A Kerala Houseboats cruise along the palm-fringed waterways of Kerala in luxury houseboats is the most enchanting holiday experience in India today. Kerala Houseboats (Rice boats) or Kettuvallam are country boats that were used in the early days for the transport of goods from the isolated interior villages of Kerala. Kettuvallam is made of a serious of wooden planks tied together using coconut fibers stuffed in between. Mostly jack wood is used for building Kettuvallam. These boats could measure up to 90 feet in length. Modern houseboats are a tribute to traditional design, ingenuity, aesthetic values and commitment to the environment.
Spice Holidays offers an enchanting holiday experience as you step on board our luxurious houseboats on the breathtaking backwaters of Kerala. Our houseboats are fitted out with state of the art amenities and promise an experience of a lifetime. Located at Alleppey, the Venice of the East and strategically at a vantage point on the backwaters. Every houseboat comes with its own crew consisting of a driver, an assistant and a personal cook who dishes out tantalising local cuisine.
Luxury Single Bed Houseboat (01 Double Room)
Each a Luxury houseboat built with three spacious rooms that are fully air-conditioned, fabulously decorated and replete with all the modern amenities. Built with two spacious rooms which are fully air-conditioned and splendidly decorated and has all the modern amenities.
|· Fully furnished and air-conditioned bedroom|
|· Clean, good quality linen, blankets, towels etc. and high-quality crockery and glassware are used on the boat|
|· Most hygienic eco-friendly toilets|
|· TV& Mobile phone facilities|
|· Speedboat assistance on emergency|
|· Chef with option of continental, chine’s or Indian delicacies|
|· Kitchen equipped with an array of gadgets and a variety of ingredients|
|· Professionally trained crew|
|· Generator support non-stop power supply|
|· Perfect stays, comfortable transfer and proper guiding in all places|
Board on to the Houseboat: Check in to the Houseboat at 12.00 Noon. With the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, Alleppey is referred to as the Venice of the East by travelers from across the world. This backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. Houseboat cruise through narrow canals – Virgin village-paddy fields-historical places – Temples – Snake boat – Coconut beer shop (Toddy shop) -R Block Islands – Kuttanad Village etc. Enjoy spectacular lush green paddy fields, where you may enjoy a unique nature, lifestyle of village people and their activities like Coir roping, Toddy tapping etc. Meals served will be of typical Kerala cuisine. Lunch: Boiled/Basmati Rice, vegetables, fish fry/curry, Salads, Pappad. Evening: Tea/coffee with snacks. Dinner: Rice, Chapathy, Vegetable curries and chicken. Breakfast: Bread, butter, jam, and eggs to order or Kerala style (All meals will be provided in the House Boat.). NB: 1.) 06.00 pm to 07.00 am- Boat will be anchored & it will be idle in the lake. (As per GOVT. Rule- Village people need to put the net in the lake for fishing).
You may enjoy the splendid sunsets, Waxingmoonlightss, dreaming stars and of course the delicious foods cooked and served by us. [You are mostly invited to our kitchen in the House Boat, to learn and try the list of ingredients and instructions for making something, especially a traditional food dish of Kerala for the dinner or for the breakfast. If you are satisfied; don’t forget to note down the recipe and try it in future.