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Whispering Waves Houseboats

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  • According to Conde Nast ( CN ) Traveler, a US- based luxury and lifestyle travel magazine, houseboat cruising in Kerala is one of the 15 "amazing" things to do over the water. Staying on a houseboat has been ranked fourteen in the list of epic things to do on water which includes serving of traditional food and all applicable taxes.

    " There is a reason God's Own Country is called that,and you will understand why when you spend some time on a houseboat on the stunning backwater", reads the write-up published on CN Traveler's web site . It goes on saying that Alleppey ( Alappuzha ) and Kumarakom are both great destinations to see the area's beautiful palm-lined lagoons, mangrove forests, birds and rice fields.

    It elaborates on the rustic settlement in Kerala centered around Kettuvallams , modern amenities in the houseboats,delicious Kerala cuisine and over night stay on the tranquil waters.

    Despite the fact that houseboats overnight stays are bit more expensive compared to stays in hill stations, wild life , beaches , demand for backwater entertainment has been increasing on a steady speed on 35 to 40 % more during every festival & tourism period.

    Being a well organized sector , houseboats owners and associations are offering economical packages like a day trip of 5 hours cruise in the houseboat by serving with traditionally cooked ethnic lunch , tea / coffee / snacks.

    Undoubtedly, Amazing . Experience !
  • HOUSEBOATS CELEBRATING SILVER JUBILEE
    Launched 25 years ago, houseboats turned Kerala into one of the world's most-sought-after tourist destinations.
    City dwellers on board are captivated by the serenity of the palm-fringed countryside. The cruise offers them rare sights and sounds of fishermen criss - crossing on country boats, farmers working in paddy fields,men loading sacks of rice on to ferries, country boats plying with drinking water.
    Ksenia Chandler Taylo, an advocate from Melbourne in Australia, is a regular visitor to Kerala's backwaters and she religiously travels down to Alleppey & Kumarakom every year for a houseboat cruise." This kind of adventure is never offered anywhere else in the world.It is a combination of tropical nature with the relaxation of being on a houseboat and taken care of completely". she gushes.
  • KERALA VOTED COUNTRY'S BEST HONEYMOON SPOT
    KERALA VOTED COUNTRY'S BEST HONEYMOON SPOT , NOV. 19 2016 TOI News AWARD BASED ON RESULTS ON AN ONLINE POLL
    Best honeymoon destination in the country based on results of readers poll conducted by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia has been awarded to Kerala.
    The award reaffirms Kerala's reputation as the top destination for newlyweds in India.
    From the mist-shrouded Western Ghats to the extended coastline and the network of lagoons, estuaries, lakes, rivers, canals,houseboats, the romantic getaways on offer in Kerala are as unique as they are exotic.
    The quiet, unhurried pace of life adds to Kerala's allure !!!
    This is a significant award for Kerala since it is based on visitor's assessment of the on-the-ground-situation at destinations across the state.

 

  • Trade Mark Registration Certificate
    Government of India Trade Mark Registration Certificate has been sanctioned to Whispering Waves. Our registration sanction to us are for deluxe houseboats, conduction of backwater cruises, boat rentals, vehicle rentals, package tour operation
  • 2016- 2017 season
    Thanks to the weather Gods !! Tourist season started with a promising note . As a matter of fact , we have experienced heavy rush of domestic tourists for the just concluded NAV RATRI holidays. Trend will continue as same from October end till November end as DEEPAVALI HOLIDAYS are just around corner. Positive scenario being speculated for December 2016 & January 2017 too with peak season bookings pouring in !!!
  • Responsible Tourism ( RT) for sustainable development
    While take pride as torch bearer for responsible tourism initiative , we have initiated various seminars, work shops and group discussion towards same, focusing to inculcate the very idea of sustainable development concept to the local inmates along destination promotion, side by side.
  • Alleppey
    The state's houseboat hub continue to face difficulties and teething problems regards to insufficient parking area for vehicle and docking yards for houseboats.
  • Fake agents ( dalals ) ruling the roost
    Sincere notice to those who wish to book a houseboat :- please do not get victimized . Beware of fake middlemen !! Re-confirm that your booking will be catered through a genuine operator.
  • Canal Tourism Promotion - KUMARAKOM
    Also known as village backwater tourism. KUMARAKOM , the sleepy village hamlet on the east shore of Vembanad Lake has been selected to promote the Canal Tourism.
  • Houseboats with Upper Deck
    Licencing authorities continue to de-sanction permits for operation for boats with upper decks citing safety problems. It is almost evident that the upper deck boats will be phased out in a planned way in near future.


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