Cochin Houseboats are generally around 80 feet long and are made of wooden planks joined together using coir ropes. A single nail is not used in its making. The boat is then painted with black resin made from boiled cashew nut shells which acts as a protective coating.
Cochin, also known as Kochi, is an enchanting backwater destination in Kerala. Popularly known as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea',Cochin backwaters attract thousands of tourists all round the year.
It is also regarded as the industrial and commercial capital of Kerala. A string of picturesque and lovely islands, lagoons, small rivulets and swaying coconut palm trees make Kochi a perfect backwaters destination. Cochin is believed to be the best natural harbour in the world,with ferry rides commanding its breathtaking view. Cochin is the oldest European settlement in India. It has a history of visitors who came, saw and stayed for hundreds of years. Layered impressions - Chinese, Arab, Jewish, British, French and Portuguese, are contained within its environment The Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and Gritish have all left their mark here.
Cochin is actually a group of beautiful islands located on the crystal green Lake Vembanad, opening out into the vast Arabian Sea. Cochin provides a perfect destination to start your Kerala backwaters tour and Houseboats in Kerala.
On your Cochin backwaters tour with kerala us, you can enjoy an exciting boat cruise on the beautiful islands, lagoons and small rivulets full of swaying coconut palm trees. Half the fun of traveling to Cochin is enjoying a backwater cruise through the serene and picturesque waterways. Visit Cochin and enjoy a boat cruise on the beautiful Willington Island surrounded by beautiful backwaters of Kerala or a thrilling water cruise on Bolghatty Island can truly be an unforgettable experience on Cochin backwaters tours and houseboats in Kerala. On your Cochin backwaters tour, you can also visit the famous tourist attractions of Cochin like the Jewish Synagogue, Cochin Fort, Mattancherry Palace and St Francis Church.