Our Houseboats

Traditionally, the houseboat was called Kettuvallam, which means a boat made by tying together pieces of wood. Unbelievable as it may sound, not a single nail is used in the making of a Kettuvallam.  Jack wood planks are joined together with coir rope and then coated with black resin made from boiled cashew nut shells. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. These traditional country boats were used as the mode of transport in the early times from the isolated interior villages to the towns. But these boat services have been laid off with the developments taken place in the transport services in the recent past. Today these giant 80-foot long crafts have been adapted into luxuriously furnished houseboats. A Kettuvallam usually has one or two bath attached rooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising two oarsmen and a cook. Traditional lanterns are used as lights. Your holiday in this tranquil world is the comfortably furnished houseboats. Modern Houseboats are having all contemporary facilities required for modern living while experiencing the unique backwaters and farm life of people living around backwaters.

Come, check into a houseboat for a memorable cruise along the backwaters of Kerala.

Facilities of Aria Holidays House boats

Spacious living area
Bedroom with attached bath
Rooms are perfectly fit to accomodate any demands, comfortably


Contact Us

Basera, North Kulamkkel, M.O Ward, Alleppey - 688001

Tel: +91 98465 33030, +91 97454 92222
e-mail: ariaholidays@yahoo.com