Houseboats are common feature and a great way of enjoying pristine scenery and beauty of the lakes and backwaters of two of India’s most beautiful states – Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir.
What are HouseBoats?
Houseboats are boats designed primarily as home made of wood and with roofs made of bamboos & palm leaves in Kerala. In India, these boats are designed and furnished with tourism in mind. Houseboats have a great lure for those visiting these beautiful places amidst lakes all around. The houseboats have features and convenience ranging from a luxury hotel to low-budget accomodations.
Houseboats in India have great service that is associated with the stay with a “houseboy” and free meals being part and parcel of most.
Houseboats in Kerala
In Kerala, the houseboats are a great way of enjoying pristine backwaters and the stillness of water with beauty all around. Houseboats in Kerala are slow moving with great personalised service.
Houseboats in Jammu and Kashmir
Houseboats are common in J&K as well. However, houseboats here are generally stationary as compared to the ones in Kerala. Dal Lake is a great place to stay in a houseboat in Jammu and Kashmir.
Featured Photo: India – Kerala – 010 – some houseboats are floating palaces by mckaysavage