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Book a Cruise aboard a beautiful Indian Houseboat for 20 person. Starting at €99 per hour and a minimum booking of 2 hours. The Houseboats of Kerala are a new addition to the travel and tourism of the state's backwaters. These crafts, measuring up to 120 feet in length, retrieved from the age old cargo vessels of the State. Once they ruled the backwaters, poled along by one or two men, heavily loaded with rice, coconut and other commodities. But in the recent times, these big vessels have been replaced by more and modern modes of transport, relegating them to neglect and decay. But like the Phoenix, it again raises to the attention of the modern world, with a difference – this time the cargo is comfort and rippling relaxation. It takes great skill and meticulousness to construct these giant houseboats by tying huge planks of jack wood together. Curiously enough, not a single nail is used in their making of a houseboat. There used to be an entire clan of artisans who were involved in house boat construction. Today, an innovative holiday idea has restored these majestic representatives of a unique culture and with them their makers. The Kerala houseboats that cruise these emerald waterways are an improvisation on the large country barges, which were an essential part of the land's ethos in days gone by. Modified to meet a novel concept of holidaying, the kettuvalloms (houseboats) are comfortably furnished with an open lounge, one or two bath attached bedrooms and a kitchenette, and are extremely eco friendly, merging smoothly into the panorama. Every houseboat is manned by a crew of 3 men, usually a cook, guide and oarsman. book your vacation with kerala yathra tours and travels now hurry!! 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.
This was our first time in India, and we heard we must see the backwaters of Kerala. We are so glad we did! Keralaythra provided a great tour for us. The houseboat all to ourselves! was simply amazing. It was beautiful, peaceful, serene, and historic. The waterways are beautiful, and it was fascinating to see the locals living their lives (boating, fishing, working, socializing) in the canals as we passed by. It was so quiet, which is something that struck me as unexpectedly pleasant compared to the big cities. All you see around you are other houseboats moseying through the same canals as you. The staff on the boat were so helpful, and the meal they cooked was to die for! We couldn't fit it all in! We even docked the boat temporarily and handpicked some locally caught jumbo prawns that the staff cooked for us back on the boat. It is certainly a must-do if you're in the Kochi area.
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Full refund up to 30 days prior.
I) If the booking is cancelled 10 days prior to the start of the trip Loss of deposit will be full. II) If the booking is cancelled 20 days prior to the start of the trip 50% Loss of deposit III) If the booking is cancelled 30 days prior to the start of the trip 100% Amount will refund