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House boat experience in Alappuzha.

by Harish Mohan on Feb.10, 2010, under Landscapes

Alappuzha is now the hub for backwater tourism in Kerala. House boats locally called “Kettuvallam” are available on hire on a daily basis as well as for longer durations to take visitors on the old waterways. These house boats in general have 2 bedrooms and attached bathrooms. Some of the boats have the bedrooms fitted with air conditioners. A routine trip includes food cooked on board in the traditional kuttanad style.

Alappuzha also known as Alleppey, is a town in alapuzha district of kerala state of southern india. A town with picturesque backwaters & lagoons, it was described as the List of places known as Venice of the East byLord curzon. It is the administrative headquarters of Alapuzha District.

Myself & my family got a chance to visit these places couple of months ago.We went on the pullikattil  house boats on this trip & the house boat was fun to be.I managed to get some clicks on the boat & the owner of pullikattil house boats liked these very much.He requested me to share the snaps with him ,which i did very eagerly..


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