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Kerala Backwaters

Alappuzha 688006, India
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Ranked #1 of 36 Attractions in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It's beautiful ride when you visit the town in houseboat. Wonderful experience, you will see old houses, trees, birds and how people are living in water town. You can see the rice crops, they are growing in the salty back water. If you plan to visit then visit in August. Because every year on the first Saturday or Sunday there... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Kerala is a natural beauty in INDIA.It has a diversified geological structure.There are beautiful beaches, big mountains, evergreen forest, back waters, waterfalls and many more. The one I enjoyed the most is the backwaters and the cruise through the backwaters in a house boat. It was a great experience to catch fish from the backwaters and get it cooked fresh(... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Our favorite activity in Kerala. Go in low season and just show up and find a houseboat you like. We looked at 8 or 9 before deciding on one. Definitely stay the night. And get AC. It's such a cool experience, and something you will never see anything like. The food on our houseboat was also fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is of course a must see location. We did not stay in a houseboat, but opted for a 4 hour cruise through the back waters and canals (being in a smaller boat allowed us to venture down some narrow canal routes). We paid 1,800 rs. for a 4 hour trip and were the only 2 people on this boat... More

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I visited many places in the past.. but this is totally different from all of them. Had a cruise to enjoy the Kerala Backwaters during sunset - and it was "Wow". The life they live, the chinese fishing nets and the views around are ultimate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The houseboat we took was lovely. Clean, with a/c, fully equipped. A good cook on board. The trip over back waters is beautiful. The only issue is that boats have to dock by 6ish and then is nothing to do. No place to get out and walk around. On hind sight it would have been better ( and cheaper) to... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You will get plenty of house boats in allappuzha to hire according to your budget. right from a small couple boat to a full conference capable one. one day in house boat starts from the morning 11 to next day breakfast. which includes meals and any additional dishes on request, as the boats have kitchen facility. The best part is... More

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vadodara
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Worst experience with ostrich kerala tours Book package with verito car and Driver come with indica with bad condition. Committing extra comforted and giving guarantee about tour. No option but to take different indica car and go for tour, next day morning car not started, no backup given by driver and laying and committing fake deadlines. Out of three days... More

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Middletown, Delaware, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The backwater is beautiful, but our Houseboat was a nightmare. We started our journey from bolgatty palace kochi kerala. it was a wonderful place. we loved our stay and bolgatty palace and expected same experience on the Houseboat. we started our boathouse journey at 10 am and at 11:30 we docked for Lunch that was prepared by the houseboat cook.... More

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had long been waiting to visit the backwaters of Kerela and was surely not disappointed although i wish i had left it only for the day trip and not stayed at night. The boat docks at around 6 on one side of the lake and then you are left to do nothing but just sit and relax. They do... More

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