After converting the traditional kettuvallam to one of the tourist activities, houseboats have become floating accommodations having rooms with western-style toilets, dining space, and balconies. The facilities differ according to the packages that the visitors choose. Luxury houseboats even have conference rooms and other facilities which most of the five-star hotels offer. Most tourists spend the night on a houseboat to explore the beauty of nature. Kerala style food is prepared and served to the tourist in the houseboat and allows the visitors to dive into the goodness of Kerala flavor. Every route has something unique to offer to its visitors.
Alleppey is known for its best cruise routes. Alappuzha to Kumarakom is one of the most fascinating backwater routes in which you get to see men and women fishing, the rural lifestyle of the people and enjoy the silence of the lake. Allapuzha to Kollam backwater cruise usually lasts for a single day. The overnight cruise starts from Alapuzha and go to Alumkavadu in Kollam, which is a manufacturing center for traditional houseboats that are made with bamboo and wood. The houseboat ride on the enchanting backwaters of Alappuzha to explore the beautiful nature and climate would truly be a wonderful experience you can cherish for a lifetime.