Most visitors arrive at Kumarakom to experience houseboat cruises that take place in a better version of kettuvallams, which are boats with thatched roofs. Now, these houseboats have all the modern-day facilities with living and bedrooms, kitchen, toilets and a balcony for angling. The houseboat cruises of Kumarakom have made it popular among domestic and international tourists who come from all corners of the world for a charming cruise experience. A typical houseboat stays in Kumarakom is a great way to spend quality leisure time in the lap of nature.

Tourists can choose from different types of luxury boat house cruises depending on their budget. Usual houseboat cruises ply between Alleppey and Kumarakom while two to three night cruises also cover Kollam. Staying in a luxurious houseboat is a quintessential Kerala experience that not only takes you closer to nature but also introduces you to the rich culture of the state and the lives of the locals. If you choose to hire a private houseboat, you can ask the cruise operator to customise your itinerary according to your needs. Enjoy local delicacies, meet interesting villagers, stop at beautiful spots, witness fishermen at work during early morning hours or just relax in the luxurious settings, the options are plenty.

Otros lugares de interés en Kumarakom