Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters, photo by Lenish
Kerala Backwaters (photo by Lenish)
 

The Kerala Backwaters are located in Kerala state, in southwestern India.

The backwaters are a 900-mile (1500 km) network of canals, rivers, and big lakes extending from one end of Kerala to the other.

Traditionally used as one of the main transportation alleys, today the backwaters are becoming popular among travelers for the unusual experience they oferf, especially visiting by houseboat.

The backwaters can be explored by hiring a boat for one or several days. If you go for more than a day, the boat usually comes with a navigator and a cook, which provide you with various facilities.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Soma Kerala Palace

Featuring ancient architecture from 250 years back, Soma Kerala Palace is situated in Vembanad Backwaters, Chempu. It offers a traditional Indian spa, with yoga and meditation sessions. Free parking is provided. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48 - $195

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Ramada Cochin Resort

A 5-minute walk from Kumbalam Lake, Ramada Resort offers beautiful rooms with views of Kerala’s countryside, Kumbalam Lake or tropical gardens. It boasts a landscaped pool, Ayurvedic Centre and 4 dining options. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$71 - $205

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Colonel's Homestay

Your home away from home in Kochi, Colonel's Homestay is nestled within a landscaped tropical garden. The beautiful house features a well-equipped common kitchen, a dining area and a tour desk. Wi-Fi is free in all areas. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38

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Kalathil Lake Resort

Surrounded by the famous Vembanadu Lake, the luxurious Kalathil Lake Resort is located on the backwaters of northern Kumarakom. Offering an outdoor infinity pool, it also has a yoga centre and canoeing facilities. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$68 - $128

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Riverside Retreat

Riverside Retreat is located in Kochi. Free WiFi access is available in this holiday home. The accommodation will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. There is a full kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
SaRiGaMa Lodge

SaRiGaMa Lodge

SaRiGaMa Lodge is located in Eramalloor, 16 km from Cochin. Alleppey is 35 km from the property. Some units have a seating area and/or balcony. SaRiGaMa Lodge also includes a sun terrace. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$5

$5-
Hotel Mithila

Hotel Mithila

Hotel Mithila is located in Eramalloor, 16 km from Cochin. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain rooms have a seating area where you can... Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Aroor Residency

Aroor Residency

Aroor Residency is located in kumbalam, 12 km from Cochin. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$32

$32-
Riverside Retreat

Riverside Retreat

Riverside Retreat is located in Kochi. Free WiFi access is available in this holiday home. The accommodation will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. There is a full kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

$36-
Broad Bean Cochin

Broad Bean Cochin

Located 19 km from Kochi Biennale in Cochin, Broad Bean Cochin welcomes guests with a restaurant and bar. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38

$38-
Lake Symphony Resort

Lake Symphony Resort

Located a 15-minute drive from the Dutch Palace, Lake Symphony Resort offers a 24-hour front desk and room service. It features rooms with lake views. Traditional Indian massage and treatments are available on request. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38 - $98

$38-
Colonel's Homestay

Colonel's Homestay

Your home away from home in Kochi, Colonel's Homestay is nestled within a landscaped tropical garden. The beautiful house features a well-equipped common kitchen, a dining area and a tour desk. Wi-Fi is free in all areas. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38

$38-
Soma Kerala Palace

Soma Kerala Palace

Featuring ancient architecture from 250 years back, Soma Kerala Palace is situated in Vembanad Backwaters, Chempu. It offers a traditional Indian spa, with yoga and meditation sessions. Free parking is provided. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48 - $195

$48-
Hotel Eden Garden

Hotel Eden Garden

Offering a spa centre and fitness centre, Hotel Eden Garden is set in Perumbalam in the Kerala Region, 21 km from Cochin. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

$60-
Grand Ayur Island Alleppey

Grand Ayur Island Alleppey

Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Grand Ayur Island Alleppey offers accommodation in Perumbalam. The hotel has a children's playground and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on... Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

$60-
Kalathil Lake Resort

Kalathil Lake Resort

Surrounded by the famous Vembanadu Lake, the luxurious Kalathil Lake Resort is located on the backwaters of northern Kumarakom. Offering an outdoor infinity pool, it also has a yoga centre and canoeing facilities. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$68 - $128

$68-
Ramada Cochin Resort

Ramada Cochin Resort

A 5-minute walk from Kumbalam Lake, Ramada Resort offers beautiful rooms with views of Kerala’s countryside, Kumbalam Lake or tropical gardens. It boasts a landscaped pool, Ayurvedic Centre and 4 dining options. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$71 - $205

$71-
Cloud 9 Holidays Lake Resort

Cloud 9 Holidays Lake Resort

Cloud 9 Holidays Lake Resort is a detached holiday home located in kumbalam in the Kerala Region and is 9 km from Cochin. Guests benefit from balcony. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$76

$76-
Pavana Villa

Pavana Villa

Set in Eramalloor in the Kerala Region, this detached villa is 18 km from Cochin. The air-conditioned unit is 32 km from Alleppey, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$121

$121-
Kayal Island Retreat

Kayal Island Retreat

Offering a garden, Kayal Island Retreat is set in Eramalloor. Cochin is 18 km away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. Some units also have a kitchen, fitted with a toaster and... Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$139

$139-
Waters Edge by Gateway Malabar

Waters Edge by Gateway Malabar

Situated in Panangad, Arukutti in the Kerala Region, this villa features a terrace and a garden with a barbecue. The air-conditioned unit is 12 km from Cochin, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$529

$529-

Highlighted Interests:

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Combination
Unique Cultures
Backwaters Economy and Society
Unusual Local Feature
Houseboating the Backwaters
Other Interests:
Combination
Boat Tours
Natural
Fishing
Scenic Waterways

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