We booked ourselves for a night at the Punnamada Backwater Resort with a Premium houseboat through Lakes and Lagoons Backwater Experience and where not disappointed, Our Captain was Divakaran: Crew Shaji and Nithin. We where greeted on the Houseboat by the crew with cool towel and a coconut to drink, The room was lovely and the peace and quite is to die for, we bumbled along at a very slow pace and could not take in all the sights that where on offer, every line that crosses the river had a kingfisher on it and you don't have to be a birdwatcher to take in the brilliant colors these birds have to offer, as I said I'm no birdwatcher but there is an abundance of birds to look at, from the sea hawks, weaverbirds, and cormorants to the live ducks thats for sale on the river. the ladies are all out washing there clothes, pots, pans, themselves, there is just so much to take in. We also stopped off at a fish market to buy King Prawns for our tea. The chef could not do enough for us, the food was excellent throughout and we where made to feel at home on the boat. I also jumped at the chance to have a paddle in a canoe with the wife, just paddling along in our own little world into a perfect sunset. I would highly recommend a trip out in one of these houseboats, if you enjoy relaxing on a river this is perfect for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Punnamada Resorts is nestled on the serene banks of Vembanad Lake and gives a world of heritage and luxury. The divine ambiance and the hospitality lead to a total relaxation of mind, body and soul and it highlighted the rich heritage and the essence of Kerala in its true form with a focus on the eco system and being an environment friendly resort by taking initiative in various fronts. The green leaf certified Ayurveda centre at Punnamada puts a new life into yourself and to regain vigor and vitality and lead a stress-free life. The essence of Kerala and its magical backwaters can be experienced aboard Punnamada’s exclusive 'Kettuvallam' (houseboats) by the resort, the houseboats of Punnamada equipped with the best of luxuries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Punnamada Hotel Alappuzha
- Punnamada Backwaters Hotel
- Punnamada Resort Kerala/Alappuzha, India