In March 2011, three of Architecture students, BUET – Nandita Barai, Shaswati Chowdhury and Sabrina Afroz Mostofa won the Berger Travel Grant award on the topic of “Introducing the Concept of Eco-tourism and Its Possibilities in Bangladesh”. Their destination was Kerala, India to explore the development of eco-tourism centered around Kerala houseboats operated by the local community there. The following is a narrative essay on their journey and gained experience on house boat architecture of Kerala, South India.