Friday, August 30, 2013

Know About the Visiting Time & Routes of Kerala Backwater Houseboats

Placid environment, serene backwaters, breathtaking hill stations, stunning beaches, historical places and many more things are there that lures tourists towards this cultural state of India i.e. Kerala. The choice is endless and many holiday seekers with the different purposes move to this place to spend their vacation. Some go for the Ayurvedic treatment, some for getting the tranquil environment of hill stations and some for its fascinating backwaters.

Kerala as we know is a long coastal destination and this totally ensures that the climate of this state never bound to its extremes means neither it is too hot nor it’s too cold. Each season of this exotic state has its own charm. Summer season has its own charm while the winter season has its own glamour. So, it is an all-season destination preferred by most of the people but, the peak period of tourists is considered from August to May as best time to visit. During this time period, its climate is more attractive and tranquil, where one can enjoy the graceful time in houseboat or feel the backwater cruising at its best.

Places of Backwater Houseboats

Kerala Backwaters Kettuvallam (Rice Boat) by Nostalgic T+ Allan on flickr
The state has many lakes and the boats are used for several purposes. Some of them includes Kollam, Alappuzha, Kuttanad, Kottayam, Kumarakom, Munroe Island, Kasargod, Thiruvallam, Kozhikode, Alleppey, Wayanad, Thekkady, etc. So, many places are there that offers various kinds of houseboat facilities.

Kerala Backwaters Kettuvallam (Rice Boat) by Nostalgic T+ Allan on flickr
The beauty of the backwaters of Kerala cannot be written in words or explained orally properly. One can experience it by going there only. Everything can be found on this pristine land. Due to its beauty, sometimes it is said to be “God’s Land”. A large number of tourists go there each year with different purposes. Any person goes there surely take the ride of houseboat once at least and then only will be able to know the charm behind the famous backwaters with houseboats.

Deluxe Houseboat

For having deluxe houseboat with one bedroom and night A/C facility than one has to pay INR 6000 only around Alleppey.

Premium Houseboat

For Premium houseboat with one bedroom and full time A/C, one has to pay INR 8000 only.

Booking in advance should be made by the tourists, as in the peak season time, bookings are closed due to the large number of visitors. No houseboat remains vacant at the peak time, so one should book it in advance according to one’s needs, requirement and especially the budget.

Backwater Routes

Here is the list of Kerala backwater routes, the best way to cover this exciting journey.

Kumarakom - Alleppey

Kumarakom - Alleppey - Tottappally

Alleppey - Thottappally

Kumarakom Round Trip

Alleppey Round Trip

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  1. Looks like a fun way to travel.

  2. Looks like this would be an interesting place to visit. Lovely shots.

  3. Very nice houseboats... Not sure I've ever seen any quite that large/fancy... Very very pretty. Looks like they are in a great area also. Thanks for the great info.

  4. oh i just love those boats. it sure would be fun to live on one!!

  5. Would be a wonderful experience ..ah! Maybe one day :)

  6. So special. I would love to try it:-)

  7. I am yet to have this houseboat experience. Great shots!

  8. Thinking of visiting these places some time.

  9. Houseboats are cool !

    PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

  10. Beautiful! The houseboats are very tempting, the link with ABC Wednesday is okay! I wish you a great day.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  11. Those are pretty fancy houseboats. We have them on a huge lake in our province, but they're not nearly as beautiful - they're more functional.

    abcw team

  12. i looked through all the wonderful photos on your first few post, chose this one to comment on. i love that houseboat. and the red cloaked people on the white snow is beautiful. i enjoyed seeing all the marvelous architecture in your photos.
    thanks for your comments today