The 'Kettuvalloms' of Kerala or the Alleppey Houseboats are a huge hit among tourists from across the globe these days. Long ago there were used to transport goods from villages to towns. Now it's converted into a floating hotel. All the modern amenities like air conditioned bed rooms, kitchen, leaving area, Jacuzzi on houseboats in Alleppey and Kumarakom are all available on board. How does one spend time-you can relax and enjoy the beauty of of the backwaters.On anchoring, one can hop out and do a Village walk, or Kayak or Canoe or hire a local cab to the near by villages and Home Stays to enjoy a local meal with the residents of Alleppey and Kumarakom.