Top 5 destinations for houseboat tour in India

India is a country which gives you different types of experiences. Whether it is witnessing the beauty of the forts and palaces or giving you a different type of spiritual experience. Houseboat experience is also there in this list. If you are a nature lover, then this experience will give you plenty of unforgettable memories. 

Houseboats are famous for short trips and also famous for overnight cruises where you can enjoy accommodation in the living room or on the balcony where you can enjoy fishing and many more things. Here in this blog, I will tell you some destinations where you can enjoy different water activities and accommodation in the houseboat. 

1. Kerala:

When there is a topic related to backwater and houseboat, the first destination name that comes to my mind is Kerala as this destination holds a very important place in the tourist’s heart. “Kettuvalam” is the name of the houseboat which is widely used in this state. It is also a famous honeymoon destination for all couples in South India. 

When you come to experience the houseboat in Kerala, you will enjoy every second which you will spend here as the tropical weather, cold wind, and greenery all around in the environment makes this experience an unforgettable one. 

The best places in Kerala for a houseboat experience are Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kumarakom, and Kovalam.

2. Goa:

If you want to enjoy any kind of water activity and also activities related to the beach, then India has a city named Goa which is offering these kinds of activities. Here you can enjoy the famous houseboat activity on the river Chapora. 

Usually, in the itineraries, the people prefer to do a day cruise activity in the backwaters and in the evening they prefer to enjoy their time while listening to the music and party on the cruise. 

During your stay in the houseboat, your route will cover traditional villages, villages of fishermen, forts, monuments, and other things.

3. Srinagar:

If you are traveling to India in Summers and want to experience the houseboat tour, then Srinagar is the best place for you as it is considered to be the summer capital of the country. 

The main attraction here is the Dal Lake where people prefer to stay in the houseboats. Also, these boats have so many luxurious facilities. Shikara is the name of the houseboats here. The utmost important tourist attraction here is the sunset cruise ride in the houseboat. 

4. Kolkata:

If you are a wildlife lover and on the other side want to enjoy the houseboat tour, then Kolkata city is there to give you numerous experiences. Sundarban is considered to be the best place for experiencing houseboat tours in Kolkata.

 One can opt for a chance to cruise through the beautiful lush green mangrove forests and witness various species of animals and birds in the Sundarban forest. The houseboats are full of facilities like Air conditioners and other luxurious items.

5. Assam:

Assam is a state in India which is considered to be a beautiful hill station in India. This state is famous for its Tea gardens as well as for the river named the Brahmaputra. In this river, you can enjoy the houseboat ride. 

The best part about choosing this place for your houseboat ride is while having a houseboat ride, you can see some dolphins and migrating birds.

Last year, I visited Kerala with my family where we accommodated at a houseboat in Alleppey, and let me tell you one thing that my experience was amazing as I enjoyed every part of it. So which destination will you choose to enjoy the houseboat tour?

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