A great way to explore the famed backwaters of Kerala, House boats 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 cruises that take you to corners of the lake. Watch the romance of the lake unfold as you steer deeper into the backwaters. Kumarakom Heritage house boats are 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.
Boats in a variety of shapes and sizes have traditionally been the main means of transport of men and materials in the Kerala backwaters since olden days. In particular, the house boats were used to ship rice and spices and other goods between one place to other. The materials that go into the making of our Houseboat are local and eco-friendly; bamboo poles, coconut fibre, ropes, bamboo mats, carpets etc. The main wood used is “Anjili” (Artocarpus hirsuta). They are with fully furnished double room and triple rooms.The hull which is made of hundreds of fine but heavy-duty planks of jack-wood is held together absolutely by coir knots. This framework is then coated with a caustic black resin extracted from boiled cashew kernels. Bamboo is used for the framework of the roof. The hull is a series of wooden planks, long cut and carved, tied together using coir with coconut fibers stuffed in between.