Houseboats are water-crafts designed to be used primarily for human dwelling. But Kerala houseboats today are more of luxurious floating hotels rented out exclusively for holidays and vacation.
The two most famous types of houseboats available in india are the Kerala houseboats and the Kashmir houseboats. The The houseboats in Kerala, are huge, slow-moving, exotic barges used for leisure trips. They are a reworked model of 'Kettuvallams' or rice boats that were used in the past to ferry crops and other cargo through the backwater networks of Kerala. Unlike the Kerala model, the houseboats in Srinagar are usually stationary, moored at the edges of the Dal and Nigeen lakes.
The beauty of houseboat tour in Alleppey lies indeed in aspects beyond the houseboat itself. The most important among them is the whirling canals running into kilometres of stretches in the back waters and lagoons. Second, the ever pristine villages, the lifestyle of this rural population and their delicacies. An experience of Alleppey houseboats packages is a neat showcase of all of these combined than just the stay in a houseboat.
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