Pondicherry becoming an increasing destination for tourists, for the house boats. It will give a new lease of life. A cruise in the backwaters of Pondicherry in these boats is a remarkable experience and an opportunity to enjoy the contained unhurried pace of life. Floating along the cool tranquil water, one can experience an unusual approach of the Pondicherry life. Thus it is not only economical but also environment friendly. It thus became imperative that this mode of transportation is be developed further and encouraged.