Things To Do in Kuttanad 1. Cruising Through the Backwaters Kuttanad is most famous for its heavenly backwaters that break and merge into a hundred channels, thus making agriculture and tourism easy. These backwaters, flanked by the greenest patches of agriculture - rice, banana and some more are a paradise for those who prefer serenity over stereotype. The best way to experience the waterways is to hop on a houseboat cruiser and drift through the calmness, taking in all the nature around you.
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Houseboats Rates Kuttanad Houseboat Packages We have seen that Alappuzha and its sourrounding villages are blessed with its wide spreading backwater bodies. The major mode of transport was always voyage. So different types of boats can be seen here in Kuttanad backwaters and rivers. These boats ranges from Kuttanad rice brages to duckgrowers wherry. They have been sharing their joy and tears with Kuttanad backwaters for centuries.
Kuttanad rice barges had a substantial role in the history of Kerala ,particularly of Kuttanad. A rice barger is a huge cock-boat. It can carry upto tonnes of cargo. When Alappuzha was a major port, these rice bargers played a vital role in the economy of Kerala. They carried pepper,copra,timber etc….. Graduallly the importance of Alappuzha descendeed and Cochin became the major port. Roads were build throughout and the relevence of such huge boats had nochance.
Nevertheless moving cargo by these huge Alappuzha rice barges is still profitable. As military boats changed into Kuttanad luxury racing boats, so the Alappuzha rice bargers became boat houses which are used as luxurious voyage vessels. They are known as Kuttanad houseboats or Alappuzha houseboats. This one is defined for budget class travelers The Alleppey house boats are fashioned out of Artocarpus timber bot : artocarpus indicus The strong heavy wooden planks can with stand the challenges offered by Alappuzha back waters and monsoon.
Long wooden planks are connected together by means of coconut palm fibre and coir. No nails are used. The contours of the body are like the roofs of traditional Alappuzha back water homes. The decoration is with bamboo mat, coir, palymra leaves etc…….. Commercially these boat houses house boats are classified as: Quick Contact.
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Houseboats Rates Kuttanad Houseboat Packages We have seen that Alappuzha and its sourrounding villages are blessed with its wide spreading backwater bodies. The major mode of transport was always voyage. So different types of boats can be seen here in Kuttanad backwaters and rivers. These boats ranges from Kuttanad rice brages to duckgrowers wherry.
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Houseboats Rates Kuttanad Houseboats A Kuttanad Houseboats is a large vessel used in the waters of Kuttanad for tourists; ironically, it was not designed and introduced for tourists. As Kerala has a unique landscape with prosperous fresh water body, your endless mercy the almighty! It is so easy to move bulk cargo through water. To manage efficient heavy cargo moving, in olden days, huge water vessels were introduced which float royally and worth fully, through the waters of Kerala; a land fondled by raindrops. Legend: Kettu — Knot, to tie etc …..