Kerala – The land of Backwaters and Houseboat rides
One of the unique features in Kerala tourism that attract visitors to the state from all over the world are the Kerala houseboat rides along the beautiful backwaters. It is a beautiful journey on water with lush vegetation and enchanting greenery surrounding your journey. It is your private time away from the hustle and bustle of the city life in the middle of a serene atmosphere and in the nature’s lap. Because of all these reasons, the popularity of house boat rides have increased rapidly and at present there are more than eight hundred houseboats in Kerala stretching across different districts and different water bodies. The number of people coming in to stay in these houseboats is rapidly soaring high.
A visit to Kerala is incomplete without a house boat ride. So if you are planning for a vacation in Kerala, reserve your stay in a houseboat in advance since it will ensure a sure spot in a houseboat. There are several offers for a houseboat reservation. You can either avail a day cruise or an overnight stay. Meals are provided within the boat. You will get authentic Kerala meals with fresh fish dishes. Additionally, there are separate dining space, bedrooms, bathrooms, overhead balconies etc. Basically, it is a floating paradise. However, there are a few things that you need to take care of while making a houseboat reservation.
First things first – while making an online reservation, always the check the reputation of the firm. Do not just go by the photo galleries but make sure that the condition of the boat is extremely good. If the firm that you are depending on lets you know the quality of the boat and the maintenance checks they undertake regularly. Your boat is not something you can take a risk on.
Another thing to be checked is the pricing of your deals. There are different deals available depending on the kind of services you are looking for. There are houseboats with single bedroom, double bedrooms and even triple bedrooms. Depending on the one you are looking are, the prices will be different. In general, house boat rides are expensive because the running costs are extremely. Right from the maintenance charges of the boat to the service charges for the crew members, the charges include everything. So if you happen to find a comparatively cheaper deal, keep in mind that the services might be different. So double ensure the services and the prices are well in your budget and only then make the final payment.