If there is one activity that you cannot miss out on your Kerala tour, it is the houseboat ride in Kumarakom. Kettuvallams or houseboats are luxurious boats with all the facilities of a house; including bedrooms, kitchen, washrooms, and sit-outs. Many of them are two-story, though there are single-storied ones too. Slowly cruising in these luxury vessels, enjoying the warm winds and imbibing the beauty of the Vembanad lake is quite relaxing. If you love angling, you may do that too. The crew will provide you with a delicious Kerala meal with Karimeen Pollichathu — Fried Pearl spot fish — a mouthwatering local delicacy.