Punnamada Lake
Punnamada Lake
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Daniel L
Etchingham, UK81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Business
Sorry, not sure what the fuss is about. Too many houseboats put putting through frogging water traffic, as if road traffic wasn’t enough. But it’s a gimmick you know…..put a stupid tourist on a barge, shove him a couple of miles down river and let him marinade there overnight. Food ain’t great, barge ain’t great. Sorry, just a tourist trap for me.
Written 2 March 2023
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Kuttanadu 360
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Business
Happy to see this reviews ❤️❤️
Explore kuttanadu 💕
You can see many backwater views inside..
Take boats for exploring 🛶
Written 23 October 2020
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Avik Bhattacharjee
Vadodara, India299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
We had awesome experience during shikara ride in Punnamada lake. Although initially we felt it was overpriced (₹2200 for 90 minutes) but after finishing the ride we were very happy with the experience. The beauty of Kerala backwaters can only be enjoyable by visiting in person. Still I am attaching some photos. It is truly God’s own country.
Written 4 November 2019
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Geoff H
Cranbrook, UK12,315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
This is just the place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Kerala. You can just sit back on your ricebarge, relax and let the stress and strain just drift away. Yhe only sounds you will hear are the gentle lapping of the water against your ricebarge and the calls of the many different species of birds. This area has to be a bird-watcher's paradise.
Written 3 July 2019
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Aaryesdee
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Chaandhini Lake view is a very small property facing the Lake - Punnamada Boat Race starting point. Chaandhini provides basic facilities and it has few dedicated staff's. The Hotel owner is coming with another large property adjacent to Chaandhini with more facilities.
Written 12 November 2018
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Vishnu V M
Narakal, India146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
June consider as the off season for houseboat,this is the perfect time experience houseboat especially for Indian tourists and budget Travelers.
Different kind of travel packages available,in which cheapest is provided by KTDC boat service for sight seeing.Houseboat rent is pretty much depends on the size or capacity and amenities provided by the the boat owners.
For couples and bachelor groups , sight seeing with night stay is advisable.This trip starts at morning 11 from punnamada starting point,which is located near ksrtc stand.This trip include Welcome drink ,lunch with karimeen(pearl spot) fry , evening tea and snacks, dinner and next morning breakfast.
If you get better price from one boat service provider which means they are managing that in your menu.
Mostly houseboat s have pitstops along the way in toddy shop and few shops which located on the shores, whatever you purchase from those shops houseboat chef will cook it for you,but price will be bit steep.
During this time of the year a 3 bedroom boat will cost around 13k for the afro mentioned trip.
Other sightseeing options will cost. Around 600per person.
After 5 o clock all the houseboat anchor BCOS of government orders.Litterly you are sleeping in banks of river floating on the lake.
Apparently houseboat number increased over the years,@peek season during snake boat race time, punnamada is crowded than the traffic in India.
Written 27 June 2018
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Sheila R
Romsey, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Spent three nights cruising on the lake and in the backwaters on the Houseboat in January. The boat was spacious with an upper viewing deck and air con in the bedroom. We were well looked after by the crew of three including the chef. As we got to know them, they went out of their way to find places of interest to visit including a colourful temple festival.
Written 23 February 2018
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jinudev
Kochi (Cochin), India403 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
It's also known as vembanad lake in kottayam. Famous for Nehru trophy boat race. It's nice to see in the tourism seasons. Lake will be filled with house boats.
Written 13 November 2017
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mshtraveldiary
Adoor, India20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
Punnamada is the lake which famous Boat Race happening. Awesome view and boating. House boats are the very attractive thing in this area .
Written 21 September 2016
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VINOD SPARK
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India2,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
Kuttanadu is a region covering the Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam Districts, well known for its vast paddy fields and geographical peculiarities. The region has the lowest altitude in India, and is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried around 4 to 10 feet (1.2 to 3.0 m) below sea level. Kuttanadu is historically important in the ancient history of South India and is the major rice producer in the state.
Written 29 August 2016
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