Luxury Kerala Houseboats
Our Luxury Kerala Houseboats are the most luxurious boats in our fleet. We took the 800 houseboats of Kerala, created a set of criteria and checked the boats against the criteria... and at the end of the process we have listed 11-15 houseboats or Kettuvallom as we call them in Kerala as genuine "luxury". Here they are: take a browse through and see what takes your fancy and then submit an enquiry to us your dates and let's see what we can do. If we cannot accommodate you on the boat of your choice, we will tell you and then suggest other boats that are available and we will provide links so that you can inspect them for yourself.
Our Luxury Kerala Houseboats
If you have been exploring all the different house boat websites, there's a good chance you're pulling your hair out in the confusion. That's because you will see houseboats branded in a variety of different ways which is a reflection of the unscrupulous nature of many of the house boat operators. They know you want something Deluxe and so they will describe anything that floats as a deluxe AC and then they will quote you any price sufficient to snap you up.
We spend a lot of time researching the different boats that we use and we deploy a battery of tests to help us delimit whether houseboat is luxury or not. It is not a science but more of a craft that considers not merely the physical characteristics of the craft but also the attitude and passions of the owners. We look for houseboats in beautiful condition, but have a certain "je ne sais quoi" about them and where the cruise understand and have been trained in the concept of service. There are a lot of nice boats that we reject even though the owners call them by the luxury, deluxe or premium: we choose not to use them simply because we think that you probably won't like them.
We consider ourselves competitive in price, but we are not going to cut our arm off to make a sale. Experience has taught us that the operators have lots of clever tricks to save themselves money in the event of making a low-priced sale and we have decided that we don't want to play those games. The classic technique is to shorten the length of the cruise and thereby reduce the costs of fuel which is the single biggest direct cost associated with the boat.
Though on the higher end, one is assured of a lavish cruise in these majestic houseboats on the placid Kerala backwaters. With their plush interiors, tasteful designs, huge lounge and spacious rooms, a cruise in the luxury Kerala houseboat ensures a wonderful trip. The lounge and bedrooms usually have a wooden ceiling that adds up to its ambience. Furnished with the choicest linen and luxurious double beds, these houseboats could well be termed as the last word in comfort.
Each bedroom room in the Luxury A/c Houseboat will have all the modern conveniences including dressing mirror and wardrobe. The attached bathrooms are fitted with state of the art fittings and amenities to cater to the standards of international tourists. The bedrooms also have glass windows that extend down to ensure the guests an uninterrupted view of the backwaters even while lying on the bed. These houseboats are air-conditioned and have quieter engines, prerequisites for a better sleep and overnight stay. Lifesavers and safety jackets are available on board. The kitchenette at the back end of the boat is replete with all modern equipments including a fridge. The guests are free to use the kitchen for themselves if they choose.
The Luxury houseboat is best for large groups, where the guests can lazily stretch themselves watching the sun or indulge in a book or catch up with music. Our guests prefer it for the state-of-the art facility and immense quality. What you are going to enjoy is the feeling of being in the midst of all the comforts, though you are disconnected from the city.