The fairy-tale of the waters- Kerala houseboats

Usha Biswal Rout

18, Dec 2015 @ 12:22 AM
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Living in waters had been the childhood fantasy for most of us. Your stay at the grand Kerala houseboats fulfills this childhood dream of yours. Kerala is God's Own Country, blessed with the bounties of nature. Enjoy a rejuvenating vacation at the enchanting backwaters of Kerala by spending few days at these houseboats. The houseboats are large wooden boats which float leisurely over the famous Kerala backwaters, like that of Alleyway. As we know the that Kerala is the perfect place for honeymooner due to following facilities.

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A perfect honeymoon over the blue waters

The Kerala houseboats offer you an amazing opportunity to spend sometime in solitude with your beloved. The crystalline backwaters with the breathtaking beauty create a pleasant atmosphere of love and affection. The houseboats are not just planks of wood knotted together, but sweet shelters of luxury and comfort. Moreover, as you decide to stay on houseboats at Kerala, you are actually taking an environment friendly step, as the source of the lighting of these houseboats is eco friendly solar panels. The Kerala houseboats are so exquisitely decorated and equipped with modern amenities that these are often mistaken to be five star hotels.

Chance to know the innocent Kerala

As the house boats flow majestically through the lagoons, the green paddy fields and white lilies portray the natural bliss of Kerala. You may also step down to visit the villages located near the backwaters. Breath some fresh air here, resting under the cool shadow of coconut trees. As the amiable villagers serve you streaming hot rice, curries cooked with coconut oil on banana leaves, the delicacy of simple South Indian food will surely impress you.

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These villages are dotted with ancient shrines where you can witness the traditions and rituals followed by the locals. Kerala is popular for it’s for coir industry. Witness the creativity of the Indian artisans as they transform bunch of husk into finely designed doormats, mattresses, brushes and floor mats. Boat racing and fishing are some of the must do activities at these South Indian villages. Watch this snaky boat race, a true essence of Kerala. You can also try out fishing with the unique Chinese fishing nets here, a fun that you should not miss.

The floating food fiesta

As the brackish waters ripple round you and the pleasant breeze kisses you, food becomes more sumptuous.  The chefs of the regal Kerala houseboats continue to treat you with lip smacking sea food, like seer fish fry, banana kalan, sambar, sambar and rice. Engage in some hearty chit chats with your friends and family enjoying authentic Kerala coffee or tea at dusk, as the sun sets behind the mirrored waters and the birds return to their nests.

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The backwaters of Kerala are amazing creations of nature; the Kerala houseboats gifts you a golden opportunity to observe the magic of the confluence of salt water and fresh water. The Kerala houseboats hence are the ideal escapade from the maddening tourist crowd, who folk to Kerala every year from every corner of the world.

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