5 Sep 2013

Posted by Chirstina Rose on Thursday, September 05, 2013 No comments

The backwaters of Kerala are the tantalizing aspect of the state’s tourism
. It figures the picturesque network of lagoons, lakes, rivers and canals that run through the inland of Kerala. But to admire all of these splendors of nature, the houseboat is the apt choice for you.

In early days these backwaters were used by the local inhabitants for the transportation, fishing and agriculture. As the modernization took over the place, the Kettuvallams(houseboats) disappeared from the backwaters of Kerala. But they reappeared again with new vigor to become one of the main aspects of tourism in the state. Houseboats which were known as Kettuvallams before have become the main source of attraction in Kerala.


Alleppey is one of the chiefbackwater destinations of Kerala and the houseboat services provided here are of top class. Yearly snake boat race held along the backwaters of this place; have over the ages provided as a main source of entertainment for the locals as well as foreign tourists. Whether you are planning a honeymoon or a leisure vacation in Kerala, these houseboats will provide you the right environment for your vacation in the backwaters.
Here is a list of top 3 houseboats in Alleppey-

Aqua Melody Houseboats
Aqua Melody Houseboat group operated by Global Vision Tours Pvt Ltd top the list of the leading houseboat operators in the region Kerala. Aqua Melody has four houseboat with one bed room (ac and non ac facility), two bed room houseboat ( ac and non ac facilities), three bedroom houseboat and four bedroom houseboat. Each room is elaborately organised and has spacious room, sliding glass door, attach bath, 24 hours running hot and cold water, DTH, LCD Television and spacious houseboat deck.

 It has all the facilities and the management staffs of the houseboat are dedicated to provide all the services according to the requirements of the on board guests. Experience chef is present on the boat, who prepares cuisines according to the delight of the guest (one can also buy fresh Kamareen or prawns and ask the chef to prepare for either lunch or dinner) and one member take care of the services like cleanliness and serving of food and the captain takes over the charge of the boat who sails the houseboat on the backwater to the world of serenity.

Aqua Melody has won the heart of tens of thousands of guests, with their world class services and more of all the package of their houseboats is affordable compared to the others. Their superior quality and dedication towards service to guests has made Aqua Melody a brand name in the Kerala houseboat tourism industry and they are doing it with same enthusiasm for the last 11 years.

River Escapes Houseboats
River Escapes Houseboats will provide you the luxury of Alleppey backwaters with 5 star status houseboats. It offers you three A/C houseboats with two bedroom each, namely Pampa, Meenachil and Periyar. It also provides you excellent food services, namely Karimeen, a striking fresh water fish, Shrimp, which is found in plenty on the backwaters, and all varieties of crabs, mussels and shellfish. It also organizes tours to the old churches, wayside temples and monuments of historical significance.

Another special feature of these houseboats are candle light dinner under the twinkling sky along with romantic music in the background which will give you a passionate experience. It will also take you to an unplanned visit to a toddy shop, where you can experience a thrilling sampling of fresh toddy. It will take you to a spot for shopping, a tour of a coir factory or a walk into the everlasting stretches of lush green paddy fields.

Indraprastham Houseboats
Indraprastram Houseboats offers you with facilities like deluxe houseboat AC rooms and deluxe houseboat multiple bed rooms. These rooms are luxurious and well furnished with facilities like colour TV, refrigerator and various other modern day amenities which will make your tour a memorable one.

It allows visitors to explore the backwaters in an extraordinary way. This house boat offers you a different combination of charm and serenity of the backwaters. Other improved features like ayurveda and a variety of mouth-watering cuisine will make you feel the tour to never end.

There few more house tour operators in Alleppey that will offer you top class facilities with the well organized tour of the backwaters. Do not miss a chance to experience the splendor of Alleppey backwaters while choosing an appropriate houseboat tour operator.





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