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Kerala Backwater Cruises

Kerala’s famous backwaters are a labyrinthine network of tree-fringed lagoons, idyllic lakes, and river systems, running parallel to the Arabian Sea along the Malabar coast. Quaint towns and charming villages dot the banks of these interconnected canals. This unique ecosystem is home to a diverse variety of flora and fauna. The heart of Kerala’s backwaters is the vast Vembanad lake and the intimate Ashtamudi lake. The region is replete with inviting and serene homestays, resorts, and houseboats offering diverse experiences that provide a glimpse of life on these waterways. Cruising down the tranquil backwaters aboard traditional kettuvallams or houseboats is a quintessential Kerala experience, especially enhanced by local seafood and meat preparations and complemented by the region’s iconic palm wine. For a window into the state’s culture, visit the region during the colorful annual boat races which feature up to a 100 rowers rowing in unison in 100-feet long snake boats.

Highlights

  • Lagoons & Lake
  • Houseboat Cruise
  • Village Life & Local Culture

Places to Stay

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Coconut Lagoon

Style: Resort

Authenticity without embellishments' is the motto of the Coconut Lagoon, a beautiful heritage resort on the Vembanad Lake.

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Evergreen Houseboat

Style: Houseboat

Evergreen Houseboat makes for the perfect base to experience the serene Kerala backwaters. Check into houseboats that come with a clean and comfortable ensuite room equipped with a kitchenette as well as a separate dining area.

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Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala, South India, Asia
Kumarakom Lake Resort

Style: Resort

The Kumarakom Lake Resort is an aesthetic heritage resort, with numerous meandering canals, an Ayurveda Spa and luxurious villas and suites that are built on the lines of traditional Kerala homes, replete with new age amenities.

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Lakes And Lagoons

Style: Houseboat

Lakes and Lagoons in Alleppy offers relaxing overnight backwater cruises in Kerala. Soak in some old world charm and enjoy traditional Keralan hospitality as you rest your head in a traditional kettuvallam (houseboat).

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Malabar Escapes Purity Resort, Muhamma

Style: Boutique

Purity is a serene and romantic waterfront retreat located on the Vembanad Lake shore just 70kms from Cochin Airport.

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Punnamada Backwater Resort

Style: Resort

Punnamda Backwater Resort is located right on the banks of Lake Vembanad, offering you serene views. Spread across 10.5 acres…

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Experience Alleppy Houseboat on your Kerala backwater tour
Spice Coast Cruise

Style: Houseboat

Spice Coast Cruises gives you the opportunity to explore the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Stay in this luxury kettuvallams (traditional…

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Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa

Style: Resort

Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa is a contemporary resort nestled on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. Unwind…

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Cruises in Asia
The Oberoi Vrinda, Luxury Kerala Cruiser

Style: Houseboat

Experience the picturesque backwaters of Kerala cruising in comfort on The Oberoi Vrinda, Luxury Kerala Cruiser… a stunning pontoon boat…

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Xandari Riverscapes

Style: Houseboat

Located 14 km from Alleppey Railway Station and 90 km from Cochin International Airport, the Xandari Riverscapes ‘kettuvallams’ or houseboats…

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