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Southern Backwaters

| Opposite K.S.R.T.C Bus Station, Kollam 691001, India
+91 94959 76037
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Great way to see India

We had a great two day adventure on Southern Backwaters houseboat. My son who is 8 also loved the... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Benjamin C
Serene and peaceful

We chose this company because they offered a cruse from Kollam through the backwaters to Alleppey... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Pershore, United Kingdom
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| Opposite K.S.R.T.C Bus Station, Kollam 691001, India
+91 94959 76037
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a great two day adventure on Southern Backwaters houseboat. My son who is 8 also loved the trip and wasn't bored. He even got to "drive" the boat which was a thrill for him! The crew was very accommodating and a pleasure to...More

1  Thank Benjamin C
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We chose this company because they offered a cruse from Kollam through the backwaters to Alleppey. This suited our travel plans, so we booked it! For 2 days and nights we were completely looked after by a charming and gracious crew - Captain, Engineer and...More

1  Thank jeannine20657
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We are here second time, This time we have done a Houseboat cruise including canoe trip, Which is fantastic experience and recommendable

Thank jensfuncke
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We spent overnight Kollam-rounding houseboat and did a short trip to Monroe island. All facilities in the houseboat and the accessories are very nice, all trustworthy and friendly people. food is excellent and served in timely manner. nice visit and the surroundings are described by...More

Thank Debajyoti D
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

These guys were so pushy! I wanted to walk off but my mum really wanted to do this so we went. You don't really do the back waters, we basically ended up doing a figure of 8 around a lake. They stopped for an extended...More

Thank JaneHow1
Reviewed 17 January 2017

One who wishes to complete his Kollam tour must finish it with a sail in the Ashtamudi lake in a house boat, without which your travel in Kollam is meaningless. The first place to go for a houseboat is the Southern Backwaters and you will...More

1  Thank Raju G
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Travelling solo, I decided to finish my Indian journey with a 2 night houseboat tour. After much ado and searching, I settled on Southern Backwaters. I chose a deluxe houseboat, (one floor), and met the crew at Kollam. All staff were friendly, gracious and kind....More

2  Thank Judith A
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Sailed from Kollam to kottayam, total 2 days. Rooms were very small. We have opted of non vegetarian meals, but fish cuisines were very limited. Which certainly not upto ur expectations. Though the overall Backwater experience was good but certainly not value for money with...More

Thank Vaibhav V
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We've spent 2 wonderful days with Ari, Ramanan and Salu. Southernbackwaters doesn't compete with some of the industry giants on sheer boats size or accomodations luxury, it proposes off the beaten track cruises. We've cruised between Thanneermukkom (Cochin) and Kollam, moving from lush fresh water...More

2  Thank Manuel Q
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Many option for backwater boat cruises from Kollam, Houseboats, motor boats, shikkara boats, canoe boats

1  Thank Grandkerala
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Karel L
Is it completely necessary to book the boat in an advance? I plan to start the tour from Kollam sometime between 23 Feb and 26 Feb. I'm not sure exactly when I will arrive at Kollam. It depends on flights, traffic, trains, etc...
2 January 2017|
Response from Tonic1944 | Reviewed this property |
We booked because there were 4 of us and this guaranteed a boat for just us. You can contact them on line and check
We are a group of friends, could be up to 8 persons. We will be flying in from Goa around Dec 2 (dates are flexible). We would like to get 2 nights backwater cruise from alleppey to kollam, stay in a riverside or lakeside resort for 2 nights then depart from Trivandrum airport. Questions: 1) is it better to fly into Kochi or to Trivandrum 2) does it matter whether take the trip from Alleppey or from Kollam? 3) where best to stay (Kovarakom or Kollam) we would like a deluxe resort with pool and coconut trees
27 June 2016|
Response from SBKerala |
Hi, We 'SOUTHERN BACKWATERS' operating Houseboat cruise between Alleppey and Kollam - 2 Nights cruise, For details you can visit our website With Thanks, Southern Backwaters Team
would you recommend taking houseboat trip for 3nights in April in the heat?am concerned about mosquitoes?thanks
26 March 2016|
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Response from Anu S | Reviewed this property |
Irrespective of heat and mosquitoes (yes both will be there during April), if you are a normal, casual traveler i do not suggest more than one night ... the house boat takes you over the different back waters of Kollam and... More