Alleppey:  Arrive and board your very own House Boat. House Boats are the modern form of traditionalBoat morn 4.jpg (95550 bytes) rice boats or "kettuvallams." Historically, these boats were used to transport goods. Today, some have been completely converted into floating houses for guests to explore along Kerala’s backwaters. During the day, the boat will cruise through the beautiful canals lined with paddy fields and coconut groves on either side. As the boat glides along, the gorgeous green of the fringed palms ripple in the blue waters and blend in to the little wavelets. Enjoy magnificent scenery all along the leafy waterways that meander from town to town, revealing fresh treasures and admire what history and religion have left in towns and villages along the way.