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Kerala Backwaters, Kerala

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Kerala Backwaters, a crisscrossing network of coastal waterways navigable by boat, provide one of the region's most efficient transportation options and tourist attractions. More than 900 km (560 mi) of lagoons, canals, lakes, and estuaries make up the network, and draw visitors from around the world looking to glide lazily under palm trees and past traditional villages on a houseboat. Explore this massive network of water-routes by renting a boat, as this makes for the easiest mode of transport and allows you to get an up-close glimpse of a region nearly frozen in time. Kerala Backwaters is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Alappuzha Edition.
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  • Complete waste of time. At the time of writing this review, the boat has been stopped at a canal for the last 2 hours and will be like this thin morning. We are sitting in a room doing nothing. Betwee...  more »
  • This one day/one night cruise was part of the itinerary on our private tour of North and South India. I must say I didn't expect such luxury and good service, it was amazing. It was just my husband an...  more »
  • We stayed in Rudra House boat for an overnight stay. Truly amazing experience , friendly staff and they cooked food as per our needs during our stay. Docked in Pathiramanal for lunch. Food served in t...  more »
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  • Amazing place to feel and relax in one of the houseboats. Peaceful, serene and beautiful scenes of the backwaters sourrounded by the plam trees capture your mind and give you an experience to remember. The houseboats also offer authentic Kerala cuisine which is a must have on your Kerala visit.
  • We enjoyed the trip and all the people were very friendly. Hospitality is no. 1 always. I would recommend this place for family and friends.
  • Must do if in Kerala!! The waters are very clean and its a different experience altogether. We went for a ride in the evening on a boat in kochi. The views were spectacular. And it feels serene and relaxing with all the greenery around you. Don't miss this out if in Kerala!
  • Amazing once in a lifetime experience. Staff is friendly and helpful. Interior of house boats is very clean and beautiful. Travelling in it, staying in it, is very rare experience. Views along the way of the ride is spectacular. One of the best places in Kerala
  • Great place for spending time with your loved ones. Be careful with the houseboat you go for. They usually deliver less than promised
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