We boarded our houseboat just outside Alleppy, which was a bit less chaotic than the main boarding area. My husband and I had the houseboat to ourselves, with a simple, air conditioned bedroom and shower room. The journey through the backwaters was lovely, especially the canoe ride around the smaller waters. Very relaxing.
Our chef cooked and served us lunch and dinner, which was fantastic, the local grilled fish for lunch was exceptional.
Once we moored up for the night, we enjoyed viewing the local birds, wildlife, and wonderful sunset.
Our boat was called Chaliyar, booked by our tour company Mercury Direct.
The whole experience was really enjoyable. We didn't want to leave the next morning. We would recommend this trip as a highlight of a Keralan holiday.
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