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Large Backwater Extravaganza

The sheer size and extent of the backwaters is breathtaking. The view is fantastic and this is easily one of the best places that I have seen in my life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The sheer size and extent of the backwaters is breathtaking. The view is fantastic and this is easily one of the best places that I have seen in my life.

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Rajkot, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Through the Boat Cruise, we passed by the backwater lanes and to our delight it opened to the huge lake. The lake is large water body with practically on land horizon on the rear end. If you're nature lover, you will love to see calm water, boats gliding by side, Birds and aquatic vegetation. The best time to visit the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It was my first experience in Houseboat....Fantastic boat trip in the lake to see all the amazing backwater....while cruising, we bought some fresh prawns and fishes and cooked it in th eboat...it was a first time memorable experience....

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Even though I am from Kerala, have never had a chance to go on a boat trip on this famous lake. It was just amazing ! The boat trip on this lake is a never miss for anyone on a trip to Kerala. The boat trips are easy to arrange and there are trips that suits everyone. There are big... More 

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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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