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Kerala Backwaters

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Address: 688006, India
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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What a beautiful place

Don't get lured into staying on an expensive houseboat! They look great from the outside but are quite boring for a whole day and night. The best way to experience this amazing... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Don't get lured into staying on an expensive houseboat! They look great from the outside but are quite boring for a whole day and night. The best way to experience this amazing place is to get a local canoeing tour, which takes you through the smaller back-canals, past people doing their laundry and by families who will make you fresh... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The experience was very grand. We booked a boat for 12 people. Spent an entrire day in the boat. It was an amazing place to see. The houses, the boats everything is great. Its true that they say its the adobe of Gods.

Thank chandurao015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Trip of the houseboat through the backwaters with Sightseeing to the ricefields, the wild birds and the smal island villages is a must.

Thank Roland K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We traveled by boat from Kollam to Alleppey, an eight hours journey, surrounded by the awesome, amazing scenery of Kerala Backwaters. Rivers, lakes, and canals - natural and manmade - from the Ashtamudi Lake to the city of Alleppey (Alappuzha). We saw astounding natural beauties alternating with churches, temples, and small fisherman villages. We stopped to times during the trip:... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I rented a small boat to do a whole day trip in the backwaters with my friend. It was a really great experience. I was happy I rented a small boat because it can enter smaller tributaries which is obviously impossible for big boats to explore.

Thank DM E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a group of 9 people who booked this boat. It was a wonderful experienceand all of us enjoyed it immensely. The houseboat was kept neat and clean. The food served was very tasty.The only problem was that they stopped the boat at 5.30 pm. We got down and explored the surroundings which was a once in a lifetime... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Kerala Backwaters are a beautiful ecosystem and interesting in terms of culture, history and food. The region is absolutely worth a visit to see stunning waterway views and many types of birds. There are temples and villages dotted all around and lots of delicious local food to try. Unfortunately, this beautiful area is suffering greatly due to the hundreds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a really awesome experience in kerala backwater(punnamada lake) in a houseboat. almost 30 kms of boat ride! with some amazing view all around allapuzha.

Thank Krishna D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Kerala, Backwaters of Kerala is must see place. Once in a lifetime visit. Book a houseboat and spend a day in Backwaters. You will able to see very nice view of Vembadana Lake. You will get Peace of Mind by watching scenic view of backwaters. I recommend to go during december to February.

Thank Bhaskar G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many ships and places offering tours. We stayed on a private houseboat overnight and enjoyed not only the lake but especially the channels in the backwaters which have a better flair then the lake itself (which is vast). Would always recommend again a houseboat and a stay overnight. Check in at lunchtime - travel till around 5pm. then... More 

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