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a lovely way to travel but don't forget the mozzie repellent

the boats are spacious, clean, elegant and some have a wonderful upstairs day bed from which to watch the backwaters drift past. Sitting outside the weather is pleasant with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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staffordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

the boats are spacious, clean, elegant and some have a wonderful upstairs day bed from which to watch the backwaters drift past. Sitting outside the weather is pleasant with a slight breeze, but after dark, when you're moored up the mozzies descend. We discovered you had to ask for the air-con in the room to be turned on at 7... More 

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SCOTLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have just stayed on a houseboat for three nights cruising Vembanad Lake in Kerala - what a lovely experience! It was "Spice Routes" houseboat "Cinnamon" - staffed by a crew of three who were extremely professional and friendly. The chef excelled himself and all the food was absolutely delicious. The en-suite accommodation was clean and comfortable and the all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Viewing and travelling in a house boat in the Vembanad Lake offers an excellent experience. This large lake adjoining the Kumarakom resort village offers an exquisite holiday experience in Kerala. The gentle breeze while boating add an additional bonus apart from the water view around. The house boat meal with the popular Karimeen fish is a must to do to... More 

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It was a nice houseboat experience. You get nice and tasty food handcooked by the fishermen on the boat.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We did boating in huge Vembanad Lake which is endless as well as in Alleppey canals. If you are short of time, I would advice backwater boating in the canals of Alleppey as its much more relaxing, scenic and you get a chance to see the lifestyle of people staying in small villages near to canals.

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Rawatbhata, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Vembanad is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. It is also counted as one of the largest lakes in India. A lake spanning several districts in the state of Kerala, it is known by different names in different localities viz. Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad, Kochi Lake in Kochi. Kochi Lake is the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Vembanad lake is the largest fresh water lake in Asia. Opt for a 2/3 hr boat ride starting from 4pm so you can experience the sunset. Shikara boats are reasonably priced @ 500 rs per hour available from government jetty. You can ask them to take you through narrow canals and villages. Here one gets a glimpse of rural life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It feet wow on boarding a beautiful house boat with upper deck after a log journey from Munnar to Kumarakom. We felt very relaxed and enjoyed the cool breeze while sitting on the upper deck. The lake is huge and is surrounded by houses and resorts. The lake is soo huge that one can hardly see the other end of... More 

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The lake is huge.. and really scenic as well. Go for a ride on the lake and you will capture the classic pictures of Kerala - coconut trees bending into the back waters, houseboats floating around majestically and fishermen busy in their chores. The calm and beauty on the place has a refreshing effect.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was an afternoon cruise for the two of us, my (senior citizen) mother and myself, wherein we boarded the houseboat from the banks of the Manor Backwater Resort itself on 04/07/2013, just shortly after 12 noon. As July usually falls in the monsoon or the so-called off season in Kerala, I bargained with the manager of our resort and... More 

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