If travelling is all about discovering the calm, thrill and escape for you then Thekkady houseboat experience a re-framed version of the older Kettuvallams is a perfect fit for you. Used for transportation in old times, these canoes are now converted into floating hotels for an on-face fairytale adventure. Located near Kerala-TamilNadu border, this destination is well appreciated for its dense deciduous forests and grasslands.
It is a unique attraction which has been thronging tourist crowd from all across the globe, is known for its magical aura in the ‘God’s own country’. What is better than misty weather or a hot summer day and a cosy houseboat sailing through the calm water with a perfect natural landscape canvas right in front of your eyes. It is a perfect retreat for anyone who loves adventure, wildlife and nature. Watch the amazing fauna at the surrounding sanctuary and capture the herds of hungry and apparently grumpy at first sight animals wondering what brings you to their home.
Don’t forget to frame the perfect candid pictures in this serene environment to flash off your instagram. Let people drool over your pictures, and crave for this bliss! The best of the scenery to get you great pictures is during the monsoon drizzle. The boat trip is more of a cruise than an opportunity to see wildlife. Most of the houseboats are made of thatched roofs using coconut leafs, bamboo poles, coconut fibre and ropes. This proves to be an add-on charm of this exceptionally natural beauty, untouched by the modern world building. The wizardry lies in finding the true rural Kerala.
Get the taste of the local lifestyle,where the dawn begins with fishnets and oars rowing, men in lungi will not fail to be apparent about their working style. People and children use canoes to move around just like how we use bicycles and bikes on our city land! Although there are several categories of houseboats to choose from choosing a premium for the best in less experience. This tour could also be your honeymoon escape with all the romantic arrangement available on request. End the beautiful eve with a candlelight dinner with your partner and set ablaze on water!
During the peak season the availability of quality houseboats drop dramatically and the prices are hiked, book in advance to avoid the inconvenience. Avoid opting for a multi-sharing house-boat as it it would somehow mellow down your personalization, instead choose to be in a one bedroom two people plan. In any houseboat, cruise food is also included as a part of the cost incurred by the guests. Complete course meals right from the breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening Kerala special snacks are provided onboard of a houseboat. These pretty sailing giants are stocked with private balconies, sun deck, comfortable furniture, a kitchen and a washroom.
The houseboats are anchored at different places for the guests to see the lifestyle of the localities in the alignment of the tour package opted for. While some houseboat operators might charge for the same, some would make it inclusive in your tour. Roam around the rurality and set your voyage through the Periyar lake at thekkady houseboat tour. Have a tranquil fun-filled and stressless houseboat cruise worth remembering to keep just like a souvenir down the lane.