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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 took the overnight option but spending a half day cruising gets you everything you want to see. Lovely time just relaxing on the boat, we had arm chairs and couch to sit on with the option of reque...  more »
  • Unforgettable experience. If you are in Kerala, you can't experience the magic of the houseboat. Trust no problems at Marvel Cruise – maybe it costs a little more than other houseboat, but having an entire boat and a full crew available to us for a full day is a great experience. The staff were very friendly, aboard you eat well, the scenery is stunning. Don't miss the boat ride (additional) with a small boat, which will allow you to advance even further in the villages on the water. In those small channels the houseboat can not enter, but that is where you hide the true life of Kerala. Please inquire with the staff, will explain everything! The price maybe a little high, you can only pay with cash (with payment as soon as you arrive at the dock).
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  • Ours was a family trip to Alleppey Bacwaters and it was realy nice and totaly different experience for us. During the stay we enjoyed mouth watering seafood along with local food. We will be panning t...  more »
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  • No less than 5 star. Real heaven on earth. Beauty at its best. Sunrise and the morning breeze, the waters and a ride on ferry, the best a person get from nature. Early mornings and the evenings are beautiful.
  • greenery in 360 degrees..very beautiful & pleasant.definitely..worth a visit...in life time..enjoyed..
  • Superb experience...Life time memory
  • The journey in house boats will definitely stay as an unforgettable event through out life
  • Lovely place.... worth spending time in boat house.....relax and enjoy the natural scenic beauty of green and abundant water.... Take care of your personal safety....