Kerala Houseboats – The Top Destination for Honeymoon Tours and Travels


A ride on a houseboat has become a sine-qua-non as far a tour of Kerala is concerned. This trend in Kerala-holidays for a day and night ride on a houseboat has evolved over the last decade or so. The houseboat metamorphosized  from the erstwhile ‘kettuvallams’ of Kerala. 

With its labyrinths of backwaterscrisscrossing the length and breadthkerala houseboats  of Kerala,these kettuvallams   formed the main mode of transportin the past. for both goods and personnel. These ancestors of the houseboat consisted of a craft 16-30 feet long and 4-6 feet wide in the middle. In the middle of the boat was and awning  thatched with count leaves and secured with coir. These awnings were some 6 feet long and 3 feet high and was made to protect the travelers or the paddlers from the weather. It served as a bedroom and  kitchen.

Modern houseboats of Kerala are some 60-100 feet in length and 13-18 feet at its widest. Bedrooms, toilets, kitchens and other amenities required by tourists and travelers are incorporated into these houseboats of Kerala. As their numbers proliferated almost overnight into a thousand more effluents and refused discharged into the backwaters by these houseboats became a kerala honeymoons environmental issue in Kerala. Subsequently the Kerala Government implemented strict specifications for houseboat fabriction vis-a-vis effluent treatment. As a result of these regulations the houseboats of Kerala are now fitted with the most modern equipments for toilet and kitchen effluents.  Thanks to the seclusion provided by these houseboats, honeymooners from all over make a beeline for Kerala for a unique hideaway. Here on the placid backwaters of Kerala, the newlyweds find a unique and affordable ambience to get to know each other and to have a memorable honeymoon. For honeymooners Kerala and its houseboats provide for the visit of a lifetime as acknowledged by the National Geographic Traveler

EITCTours provide unique houseboat packages as follows :

  1. Cochin – Munnar – Kumarakom(Houseboat) back to Cochin
  2. Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom(Houseboat) to Kovalam
  3. Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom(Houseboat)
  4. Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom(Houseboat) to Kovalam.

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