Kerala Houseboats are simply a re-worked model of the Kettuvallams, traditional rice barges are made by tying jackwood planks together with coir rope, and then coating them with black resin made from boiled cashew nut shells.<br>
For those looking to cruise the enchanting backwaters of Kerala in style, the Oberoi MV Vrinda is the perfect choice. Highlights of the cruise include a trip on a traditional rice boat through the narrower backwaters, visits to the 18th-Century St Mary‘s Church and the 100-year-old Sree Bhagavathy Kshetram Hindu temple, and a sunset cruise on the lake.
The 38 metre long MV Sukapha Cruise provides a friendly, intimate atmosphere, with space for just 24 guests. The small group size means that you can really make the most of the shore excursions available.
MV Rajmahal is the first river vessel, of over 50 metres, to have sailed on the River Ganges along the ghats of Varanasi up to Chunar. With an extra shallow draught and lower profile than many other river vessels, the MV Rajmahal is able to cruise further upstream to areas that are often inaccessible. At 50 metres in length she is one of the larger vessels to ply these waters, but not large enough to lose the intimate atmosphere on board.
Offering an excellent range of facilities, comfortable and spacious cabins and excursions that will leave you with a profound appreciation of the region, the MV Mahabaahu Cruise is an excellent choice for a cruise along the Brahmaputra River with its stunning mountain scenery and dazzling number of wildlife species to spot.
The MV Charaidew Cruise is a 38 metre long passenger boat, originally built in 1973 to transport the wealthy on long distance journeys along Indian rivers. It has been lovingly converted into a characterful and comfortable river cruiser, retaining many original features to give guests a truly authentic experience.