What’s the one thing in Kerala that forms a network of estuaries, canals, lakes and where nearly 44 rivers amalgamate into the Arabian Sea? Where you’ll find a labyrinth of 900 kms of navigable water way? A self-sustaining eco-system abuzz with life? Yes, we are talking about the ever-so-enigmatic backwaters of Kerala!
The backwaters of Kerala are a perfect way to satiate the people thirsting to taste the nature in its purest and most organic self. Its lush green vegetation creates a spectacular imagery, which looks like the heart of nature itself.
To experience and relish the vast green expanse of backwaters, an enchanting holiday in the houseboats of Kerala is the perfect choice. Interestingly, in historical times these houseboats were called Kettuvallams, used to transport rice through the waterways. Astonishingly, the engineering of these boats didn’t require the use of a single nail and were made by roping together coir ropes coated with black resin. Of course, the modern houseboats are crafted utilizing the latest in eco-engineering technology!
Among the best houseboats in Kerala are the premium houseboats of Abad hotels where all facilities are made available keeping the customer’s needs in mind. In a world of luxury, beauty and aplomb, Abad houseboats will take you through water lilies, coir villages, temples, rural homes, coconut grooves, lush paddy fields and fishing nets.
Panning 100-feet in length, Abad houseboats are known for their service and facilities. With an option of one, two or three bedrooms, one can float in the lap of serenity. 24-hour air conditioning gives a respite from humid conditions. Pay homage to the sun at the sunbath deck and indulge in the authentic Kerala food prepared by our chef on board. The houseboat also has a lounge, living and dining rooms with flat-screen televisions. All rooms have European-style bathrooms attached. Each houseboat has a three-member crew – a chef, driver and cabin assistant.
Making your holidays a truly unique Kerala experience, Abad houseboats also arrange canoe boating through the small canals. Relaxing on their one-of-a-kind floating paradise is an experience not to be missed! While travelling through the waterways, one can even opt for an idyllic stay at the Abad Turtle Beach Resort, Mararikulam, Alleppey. The journey starts after boarding from Alleppey with the crew taking the guests through the village of Chembakulam, a real slice of heaven away from the hustle-bustle of daily life. The vessel then anchors for the overnight stay at a beautiful location in Chembakulam itself.
Experience the beautiful palm-fringed waterways of Kerala first-hand in an Abad Alleppey houseboat and take back memories of a mesmerising holiday!