Kettuvalloms or Houseboats (Riceboats) are country boats that were used in the early days for the transport of goods from the isolated interior villages to the towns. With the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, gradually the Kettuvalloms went off the scene. Now these kettuvalloms are back again as a major tourist attraction. A ride on a Kettuvallom is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters.
A glide in a "Kettuvallam" (Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters of Alleppey is sure to rob your heart. Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either sides of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of ducks swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this unique land.
A.T.D.C is having 3 premium houseboats . Premium Houseboat is having spacious leaving area, bedroom, attached bath room , and Kitchen. 24 hour a/c is the specialty of the premium houseboats. On the boat the guest will get complimentary bear, candle light dinner, flower decoration, fruit basket etc
A.T.D.C is having 10 a/c deluxe houseboats. The deluxe houseboat is having leaving area, a/c bedroom with attached bath room and kitchen. The a/c is available during the night time only
A.T.D.C is having 2 punting traditional boats. The specialty of the houseboat is, it is moving with manpower. It is also having the leaving area , room , attached bath room and kitchen