5 Stunning Places In India Where You Can Stay In A Houseboat

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
5 Stunning Places In India Where You Can Stay In A Houseboat

Imagine staying in the middle of a lake or in the backwaters and waking up to the view of majestic mountains or lush greenery. Beautiful, Isn’t it? You must have also seen movies in which the protagonists live in the houseboat. If you are planning a trip and want to stay in the houseboat,well here are some destinations in India which are simply amazing offering an experience like no other. 

1. Srinagar, Jammu And Kashmir

Talk about houseboats and it will be super unfair to not name this destination in India. Srinagar We all have heard that a trip to Srinagar is totally incomplete if you have not been in a houseboat. You can find many houseboats on Dal lake and you can choose anyone based on your preferences. The houseboats are beautiful and offer some scenic views with the best facilities.

2. Udupi, Karnataka

Surprised to see this name here? Well not many know about this but Udupi too offers houseboats. Udupi’s Swarna river is the only backwater in Karnataka that offers houseboats. This boat is not stagnant in one place, instead it moves. The route will take you on a journey through culturally beautiful villages, coconut farms and the beauty of the pristine river surroundings. 

3. Tarkarli, Maharashtra

Tarkarli is the only spot in Maharashtra that is blessed with backwaters. The houseboat ride here is the most recommended one. The houseboat offers some of the most exclusive amenities and you can explore numerous beaches on the ride. You can also pair your houseboat rides with water activities like snorkelling or scuba diving.  

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4. Goa

Goa too offers you houseboats specially in River Chapora. The most popular type of houseboat itinerary is a day cruise around a backwater followed by an evening of entertainment on board. During the stay, Goan cuisine would be provided, and the route would typically pass via traditional villages, coconut farms, fishing villages, forts, monuments, and other locations. 

5. Kerala

Kerala as much is known for its lush greenery and amazing landscapes, the place is known for its backwaters and houseboats. Kettuvallam is the name of Kerala’s traditional houseboat. Alappuzha, Vembanad, and Kollam are the best locations in Kerala for houseboat vacations.These houseboats are well-known for quick voyages through backwaters and for overnight houseboat cruises.

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