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6 Best Boat House Experiences in India.



Whenever we hear the word backwaters, we are instantly reminded of Kerala. The serene backwaters through the native villages is an experience worth having.

Staying alongside the backwaters is on everyone’s bucket list. To wake up listening to the subtle wave of the backwaters with the sun bearing all over your boathouse. A houseboat stay experience is peaceful and heavenly. To do various activities like boat meditation, rowing and fishing add to the charm of staying in a boathouse.


Curated keeping all safety protocols in place, The Flapper Life suggests you 6 worthwhile houseboat experience, not limited to Kerala.


1. Konaseema, Andhra Pradesh


Surrounded by Godavari River, Dandi House Boat in Kona Seema, Andhra Pradesh is nothing short of an appealing experience. Apart from staying in the houseboat, one can go boating with a seating capacity of 20. One will get to experience the tranquillity of the peaceful Godavari river surrounded by the hills of Andhra.


Best time to visit: December to January.


2. Sunderbun, House Boat

One of India’s natural region in India and known to be the world’s largest mangrove forest is an incredible place for a houseboat stay. Considered to be the world’s first wildlife safari, a stay in the Sundarbans houseboat will be nothing less than thrilling. While the boathouse will circle through the forest, you can expect to see the various species in the forest.


Best time to visit: October to March


3. Tarkali

The backwaters of Tarkali in the Konkan region surrounded by the greenery and calm is a delight. Backwaters of Tarkali between Tarkali and Kudal is the star attraction for houseboat stay in the state of Maharashtra. One can do numerous adventure sports in the backwaters of Tarkali.


Best time to visit: October to March


4. Srinagar, Kashmir

A houseboat in Srinagar, Kashmir, in the Nagin Lake which is known for its alluring view that is ought to make you extend your stay every night. A traditional wooden houseboat is fully staffed with beautiful 3- 4 bedrooms offering a view to kill.


Best time to visit: April to March


5. Pondicherry

Chum bar, the famous backwater boathouse in Pondicherry is a mix of 2 cultures: French and Tamil. Right from enjoying the distinctive view of the French colonies from the shores to eating traditional food of the south, the two decked boathouse needs to be included in your bucket list today.


Best time to visit: October to March.


6. Udupi

The only backwater of Karnataka’s Swarna river is a traditional houseboat with modern facilities. A combination of a beautiful boathouse in the backwater with the warm air and the rhythmic waves of the river is a treat to all nature lovers.


Best time to visit: December to February.


In which boat, do you plan to house for the weekend!


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