My travel story to Venice of the East: A night stay in Houseboat
I was never aware of what a houseboat is, neither I ever imagined to enjoy the legacy of staying in a Houseboat. I owe this completely to my Indian friend. It is because of him I had a great travel experience to Venice of the East. This is my My travel story to Venice of the East and about a night stay in Houseboat. As I always mention, there are so many beautiful places around the world to tour and travel. Unless you stretch yourself and visit all of these places, they remain unknown to you. Far in the eastern part of the Indian state of Kerala, there is a small village called Alleppey. This place is popular for beaches and tranquil backwaters. However, the main attraction lies in this region are the Houseboats. When I visited this place, it reminded me about Venice. As the grand canal divided the city, likewise the backwaters also divided the entire landscape into two parts. On the backwater sails the Houseboat to give you the most luxurious and pleasurable experience you ever had amidst nature. You can also stay in the Houseboat and have the most romantic experience. I never missed that opportunity either. Today I am unlocking from my travel memories about that breathtaking experience.
Let’s get started…
What is so special about a houseboat?
You must be wondering by now thinking what is so special about a houseboat. I was also getting similar thoughts. As I reached the destination and enjoy cruising on the Houseboat, I realised it as one of the finest experience I had in my life. Houseboats are special types of boats offering all kinds of facilities for staying like a normal hotel room. In other words, Houseboats are like floating hotels with all amenities. These are traditional boats made with wooden thatched roofs. Every houseboat comes with a deck where you can sit and enjoy brilliant sunset and the cold breeze. There are various categories of Houseboat from Private, Deluxe to luxury. Your experience varies with the category of boat you choose. Houseboats have a private kitchen to serve you the freshly cooked authentic food. Some boats even have options to enjoy freshly grilled food.
Night Stay in Houseboat: What all I did?
I booked a private houseboat as I want to enjoy the tranquil nature in absolute privacy. It was around 9 am in the morning when the boat left the dock. I really don’t have words to describe the surrounding greenery as it was holding my breath. This is my My travel story to Venice of the East and about a night stay in Houseboat. As the boat started sailing on the tranquil backwaters, the cold breeze started kissing me. It was the most pleasurable moment I ever enjoyed. I am quick on my camera to capture some stunning pictures of the surrounding greenery.
By evening our boat captain stopped the boat near a viewpoint to enjoy the stunning sunset. I enjoyed watching the setting sun, colourful hues of the dusk and the beautiful sky full of stars as it was dark. Soon, I felt hungry as I was getting a gorgeous aroma of food getting grilled. It was a big fish, the fresh catch of the day. Water is oozing out from my mouth as I remember the taste while I am writing this post. The boat kept moving at its slow pace and I enjoyed the beauty of nature. Soon, I fell asleep and woke up when sunlight kissed my face. I enjoyed a gorgeous breakfast and big good-bye to our boat captain. This was such a pleasurable experience that I can never forget in my entire life.