Houseboats in Kerala are a unique transformation of a simple concept of boats on water. As their name illustrates, these boats function as an alternate residential paradigm.These huge slow moving boats are now used for pleasure trips. Houseboats are a reworked model of Kettuvallams (In Malayalam , Kettu means "to tie" and vallam means "boat"). The wooden blocks are joined or tied together with coir knots. In earlier times, people used to carry goods in Kettuvallams.
Kerala is famous for its backwaters. While in Kerala, if you miss out on a houseboat cruise,you have missed out on something wonderful. It really is an unforgettable experience!
As mentioned, the house boats are held together with coir knots. Not even a single nail is used during the construction of the boat. With careful maintenance, a kettuvallam can last for generations. A portion of the kettuvallam is covered with bamboo and coir to serve as a restroom and kitchen for the crew. Meals would be cooked as per your choice, onboard and supplemented with freshly cooked fish from the backwaters. On board the boat, watching the sunrise and sunset, is something you would cherish for ever!