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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Gothenburg, Sweden
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed at the backwater farm house for three nights over the Christmas period. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit there and we would highly recommend the place to anybody else who is looking to escape the hustle and bustle of India. Shortly after arriving we retreated to a enjoyable hand-punted boat ride along the beautiful backwaters, by a wonderful guide.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I spent 3 days with a friend at the Backwater Farm House. It was the best 3 days we spent in India. Having organised the trip with Eby via e-mail, I was in constant communication with him before arrival he was very helpful whilst I was planning so I knew we would be in good hands. Upon arrival to Kochi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Our stay at BWFH was the highlight of our time in South India. It's location is far superior to those further south and allows you to experience the true, uninterrupted beauty of the Kerala backwaters. Unlike Alleppey, the backwaters here offer complete tranquility with no motorised boats - a real village experience. Aside from its location, the warmth, generosity and... More 

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