Shikara boat is a roof covered traditional motorized canoe, with all 4 sides are open for sightseeing. It’s seating capacity of four to twelve people.As the backwater breeze is cool and all sides are open, a shikara cruise in the noon time is also relaxing. It has a very comfortable and luxurious seating arrangement. In fact it is a miniature form of houseboat.This is the bestway to explore kerala backwaters cheaply. As it is small in size, it can cruise through small canals where you can watch people living in the backwater villages.