A House boat is a boat that has been planned to be used mainly as a home. House boat is pretty much perfect for any occasion. House boats are like floating hotels- everything you need for an overnight or weekend stay is available. Today, the house boats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony. The house boats are of different sizes and customized, some having up to two to three bedrooms. Every house boat has minimum three staff members’ one captain, one cook and a cleaning boy who work during the entire stay. House boats generally travel slowly a distance of around 25-30 miles, so that one will get to see lots of different scenery.
- How long are house boat hired for:
One can hire a house boat for as little as a day, or as long as a week. It all depends on individual's choice. The majority of people go for an overnight hire, which includes a serene sleep out in the center of nowhere, in a lake or other equally peaceful spot. Two night house boat hire is also popular.
- When is the finest time to hire a house boat:
The extreme season to hire a house boat is from December to the end of January, when the weather is cooler and dry. March to May gets very hot and humid so if you hire a house boat during this time, an air conditioned one is absolutely recommended. But it’s possible to hire a houseboat all year round.
The cost of house boat hire greatly depends on the quality of the boat and the time of the year. The cost includes freshly cooked food, drinks and all kinds of entertainment. Some house boats even have an upper deck lounge area where one can relax and enjoy the view. Many resorts and luxury hotels have their own house boats as well. Hiring a house boat gives a magnificent opportunity to enjoy our vacation in a memorable way.