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1. Posted by ainsworth1 (Budding Member, 30 posts) 10 Jan '07 03:42

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Hello

Going to India in a few week and will be going to Kerala, just wondering if anyone can recommend any websites/companies that offer good backwater cruises?

Is 1 night OK for a trip? The area does seem to be pretty huge so are there any routes that are better than others?

I was looking at starting in Alleppey but open to suggestions about alternative starting points.

thanks
mark

2. Posted by nehatours (Budding Member, 2 posts) 10 Jan '07 05:42

hello there
i am giving you an very good company name they can make you tour good and safe if you want to know anything you can goo with them
the name of company is
www.realtoursindia.com
they will be helpfull to you.

3. Posted by baiju (Budding Member, 7 posts) 10 Jan '07 06:35

Hi,

One day for backwater cruise is enough.
Its better to make a round trip from the airport whr you are coming. If you could give the landing place sometimes i could suggest you an itnerary.
Please mail me if you want some rates of house boats.

Baiju

4. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru, 3377 posts) 10 Jan '07 06:48

Hi Mark,

Houseboats can be chartered in Allepey or Kollam. You should go to the DTPC information centres in Kollam or allepey. They will arrange a houseboat for you. You will find more information on www.keralatourism.org (with a detailled Backwater map).

Cheers,

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 10, 2007, at 6:46 AM by wouterrr ]

5. Posted by blackmagic (Budding Member, 8 posts) 10 Jan '07 09:38

hi there
10 days before I did a houseboat trip for 1 night in Kerala. It was fantastic! Our route was from Kumarakom to Alleppy and back to Kumarakom. I was with my wife and we had excellent time. Its very relaxing and we felt it would have been nice to have the second night too after the first day on boat. But its high season now and the boat had a booking with another guest.

The staff on the boat were really friendly, served excellent food and the rooms and kitchen were neat.

You could mail me to find out if this boat would be free on the dates required by you. The owner of the boat is a good friend of my family and could try to arrange you the best. He doesnt have a webpage and he has only 2 houseboats. We went on his houseboat named 'Aqua Jumbo', the boat was just 2 yrs old and looks very new.
regards
Binish.
+37065538606
binish.kuruvilla
@
gmail.com

6. Posted by Shrinagesh (Full Member, 103 posts) 11 Jan '07 05:46

Pl contact Kerala Tourism , the website of the Govt of kerala.
The site has reliable and easy on wallet house boats on this site.

7. Posted by jairam (Budding Member, 5 posts) 11 Jan '07 06:32

yes I agree Kerala tourism is quite professional. It is still peak season so be prepared to spend more!