Traditionally, the houseboat was called kettuvallom, which means a boat made by tying together pieces of wood. Incredible may sound, not a single nail is used in the making of a kettuvallom.
Jack wood planks are joined together with coir rope and then coated with black resin made from boiled cashew nut shells. Today, these giant 80 foot long crafts have been adapted into luxuriously furnished houseboats. A kettuvallom usually has one, two or three bath attached bedrooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising oarsmen, a cook and guide.
Each houseboat is of excellent construction and luxurious furnishing, with exquisite flooring, hull and valavara (canopy). They are in top cruising worthy condition.
Houseboat is provided with a sun deck, spacious living / dining area (200 sq. ft.), one, two and three bedrooms (varying from 100 sq. ft.- 130 sq. ft.), separate toilets for the crew, spacious passage and a neat, classy kitchen (75 sq. ft.).
Adequate numbers of buoys are provided and so are fire buckets.
- Solid wastes and sewage are not directly discharged into the water, bio-chemical alternatives are provided and for energy requirements solar power is used.
- Wherever possible environment-friendly practices are put to use and plastics are strictly not used.
- Locally available palm trees, areca nut trees, bamboos and other ethnic materials are used for the boat construction. Also local communities are encouraged to actively involve themselves in this venture.
- The services of professional cooks are available on the boat. And the fixed menu offered is excellent and exotic.
- Excellent reading materials can also be accessed.
All materials used onboard are eco-friendly, from the Solar Power energy system to the decor. Skillfully equipped with every safety and luxury amenities. We are working hard to ensure that the highest standards are maintained onboard. Making your time with us, enchanting in every way.