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Reviewed today NEWvia mobile

Checked onto our boat for the overnight cruise and met the 3 crew who were going to look after us. The cruise started onto the lake and instantly we relaxed. Traveling through the backwaters was so calm and peaceful with only the noise of the occasional bird. Lunch and dinner were pre set and Kerelan style cooked by the chef....

Thank traci m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a night onboard one of the houseboats and it was the highlight of our trip. From the moment we boarded we were completely looked after with every detail thought about and managed. The food cooked by Philip was delicious and plentiful, and the driver and navigator pointed out landmarks and were able to answer our questions along the...

Thank Heather00
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

As has been said by others, try to go for two nights so that you can really experience life on the backwaters. The boat was lovely and the air conditioning at night a real bonus. I've never been interested in birdwatching, but somehow I was fascinated! The food was amazing and kept on coming; the festival lunch on the second...

Thank Sue M
Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely 24 hours spent cruising local backwaters of Kerala. Boat was clean and had everything you need. Lovely air conditioning at night. Unfortunately no hot water for shower but hey showered later at next place. Food amazing and so much. The captain, first mate and cook were fantastic. Nothing could be faulted. Hint would be make sure you...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the trip. There are many companies to choose from which offer two stories, enclosed viewing etc. Ours was open and lovely. The food and service were perfect. The evening falling with the birdsong and the fisherman. The night was really quiet and still. The stars wonderful. Next mornjng the cool early light was great. I would try...

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spending time on the rice boat was an experience not to be missed. The beauty of going for two nights is that you go further and see smaller sections of the waterways where you see a real slice of life in India - and it is varied and fascinating. After all the boats head off back to base you also...

Thank Annie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eating freshly caught prawns on deck as the dusk falls and fireflies start popping out of the trees that line the banks of the lake is one of my holiday moments to remember. The birdlife was fantastic and the crew helpful and considerate. Special mention for the chef - he was a superb cook.

Thank Yaworsky
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I just read the other reviews and I agree with most of them. The boat was very comfortable, the food was amazing (after we sorted out the European/ Indian misunderstanding on spice level), the crew (as pretty much anywhere in India) was excellent. I went on a boat that had 2 bedrooms, each had a full bathroom. The boat looked...

Thank hairos2015
Westerham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Spotlessly clean, a very roomy cabin, air con and good bathroom . An authentic rice boat, charming staff, and excellent food. No alcohol on board but the staff will stop and buy you some or take a bottle with you. Large cushioned area for lazing and river watching. Very peaceful. One night is enough but it's an experience worth doings...

Thank Sue H
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Spice Coast Cruise is another CGH Earth company and yet again I find myself being effusive about another one of their enterprises. Their rice barges look more old fashioned than many you see on the water which is a good thing, they are far more attractive. The bedroom is well equipped and you get a good mosquito net. The...

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Address: C/O Coconut Lagoon | Kumarakom, Kottayam 682003, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam
Also Known As:
Spice Coast Cruise Kottayam, Kerala
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“Rice boats vary so if you want one that is both authentic in style and extremely comfortable this is an excellent choice”
 of 5 bubbles 589anniem, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You are on a small boat on your own so take the master bedroom. I think the boats have two rooms for family use.”
 of 5 bubbles SueH826, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“take plenty of mosquito repellant”
 of 5 bubbles ruthsE4603AQ, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The two bedroom with Drawing dining and Kitchen is an excellent mobile home.”
 of 5 bubbles NishaMani, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“No choices on the boat!”
 of 5 bubbles ajitbubber, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
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