Long wooden planks form the hull of the houseboat. The cutting of the planks is done by experienced carpenters who leash the planks together with coconut coir’s and fill thefibers in between for a tight fit of these planks. In the earlier days long bamboo poles were used by two men to steer the boat. The shallow areas were propelled with the help of these long bamboo punts.
The Ketuvellam carries a foot rest aside of the boat mostly used by the main oarsman and his assistant controller. The rowing process is mostly along with a rhythmical chant and songs sung in traditional manner. In the inside of the boat a sand filled box and bricks would facilitate the cooking process in the lower berth.
The upper berth would comprise of storage space to store the edibles and fuel items. And of course the uppermost berth has a lot of ventilation and fresh air which also serves as the setting or sleeping area on the boat. Often when the cargo is unloaded the lower racks can be used for sleeping too
2 Bedroom A/c houseboat Alleppey round ( Cost for 4 people)
|Off Season||A/c Hosueboat||A/c Premium Hosueboat|
|16th June to 14 August||Rs. 11000||Rs. 15000|
|Season||A/c Hosueboat||A/c Premium Hosueboat|
|11 th January to 15th June
15th August to 19th December
|Rs. 12500||Rs. 20000|
|Peak Season||A/c Hosueboat||A/c Premium Hosueboat|
|20th December to 10th January||Rs. 22500||Rs. 27500|
|Festival Seasons||A/c Hosueboat||A/c Premium Hosueboat|
|Diwali, Pooja, Pongal, Onam,Nehru trophy Boat Race (August Second Saturday)||Rs. 22500||Rs. 27500|
|Extra Person deluxe boat||Rs. 1000 Extra|
|Extra Person Premium boat||Rs. 1500 Extra|
|Kumarakom Round||Rs. 1500 Extra|
|Alleppey to Kumarakom||Rs. 1500 Extra|
|Kumarakom to Alleppey||Rs. 1500 Extra|
2 Bedroom houseboat Cost Includes:
2 Bedroom houseboat Timings:
2 Bedroom houseboat Food :
2 Bedroom houseboat Menu:
Welcome drinks : Tender Coconut Water
Breakfast: Bread+ butter + Jam + Omelet & Tea /Coffee or
South Indian food items like Dosa, Idly with Sambar and Chutney & Tea /Coffee.
Lunch : Traditional Kerala food Includes , Rice, Sambar, Vegetable, fish fry, Papad & Fruits
Evening Tea & Snacks : Tea with Banana fry or other North Indian snack items
Dinner : Chappathy, Rice Dal, Chicken curry & vegetables.
Drinking water : Bottled mineral water is used as drinking water( limited)