$200 per night
$200 per night
Tharavadu Houseboats, Kumarakom, India

Tharavadu Houseboats

Kumarakom, India - Eco Trails Kerala, Tharavadu Heritage Home

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Traditionally, the houseboats were called Kettuvallams, which means a boat made by trying together pieces of wood. Unbelievable as it may sound, not a single nail is used in the making of a Kettuvallam. Jack wood planks are joined together with coir rope and then coated with black resin made from boiled cashew nuts shells.

The Backwaters of Kerala is unique and is found nowhere else in the world. Backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. The backwaters of Kerala are a self supporting eco-system teeming with life. The canals connect the villages together and are still used for local transport. Over 900 km of this labyrinthine water world is navigable

The most exciting aspect of Kuttanadu is the Kettuvallam (traditional Houseboat) which has become the most popular tourism product in India today. In a land as water bound as Kerala it wouldn't be an unusual sight, but for a visitor to God's Own Country a houseboat gliding along the vast green expanse of the backwaters is the most amazing spectacle in the world. Even more enchanting is a holiday in the houseboats of Kerala.

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The space
  • Property type: Other
  • Guest units: 2
  • Year built: 2004
  • Renovated: 2006
Other accommodations

Lowest price available: $200

Double Room (2 Beds)
  • Check-in: noon
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Other amenities

It contains well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare delicious Kerala food. Two boats-men and an expert cook will retinue your trip , for making your trip more comfortable, we have provided modern facilities like electric lights, fans, European style bathroom and showers etc in the boat.

Airport pickup All inclusive plan Bicycle rental Boat rental Breakfast included Car rental Currency exchange Express checkout Free local phonecalls Linen included Meal plans Newspapers/magazines Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pets allowed Religious group assistance Religious services on site Room service Smoking permitted Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance

Room amenities

15 ' x 15 ' size Bed Rooms Attached Bathrooms

Backpacker facilities Internet access Private bathroom Television VCR/DVD Wake-up calls


Backwater Village Area - Kuttanadu is the one rare places in the world where farming is done below sea level (1. 5 -2 meters below sea level). Inland waterways that flow above the land level is an amazing feature of this land. Kuttanad lies in heart of the backwaters of Kerala. This beautiful countryside with its waterways also is rich in crops like rice, banana, Cassava and yam.

Points of interest
  • Bacakwaters
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Alleppy
  • Kumarakom
  • Kottayam

Price details

$200 per night

Special Rate on High peak days

Taxes: 4.80%
Prices shown here are without tax. Tax will be added to your final payment.

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Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Payment to be made before the Houseboat Cruise. Any cancellation to be done atleast one week before the cruise.

Location - Other

Eco Trails Kerala, Tharavadu Heritage Home
Kerala (State of Kerala)
India  686563

How to get there

By Air: va Cochin International Airport (75 KMs)
By Rail: via Kottayam (16 kilometres)
By Boat: From Muhamma (near Alappuzha ) to Kumarakom Jetty (7 KMs).
By Road: Buses and taxis are easily available at all times of the day from Kottayam & Cochin

Nearest airport: Cochin - Nedumbasserry International AIrport