Kerala offers a
unique mini - canvas to the traveller; the backwaters, which consist
of a complex network of lagoons, lakes & canals. Life on the
backwaters is entirely different; water being the key to everything.
There are no roads here, only waterways. On the banks one can see
lush green rice fields spreading away into the distance and coconut
groves with the occasional temple or church.
These canals or waterways, vary in dimension from being wide enough
to be dubbed lakes, rich with marine bounty. To being nothing but
snaking silvers of freshwater. And are mainly concentrated around
the townships of allepey, kumarakom, kottayam, quilon and cochin.
The backwaters are best experienced while slowly punting down the
labyrinth of canals in a traditional thatch-roofed houseboat, known
as 'kettuvallam'. An experience you will savour for a long time.
The houseboats are renovated cargo boats… kettuvallam… and are
provided with all modern conveniences and comforts to make your stay
a pleasant experience. To complement the traditional way of rowing
using large poles, outboard engines are also provided. The boats are
designed to facilitate a most eco-friendly functioning.
A wide selection of beautiful routes are available for the cruises
and you can choose one that suits your budget and time frame. Each
route is comprehensive, serene and enjoyable in itself, extending to
you a complete experience of kuttand.. The unique waterland of