Journey on a handmade houseboat across enchanting backwaters. Anchor amidst a cocoon of nature in comfortable air-conditioned cabins. Taste authentic Kerala cuisine with ingredients sourced fresh from coconut tree studded banks. Live the laid-back backwater life.
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Cruise in a large handmade traditional Kettuvallam (houseboat) with experienced navigators at the helm.
Enjoy beautiful waterscapes from the comfort of the foredeck, especially when you cruise past the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Live in comfortable private cabins with luxurious amenities like air-conditioners (at night), while protecting you from the elements.
Savour authentic Kerala cuisine with ingredients sourced from the backwaters around you and cooked by the captain of the boat.
The bird sanctuary located on the eastern shore of Vembanad Lake hosts thousands of native and migratory birds, contributing to the unique ecosystem.
Try your hand at coir making, and you’ll immediately appreciate the skill and technique involved in making the Kettuvallam or ‘boat tied with knots’.
Spend some time with the residents who inhabit the shores of Vembanad Lake and see fishermen and shell harvesters at work, boat building, handicrafts, and coir rope production.
Kuttanadan Red Rice
From Cochin International Airport:
About 71.4 km or 1 hr 47 mins
From Cherthala Railway Station:
About 12 km or 20 mins
Wear light cottons, cool shades, and the right sunblock to make the most of the backwaters and the tropical summer. While the architecture of the houseboat is designed to keep insects out, you can carry insect repellent for additional protection.