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Kerala Backwaters

Alappuzha 688006, India
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Ranked #1 of 36 Attractions in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Has to be done. When in Rome!!! Food is great - if you want alcohol on board you need to specify this - remember this is a dry state (of sorts)

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Chandigarh, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were advised against Backwaters of Kerala but we went ahead with the booking. I must say the trip to Allepy is beautiful & the boatride in the river is lovely, however that is all there is to the backwaters. The overnight stay in the boathouse is not all that great an experience. The room is average, washrooms have musty... More

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well this is heavenly. Enjoying backwaters in houseboat will be a heavenly experience specially for couple and family. You would love the scenic beauty of Kerala. A must to do list when you land in Kerala. You will find all kind of houseboats..Single room to double room to multiple rooms based houseboats..based on your requirements..IT will be at your service... More

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Gurgaon, India
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Dirty Water, Not much scenic beauty in Alleppy. Also don't prefer to have house boat trip in Alleppy, its not that worth. You can explore Kovalam comparatively.

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Wilmington NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Restful, peaceful, quiet. Our trip wasn't the tail end of monsoon season, so very few travelers- based on the number of boats which were not in use, can imagine the high season is packed shore to shore so plan accordingly

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

House boat trip is very nice, the houseboat could be cleaner and some kind of music and be there. Food was cooked for us was good being vegetarian we liked what was cooked. We would like to go again, but for about three hours. More than this becomes little boring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A trip on a houseboat at least overnight is a must. You will love taking in the sights of the scenes along the lake of people bathing, washing and playing along the banks. Houseboats come with clean rooms and attached bathrooms and air-conditioned. The cook we had was excellent and turned out delicious Keralan cuisine. We also stopped to purchase... More

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

All is fascinating , environment , boat , people , and finally price, very very cheap for an euro citizen. Everything is included , all meals , and at your disposal an whole crew , captain , chef , waiters . It could last one day (night included) as we did , or more . Only one thing to remember... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Kerala backwaters are amazing, the houseboat rides and view is nothing I need to re-iterate. Must visit during your Kerala trip But we aware of which route you are choosing - there are tricksters and goons galore who can take you for a ride ! (pun intentional) We had a good 2 hour houseboat ride, but chose a provider G... More

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Bregenz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

there was no dislike, just a great experience from nature and health point of view seen, Yoga hours and relaxing place for Body & soul, nice to repeat anytime

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