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Discover The Magic Of Malabar....

  • Writer's pictureVijay Nair

Houseboat in North Kerala

If you're planning a trip to Kerala, make sure you don't miss out on cruising along its enchanting and vivacious backwaters. One of the best places to experience this is in North Kerala, where you can find mesmerizing waterways like Valiyaparamba Backwaters in Kasaragod, Kavvayi Backwaters, and many more. These backwaters are the perfect escape for any vacationer. Cruising along the serene backwaters of North Kerala is an experience that you don't want to miss. It offers you a taste of the houseboat experience and allows you to explore the vast expanse of the river. The scenic rides in clean and luxurious houseboats offer a fanciful experience for travelers. Unlike other popular cruising destinations, there is comparitively less water traffic and the water quality here is far better. The restrictions on the number of Houseboats owe itself to strict government regulations to monitor the quality of water and at the same time promote eco tourism. The waters here are tranquil with extensive channels and narrow courses encircled by palm ornate backdrops. As you cruise along, you will be struck by the peace and relaxation that the experience offers. The remodeled houseboats, known as Kettuvallams, were formerly used to transport large amounts of grains. The captain of the houseboat gently steers through the meandering backwaters, allowing you to tune into nature’s rhythm. As you pass through off-beat routes, you'll discover untouched islands and virgin villages set amidst lush greenery and coconut groves. You can choose from a variety of cruising options - Day cruise, Lunch cruise, Sunset cruise, Dinner cruise, Overnight or Day and Night cruise - across a range of beautiful houseboats. Unlike other destinations, where Houseboats are anchored together close to the land, in North Malabar, houseboats here are anchored in the middle of the river. This allows you to enjoy the mild night waves over the middle of the river during the halt, with the sea just 400 meters away. Don't forget to try the soulful taste of Malabar Cuisine, which has many vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights alike. This joyful trip will rest your mind and offer you an untarnished and uncomparable view of North Malabar. So if you're looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation, head to Kasaragod and experience the enchanting backwaters of North Kerala.

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