Houseboats, or kettuvallam as they are locally called, are a great way to explore the famed backwaters of Kerala. These large and spacious boats once served the purpose of transporting spices and grains across the backwaters.
Houseboats in Kerala today have become an integral part of experiencing the long channels, lush paddy fields and isolated islands of Vembanad Lake in comfort and luxury. Explore the serenity and green carpet of the backwaters in luxury with Punnamada’s cruises that take you to corners of the lake with visits to isolated churches, small villages, coir making units, picturesque neighbourhoods of Alleppey and Kumarakom and the lighthouse on Munroe Island. Watch the romance of the lake unfold as you steer deeper into the god’s own country.
The houseboats in Kerala built with a traditional Kerala architecture come fully equipped with comfortable bedrooms, an open deck and dining area at the bow, kitchen managed by a personal chef, a helper to assist you in everything on board along with the captain. Our Houseboats are Wheel chair accessible and we can provide special care to differently abled peoples. Punnamada’s well trained staff ensure that your stay at the houseboat is pleasurable. Spend your days in these little ships and explore beauty of the vast backwaters even as the crew entertain you with interesting information and history of the lake, while the chef treats you with delicacies for every meal.
Punnamada’s houseboats are equipped with two luxurious rooms in each boat, professional staff catering to all your needs, a full-fledged floating kitchen managed by a chef on board, a sheltered deck and dining area to watch the scenic backwaters as you cruise through the lake.