Most of the houseboats plying the Kerala backwaters area based on the traditional Kettuvallams or rice barges. The Discovery Houseboat (one of the Malabar Escapes) is refreshingly different with a contemporary design.
Your own exclusive boat
The accommodation comprises a double bedroom (with dressing room and bathroom) and sitting/dining room that may be converted to a second (twin) bedroom. On top there is a large sitting area; sun deck and covered section where meals may be taken. The boat was designed to be as ‘green’ as possible to prevent contamination of the fragile ecosystems of the backwaters. Cruises of two or three nights are offered.