The houseboats of today - huge, slow moving, exotic barge used for leisure trips - are the reworked kettuvalloms of olden times. The original kettuvalloms were used to carry tonnes of rice and spices - a standard kettuvallom can hold up to 30 tonnes - from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. The kettuvallam or ‘boat with knots’- was so called because the entire boat was held together with coir knots only - not even a single nail is used during the construction. The boat is made of planks of jack-wood joined together with coir. This is then coated with a caustic black resin made from boiled cashew kernels. With careful maintenance, a kettuvallom can last for generations. A portion of the kettuvallom was covered with bamboo and coir to serve as a restroom and kitchen for the crew. Meals would be cooked on board and supplemented with fresh fish from the backwaters. Today, the tradition is still continued and the food from the local cuisine is served by the Kuttanad localites, on board. Today, the houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted views. While most boats are poled by local oarsmen, some are powered by a 40 HP engine. Boat-trains - formed by joining two or more houseboats together - are also used by large groups of sight-seers.
Motor boat Cruise
We The green Odyssey Organizes motor boat cruise for the tourists at Cochin, Alappuzha and Kumarakom.
We The Green Odyssey arrange accommodation facilities in hotels of all categories for individuals as well as groups in any part of India.
South Indian Tour package
We organize tour packages based on various themes like - religion, culture, honeymoon, hill station, beach, wildlife etc. We take into consideration the budget and time of our customer before constructing any kind of tour package. Besides, we also offer customized tour packages, in which we help our customers, design their tours according to their interest.
We provide car and coach rental services including economy, premium and luxury class vehicles that will provide the best of comfort and luxury.
We also provide air/train -ticketing facility to any parts of India and at any time. Just let us known the place and time and we will do the rest as soon as possible.
Kerala’s equable climate, natural abundance of forests (with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants), are best suited for Ayurveda’s curative and rejuvenations packages. In fact today, Kerala is the only state in India with practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication.We arranges Ayurvedic rejuvenation programs for the tourists from all over the world.
One of the many fascinating experiences for visitors to Kerala is without doubt the Home Stays. These are literally home away from home, allowing you to get close with the host family and the community that lives in an area.
Tucked away in misty plantation hills, amidst cool coconut groves, circled by backwaters, by the side of sun drenched beaches or in villages with distinct characteristics; home stays in Kerala offer you one of the most favoured means by visitors to enjoy and experience the culture, lifestyle and flavours of the land and its people.
Village Back water Cruise (Country Boat)
Backwaters are an amazing phenomenon of Kerala - a necklace of lagoons, lakes, canals and rivers that run through the length of this beautiful land. Infact much of Kerala's uniqueness lays in its backwaters - found nowhere else in the world.
Kerala has been emerged as a Paradise for honeymooners, because of its beautiful Beaches, Lakes, Backwaters, Hill stations, houseboats etc. We offer you a world of choice for your romantic honeymoon holidays, romantic vacations.
We The Green Odyssey arrange Conference facilities in hotels of all categories of groups in Kerala.
Kerala is home to a stunning variety of art forms. 'Kathakali' the most popular art form in which the entire body is used to portray a story. The Kathakali artistes wear elaborate costumes, ornaments and facial make-up.'Mohiniyattam' the dance of enchantress and 'Kalaripayattu' the amazing martial art.
The mountain ranges of Kerala offer breathtaking, enthralling trekking routes. Trekking enthusiast can also explore the rugged beauty of the lofty mountains romancing the shimmering waterfalls cascading down in glee, like a merry village belle. Experience the thrill of sheer adventure by our trekking tours in Kerala amidst the world’s most beautiful places.
Odyssey India is embedded with a bunch of smart and elegant guides who are proficient in many languages.