Welcome to backwatertrip.com, a houseboat service that takes you on a cruise through the temptingly serene backwaters of Kerala. Our cruises include an array of premium, deluxe and luxury houseboats to cater the diverse standards of comfort and leisure. We offer both daylong trips and overnight stay. Step into the houseboat, relax, soak in the sights, enjoy the experience, and allow us to serve you well. Our staff will treat you to delicious local food, natural refreshers, traditional lunch spread with prawns and other seafood. Cool off the afternoon with a nap in the comfortable room and wake up to the aroma of hot snacks, again a flavour of local delights. The houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving, exotic barges used for leisure trips. They are a reworked model of Kettuvallams (in the Malayalam language, Kettu means "tied with ropes", and vallam means "boat"), which, in earlier times, were used to carry rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. Kerala houseboats were considered a convenient means of transportation. The popularity of Kettuvallams has returned in the function as major tourist attractions. Such a houseboat is about 60 to 70 feet (18 to 21 m) long and about 15 feet (4.6 m) wide at the middle. The hull is made of wooden planks that are held together by ropes of coconut fiber; the usual wood is 'Anjili'. The roof is made of bamboo poles and palm leaves. The exterior of the boat is painted with protective coats of cashew nut oil. BackwaterTrip Pvt Ltd started operations in 2007 and continues to be the best choosen house boat in Alleppey. BackwaterTrip is listed in various travel websites for convenience of travellers world wide.