Top 8 Houseboat Destinations of Incredible India

Kerala is the most famous destination for Backwaters Houseboats in Incredible India, There are more states have started the Houseboats such as Houseboat service started for Chilika lake tourists in Odisha,House Boat Services in Chennai Tamil Nadu, Houseboat service  will be starts in Madhya Pradesh and House Boat in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

1. Backwaters Houseboat, Kerala


Kettuvallam is the name of house boat used in Kerala, These traditional kettuvallam Houseboats are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. The house boats have all the amenities cosy living rooms,kitchen and balcony for angling. Alappuzha,Kollam and Kumarakom are the citadel of house boats in Kerala, mostly in Vembanad Lake and Ashtamudi Lake.

  • Alleppey Houseboats – Backwaters
  • Kollam Houseboats – Ashtamudi Lake
  • Kumarakom Houseboats – Vembanad Lake

2. Dal Lake Houseboat, Srinagar


Dal Lake in Srinagar offers the traditional houseboats with Kashmiri style rooms and spacious suite. These traditional houseboat on Dal Lake are the major attractions of Srinagar.

3. Houseboat Cruise, Goa

Houseboat cruise at Chapora river and House Boat in Mandovi river offers the most memorable experience of Goa. River backwaters,sunset in the Arabian Sea and Goan beaches are the most romantic option.

4. Udupi Houseboat, Karnataka


House Boat at Udupi, introduced at Swarna river is the first and only backwater property in coastal Karnataka. The Kerala style traditional houseboats have all modern amenities and safety requirements.

5. Chunnambar Houseboat, Pondicherry

Chunnambar is famous for its Backwater and Chunnambar Boat House is the finest houseboats in the union territory of Pondicherry. The houseboat comprises two decks,French style rooms and traditional Tamil style food.

6. Konaseema Houseboat, Andhra Pradesh


Konaseema is surrounded by the Godavari river and Bay of Bengal. Dindi House Boats in the delta of Godavari is the youngest Houseboat destination in India and one of the Houseboats in Andhra Pradesh.

7. Tarkarli Houseboat, Maharashtra


MTDC has introduced Houseboat facility at Backwaters of Tarkarli in Konkan region of Maharashtra. Houseboats have named as Hiranyakeshi, Savitri,Sindhukany and Karli to explore scenic beauty of Backwaters at Tarkarli on Karli river between Tarkarli and Kudal.Image source-

8. Sundarban Houseboat, Kolkata


Sundarban is the most beautiful natural region in India and also the world’s largest Mangroove forest. Recenlty luxury air conditioned houseboats service have been introduced in Sundarban which is also the World’s first wildlife safari in a houseboat of Incredible India. Image –

8 Tourist Cruise Circuits Along National Waterways NW-1 and NW-2

The Ministry of Tourism has identified 8 Tourist Cruise Circuits along National Waterway NW-1 (River Ganga) and National Waterway NW-2 (River Brahmaputra).

National Waterway 1 -River Ganga

  • Allahabad Circuit
  • Varanasi Circuit
  • Patna Circuit
  • Bhagalpur Circuit
  • Kolkata Circuit

Major religious attractions and places along river Ganga include Kumbh Mela at Triveni,Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple of Varanasi,Ghats of Varanasi,Patna city attractions,Sultanganj,Deoghar and Ganga Sagar.

National Waterway 2 -River Brahmaputra

  • Guwahati Circuit
  • Tezpur Circuit
  • Neamati Circuit

The most popular tourist attractions along Brahmaputra river in Assam include Kamakhya Temple,Navagraha Temple,HayagribaMadhaba,Bhuvaneswari Temple,BishwanathGhat,
Sivasagar and Majuli Island.

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