House Boat and Cruises

The variety of natural landscapes in India is a big attraction for people – you don’t get that that in many countries. From the long list of adventurous and relaxing things to do, one signature activity of the country is Houseboat Cruises.

From the fabled houseboats moored on the dazzling lakes of Kashmir to the traditional Kettuvalam drifting through the placid backwaters of Kerala, India can offer mind-blowing varieties of boating experiences.

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Houseboats in Kashmir

Houseboats in Kashmir

Kashmir is believed to be one of the most beautiful places in India, which is indeed justified by its uber-cool weather, a string of mirrored lakes, snowy mountains and pristine Mughal Gardens adorning the valley. Houseboats play a significant role in tourism for their high demand by tourists. Who would not love the soothing and pleasurable ride on a houseboat to enjoy the unspoiled and awe-inspiring landscapes of Kashmir. The most famous destinations to enjoy the rides are Dal Lake and Nagin Lake. These houseboats are made of wood and are decorated with fine aesthetic carvings. To offer comfort, they are equipped with modern amenities to render you a completely engrossing experience. It has remained a special attraction of the state since ages. Another special type of boat called Shikara is also famous in Kashmir. Unlike houseboats, which are used for relaxing tourist rides, Shikhar is used for multiple purposes like transportation of people, fishing and harvesting aquatic vegetation. They are generally used to travel through the vast Dal Lake. You can access Nishat and Shalimar Garden as well as the Hazratbal shrine by Shikhar. With two beautiful local draws grab an experience of both the boats and unwind in the breathtaking scenery.

Houseboats in Kerala

Houseboats in Kerala

The surreal tropical beauty of backwaters in Kerala is best explored by traditional houseboat rides. These houseboats are locally called Ketuvallams and are widely used in the state. The boats are made of dark and oiled jacked with a roof of plated palms thatch. Interiors are Keeping in mind the comfort of travelers, its interiors are supported with living room, bedroom, dining place and a spacious deck to watch the surrounding beauty. To take care of the meals, a cook is always present in the houseboat to serve you delicious food. Staying and cruising on a houseboat can be an unforgettable experience that will make you go for it again. Complete peace, clear sound of floating water, chirping of birds, scuttling wildlife and colorful nature views make one feel teleported to a magical world. It also lets you observe the slow-paced life of remote villages of Kerala. The most famous spot to enjoy houseboat ride is Vembanad Lake with interlinked backwater ways. Some other popular places to enjoy an immersive experience are from Kuttanad to Kochi, Alleppey, Kozhikode, Kollam, Kasargod and Kumarakom.

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