Kumarakom, the breathtaking backwaters of kerala, cruise through the rural kerala in houseboats.

Kumarakom is considered as one of the most popular tourist destination in Kerala. Located 16 kilometres away from the Kottayam city in Kerala India. Kumarakom is famous for its backwaters and village food, particularly the sea food. It is a placed in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the state of Kerala. Most of Kerala tour operators definitely include kumarakom and houseboat in any of their kerala holiday packages or honeymoon packages. Kumarakom offers every tourist an exiting sightseeing and fishing experience. It is a safe home for many exotic migratory birds like Siberian stork, wild duck etc. It is spread across 14 acres and other birds like darters, herons, egret, waterfowls and cuckoos are also an interesting sight for the tourists. This crown jewel of Kerala tourism is one of the preferred tourist destinations for most of the Kerala honeymoon packages.

Main attractions in Kumarakom

Houseboats –Kettuvallam

The traditional name of houseboat was “kettuvallam”. During the early days it was used as transportation mechanism. Mainly used to carry rice and spices. These houseboats are slow moving barges carrying goods from Kuttanad to Kochi port. Usually a normal Kettuvallam can hold up to 30 tons from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. At present the popularity of Houseboats is the major tourist attraction. Most of the houseboats are made up of wood and bamboo and about 70 feet long and 15 feet width. Majority of the tourists visit Kerala include stay in house boat in their Kerala holiday packages. Houseboat is very popular among honeymoon couples. They prefer to stay an overnight in houseboat. Read the real Houseboat Experience from one of our client

Cruise through Kerala in a houseboat!

It is a great experience to cruising on the backwaters of Kerala on houseboats. I can guarantee you that this will be one of the wonderful and amazing experience. Definitely it is a house on water – a luxury house. The Houseboats of Alleppy or Kumarakom backwaters are beautifully decorated with coir mattress on the floor and bamboo curtains as walls. The living / dining rooms of almost all the houseboats were spacious and opened to the sun deck. From the sun deck visitors can have a clear view of the rural kerala. All the rooms in the houseboats are attached with toilets. Honeymoon Couples to include stay a night in houseboat in their Kerala honeymoon Package.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 13 km.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 94 km.


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