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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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Xandari - wonderful - surprised to see such negative reviews

My daughter and ourselves had a shared experience in a double-bedded converted rice boat sailing from Alleppey, overnight to our next hotel on the shores of Lake Vembanad. It was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and ourselves had a shared experience in a double-bedded converted rice boat sailing from Alleppey, overnight to our next hotel on the shores of Lake Vembanad. It was a magnificent experience seeing the world go by at a slow pace - people washing their clothes on the banks, fishermen hauling their nets in small canoes as well as... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did a standard 7 weeks of independent travel, using the LP as our guide, doing a horseshoe from Chennai down and back up to Bangalore. Excellent info from the LP and TripAdvisor It does not seem possible to book anything online with an international bank card, due to Indian restrictions. Local buses were great and easy to use and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the penultimate leg of our north/south India tour with Audley travel & was booked by Audley. Whilst the boat was pretty much as you would expect, the crew were not. They were polite but disinterested & unattentive. Having read other reviews from people who travelled with another cruise company, our cruise was nothing more than an ordinary money... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a fantastic experience. With our driver, guide and cook we saw full life on the water as well as experiencing the fantastic local cuisine after selecting our own prwans and fish at the waterside market. Amazing wildlife and nature. perfect for photographers

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the Kollam round trip rather than the whole way to Alleppey, and we're glad we did, as the backwaters around Kollam, are very quiet, unlike Alleppey, where there are 1000 houseboats. We saw three others on our trip. Although with cabins for two couples, our boat, the Esturia, only had my wife and I. And want a glorious... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had done Kerala backwaters in different places (Kumarakam, Allepy, Poovar Island). All were for 2-4 hours covering different blocks, backwaters, village route and mangrove. One should do a backwater cruise or houseboat without a miss in Kerala Tour.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hope to the Abad premium Luxury house boat, fully air-conditional in dinning room and bed room. Rooms are clean, modern , comfortable . Food are excellent . Chef and his partner will fulfil whatever we need during on board. Still remember the taste for coconut rice which chef special prepare for me. We just relaxing and watching the beautiful serenely... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

.....as long as you block out some of the other boats looking for the same thing! :) A leisurely trip along some of the backwaters with scenery you can't see anywhere else. People LIVE on these islands and do their washing in the lake waters...while we were sailing past in our luxury boat. It was a trip to remember for... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Midali/Mithali Boat house is a terrible boat house, please avoid this. The AC was not working, the food cooked was not fresh, the boat was not well maintained, the cook had boozed and was not even able to communicate with us They asked for the feed back and after providing the feed back they don't agree to anything and instead... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Trash all over the place, lots of awful smell. I see why in past this would be an interesting place to visit but now it is just too much pollution.

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