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we have boat ride from alapuzha .back waters are very nice.we enjoyed boat ride .but boat drivers forced to stop one hotel in the middle of back water for lunch.the hotel peoples... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

we have boat ride from alapuzha .back waters are very nice.we enjoyed boat ride .but boat drivers forced to stop one hotel in the middle of back water for lunch.the hotel peoples are very arrogant and demanding high price for food.which was very baad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

They say this is "God's Own Country", however, the water is absolutely filthy. You will see dirty diapers, soda bottles and trash floating throughout the whole place. The water is filthy green. I saw ppl bathing and washing clothes in the water, but I'd highly recommend you do NOT touch the water or go in it. The houseboat was fun!... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We took a houseboat, and were greatly supported by Mr. Thomas, our boat guide. The houseboat charges are per hour, and food is also arranged for. It was an amazing experience to wade through the peace and calm in the backwaters and enjoy the local cuisine on the boat !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

No trip to Kerala is complete without a night on a houseboat. It is a fantastic way to escape and completely unwind. A must.

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Mangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We selected Amrutham Houseboat for our Houseboat cruise at Kumarakom after a big research. We were perfectly satisfied with the food and service by the team. It was a day time cruise and our journey started from our resort coconut lagoon, kumarakom and they just dropped back to the same place after the trip. Excellent food, very beautiful boat and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The backwaters were nice, though humid. It is a must go if you are going in there as a couple. Please make sure you select a good house boat for the stay. There are various varieties of house boats and there are house boats which can be rented on hourly basis but they are available only in the mornings. Don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was a pleasure & silent Boat ride in Backwaters, just get relax in the boat, no rains in August 15-18

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Unique place which cannot be found else I think biggest backwater in the world If you are going to Kerala then has to visit this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Anyone visiting Kerala should go for backwaters. Its very relaxing, romantic and its awesome experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Kerala is a superb sightseeing place, very romantic place and amazing beaches. We get clean beaches and can spend long long hours walking between the coconut trees. Very romantic beaches with soft sand and clean water. Member can stay in back waters and enjoy time in natural beauty of India. Places are near by and enjoy south indian food.

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