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Kerala Backwaters, Kerala
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Kerala Backwaters, a crisscrossing network of coastal waterways navigable by boat, provide one of the region's most efficient transportation options and tourist attractions. More than 900 km (560 mi) of lagoons, canals, lakes, and estuaries make up the network, and draw visitors from around the world looking to glide lazily under palm trees and past traditional villages on a houseboat. Explore this massive network of water-routes by renting a boat, as this makes for the easiest mode of transport and allows you to get an up-close glimpse of a region nearly frozen in time. Use our Alappuzha itinerary maker to add Kerala Backwaters and other attractions to your Alappuzha vacation plans.
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  • We stayed a night on a deluxe houseboat booked by our travel agent. The bedrooms were basic with air-con only at night. Food was satisfactory. The houseboat staff said that we would stop at the market...  more »
  • Goods of own country. So, Kerala and the backwaters is advertised. And it is true. Paradise on Earth. A special kind of experience. I've seen similar only in the Mekong Delta. Necessarily one night on one of the rice barges into floating hotels were designed to spend. Indescribable!
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  • Just returned from India. One of the highlights had to be : Staying on a houseboat in the Kerala Backwater. Not only very beautiful but very relaxing and a great way to end our incredible trip to Indi...  more »