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Eco Trails Kerala

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Address: Kumarakom, Kottayam | 686 563, Kottayam 686563, India
Phone Number: +91 94464 39252
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

   The Backwaters of Kerala is unique and is found nowhere else...

   The Backwaters of Kerala is unique and is found nowhere else in the world. Backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. The backwaters of Kerala are a self supporting eco-system teeming with life. The most exciting aspect of Kuttanadu is the Kettuvallam (traditional Houseboat) which has become the most popular tourism product in India today.

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Kayal trip enjoy all my family members, relax mind, God's own country........ Full day trip recommended

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Kanjirappally, India
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Kanjirappally, India
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Kayal trip enjoy all my family members, relax mind, God's own country........ Full day trip recommended

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New Delhi, India
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

A cruise in the backwater is truly invigorating amidst the light rain and the endless backwater. A ride not to be missed.

2 Thank sandeep306
Antibes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We hired a car with driver called "Satheesh" for 5 days. From Cochin to Munnar to Parambikulum then Coimbatore. He was extremely professional and the trip went very smoothly. I would definately recommend him.

1 Thank Heidi B
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Our group was booked relatively last minute, and composed of 7 people. From the moment the owner's driver picked us up on the first day, we had great service and provided with a great experience. The houseboat was beautiful and the backwaters route taken was also breathtaking. The food is also a great treat, giving you a chance to eat... More 

Thank Cosmish
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We booked a houseboat for 4 people (2 couples), the boat was beautiful, very clean and spacious. The staff were very friendly and helpful, made our trip very enjoyable. After lots of traveling the previous days, the afternoon and night on the houseboat was the perfect way to unwind and relax. Would highly recommend, it was a highlight of our... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

A floating Hotel on waters-You have AC, RO purified water,Choice of freshly cooked food,comfort in room,airy/relaxed viewing from the decks

Thank swami1946
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved our houseboat holiday! On boarding our boat & meeting Kence we were amazed how spacious & well equipped everything was. Once on our way & through the duration of our trip the 3 man crew - Aneesh, Beneesh & Baboo were first class. Attentive, helpful & a joy to be with. Then there was the food - prawns,... More 

Thank KarenHammo
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

My husband and I recently spent a night on Eco Trails houseboat. It rates as one of the best things we have done in our travelling life. I have no words to describe what a wonderful experience it was. Kence and his team know exactly what the are doing. We absolutely loved it. And the food..... oh my gosh, I... More 

1 Thank Nerissa25
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Kence's backwater tours company has a lot of very good reviews, and a few bad ones. Unfortunately, our experience was one of the bad ones. We travelled for a single night in Feb 2016. The problem was the boat that we were allocated. We opted for a double bedroom AC deluxe, 4 beds (cost EUR 200). After I had booked... More 

4 Thank Simon L
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The three bedroom houseboat - there are 600 houseboats but they each go their own ways - that took our two couples around was well maintained ... There were three staff with us full time .. A captain, a cook and a general helper. The houseboat is moored from 6pm till daylight each day - Food was very tasty ...... More 

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