It was our long cherished dream to enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters of Kerala on a Houseboat. I wonder why all these years we could not go for such a thrilling journey that has become so popular among the tourists, both foreign as well as domestic
We went for the cruise at Alleppey
This is a 'snake boat' we spotted while cruising. Snake boat race ( vallamkali ) is another tourist attraction in Kerala. Such very long boats will compete during Onam, the festive season, in many places in Kerala. The most famous is the Nehru trophy boat race at Alleppey, the very same place where we go for houseboat cruise.
Some high-end hotel properties also have come up here. Many are having their own private pier for houseboats. Enjoy in style :)
The backwaters of Kerala are a chain of lakes, canals, and rivers that connect with the
It is easy to book a cruise. There are plenty of online portals offering attractive deals. Or if you prefer to book one on the site then use this pre-paid counter. There is a comfortable waiting room also.
A must enjoy
Look at those huge boats waiting for passengers
On the right-hand side, what you see is a dangerous fruit called 'Odallum'. Never ever eat these , it is fatal
They are poisonous. Sometimes boats stop at areas of lagoons for lunch where you will find these plants. They look like mangoes; be careful . !
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