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Kerala Backwaters

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Nautica Kochi Shore Excursion: Alleppey Backwater Houseboat Tour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best part of Alleppy, rather Kerala. We went in July, in complete rainy season but got a sunny day doing boat ride in Backwaters. There are two options, you can either stay in a house boat and enjoy the serene...More

1  Thank Indranil A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Houseboats were originally for cargo, now rebuilt for tourists. Excellent food prepared on the boat for our consumption. Tour is about 3 hours, and allows you to see how people live in this area along the river and lake. Water is used for drinkings, but...More

Thank Charley44
Reviewed 1 week ago

A shikara ride through the backwaters in Alleppey make you realise the true meaning of God's own country. The very beautiful houseboats parked on the sides of the stream add to the beauty. An out of the world experience!

Thank Priyank_chhabra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A one hour ride is sufficient for someone who has already seen the Dal Lake in Kashmir. The best time to visit the backwaters is in the evening because in the bright sunshine, the humid weather ruins the fun. The waters are soothing and a...More

Thank Priya S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had great intentions of hiring a houseboat for 1-2nights and cruising the Kerala backwaters. However after two attempts to negotiate a reasonable price for a decent houseboat, we decided to have a different experience. Firstly, if you walk down to the finishing point you...More

7  Thank NZKateNJake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alapuzha is the one of the city and district headquarters in Kerala.Its comes southern part of Kerala.Its very famous tourist location in India due to backwaters.Its connected thorough most of the cities through train and near by state like Karnatka and Tamil Nadu through bus...More

1  Thank shafeeqpi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Journey. Awesome nature. Amazing water and lovely people. I will be happy to stay at your place next time again.

Thank dennisfleischmann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a thrilling experience to be on a houseboat all night. The on board staff was very friendly and great in service. The houseboat was clean. Room and washroom were decently clean.The room had mosquito machine . Recommend you to keep your room closed...More

1  Thank jsrvstv7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked for 2 night stay for Rs 38500. There were many good things but a few bad experiences spoiled the entire experience. 1. The food was good 2. The crew members were good but some wrong behaviour later on spoiled the whole mood....More

3  Thank Subhranil C
Backwaterskerala, Owner at Kerala Backwaters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for Visiting Kerala Backwater. Hop you had best trip in kerala. Kerala tourism.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visitied onn 29th june with nice stay we booked 3 rooms boat was good but the staff was adamant as if out of sympathy they have allowed us into their boats not like we have booked. they promised fresh catch of fish but they...More

3  Thank dbaidya
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Susan M
4 July 2017|
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Response from Priyabenpatel100 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan, We used Premium Houseboats by Kaiden Tours Pvt Ltd, You may search their contact number from the net.
Kalpataru Nursi... K
24 June 2017|
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Response from Amit S | Property representative |
You can visit Cochin, Munnar, Alleppey, Kumarakom and Cherai Beach in a time span of 7 days. You may contact to Pan India Tours which do have wholesale rates for Houseboat and all major hotels in Kerala. Probably they may... More