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Kerala Backwaters

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Address: 688006, India
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$135*
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Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise
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Small-Group Cultural Tour of Kerala Backwaters in Kochi
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Private Tour: Half-Day Kerala Deluxe Houseboat Backwater Tour in Alappuzha

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We went with the Spice routes luxury boat tour company on the backwaters of Kerala. Check in was at 12.30pm, then we were taken for a gentle cruise on the back waters with lovely... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went with the Spice routes luxury boat tour company on the backwaters of Kerala. Check in was at 12.30pm, then we were taken for a gentle cruise on the back waters with lovely scenic views and luxury sofas that you could relax on. We were served authentic kerala vegetarian food with traditional dessert on a dinner table in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Go with Spice Coast Cruises on the most authentic rice boats on the backwaters. The staff will take you on a wonderful trip round the backwaters. The air conditioned bedroom is comfortable and every meal cooked on board is a delight of Keralan cooking. A great way to wind down at the end of an Indian touring holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a house boat on the backwaters of the coast, organised and run by our beach hotel. It was one of the highlights of our self drive holiday in Kerala. The boat was wonderful with two large en suite bedrooms, running hot and cold water, showers and a bath, small balconies with seating over the water off each room,... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful surrounding specially when you visit it in a canoe. It's slow, quiet (no pollution). Take a 3 to 4 hour trip through the very narrow canals. An advantage of this is that the bigger (motorized) boats can can't come here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its will be an amazing experience in your life to spend a night on the water in a house boat with traditional keralite cruise with family or group of friends.

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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb Nature beauty, wonderful house boat, Nice arrangement, well organized, specially sea food taste was superb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take what you find as a boat! Prices are similar, but if you, for example, are on tour as "two people" and want to have a one night to to the backwaters .... do expect to pay between 80 und 120 USD/ per person.... But than: expect tranquility, nice views, perfect scenery....great meals... I really recommend to take an expensive... More 

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Nagpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Allapuzha and taken a 4 hours backwater drive with my family in 3rd week of June 2016. Really enjoyed a lot

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the most disappointing thing we have done here in Kerala. The boat was old and broken down, there was no running water in the bathroom, the two AC's that were on board did not work, there was no place to sit or eat. The engine stopped work twice while we were on board. They were working... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a two days boat trip, which was the highlight of our south India vacation. Very relaxing trips through the canals and lakes of the backwaters. A beautiful experience, not cheap but worth the money.

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