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Ways to Experience Kerala Backwaters
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

Some would say that if you miss the back waters around kumarakom , your visit to the state is not complete. Even though i live within 50 km of this place , have gone there only once. Rented a small boat with chairs for around 500 rs (1.5 hours) as he took us around the backwaters.You can ask them for a good price.We were a group of 7 adults and 2 small children and it was the best experience to have :) The place around is beautiful too. Since we went with our own cars explored most of the places.
There is a church(Kokkamangalam church on wikipedia) established by St thomas(AD 52) also nearby. It is one of the 7 and half churches established by the apostle of Jesus and is on the way from Kumarakom to Kochi.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank jibingms
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

In Kerala view of backwaters from a boat house ride is just amazing. nothing beats this experience.

if you are in kerala must have boat have experience.

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Anand213
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

OHO --- What a beauty this is --- Certainly better than Kovalam as the back waters are huge. Enjoy the cool tour between them and take a boat ride sometime but I will advise all not to stay overnite on boat and instead you shud stay in the adjacent resorts (choose your own class as it has each n every class upto 7 star or you may say 10 star).

Date of experience: September 2014
6  Thank nikhil0210
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Reviewed 24 February 2015

I wondered what we would do for 2 nights on a barge! But amazing gently cruising what is very varied waterway. There was congestion initially, presumably hour and day boat hire which have restricted range. 1 night is too short as back the next morning, 2 nights is just right. The accommodation was spacious, although a bit rustic but this is India. There were only we 2 on the boat and 3 crew. The crew chef prepared local meals and had learnt from his mother - wonderful. The crew pointed out items of interest, and stopped at villages. One amazing stop included a fine art wood carver, and my case is over limits but the many carvings and bowls for £51. This company primarily carves statues for churches around the world. I would not want to go on a short trip and crowded boat, leave that for the cheapskates, but if on a budget don't complain.

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank 824haydnh
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Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

We had a tour by Peter from Salmon tours and it was an amazing experience to see village life along the back waters.

The tour started with a stop at the shore side of a village and we were introduced to the family who were very hospitable. We were then taken along the narrow canals well into the back waters. The water was pure and clean surprisingly and we were told how the locals respect the waters which is their livelihood.

The fisherman's dog, kuku was amazing as he swam following us around the back waters.

The tour ended with a display of rope making in the village by the villagers. We were given tea to see us on our way back on the boat home.

A truly memorable experience thanks to Peter.

5  Thank Mineshrup
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