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Ways to Experience Kerala Backwaters
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

A trip of a lifetime a tick in our bucket list that will be remembered forever If you have one dream then make this your priority

1  Thank jkirtley40
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I had a terrible experience with Pickadly Royal Houseboat. It was a nightmare. They have 3 people as caretakers. 1 is a ship captain, 1 is Manager and 1 Cook. The cook started his drink. His mouth smelled of alcohol. He was drunk by the evening. Even the manager drank a peg, which he confessed. Pickadly charges around INR25000, but the service is not even worth INR 25.
The bathroom does not even has basic toiletries. The toilet paper roll was used and hardly had any toilet paper left. The bath tub was stinky. It is strange that they have separate rooms for bedding, dining and TV room. All have AC's, but they can switch only 1 at a time. It is ironic that 8 room accommodation houseboats have all the aAC's running simultaneously, while in this Royal Suite, only 1 can run at a time.
food quality is very bad. There are no options. You have to bear with whatever is available and whims and fancy of the Chef. Even the food was limited to 1 serving.
Total waste of money and time. Never ever take this Royal Suite Option. I would rather say, dont take Pickadly service for anything. It is rather advisable to drop the plan for Alleppy if there are no stay options available either in houseboat or Resorts other than Pickadly. Otherwise you will be left with no option once the houseboat departs and spend the night with fear and trouble.

9  Thank AnimeshM90
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We booked prasanthy houseboat for a family holiday to the back waters. It was an amazing experience for us and Mr.Prasanthy made sure it was an extremely unforgettable one. We were looked after immensely well and shown places that were beautiful. The village life on the banks , the famous churches and markets were an integral part of this route that was planned for us . We extend our thanks to him and to his well behaved and friendly staff who made this trip an enjoyable one .
This trip will remain our best trip so far .

6  Thank Ambika913
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

" We approached Go Geo for kerala tour package of 7 nights for 5 couples. Renu and Albert helped promptly for tour planning and we could finalise quickly with them. 12 seater vehicle provided by them was good. Hotel given at Kochi was good. Hotel at munnar was good. Hotel at allepy was good. Hotel at kanyakumari was good. Reosrt of kovalam was good except the cottage which has bathroom outside bed room and open, which all females disliked. We were not happy with driver who use to talk very less and his role as Guide was very very poor. Go Geo staff never took efforts to communicate with us during tour. My expectation was they should have communicated every day with us once daily and they should have informed important instruction for next day in advance at least by SMS. They never highlighted few important information.. For example that we should reach Kanyakumari before 4 pm to see vivekanad rock memorial. Not providing one small information completely messed our next schedule and we suffered a lot for next two days. They also did not helped us well in visit to padmanabham temple(Open timings, dress code) and we had to waste a lot of time and so we got less time to enjoy in kovalam(poovar) beach hotel. Demand for remaining payment which we were supposed to pay on day 1 was also a bad memory( Not handled properly). "

1  Thank GopalS679
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

booked by tuk tuk driver in Cochin £110 pounds + £35.00 requested on the boat for food. The food given was the worst whilst in India. we were also expected to buy our own fish. The water provided was given in unsealed bottles, there was no alternative to this. The time on the boat was 20hours 1 hot drink was provided. The English speaking staff got off the boat prior to departure with our £30.00 never to be seen again. A very dissatisfied customer. advise to others book with reputable company/ homestay if that is were you are staying. Distance travelled was minimal. Total rip off.

2  Thank suejoyce425
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