Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The New Attraction

HOUSE BOATS


House Boats are the latest attraction of Alleppey. Here House Boats are not the one which you see in Kashmir in India. Here the old Kettu Vallams(Commercial Boats - operated with Human Effort)are converted into House Boats. These Boats actually have all the amenities of a House. Usually these boats are about 70feets long and 15feets wide. These boats are made out of wood tied together with coir and similar natural materials. The amenities include, bed rooms, balcony, kitchen, toilet...etc. You will have either a cruise through the backwaters or have a stay in the boat, while it travels through the picturesque backwaters of Alleppey. The tariffs are usually in the range of Rupees 5000 - 25000. With a hike of about 30% during peak season.

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