-converted rice boats- are back again as a means to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters of Kerala. Our gold star houseboat is about 85 feet in length and has a width of around 16 feet in the middle. The materials that go into the making are all local and eco-friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. The houseboats are luxuriously furnished with attached bathroom and are available with either one or two bedrooms for two or four people respectively. In addition there is a sundeck, living room, dining area and kitchen. Also a separate toilet for crews. Even though kerosene lanterns are using as traditionally, fans and lights can be operated with solar power.