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Back Water Farm House

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Thazhuppu Cherthala, Alappuzha 688540, India
Back Water Farm House
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

visited March 2015. Not sure what we expected but the ride to the farmstay over narrow, bumpy roads set the stage. We wondered where we were. Suddenly, a couple men met our car, hoisted our luggage and led us to our room/cabin/cottage. We had asked for twin beds - not done, but they did rearrange the room. Someone said, "lunch"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stayed at one of the boathouses, with a memorable ride around the backwaters. The boat was "tugging boat" type without any motors, just two crewmen using the canes to tug the boat forward in the calm backwaters. The food served on the boat was good, and one of the highlights of the trip was a stop at a remote... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We loved our stay at backwater farm house. It was very quiet and we get the lovely bungalow right at the waterfront! It was very clean and cozy! Also the food was excellent, we get every day some fresh fish right from the backwaters! But specially Manu and his family make our stay to remember! Manu is a very lovely... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

1. It is not commonly visited by Indian folks - is predominantly a 'foreigners' place, some on short trips, others while receiving ayurvedic treatment in near by clinics. We were the only Indian family among 3-4 more guests in the lean season. 2. Our initial impression of rooms was - Oh God - no luggage shelf's/Almira. One simple table/plastic chair.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I really enjoyed the 3 nights we stayed at the backwaters. The owners are really sweet and helpful and very flexible. We had a nice boat ride first in a little boat and on the other day in one of the house boats including a lovely lunch. The food here is really good - true Kerala taste! The rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The moment we got to back water farm house we were stunned by the peace and quiet, the wonderful wild birds and the lovely family running it. It makes quite a change from the noisier, more hectic boat house places in Alleppey. Here you can really escape everything and relax. Bring a book and get lost in it as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A stop here is a must for anyone wanting to get off the beaten path a little and enjoy the most authentic back water boat trip. We stayed 1 night in the lovely cottages right on the water and 1 day and night on one of the traditional rice barges. Both include 3 meals a day and they were all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

One of the absolute highlights of our time in South India and Sri Lanka. Worth venturing away from the more touristy Alleppey for. The current photo on the front cover of the South India & Kerala Lonely Planet was taken here (thought Lonely Planet doesn’t credit them, or have them in the guidebook!), that pretty much sums this place up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

When we went there in our rickshaw we thought we would up on the wrong place, we did not realize how far it was. Bumpy small roads in yhe middle of nothing and then suddenly we were there. The location was very beautiful with a view of the backwaters. It was so relaxing and calming to be at this place... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights with our kids (12 & 14) between Christmas and NY. We chose this place because we didn't want to go to the much more touristy areas. And v pleased we made that choice. Front rooms have a lovely feel. All rooms are very basic but you need nothing more. I had been v concrperned... More 

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