From the moment we stepped onto the houseboat, I felt like I was on an exciting yet relaxing adventure. River Escapes is like a journey or ride through the backwaters; you see everything from ladies washing their clothes to shell divers on in their narrow canoes. Not to mention, the food was spectacular. I remember one of the prawns was the size of my fist! Great fresh and well prepared food served by a very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Our captain explained the history of the backwaters to us and was enthusiastic to answer any of our questions. I'll never forget gliding over the backwaters just thinking this is so cool!
- Also Known As:
- River Escapes Kerala, India
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- RIVER ESCAPESLife on the backwaters has a different set of rules. First, since there are no roads we depend on canals, rivers and lakes for our travel routes. Most families have a boat of their own. Children often learn to swim at least as early as they learn to walk-you are likely to see kids splashing in the local equivalent of a playground. Their school buses float, as do the postal vessels delivering to homes here. Even the supermarket floats!River Escapes provides an experience of the backwaters of Kerala in a vessel whose history harkens back to the ancient rice trade of this region while also providing modern comforts. These vessels are designed to balance authenticity and innovation. They are engineered to balance comfort and environmental responsibility - we pioneered the technology now considered the gold standard of emissions reduction. Most importantly they are staffed by members of the local community who are proud to showcase their corner of God's Own Country to visitors.A unique set of waterways in our state's central region allows us to showcase three districts that represent the "rice bowl" of Kerala - all by boat. We started operating our houseboats in 2006 and are now the respected leader on the backwaters in terms of environmental responsibility, commitment to the communities where we bring visitors and in terms of guest satisfaction. ... more less
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