Luxury Houseboat Cruise
Exotic Destinations and Exclusive Travel Moments with Rich Cultural Connections
The unfathomable deep tropical forests of Kerala run along its classic backwaters for miles and miles and conserve Nature in all its pre-human growth and destruction glory. Sail across these enchanting water channels with The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda to discover the rich heritage that charms keenest international travelers with its natural grace, timeless beauty, unique eco-zones, and cultural distinctiveness.
Recognized as the premier luxury houseboat cruiser of India, Vrinda has eight large and tastefully appointed luxury suites that feature king size beds for ultimate comfort and large picture windows that allow you full view of the picturesque scenery - complete with colorful birds, local canoes, and island villages - that surrounds you at all times. The true luxurious feel lies in the way world floats by as the boat moves ahead in the backwaters and the soft lulling and rocking motion of the houseboat that makes you feel calm and relaxed.
The luxury houseboat cruise with Annonline features the classical Kathakali dance of Kerala, better known for its aggressive war-like movements, elaborate face painting and headgears; and a performance of Mohiniattam dance that features slow graceful movements and expressions of the Enchantress. You will also see farming done below sea level along the way and explore the narrower sections of the backwaters in a rice boat. A visit to the family residence will help you get acquainted with local customs and traditions first-hand. The boat is anchored at the Vembanad Lake at night for complete rest of the guests.
All-inclusive lifestyle in the luxury houseboat Vrinda is at par with the famous uncompromising services of The Oberoi group of hotels, a well-known chain of the best and premiere hotels in India. Breakfast on deck at sunrise is a magical moment to treasure forever. As you sip the traditional cardamom tea, you can watch the play of myriad colors in sky and water, hear bird songs, and witness an exclusive display of emerald shadows of tropical forests lining the channels.
The lounge and the bar on the upper deck of Vrinda are special only because the magnificent views they offer of Kerala backwaters. Houseboats of Kerala or Kettuvallams are unique in their own way. Traditionally, they were used to transport rice and not a nail was used in the entire hull of the boat. The wooden planks were tied together using coconut ropes and specially tied knots. Today, the luxury houseboats in use have timber flooring and private bathrooms with shower and latest fittings. Each cabin of the houseboat is well appointed with comfortable furniture and latest gadgets to lure tourists.