We enjoyed every part of it. Houseboats and view point OK. Music system and separate dining area are highlights.
Don't try and do a hill station visit in two days. Our tour operator built us a great tour which worked really well. During the holiday houseboats days, rice and other produce would be transported in barges called kettuvallom. Our crew took us to various places where we could spend money but you get a real feel of local people when you have housebaots to walk and talk to them which they are very keen to do.
Read the operator's response here: Thank you for taking the time to submit feedback on this tour. Thank you to the operator for a really great, relaxing and memorable holiday.
We were sorry to hear that some of the narrow channels were impassable at the time of your holiday. The air conditioning in our bedroom on the houseboat was only on during the night, when we really needed, and Suresh gave us candles in the evening when it was dark, so that we wouldn't attract insects with electric light and need to have the mosquito nets down, and that worked well. Also did not explore the lake and only visited backwater. Odisha is also contemplating holiday houseboats houseboat tourism in select areas, according to recent media reports.
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Reviewed on 16 Apr by Sara Denham 1. We had a great time.
Overall it was a wonderful stay. Next time we would arrange our whole trip with them, instead of booking some of it ourselves. Reviewed hlliday 25 Apr by Fran Griffin 1.
As to the environmental impact, that is uncertain, but if to guarantee tourism conservation and eco projects are necessary then such holidays must have a positive impact. We have no criticisms, only the greatest praise. We have holiday houseboats able to totally relax and let the world go by due to the lovely boat, the brilliant crew who looked after our every wish and the unspoilt area.
Some of the narrow canals were no longer navigable. I refused plastic bags in every shop, much to the surprise of most shop-keepers! At the relatively quieter Nigeen Lake, overlooked by the Hari Parbat a hillock you are more likely to enjoy the natural splendour. Every aspect of our trip was memorable and it is impossible to select one holiday houseboats feature that uoliday out.
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This was a thoroughly relaxing, enjoyable experience watching nature and dining on far too much food. They not only ferry local passengers but also serve as water taxis for those living in the houseboats. It's hard to say, because so much of it was memorable, but if pushed I would say that the most magical moment was waking holiday houseboats in the houseboat on the Kerala backwaters to see, way across a paddy field, an elephant trudging along the road amid the usual chaotic cacophony of cars, lorries, tuk-tuks, bikes, motorbikes and unably still living pedestrians.
The crew buy fresh supplies from local sources. We used smaller local hotels and transport. Also, check if the operators uoliday government approval and all the necessary permits for running the houseboat. Wonderful experience Reviewed on 03 Holiday houseboats by Michael Smith 1. Both the houseboat staff and the Carnoustie encouraged us to go out into the communitywhere we spent money on local products.
Holiday houseboats have been opted for day cruise only. You may also hire one of the luxury shikaras for a round of the lake. This valentines day is fantastic memory for me houseboaats my wife. From the excellent food to the beautiful scenery and friendly helpful crew.
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Since the boats float silently over the water, they also offer a good opportunity for bird watching. TV was not there and that's also acceptable.
Overall, it was a wonderful holiday which could be further improved with careful checking and planning of the houseboat itinerary in advance. Reviewed on 30 Nov by Jan Broderick 1. Options were limited.
Houxeboats houseboat, arranged with Lakes and Lagoons, was run so professionally by Suresh and his team. Brilliantly put together, great choice of places to stay.
Food would be cooked on board. Holidau the boats were having holiday houseboats facilities but not this one. Spacious boat with clean rooms. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday? I'm not sure how it reduced environmental impact, since we did a lot of driving and our houseboat was also motor-powered.
Our room goliday spotless, the living accommodation at the front of the boat was holiday houseboats and spacious, the food amazing we were offered and enjoyed all manner of Keralan dishes and plentiful, the staff genuinely friendly and helpful - taking us twice to a local church along a waterside path in the dark, so that we could attend a Christmas Carol service; getting us fresh coconuts so that we could drink the juice; sharing recipes for the delicious food we'd eaten; pointing out kingfishers and explaining the mechanics of a rice paddy.
We will return.
Veg meals can be improved. Use really good mosquito spray. Those who want to stay in slightly less crowded surroundings opt for hooiday houseboats on the Holiday houseboats Lake. As the boat cruises through the channels, the coconut tree-lined banks appear like one long tapestry, reflecting the lifestyle of the people who live in this region.