Kerala Backwaters
Kerala Backwaters
4.5
Bodies of WaterNature & Wildlife Areas
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Shiva Shinde
    Nagpur District, India10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Backwaters: Nature of Kerala
    The unique experience of natural beauty of Kerala can be only found here. boating in back waters is a soothing experience. You will see different species of birds, islands, trees, and a point where stream meets ocean. It will take about 2hours to complete the journey, you will definately enjoy if you love nature.
    Dear Friend, First of all we would like to thank you for sharing feedback about Kerala Backwaters on Trip Advisor. Kerala Backwater Tourism Teams are feeling extremely contented to have been able to deliver you with the highest level of service and thank you so much for highlighting Nature wonder surprise in the world. Thank you again for your loyalty in our Attraction and we are personally looking forward to welcome you back home again in the near future. Yours Sincerely, Arul Sreedhar Sr. Manager
    Written 28 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2022
    Travelled on business
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Flyer597341
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prashanthy Boat House Alleppey
    Prashanthy Boat house - I recently had a trip to allepey on July 1st and stayed in his boat house with my family. The boathouse was so luxurious with all the facilities. It was very comfortable and safe. The food served was so delicious and was cooked according to our preferences. The way Prashanthy boathouse staff gave the warm welcome was outstanding, the hospitality and the comfort zone was very much liked by my entire family and myself. I highly recommend Prashanthy boathouse for your boathouse stay. Suitable for family as well as couples. Had a very good experience. Thanks Shanthilal Sir and his team for this wonderful arrangements and stay😊👍😊. They delivered what they promised as what we saw in the picture.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Seaside48420425522
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable experience
    We did a bit of research, Spoke to Mr Shantilal and zeroed in on Prasanthi houseboats. The Royal luxury houseboat for 10 of us ( 5 bedroom) looked the same as in the photos and video shared earlier. It was a memorable stay and will remember for a long time. We felt safe and it was very neat and clean. The food, facilities and service was amazing, Kudos to the staff. Staff helped elderly parents and made them feel at home. Staff accomodated our additional food needs. I would definitely recommend Prasanthy house boat for your joyous houseboat stay.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 January 2024
  • Matthias D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prasanthy Houseboat - highly enjoyable, great company
    What a wonderful experience to travel overnight with this marvellous boat! Safe, clean, secure and most enjoyable staff. Very helpful. All booking and travel arrangements were well communicated. We can really recommend this company. Lovely boat, good food, nice staff... Beautiful landscape and very relaxing.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 January 2024
  • Sophie H
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous backwater stay
    Fabulous place right on the beautiful backwaters. Lovely vibe very relaxed stay. Fantastic boat trip right from the hotel to see the amazing bird life highly recommend. Staff are so friendly they can’t do enough to help you. Delicious breakfast included and we also ate dinner which was great. They don’t have a bar but staff will happily send out for drinks for you. Incredible bird watching right there at the breezy hotel. Rooms were nice and great shower. Talegan was an absolute star !
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 February 2024
  • Eros
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom1,427 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peace perfect peace
    The Kerala backwaters were our main reason for visiting Kerala and they did not disappoint We started at Kumarakom and finished the following day near Alleppy. The route picked had few other houseboats on the waters apart from one busy section which was pretty manic. Our houseboat anchored overnight in a quite canal. We wanted a luxury houseboat for the two of us, with air con the whole time and importantly we wanted an upstairs comfortable viewing deck. We settled on Maniyara a boat owned by Sree Kamar of Lake View House Boats - a lovely houseboat which met our criteria. The two staff were great and we were served wonderful food. The upper deck was perfect for viewing and sun bathing. Memorable trip though we felt one night was suffice.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 March 2024
  • Eaa1947
    Gold Coast, Australia631 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do if in Kerala.
    Very relaxing 24 hours on a private boat. The staff was excellent and understood our dietary requirements. Not much documentary but more or less self explanatory experience. Some people spend several days but in our opinion 1 day is enough.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 April 2024
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Eaa1947
Gold Coast, Australia631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very relaxing 24 hours on a private boat. The staff was excellent and understood our dietary requirements. Not much documentary but more or less self explanatory experience. Some people spend several days but in our opinion 1 day is enough.
Written 6 April 2024
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Eros
Edinburgh, UK1,427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Kerala backwaters were our main reason for visiting Kerala and they did not disappoint
We started at Kumarakom and finished the following day near Alleppy. The route picked had few other houseboats on the waters apart from one busy section which was pretty manic. Our houseboat anchored overnight in a quite canal.

We wanted a luxury houseboat for the two of us, with air con the whole time and importantly we wanted an upstairs comfortable viewing deck. We settled on Maniyara a boat owned by Sree Kamar of Lake View House Boats - a lovely houseboat which met our criteria. The two staff were great and we were served wonderful food. The upper deck was perfect for viewing and sun bathing.
Memorable trip though we felt one night was suffice.
Written 21 March 2024
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Rekha M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Prashanty House boat was a wonderful experience! I highly recommend using them and Shanti Lal for your next Allepey Kerala backwaters houseboat.

Shanti Lal was so kind. He went out of his way to make sure our family was taken care of. The food and service were absolutely great. House was luxiourous and comfortable. Shanti Lal even found us a personal house boat kathak performance.

Please consider Prashanty Houseboat. It was beautiful and we all loved it!
Written 18 March 2024
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Chocolateloverlondon
London244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Well worth a visit. Make sure you go with a decent tour operator. Ours wasn't great although this didn't detract from the charm of the place.
Written 6 March 2024
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Sophie H
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Fabulous place right on the beautiful backwaters. Lovely vibe very relaxed stay. Fantastic boat trip right from the hotel to see the amazing bird life highly recommend. Staff are so friendly they can’t do enough to help you. Delicious breakfast included and we also ate dinner which was great. They don’t have a bar but staff will happily send out for drinks for you. Incredible bird watching right there at the breezy hotel. Rooms were nice and great shower. Talegan was an absolute star !
Written 2 February 2024
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Matthias D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
What a wonderful experience to travel overnight with this marvellous boat! Safe, clean, secure and most enjoyable staff. Very helpful. All booking and travel arrangements were well communicated. We can really recommend this company. Lovely boat, good food, nice staff... Beautiful landscape and very relaxing.
Written 25 January 2024
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Seaside48420425522
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We did a bit of research, Spoke to Mr Shantilal and zeroed in on Prasanthi houseboats. The Royal luxury houseboat for 10 of us ( 5 bedroom) looked the same as in the photos and video shared earlier. It was a memorable stay and will remember for a long time. We felt safe and it was very neat and clean. The food, facilities and service was amazing, Kudos to the staff. Staff helped elderly parents and made them feel at home. Staff accomodated our additional food needs. I would definitely recommend Prasanthy house boat for your joyous houseboat stay.
Written 16 January 2024
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Kalraunda
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Visiting Kerala and Alleppey, and spending an entire day in a houseboat was an item on my bucket list for a long time, and I am so so so glad that I chose Prashanty houseboats to fulfill that experience.

I had been researching a lot about houseboats in the build up to this trip regarding what to look for, and what to expect and I am very glad that Prashanty houseboats exceeded expectations in every department. The food, staff on board, the rooms, the view from the upper deck were all more than amazing.

The staff on board - Kannan, Sanal & Chikoo were awesome - big shoutout to them for taking care of every possible need that we had. Sanal was our chef and an incredibly good one - the chicken curry and the fish fry for lunch was some of the best food that we had. We also bought some tiger prawns and crabs for dinner and Sanal transformed that into something delicious as well. Apart from this, we were treated to onion pakoras during tea time, as well as poori bhaji and omelette during breakfast.

The rooms were very comfortable as well - our houseboat came with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a dining area, a guest room in the lower level, which also included the kitchen area. The upper deck consisted of an open area with 4 chairs, and a closed area with a lot of seating. The entire houseboat was air conditioned. The views from the upper deck were breathtaking throughout our time at the houseboat.

Highly recommend Prashanthy houseboats to everyone planning a trip to Alleppey.
Written 1 January 2024
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EBONI P
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Prasanthy House Boats was a fantastic way to spend the day. They were very accommodating and the food was absolutely delicious. It was such a relaxing and refreshing way to unwind with family. We will do this again the next time we visit! :)
Written 7 December 2023
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Dear Friend, First of all we would like to thank you for sharing feedback about Kerala Backwaters on Trip Advisor. Kerala Backwater Tourism Teams are feeling extremely contented to have been able to deliver you with the highest level of service and thank you so much for highlighting Nature wonder surprise in the world. Thank you again for your loyalty in our Attraction and we are personally looking forward to welcome you back home again in the near future. Yours Sincerely, Arul Sreedhar
Written 12 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KTIC HOUSE BOAT
Kumarakom, India10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We were at the Kumarakombackwaters.And truly a magical experience. We went for KTIC House boat and it was indeed a royal tour.One must visit Kumarakom backwaters once in a lifetime.
Written 12 July 2023
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