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Traditional HouseboatHoliday Boat to rent in Kumarakom - Kerala South India - India Ref: 2453996

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Socially Responsible & Eco Friendly tours in Kerala in India. The most exciting aspect of Kuttanadu is the Kettuvallam, atraditional Houseboat which has become the most popular tourism product in India today.

Features

Property Type: Boat
Catering: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Accommodation:
  • Max guests 4
  • 2 Bedroom(s)
  • 1 Bathroom(s)

Houseboat in the backwaters.

 

Property available for...

  • Corporate bookings
  • Short term breaks (4 days or fewer)

Type of holiday

  • Travelling with pets
  • Bird watching
  • Diving
  • Lakeside
 

 

Summary

The most exciting aspect of Kuttanadu is the Kettuvallam (traditional Houseboat) which has become the most popular tourism product in India today. In a land as water bound as Kerala it wouldn't be an unusual sight, but for a visitor to God's Own Country a houseboat gliding along the vast green expanse of the backwaters is the most amazing spectacle in the world. Even more enchanting is a holiday in the houseboats of Kerala.

The Kettuvallam (House Boat in Kerala) is a large floating structure with a high load carrying capacity which was a part of Kerala's culture and heritage over the past years, it was originally designed to transport cargo to various destinations in Kerala.

Most of the latest designs have incorporated 3 bedrooms with a common toilet, a living space and kitchen. Now some of them have come with lesser number of bedrooms but with large living space and may be a deck balcony at the roof level. The platforms that cantilever from the hull are used as balconies. For fixing the toilet seats, shower tray and ceramic floor finish a concrete slab is laid at the floor level. The soil outlet of the toilet seats are taken through the hull and let out to the following water beneath, The water is stored in a plastic tank kept at the top portion of the Valavara taking connection to the kitchen and toilets. The pipes, tank and other synthetic materials are covered with coir or panambu to maintain the aesthetic quality of the eco friendly materials. The air cylinders, which are of the metal body, are fixed to the underside of the cantilevered platforms at the entry points of Valavara. These cylinders help to balance the structure on water reducing its tilting to the sides to a minimum. Since the circulation inside the Vallam is more in the new function more stability is required.

 

Description of Interior

Well furnished bed room with attached bath.

 

Accomodation

  • Max guests 4
  • 2 Bedroom(s)
  • 1 Bathroom(s)
  • 1 Double bed(s)
  • 2 Single bed(s)

Linen and Towels

  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Beach towels not provided
  • Cleaning included

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Cots available

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Fridge

Entertainment

  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video

Garden and Exterior

  • Sea/Lake view
  • Private parking
  • Private fishing lake/river

Extras

  • Bicycles available
  • Boat available
 

Suitable for...

Suitable for children Yes
Suitable for elderly Yes
Suitable for wheelchairs Not suitable
Pets welcome Yes
Smoking Yes
 

Prices

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Please contact the owner for the latest prices.

 

Rental Conditions

The prices above are per week based on 2 people.

Daily rates are available, please contact us for details.

 

Availability

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Location

Country India
Region South India
Town Kumarakom - Kerala

 

Distances

Cochin Airport 96 kilometres
Kumarakom 96 kilometres

 

Car advised: Yes
 

 

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Cultural area
  • Fishing
  • Lake
  • Sailing
  • Water park

 

Local Area

A cruise along the palm-fringed waterways of Kerala in a luxury houseboat is the most enchanting holiday experience in India today. In a world gifted with beauty, you will skim past ancient Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves. A guided tour down the backwaters would provide you with a complete and most enchanting experience on the back waters of Kerala and will also reveal to you some interesting facts about the life of local village people. There is a Kerala that lives along these backwaters throbbing with its own unique culture. For you, as a visitor to Kerala it can be incredibly different and unusual experience just floating in the backwaters in a country craft.

Kuttanadu is the one rare places in the world where farming is done below sea level (1.5 -2 meters below sea level). Inland waterways that flow above the land level is an amazing feature of this land. Kuttanad lies in heart of the backwaters of Kerala. This beautiful countryside with its waterways also is rich in crops like rice, banana, Cassava and yam.

 

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