A Typical Kerala Backwaters Scene

Water, palm trees, canals and lush green vegetation make Kerala backwaters so famous. Houseboats are a common sight.

Have you ever gone cruising in a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala? If you haven’t, make sure you do. This one is really a wonderful and unforgettable experience! Present day houseboats are huge, slow-moving exotic barges used for leisure trips, and are in fact reworked version of kettuvallams of olden times. The original kettuvallams were used to carry tons of rice and spices. A standard kettuvallam can hold up to 30 tons from Kuttanad to the Kochi port.

A Typical Kerala Backwaters Scene

A Typical Kerala Backwaters Scene

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