Backwater Cruise Vembanad Lake, Kerala
A rice boat that sails majestically on the waters is your humble abode for the night
Once in deep water, the captain moves to the front of the bow and turns on the engine
Meanwhile, you sprawl on your throne sipping on your welcome drink ready to experience life on the backwaters!
While one captain stirs the boat, the other brings freshly cooked traditional delicacies
Here's a sneak peak of the backwaters - Charming tree arches that provide a shed for abandoned little boats
Children enjoying the simple joys of life!
Another crew member laying out your lavish meal
A sumptuous traditional Kerala meal served on a banana leaf, known as "Sadya"
The bedrooms are warm cozy spaces with mesh windows that let in the palm-scented breeze, even as they keep little insects at bay
A view of the clean bathroom on the houseboat
The captain looking for a place to dock the boat
This is the 360 degree view from your boat when the sun goes down - perhaps the only time when you'll see so many stars in the sky!
Watch the other houseboats sailing majestically on the backwaters