Traditionally, the houseboats been called Kettuvallam which means a boat made by tying together pieces of wood. Unbelievable as it may sound, not a single nail is used in the making of a Kettuvallam. Jack wood planks are joined together with coir rope and then coated with black resin made from boiled cashew nut shells. Cruising along the backwaters of Kerala is an unforgettable experience. If you have not experienced it, here is a golden opportunity to do it at a fraction of its original cost. You could get in any House Boat of your liking, saunter down the cool placid waters of our world-famous backwaters, have a merry time and get back home either the same day or after spending a night as well out floating around. House Boats are huge, slow moving, exotic barges designed for sheer leisure trips. Formerly, House Boat were used to ship rice and spices and other goods between Kuttanad and the Cochin port. N.B. (Regarding House Boat)
Ø In A/C House Boat, A/C will be switched on inside the bed room from 9pm to 6 am.
Ø Check in / check out time for House Boat : 12 noon - 9 am
Ø House boat will be moving from 12 noon to 5 pm and 8 am to 9 am.
Ø Between 5pm and 8 am House boat will be anchored near to the shore.
Food in HB is normally Non Veg. If you require only Veg food inform before the tour commence.