The Tourism & Hospitality Segment of the group expanded its operations into Southern India, by establishing its subsidiary Tropicana Houseboats and Hospitality Pvt. Ltd., in Kochi, Kerala during 1 Q 2008.The Company has acquired few well furnished fully air-conditioned house boats in 2009. The company plans to establish a small water front boutique hotel with 8 double bedded deluxe rooms and two well equipped luxury suites at Maradu in Kochi.
Houseboats which were otherwise known as “Kettuvalloms” (Boats with knots) in local dialect during the ancient times are redesigned for modern times as luxury cruise boats which are big, slow moving, artistically & aesthetically designed barges which are perfect for a private moment away from the din of civilization. Blended with the splendour of mother nature in its pristine beauty, they make for a heady cocktail of experiences which can enamour one and all.
Our houseboats will be operated by Rainbow Cruises and will offer luxury cruises through the sweeping network of canals known as ‘The Venice of the East’ in and around Kochi and Alleppey.