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Houseboat and Backwater

House Boat and BackwatersBackwaters in India are more than mere enchanters. Soothe your senses with the sound of rippling waters that you hear while drifting across the backwaters. You will feel as if stepping into a world of tranquility. Talking of the North, there are serene backwaters of the Kashmir Valley. Drifting on towards the Southern block of the country, you will find the ideal backwaters of Kerala. 

Backwaters in Kerala are green and graceful. A trip to the renowned backwaters in Kerala is considered more amazing than a tour to the backwaters in Milan! Those in quest of tranquility will enjoy being amidst the sparkling and green backwaters. The most popular backwater destinations in India include Thiruvallam, Kollam, Cochin, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Alapuzzha, Kumarakom and Kasargod.

Catch a glimpse of some memorable places of interest in Kerala. So as to increase the fun manifold, you can choose to row your own boat or enjoy a boat ride in a houseboat.

Initially used as a medium of transport, the houseboats provide facilities for sleeping as well as cooking. But today, the use of these boats is not merely restricted to serve as a mode of transportation. These are now being used for boosting the tourism industry in Kerala. Houseboat cruise has become a choice for every tourist visiting Kerala. The cruise is exciting, pleasing as well as relaxing.

A whole group of artisans in Alleppy indulges in the making of the houseboats. A houseboat is equipped with all those luxuries and comforts that a modern-day traveler demands. An open lounge, a balcony, a bedroom and a kitchen. The crew at the houseboat comprises of a captain, a cook and an oarsman. Some houseboats are air-conditioned and adored with exquisite wood carvings. In order to lit up the houseboat during the night, lanterns are used. The night is the time when the houseboat looks simply stunning.

Opt for a houseboat cruise for the best backwater tour ever. The memories of this experience will last at least for a lifetime.

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