The houseboats in Alleppey are the new addition to the travel and tourism of the state backwaters. It takes great skill and meticulousness to construct these giant houseboats by using huge planks of jack wood together. There used to be an entire clan of artisans who were involved in houseboat construction. Today, an innovative holiday idea has restored these monumental representatives of a unique culture and with them their makers
Alleppey, popularly known as the Venice of the East, is the most popular backwater destination and is a place of boundless natural beauty with lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers and a houseboat day cruise or an overnight stay is a must if you visit tourist place in Alleppey
The Alleppey houseboats that cruise these emerald waterways are a spontaneity on the large country barges, which were an essential part of the land’s ethos days gone by. Modified to meet a novel concept of holidaying, the houseboats are adequately furnished with an open lounge, one or two bath attached bedrooms and a kitchenette, and are very Eco friendly, merging smoothly into the panorama. Every houseboat is manned by a crew of 3 men usually a cook, guide and oarsman
In a houseboat cruise food is also an included part and complete along with lunch, dinner and evening snacks are provided to the board of houseboats. Though based on the tradition of fish and vegetables, in keeping with the demands of sophisticated clientele, the cuisine served a board on a houseboats in Alleppey vary depending on the client’s requirements.