Have you ever gone cruising in a houseboat on the backwaters? If you haven't, make sure you do. This is easily one amongst the most remarkable and unique experiences. Houseboat Cruise is a prime attraction in Bekal. Here travellers can enjoy a cruise all along the palm fringed backwaters located in the Malabar region. One can enjoy a tranquil halt in these extraordinarily relaxed houseboats, which are designed with spacious features and an appropriate place for the whole family to spend an amazing time.
Alappuzha is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha Beach is a popular picnic spot. The sought after experience by the tourist in Alappuzha is the houseboat cruise. The houseboats you find in the backwaters of Alappuzha are in fact a reworked version of the Kettuvallams of olden times. Kettuvallam is a Malayalam word, ‘Kettu’, refers to dwelling structures and ‘Vallom’ means boat. In the olden days, kettuvallam or boat with thatched roof that covers over wooden hulls was used to carry tons of rice and spices. Of late, houseboats come equipped with all the comforts of a good hotel room including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. An uninterrupted view of life in the backwaters can be enjoyed while staying in a houseboat.