While traveling south, you would be amazed with the natural beauty it has got to offer the traveller in you. If you are traveling further south to Kerala, you would be embraced with the vast expanse of paddy fields crisscrossing those palm fringed canals which present to you with a mesmerizing view. There cruising in House Boats (Kettu Vallam) is an important activity that you shouldn't miss.
As per History House Boats were traditionally used for the transport of spices and other goods from interior kerala to the mainland. In the wake of urbanization the popularity of House Boats for trade purposes diminished. The Twist comes here. When The State of Kerala started promoting Tourism, House Boat became one of the mascots of it.
Thus the new age House Boats took shape. The Old Cargo Transporter gave way to the Ultra Modern and Luxurious Floating Villa. Yes, we said Floating Villa. That's what is the amenities its offering. The sheer size of a new age house boat incorporates 3+ bedrooms with modern bio -toilette, Chef on Call and A Balcony for the Views.
Many House Boats are renowned for their on-board delicacies. The Chefs' prepare the dishes in authentic & traditional kerala style. The ingredients are caught fresh from the Canals. If you are lucky, you could try catching some. A myriad of spices and coconut engulf all these dishes. There is Kurukku Kalan, Fish Molly, Meen Molagitta Curry, Fish Tamarind, Fish Peera etc… There is a special dish with Chicken called Varuthu Aracha kozhi curry which will be a treat to your taste buds when teamed with Cassava Root (Tapioca).
Alluring Atmosphere accompanied with tempting delicacies, The House Boats of Kerala offers every one with some thing or the other.