The Backwaters of Kumarakom have been used for centuries by local people for transportation, fishing and agriculture. Today backwater tourism can become main attraction as people flock to the Kerala backwaters after the monsoon to experience life on the kumarakom houseboats and to see some of the surrounding village life for themselves.
Kerala houseboats were used to transport fish, rice and spices but are now being changed into a floating hotels or rooms where people can enjoy a night or two out on the water.
Houseboating can be the most relaxing experience for any age, size or kind of individuals. The following are a few suggestions and ideas are the result of many years of experience, and with an intension to help make your trip more fun.
Cheepunkal Jetty, Kumarakom Kerala-686563, Idukki, Kottayam, Kerala, India