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Exiting Houseboat Charter in Alappuzha, India

Houseboat
2 Guests

About This Boat

Book on this Houseboat for $160 per day. Alleppey houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving, exotic barges used for leisure trips. They are a reworked model of Kettuvallams (in the Malayalam language, Kettu means "tied with ropes", and vallam means "boat"), which, in earlier times, were used to carry rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. Kerala houseboats were considered a convenient means of transportation.

The popularity of Kettuvallams has returned in the function as major tourist attractions.Such a houseboat is about 60 to 120 feet long and about 15 to 18 feet wide at the middle. The hull is made of wooden planks that are held together by ropes of coconut fiber; the usual wood is 'Anjili'. The roof is made of bamboo poles and palm leaves. The exterior of the boat is painted with protective coats of cashew nut oil.

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

 

Details

  • Type: Houseboat
  • Capacity: 2 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet

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Meet Manuel

Manuel

From alleppey

Member Since Sep 2015

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  • Listing Address
  • Beach Road
  • Alappuzha, Kerala 688012,
  • India
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