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Kerala Backwaters

Alappuzha 688006, India
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Ranked #2 of 37 attractions in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We chanced upon the boat Lotus and had it to ourselves for a 6 hour trip for £60. It was excellent; the two crew were lovely and the whole experience charming

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Bangalore, India
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We went for 3 hour boating in a small motor boat, this wasnt a big boat house or other boats but that moment of ride was just an awesome experience. As we enjoyed the ride we extended our ride for 4 hours and total cost was Rs 1800. The travel of backwater was a very different experience for us. The... More

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Kalpetta
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The lake boat trip by "Shikara" was one of the highlights of our trip. Its a must visit but try to get there in a cooler weather and spend longer time if possible or even shorter than our 2 hour trip. Try to get the local view by having some local food too. There are plenty of boats if you... More

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

To experience travel in backwater was something new for me. I along with my family enjoyed even though it was hot summer afternoon!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Well... If your into just sitting on a boat and see, villages go by, you would enjoy it. But if it's excitement you want. This is not it.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I have taken a boat ride for 2 hours to explore backwater in Alleppy. I have already taken house boat in Kumarkoam. The backwater ride was good. Some areas was not clean. I believe the residents near to backwater should take care of this.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We just came back from a 12 days trip through Kerala. We would like to recommend the local touristic agency Cabs4tours. The owner, NAVEEN BABU was extremely professional and friendly. He met all our requirements and even the last minute ones. Backwaters cruise remain a fantastic experience. Furthermore, Naveen drives very carefully in this heavy and mad traffic! We also... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Always wanting a Kerala cruise but as a single not cost effective. Then my agent had to cancel a 3 nt island stay. An alternative was 3nt boat cruise on backwaters with driver and chef, all meals. The value and experience will never be repeated. Thankyou so much !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Houseboat journey is quite different. One can experience it on their own. On choosing a house boat one should be very careful about the room and facilities. For deluxe houseboat there will be AC from night 9PM to 6AM, for premium boat AC will be operated 24/7. Beware of the mosquitoes, it will squeeze your blood if stayed out of... More

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well the whole place of Kerala is a striking beauty and one of the best tropical places you could catch while in India. Naturally one of the famous things to do in Kerala being the backwaters and a house boat stay, me and my friends had booked us a one day stay in one of these boats. It is nice... More

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