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Eco Trails Kerala

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Address: Kumarakom, Kottayam | 686 563, Kottayam 686563, India
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+91 94464 39252
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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   The Backwaters of Kerala is unique and is found nowhere else...

   The Backwaters of Kerala is unique and is found nowhere else in the world. Backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. The backwaters of Kerala are a self supporting eco-system teeming with life. The most exciting aspect of Kuttanadu is the Kettuvallam (traditional Houseboat) which has become the most popular tourism product in India today.

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My husband and I recently spent a night on Eco Trails houseboat. It rates as one of the best things we have done in our travelling life. I have no words to describe what a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 March 2016
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

My husband and I recently spent a night on Eco Trails houseboat. It rates as one of the best things we have done in our travelling life. I have no words to describe what a wonderful experience it was. Kence and his team know exactly what the are doing. We absolutely loved it. And the food..... oh my gosh, I... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Kence's backwater tours company has a lot of very good reviews, and a few bad ones. Unfortunately, our experience was one of the bad ones. We travelled for a single night in Feb 2016. The problem was the boat that we were allocated. We opted for a double bedroom AC deluxe, 4 beds (cost EUR 200). After I had booked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The three bedroom houseboat - there are 600 houseboats but they each go their own ways - that took our two couples around was well maintained ... There were three staff with us full time .. A captain, a cook and a general helper. The houseboat is moored from 6pm till daylight each day - Food was very tasty ...... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

A fantastic getaway. The boats are of a very high standard, the food good and the setting incredibly beautiful. Would happily visit and stay again.

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1 Thank bob s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

I will write this in english. It was organised by Abbas from India someday and everything worked out pefrfectly. I have never been on such a boat in such an beautiful Environment! It was for both of us an amazing experience - the boat spascious, the scenery just so beautiful. The cooked prepaired very deliscious meals!! I can only highly... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

We had an amazing time with Eco Trails for 3 days-2nights! Kence organised everything with precision and efficiency. He had us picked from and back to Kochi, was flexible about time, invited us to his place while and searched train tickets for us. As to the trip itself it was just magical! The staff was efficient and attentive yet discreet... More 

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Munnar, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Mr. Kenz made arrangements for our trip to kumarakom.. He booked a resort for us. It was above our expectations... He is really helpful. He ensured that we are comfortable throughout the trip... Thanks for making the trip so wonderful.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

The accommodation was very comfortable and our captain/cook was a superb chef. The food was wonderful. They looked after us with great care. A superbly relaxing cruise in beautiful surroundings.

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Kence G, Owner at Eco Trails Kerala, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive comments about us. This will certainly help other tourists to reach us. Kence Georgey More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Not the cheapest, but one of the best boats on the lake. Staff and food on boat really excellent. Recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Had a great time with eco trails.kence was extremely helpful in organising the trip and gave us information about Kerala and the local environment. We were amazed by how large and comfortable the boat was - great for cruising through the backwaters. Food was fantastic and on board crew were courteous and helpful. Highly recommended.

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