerala.

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