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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 hired air conditioned houseboat for overnight stay starting in Alleppey . It was fascinating going through the backwaters, visiting the village life, and seeing some wildlife -the villagers were fr...  more »
  • One of the nicest things I have ever done is this. It was so beautiful, peaceful and interesting watching the world go by from this gorgeous boat. We opted for two nights and I'm so glad we did as we ...  more »
  • the backwatters were one of my "dream" destinations like Bay of halong, delta mekong etc... opps! disappointment... There will be more than 1000 houses boats circulating on channels and actually to a fork I stopped counting at 70... morning the polution of the channels and air. We stayed 2 days, the houses boats do not leave the major channels so no real contact with local life... and the quality of life on board is far from that of the hotels. The solution would be "maybe"... to negotiate a day, departure morning 8 / 9 and return 17 / 18: 00 with a motor boat (otherwise it does not go far in the train we practiced it) is of "comfortable, 2 sunbeds at the front + chairs behind taking a packed lunch from the hotel and has you small channels deserted traffic." more fun, less noise and... cheapest :-) aussi.et... We can be stop or we want to.
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