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Private Tour: Overnight Kerala Houseboat Backwater Tour in Kumarakom
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Vembanad Lake is a scenic beauty for nature lovers.

The Vembanad Lake is very long and covers several districts of Kerala. Some places it is narrow and some places very wide. The main attraction is the scenic beauty of the lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Vembanad Lake is very long and covers several districts of Kerala. Some places it is narrow and some places very wide. The main attraction is the scenic beauty of the lake itself. There are small islands, paddy fields, coconut tress, small and big houses, temples and churches, schools and boat jetties all make it attractive. House boats are the... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Vembanad Lake (Vembanad Kayal), the longest lake in India, on both sides of several districts in the state of Kerala is known as Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha area. The lake is bordered by Alappuzha, Kottayam, and Ernakulam districts and separated from the Arabian Sea by a narrow stumbling block in the shape of an island. Several canals link the lake... More 

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Really scenic lake with lots of houseboats near Kumarakom in Kerala. What we did not expect is mosquitoes in the vicinity. Additionally, we found out that it is mostly fish based cuisine offered on the house boats. House boats did not look upscale. But on the positive side, it was so calm and serene.

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Union Territory of Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Just few Km away from the sea is this backwater lake, wonderful for boat rides. We stayed on the lakeside on the LemonTree Resort! Loved it.

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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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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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