A holiday to “gods own country” will not be over without a cruise on the lake. Where houses sail over backwaters, where every backwater cruise is an experience.Go on board a dream voyage on an exquisitively built house boat. Experience the beauty of Kerala backwaters and be inspired by the timeless expanse of the Vembanadu Lake. Houseboats also known as kettuvallams are an important tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise through the inter-connected water ways in Kerala is an experience not to be missed. Kerala, known for its beaches, mountains, lakes, forests, wildlife & Ayurveda has another important tourist attraction- the houseboat cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. A backwaters cruise is pure bliss. A houseboat cruise will take you across the wide lake and through the canals, passing through villages. You may even get a chance to see occasional fishermen throwing their net for a generous catch
Like a maze of water bodies the backwaters of Kerala stretches over 900 kilometers. Kettuvalloms, which form the base of the present houseboats, were first used to transport the rich harvest alongside the backwaters.
The waterways have been used by the local people for centuries for transportation. The longest backwater stretch in Kerala is the Vembanadu Lake, which lies across Alappuzha (alleppey), kottayam and Cochin (Kochi) and opens out to the Arabian Sea. Another lake, Ashtamudi, is the second largest lake which covers a portion of Kollam district and is considered as the gateway of the backwaters.
Alappuzha is closely connected with kumarakom by the largest backwater stretch the Vembanadu Lake. Most of the cruise starts from Alleppey and ends in Kumarakom or back.
It will be a good option to take the Kerala holiday packages of Abad. The packages are customized according to your requirement. You can start by staying at Abad Turtle Beach Resort, Mararikulam, (Alleppey) and spend the day there. The TURTLE BEACH RESORT in Mararikulam is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the white sanded beach, the butterfly garden, the organic vegetable farm and also rejuvenate at the Ayurveda centre. Next day or the day after you will proceed to the premium houseboat of Abad where your cruise will commence. Sit back and enjoy the cool breeze and watch life on the coast pass by. The houseboat cruise will end at Abad whispering palms Lake Resort in Kumarakom.
You can spend the day here at the resort on the banks of the lake relaxing at the serenity pool watching the boats sail by.
Premium Houseboat of Abad
Our Houseboat is built in traditional rice boat style (kettuvalam). The steel Structure makes for durability and safety with five Separations inside. Eco friendly materials are used. The interiors are soothing, with air conditioned bedroom and dining area. Whether to celebrate your honeymoon, anniversary, a loved one`s birthday, a happy moment or simply retreat from it all, a backwater cruise on our Premium houseboat is certainly an experience. Experience the Kerala backwaters like never before.