Saturday, 4 May 2013

We started on our much awaited houseboat journey in the breezy backwaters of Alappuzha



We started on our much awaited houseboat journey in the breezy backwaters of Alappuzha. The crew of three warmly greeted us with a welcome drink of fresh juice. Soon, lunch was served. We rested for an hour as the boat was moored and watched kingfishers and cormorants. The houseboat was docked and anchored for the night at around 5:30 PM, when we were served tea and snacks. The authentic Kerala-style lunch and dinner we were served were delicious both in quality and quantity. The menu consisted of rice, fish (karimeen), chicken, chapati and vegetarian dishes. The cook notes beforehand your preference for the type of rice – the brown-husked Kerala Matta boiled rice or other south/ north Indian varieties.