Have you ever tried houseboat cruising in the backwaters of Alleppey in Kerala? If not, you should definitely try it as it is the experience of the lifetime. There are only very few things in the world that could be as soothing as a houseboat cruise in Alleppey. The houseboats these days are large and move slowly. These barges have been designed for a perfect leisure trip. The design of these houseboats is a modification of the old style boats known as kettuvallams. In the olden times, these boats would carry spices, rice, and other cargo items. Today, they are there for luxurious cruises in the backwaters.
The jack-wood planks used in the design of these boats are tied together with the help of coir ropes. The construction is completely natural without using a single metal screw or nail. A coating of black resin makes the boat beautiful and stronger at the same time. If maintained properly, these boats can last for many decades.
The houseboats of Alleppey come with all the amenities and comforts of a luxury resort including modern toilets, comfy living rooms and bedrooms, kitchen, and also a balcony. A wooden roof extension arcs over the balcony and provides shade while you enjoy the breathtaking view.