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Kerala Backwaters

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The scenic backwaters of Kerala comprise serene stretches of lakes, canals and lagoons located parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea. The backwater regions of Kerala are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The tranquil backwater cruises are a once...More

Thank Ramsad R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Didn't find too many reviews of the Oberoi's backwaters vessel prior to booking, so thought I'd add one following our stay. Likely the most luxe option to explore this very pretty area of Kerala; we chose the 2 night itinerary on the houseboat. While the...More

Thank Rdwr83
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent two nights on a CGH Earth Spice Coast Boat and could not recommend this option more highly. The two of us with three crew and we were well looked after in all respects. Our bedroom was comfortable and the crew could not have done...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are plenty of houseboat options to choose from, but Prasanthy Houseboats is one of the best. The staff is friendly and accommodating, the houseboat is clean, the facilities are topnotch, the food is great, the scenery is unparalleled, and there are enough activities /...More

2  Thank shilpachandran113
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worst travel experience ever. Because of the good reviews and the professional response via mail from Thejal we booked a one night houseboat tour on a deluxe boat through Karma Kerala. What we got was the most dirty and filthy wreck of a boat one...More

4  Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the booking of the holiday until the time you land yuvatrip have everything covered. We had a lovely week in Crete and met some wonderful people.

Thank sunaxismax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting organising our houseboat on the Kerala Backwaters - after a lot of research that did not help much, we did it through an agent, who booked us the Evergreen Tours Harmony boat. I have therefore written a longer than usual review to...More

2  Thank patrickjj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked an overnight stay with Spice Coast Cruises ( CGH Earth Hotels) on one of their “rice” boats. The experience was not a happy one and would certainly not recommend this as a tourist attraction. The positives / the 3 staff were polite, helpful and...More

Thank Rhona C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Establishing (on TripAdvisor) exactly who runs each of these cruises is exceptionally difficult. The people we travelled with were Spice Coast Cruises, run by CGH Earth Hotels, so if this version of Kerela Backwaters is not theirs I apologise. As with CGH Earth Hotel Marari...More

1  Thank dkc484
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an awesome experience in this houseboat with reasonable price. Food as well as the entire crew was excellent

1  Thank divya966
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Lakshyaa m
November 8, 2017|
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Response from premhejmadi | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't respond - I stayed in a resort and not in a houseboat. I however, did notice that the houseboats attached to the resort were 'anchored' alongside the hotel wharf. So basically you spend the night in the houseboat... More
Karen F
October 27, 2017|
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Response from Karen F |
Did they pick you up from Cochin airport or do you know if they do airport pickups.
October 15, 2017|
Response from Traveller G | Reviewed this property |
Hi dear Somchay, [Sorry for delayed reply] 1. Normally (Any) dress will do 2. Expect Rain, during rainy season 3. Yes, mosquitoes (Many MOTHS also) can be a problem in OPEN AREA of the boat [between 6 PM to 9 PM or so... More