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   Coco House Boats KeralaAbout the Backwater Cruise and Tips
Coco House Boats operates romantic backwater cruises since 2000 having one bedroom houseboats, two bedroom houseboats, three bedroom houseboats, family house boats and also offers various backwater tour packages.
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About the Backwater houseboat Cruise tours and Tips
Kerala is a 365-day tourist destination, thanks to its widespread channel of backwaters, golden beaches and breathtaking landscapes. The perfect way to enjoy the backwater world is through a number of Kerala backwater cruises that take you on a memorable trip on board traditional houseboats called “Kettuvallams”. Built from jackfruit tree wood, these boats are tied together with numerous coir ropes and a waterproof coating made from boiled cashew nut shells protects it in water.
Interestingly, not even a single nail is used to build the boat! Now the modern boats are copper nails with modern facilities with high standard. These Kettuvallams have been artistically revised into luxury houseboats for tourists from the world over and Coco Houseboats Cruises in Kerala attempt to give you a unique glimpse of this backwater destination.
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The accommodation at these luxury houseboats in Kerala is simply out of the ordinary. Tastefully furnished lavish bedrooms, spacious bathrooms with 24-hour hot/cold water and other luxurious accessories, large sitting area, fully equipped kitchen and dining hall serving the choicest traditional Kerala cuisine, efficient conference facilities, emergency and safety provisions, mobile connectivity, trained and hospitable staff and large parking area are some of the major features of Coco Houseboat Cruises in Kerala, India.
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On a backwater cruise on a country boat, you not only get to face the backwater life of Kerala, but you can also enjoy invigorating massages provided to you in the boat house to make you feel really rejuvenated and relaxed after a round in the country boat. In addition to backwaters, while on your Kerala trip you get to see glistening brooks cascading down to the coastal plains of Kerala to laze through stretches of paddy fields, coconut trees and thus feed the famous backwaters and lakes of Kerala.

Kerala backwater cruises complete the tour to southern Kerala. Kerala backwaters take you through the winding waterways of God’s Own Country, unveiling the colourful culture and customs of remote Kerala. The coastline of Kerala is dotted with these delightful backwater destinations.
Unforgettable backwater experience in ‘God’s own country’ Kerala, come and stay at Coco Houseboats Cruise tours that offer a perfect blend of tradition with modern-day luxury. Ideally catering to the discerning stay needs of millions of tourists, these luxury cruises are a beautiful home away from home. Enjoy the mystic sights and sounds of Kerala backwaters aboard your floating villa with Coco Houseboat Cruises.
The major backwater stretch is in Alleppey district, where a network of rivers and canals empty into the great expanse of water called Vembanad Lake .Kumarakom 16 km from Kottayam town (District), Vembanad Lake, an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourism destination, provides boating, fishing and sight seeing opportunities that are truly memorable.
Moreover, the Coco houseboats also strictly adhere to the eco-friendly norms so as to keep the unparalleled beauty of the backwaters intact. Solar power is used in all the boats and particular care is taken to properly dispose off all the garbage on the land/disposal. The toilets at the houseboat too follow biodegradable system and minimal use of plastic is made and silent generator for Air Condition rooms.
So, for a memorable experience of Kerala backwaters, sail on Coco Houseboats. You can avail any of these packages and enjoy a stay steeped in sheer luxury.
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Backwater tours/cruises in Kerala
 
Backwater tour/cruise in Kerala is a great way of spending your holidays in the state. The splendid sunsets, the waxing moonlights, the shoals of ducks, the pulsating palms and the wonderful waves beckon the tourist to take a dream trip down the backwater destinations in kaleidoscopic Kerala.

Some of the common backwater routes

Alleppey / Alappuzha Round

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Major attraction of Backwater cruise is Alappuzha Round trip or Kuttanad is ideal for a house boat cruise This core backwater area is rich in natural beauty with enchanting greenery all around the backwaters, as either side of the river edges the gentle surfing of the coconut palms. You can the mirror still images of gods own country and the tree branches bending precariously over the water before they shoot skywards is mesmerizing and a sight to be hold.

The major attraction in the area is Kuttanadu Paddy Field which the farming is below sea level. 11th centaury Lord Buddha Stature 'Karumadikuttan'is also near Alleppey.,this cruise you can enjoy the real village life and scenic beauty. No crocodiles or any dangerous precious are there in the Lake or canals. Alappuzha is the also called 'Venice of East'. The night halt is in the lake and you are safe from mosquitoes and pollution.
 

Alleppey to Kottayam / Kottayam to Alleppey

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Kottayam has a vast network of rivers, backwaters, ancient religious places, and hillstations. Some of the noted tourist places here is: Vembanad Lake has a great expanse of water which is a part of the interconnected Kerala Backwaters that run virtually the length of the state. Vembanad Lake is 83.72 km in length and 14.48 km in width. Traditional cargo boats called Kettuvallams are modified into luxurious cruise boats and house boats. These boats gracefully move around the back waters, providing facilities to tourist to enjoy the beauty of the Vembanad Lake in a relaxed pace. Pathiramanal (the midnight sands) is located in the Vembanad Lake is a small beautiful island. This island is accessible only by boat.

Kumarakom, located on the Coast of Vembanad Lake, is a beautiful village stocked with divine mangroves and coconut groves, lush green paddy fields, gushing waters snaking through the dense forests. Kumarakom bird sanctuary is home to migratory birds like the Siberian stork, Egret, Darter, Heron and Teal. Local birds like the Water Fowl, Cuckoo, Owl and Water Hen and other common varieties like the Woodpecker, Sky Lark, Crane and Parrots can also be spotted here. 91 species of local and 50 species of migratory birds are found here. The best time to watch local birds is June-August and the best time for migratory birds is November-February.
 

Kumarakom Round

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Kumarakom is famous for its bird sanctuary and one of the finest backwaters next to Alleppey. 2 hrs by cruise from Alleppey, you can reach Kumarakom. Almost same type of backwater area can be enjoyed in Kumarakom. Many luxury Resorts are in the bank of Vembanad Lake at Kumarakom. Major attractions in this area are Villages and resorts can be watched on the cruise, this quite area is ideal for longer stays. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a ornithologists paradise. Pathiramanal is another attraction near Kumarakom,.
 

Alleppey to Kumarakom / Kumarakom to Alleppey

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This is a combination of cruises around Alleppey and Kumarakom. You can enjoy the maximum in this trip, cruises around the villages, farm fields, Resorts and Bird sanctuary and other places of interest are included. You can explore Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala at Alleppey and Kumarakom in a single backwater houseboat cruise.
 

Alleppey to Alumkadavu / Alumkadavu to Alleppey

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The eight hour trip between Kollam and Alappuzha is the longest backwater cruise in Kerala. In this trip the entire backwater area is covered but the leisure time is less. Half the way will be finished on day are and the second day reaches Kollam. The entry to house boats is restricted to some areas because of no sufficient space for canals. Alumkadavu is the destination near Kollam (21 kms). This one way backwater cruise's major attractions are paddy fields coir village, Karimadikuttan, Kumarakodi, Matha Amrithamanadha Mayi Ashram at Vallikavu. The same trip can be hired for 2 days and 2 Nights as well, and then you can enjoy atmost.
 

Alleppey to Kollam / Kollam to Alleppey






The eight hour trip between Kollam and Alappuzha is the longest backwater cruise in Kerala. In this trip the entire backwater area is covered but the leisure time is less. Half the way will be finished on day are and the second day reaches Kollam. The entry to house boats is restricted to some areas because of no sufficient space for canals. Alumkadavu is the destination near Kollam (21 kms). This one way backwater cruise's major attractions are paddy fields coir village, Karimadikuttan, Kumarakodi, Matha Amrithamanadha Mayi Ashram at Vallikavu. The same trip can be hired for 2 days and 2 Nights as well, and then you can enjoy atmost.
 

Alleppey to Kochi /Cochin / Kochi to Alleppey

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You can also have the house boat cruise from Alleppey to Kochi. On the way, the places of interest are paddy fields, Pathiramanal, Kumarakom bird sanctuary and villages. The Kochi Destination is Eda kochi (12 Km.) One the way there is a bund which differentiate the sea water and lake water. This one day and night trip can enjoy both the village life and city life. A bit boring route can't enjoy the scenic beauty of backwaters in full. Because the route is the middle of the Vembanad Lake.
 

Cruise does and don’t
• Temples : Some temples do not permit entry of non- Hindus
• Month of March , April & May book your boat as Air condition.
• Air condition on rooms will be produced only during night (8 pm -7 am)
• Avoid plastic bottles and covers through into the backwater, use dust bin
• Banks : Banks are open for transaction from 1000 – 1530 hrs except Saturdays
• 3 Crew members will be sailing with you. If Guide you will get more informations
• Money : There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that visitors can bring
• Please always use dustbin, don’t throw Sanitary Napkins& Condoms into the toilet
• Emergency numbers : Police control room: 100; Fire Station: 101; Ambulance: 101
• Try to avoid the touts and brokers of shop keeper’s advice, call directly and clear the doubts
• Try to wear cotton light dress on cruise; it can avoid humidity on summer time. (March, April, May)
• Evening Oil body massage will rejuvenate your body; you will get facility from the backwater village
• While traveling on Highways contact no: 9846100100, While traveling in Trains contact no: 9846200100
• Kerala style dress stitching can be made on some homes near backwater, evening you can order stitching
• Since Kerala’s climate is largely tropical, carry loose fitting cottons clothes, sunglasses and sun block lotions
• The police are contactable by dialing 100 and the fire & rescue team and ambulance services respond to 101
• Credit Cards : Main hotels, restaurants, main houseboat operators and shopping centers honour major credit cards
• Carry some pens / Chocolates with you for supplying to the backwater village children’s, if you can, don't give any money
• Water : Tap water is purified and quite safe to drink. It is not advisable to drink water from slow moving streams, lakes and dams Bottle water is also available.
• Houseboat foods are preparing in the Kerala style, so you should be order to the chef about your requirements. (Spices or Less Spice)
• Don't wear bikini types of dress where traveling to backwater villages, when visiting inside Hindu, church places of worship avoid footwear