Kerala, the southernmost state in India, is commonly known as “God’s own country”.Kerala’s network of backwaters, rivers, and lagoons, thick virgin forests, exotic, vibrant wildlife attracts traveller to experience the true colors of Kerala in one of the “Kerala backwaters houseboats“.Kerala houseboat tour cruises through broad backwaters is a uniquely different experience that should be on top of things to do in Kerala.
Kerala-The story behind “God’s own country“
According to ancient Hindu mythology, Kerala was created by Lord Parasurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu by throwing his axe across the ocean to create land for his devotees. So, the Kerala is called as “God’s own creation”(source Wikipedia).
Kerala is blessed with natural beauty to justify the phrase very well.Nestled between the pristine & clean waters of the Arabian Sea on the west and the lush Western Ghat mountains on the east, dotted with the long shoreline of serene beaches make it a perfect for traveler’s paradise and equally familiar with the couple making it the perfect honeymoon destination in India.
Kerala Backwaters & Houseboat Trip-Its All about the unique experience
Kerala provides the traveller with memorable experiences of a lifetime and along with active Kerala tourism services. Houseboats in Kerala is a unique, romantic attraction which has gained the attention of traveller and honeymooners from all over the country and world. One cannot think of complete tours in India without exploring the scenic, calm & serene backwaters with a stay in a Kerala boathouse.
What is so good about taking houseboat ride in Kerala
Kerala Backwaters are unique with a network of interconnected canals and rivers. A system formed by more than 800 km of waterways. By sailing in the water, the traveller passes through many small towns, and villages, which also serves as the starting and terminating points of backwater cruises.
The backwaters have a unique ecosystem – freshwater from the rivers meets the salty seawater of the Arabian Sea. Ever-changing landscape and the lush greenery is an incredible sight and is a treat for the eyes and makes the houseboat ride a memorable one
Which place is to pick for the perfect Kerala houseboat backwaters trip
There are several backwater destinations in Kerala but the most beautiful and recommended among them are Alleppey houseboats and Kumarakom. Alleppey was known as Venice of the East and is rightly the best destination in Kerala for your great houseboat trip. The famous of the backwater routes are Alleppey or Alappuzha backwaters or Kumarakom Backwaters Round.
A traveller can choose to experience the colors of Kerala either by taking day houseboat cruise or overnight stay in houseboat. The overnight stay will give you the complete experience. Delicious food is part of Kerala houseboat cruise and comes with breakfast along with lunch, dinner and evening snacks.
Planning your honeymoon in Kerala houseboat?
Getting married and thinking about your honeymoon destination? Or planning to celebrate your next anniversary? a romantic candle night dinner on a slow-moving houseboat would be the best experience of the lifetime. If planning for a romantic gateway in a houseboat, ask for a special arrangement for candlelight dinner, flower decoration, etc. so that you can enjoy your moment.
Best time to visit Kerala and enjoy Kerala’s houseboat
Best time to visit Kerala and enjoy the houseboat is from Oct to early March. The reason is due to the pleasant weather in the morning, evening and night. Even in this season, the noon becomes too hot. June to September marks monsoon and it brings heavy rains to “God’s own country”.Summer Season from mid-March to end May, are sweltering but not humid, Monsoon season between June and August is the right time to visit Kerala for Ayurveda treatment because of the wet and cold climate which is ideal for Ayurveda treatment.
How to reach Alleppey or Kumarakom for Kerala Houseboat Vacation
Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport from Alleppey and is 53 Km away. Recommended taking a taxi from the airport for a hassle-free journey. Alleppey and Kumarakom are both connected very well through road. Buses and taxis ply through major cities like Bangalore, Cochin, Coimbatore, and Ernakulam
Ways to book Kerala houseboat?online, offline or through tour agency?
The scenic destinations of backwater Kerala tourism are Alleppey and Kumarakom.Almost all provide both online and offline sales of the houseboat to the traveller.However, it is recommended to book & get the confirmation for the Alappuzha or Alleppey or Kumarakom boat house before you start for the dream vacation
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