Enjoy houseboat stays in India, an amazing experience. Kashmir and Kerala are two houseboat destinations that attract a large number of tourists from all across the world every year. However, there is a difference between the two. While the houseboat in Kashmir are stationary at one place but the houseboats in Kerala cruise along the backwaters where a tourist can enjoy the beauty spread all around.
Cruising in Kettuvallam, tradition name for houseboats in Kerala, is a great way to explore the backwaters. You do not only enjoy the scenery around you but also enjoy a luxurious stay in the houseboat, amidst all world-class facilities. Along with a private balcony and a sun deck, there is option of a number of rooms like a single room, double room or triple room option. The rooms are well-equipped with facilities like attached bathrooms with shower, wash basin and flush, tiled floor. Every houseboat has a well-equipped kitchen too where you can cook local delicacies, vegetarian and non-vegetarian. You can enjoy a sumptuous Keralite meal in a traditional manner, food spread a banana leaf which you enjoy eating with hands, minus any spoon. This is luxury in its purest form.
Srinagar in Kashmir, has two water resources, the Dal Lake and the Jehlum River. By staying in Kashmiri houseboats, which date back to the British times, you can get a sneak-peak into the culture and traditions of Kashmir. Though these were smaller in size but now they have become luxury hotels, floating on water. Made up of cedar wood of the finest variety, these houseboats have detailed walnut wood carvings, tiled attached bathrooms and paneled walls. Segregated into a number of categories, every houseboat has around 3-4 bedrooms with a private bathroom and washroom, a fine- dining area as well as a lounge cum sitting room. Along with this, there is a spacious front seated balcony, a sun deck and a small kitchenette. Where there is round the clock electricity back- up, an attached paddled boat and clean water supply. Every houseboat has a caretaker and a cook to take care of all your needs.
If you want to have a great vacation, nestled in snow-covered peaks then come to Indian Holiday and opt for a Houseboat tour of your choose to discover the valley’s hidden beauty.