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Luxurious experience of Houseboats in Alleppey
Submitted by capertravel
Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Alleppey was called as the 'Venice of the East' by Lord Curzon. It is known for its beaches, backwaters, canals and lagoons. What makes it even more beautiful to explore this enticing little town is the presence of houseboats. The history of houseboats in Alleppey has witnessed a long time frame. For example, these houseboats are known as Kettuvalloms. Since the very old days of Kerala backwaters, these houseboats have been utilised for transportation of materials and men across the state.
Mainly, these houseboats have been used to transport rice and spices from Kuttanad to Kochi in Kerala. Over the years, with the growth of ferries, bridges and roads, these Kettuvalams slowly disappeared from the scene. Fortunately, the re-emergence of houseboats in Alleppey into the tourism sector of Alleppey has not only benefited them but also the developed the scenic side of the town.
Leading Indian newspapers has called Alleppey houseboats as the mascots of tourism in Kerala. Indeed, nothing can be more relaxing, refreshing and royal, like experiencing the mirror still beauty of the palm fringed beaches of Kerala in Houseboats of Alleppey. There are around 500 houseboats in Alleppey which is also called as Alappuzha. Thus, it is also fondly called as the 'Citadel of houseboats.' What makes these houseboats even more tempting is the fact that they have the best of hygenic conditions, cosy living rooms, well furnished bedrooms, balconies and kitchens.
The tourists are also able to choose for a overnight stay in the houseboats or a day long cruise. Those opting for a day long cruise get to see the lifestyle of Kerala from a very close angle, for example, they get to know about the trends of prawn farming, coir making, toddy tapping, fishing for small fry and other activities.
One day houseboat tour of tourist places in Alleppey includes exploring the Chavara Bhavan church, river side temples, toddy shop, boat building yards, paddy fields, duck farming along with swimming. Those expecting a very luxuruous treatment can opt for the houseboats with air conditioning and jacuzzis.
All in all, these houseboat trips last for around 22 hours. Nothing can be a better option to explore the beauty of the 44 lagoons, rivers, canals and lake that finally form the backwaters of Kerala. The explorative cruises involve various backwaters of Kochi, Kuttanad, Kumarakom, Kottayam and Trivendrum. Hence, come what may, do not lose this brilliant and rare opporutinty to feel the magic of Kerala. Nothing is better than experiencing Alleppey on houseboats.
Tourist places in Alleppey can be explored through the houseboat's cruise. Houseboats in Alleppey are known for its rich history and brilliant service.
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