The Magic of Houseboat Cruise awaits you

We at ‘EVM Leisure Holidays’ invite you to celebrate your honeymoon (which we like to call “getting to know each other”) in the evergreen backwaters of Kerala. From your kettuvallom (houseboat) you’ll see a different world altogether full of greenery, interconnecting canals, coconut fringed lagoons etc. If love is the only thing on your mind, Vembanad Kayal (lake) awaits you where discovering each other will be just the beginning.

Kettuvallom or Houseboats

Originally houseboats or kettuvallom were used to transport large cargos of spices, coconut, rice etc. from one place to another. However, today’s houseboats are luxury vessels where everything is laid out for your comfort and satisfaction. The floors are made of polished wood and in some, they are even covered by coir matting. Furniture is mostly made up of cane, bamboo awnings to let in the breeze and also to give you a great view. Large sun deck allows you to bask in the sunlight or gaze at the stars and moon in the night wondering at the mysteries of such a beautiful creation.

EVM AQVA Houseboats

If you decide to tango in backwaters on houseboats, all you have to do is get to Alleppy, popularly known as “The Venice of the East” for its canals and backwaters. Our Manager/in-charge will receive you at our office and help you with a smooth check-in and explain the itinerary for the cruise.

Cruise Crew

Your cruise will be manned by our well-trained crew comprising of two boatmen and a personnel Chef who will make delicious food as you may wish. The boatmen take turns to steer the craft or man the small-outboard engine at the back of the craft. Needless to say, your safety is our priority thus all safety measures are taken to ensure your trip to be the safest and the most memorable one. Your journey will take you around the Lake Vembanad and adjacent backwaters. You will sail along the spice coast watching fishermen netting their catch using centuries-old methods, past tree-fringed lagoons where time stands still. And when the sun sets, retreat to the comfort of your spacious air-conditioned rooms. You will be pleasantly surprised to discover even your bathroom with all modern amenities.