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A Kerala Houseboat Stay is the Ultimate of Luxury
If you are thinking of the ultimate in luxury and comfort, then you should definitely consider the Kerala backwaters houseboat. The deluxe pleasure of a stay on this floating home will definitely surpass any comfort experience that you ever have had. If you are interested in a Kerala houseboat stay and inquiring about the same, then let us present our services at Triplogin to assist you in your travel. In this context, it is surely interesting to note the history of houseboats in Kerala.

The houseboats, in essence are Kettuvellams which were originally used not for tourism purpose, but for transporting rice cargo from the distant paddy fields of Kerala villages to the major port of Alapphuza. “Kettu” in the local Malayalam dialect means tying and “vellam” means boat. The term Kettuvellam therefore means a tied boat which refers to the fact that these houseboats are constructed by local boat makers by tying together slabs of Anjali wood with coir ropes. These boats were also used in the past for general transport on the backwaters, especially in the Kochi and Travancore regions. However, as the roadways were constructed from one place to another, with the advent of urbanity, the transport of cargo through these houseboats slowly became obsolete. The houseboats were then modified to be a floating home for travelers on a Kerala trip.

An interesting fact about the houseboat is that nails are not used at all in the construction of these boats. The planks of Anjali wood are ‘stitched’ together exclusively with coir ropes, making these boats a unique example of local boat making engineering. On an average, the houseboats are about 70 feet long with the central section width (where the house is ‘housed’) of about 15 feet. We at Triplogin would arrange for your houseboat stay at Kumarakom, which is one of the most famous backwater houseboat stay at Kerala.

Kumarakom is actually an official Special Tourism Zone of the Kerala Government because of its great tourism value. The Vembanad Lake at Kumarakom is also a renowned travel destination. There is also a bird sanctuary at Kumarakom that can be visited by a canoe ride. Our Triplogin tour planners will also arrange the canoe trip into the bird sanctuary. The Kerala boat house stay at Kumarakom is available in all our travel plan packages. We offer short term travel packages like a 3N4D travel plan to long term plans like 10N11D packages.

The Kerala houseboat stay is a particular favorite among honeymooners because of the out of the world feeling that they offer. The seclusion, the floatation and the tranquility of the backwaters create an enchanting romantic ambience for the honeymooners. If you are on a honeymoon trip to Kerala you can also avail our special honeymoon packages available through our website.

We would also like to mention that the houseboat stay is only a part of our travel itinerary. There are more aspects of our travel plan than the houseboat which you would definitely like to explore. Our packages will take you to the fabulous sea shores like the Kovalam beach and to the hill stations of Kerala, such as Munnar. You can also enjoy other attractions like an elephant ride at Thekkady.

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