Enjoy Houseboat Tour in Kochi Backwaters
Cochin, which is popularly known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”, is an enchanting backwater destination in Kerala. The famous trading center of South India and one of the finest natural harbors in the world, Cochin or Kochi is actually a cluster of wonderful islands on the Vembanat Lake that opens out into the vast Arabian Sea. As Cochin is a perfect destination to begin backwater tour, you can see many backwater cruises begin or end at Cohin.
Several houseboats and other boats conduct services from Kochi harbor to the major destinations like Willington Island, Mattancherry Palace, The Jewish Synagogue, Fort Kochi and Bolgatty Island. There are also 3 hour backwater village cruises that include visits to coconut plantations and coir villages. There are several houseboat companies in Kochi that offer everything from standard to deluxe boats. The rate of houseboats may vary depending on the age, design, hygiene, crew and the ambience. You can choose one among the many houseboat tour packages from one day to two nights and three nights cruises offered by these companies.
The houseboats are designed for maximum comfort and luxury of the cruise and overnight stay. As they are constructed with materials like Arecanut trees, bamboo mat and coir, they give an eco-friendly atmosphere to the tourists. The luxurious canopy on the desk has a lavishly designed interior that includes gorgeous furniture, bedding, hardwood floors, a fully equipped kitchen and an en suite bathroom with all modern facilities.
The tourists also get excellent services in these houseboats. The personal chef prepare on board cuisine that include wonderfully cooked local cuisine like white prawns, crabs, pearl spotted fish and mussels etc. The packages include all meals like breakfast, lunch, evening tea or coffee with snacks and dinner. Some houseboat companies also provide traditional Kerala ayurvedic treatments including massages, Dhara and spa treatments to the tourists. You can also customize the trip that fit your individual travel dates and any particular requirements you may have. The houseboat companies prepare a customized itinerary with a choice of 3 star, 4 star, 5 star and deluxe facilities for you.
Cochin backwaters are the best place for those who want to feel the magic and the energy of nature inside themselves. You can see many birds lurking in hidden corners among the dense growth trees on the shores. The entrance to the harbour is marked by gigantic Chinese fishing nets attached to the bamboo poles and a massive teak block, which gives a magnificent silhouette sight of the boat and it's surroundings against the setting sun. Houseboat cruising opens you a chance to explore the purified world in the land of trees with swaying rice patties, lush coconut canopies, local villages and quiet beaches.
A houseboat cruising on the beautiful islands, lagoons and small rivulets full of swaying coconut palm trees will definitely be an ever memorable moment in your life. The life that goes on at a slow pace in the shores of the backwater make you a feel that time actually stops over here to enjoy the beauty of this magical place. There is no doubt that half the fun of Kochi tour is a backwater cruising through the serene and picturesque waterways. It is sure that you are anxious to visit and watch this pristine beauty of Kochi backwater. Don't let this amazing experience be just a dream, book a houseboat cruise now, get ticket to next flight to Kerala, pack your luggage and come here to experience life in its pure form.