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kerala houseboat tourism

Updated on February 15, 2012

Travel In Boat Through Kerala Backwaters

Houseboat in kerala

Kerala houseboat
Kerala houseboat

Houseboats are country boats.They were used in the early days for the transport of goods.. With the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, they went off the scene. Now they are back again as a major tourist attraction. A house boat is about 70 to 100 feet in length and has a width of around 13 feet to in the center. The materials that go into the making are Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. Each houseboat has a three member crew - a chef, driver & cabin assistants. The cuisine is traditional Kerala flavor . There are single bedroom houseboats for two people and two bedroom houseboats for four people.


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      Brandon Hatt 5 years ago

      Houseboat are so nice.. tourist just love it


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      Abhishek  7 years ago

      i want to go on houseboat for honeymoon

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      Kevin Peter 8 years ago from Global Citizen

      am interested in visiting kerala ...How can i book one house boat for my family?

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      jayb23 8 years ago from India

      I have heard so much about houseboat. Im surely going there. Cheers

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      kerala houseboat 8 years ago

      very good pictures..

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      Torster 8 years ago from Pa

      those of us with the travel bug appreciate the new ideas... neat!

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      ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

      Hi creativeMind - enjoyed this hub - my twin brother and his wife went on one of these house boats a couple of years and absolutely loved it! it sounds like a dream holiday...cheers

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      Florida Keys 8 years ago from Jewfish Key Florida

      You need to expand this where it is and how much.

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      creativeMind 8 years ago

      thank you

      hsofyan for the comment

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      hsofyan 8 years ago from Indonesia

      Wow...I am a fresh immediately, after viewing photographs of Kerala. When I get here?

      Nice hub. Thanks for sharing..