LakeLands Cruises Pvt. Ltd
Regd.Off: No: 503, Kerala, India
www.lakelandscruise.com - +91-477- 2268985/86
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Houseboat Heaven Jan 20, 2009
This qualifies as a hotel review I think - a floating hotel on a boat that travels the backwaters of Kerala, India. This is quite an amazing adventure, one of the finest experiences I have had in any of my travels. The houseboats are like floating hotels, complete with a staff that takes care of all your needs and serves the meals too, excellently prepared in the kitchen onboard the boat. The journey begins in the late morning, floating gently out of the dock and into the backwaters. The pace is slow and easy to enjoy the scenery. The boat stops after a couple hours in some reeds by the riverside for lunch that is well prepared.
The crew really seem to enjoy pleasing their passengers. After lunch the boat takes off again and you just relax and take in the scenery, even have a nap in your cabin if desired. In the early evening the boat docks and there is free time for a walkabout to see some of the countryside and mingle with local people. Dinner is served onboard and there is time to enjoy the sunset. An overnight stay on the boat is quite comfortable - the rooms have a small AC unit if you need it. In the morning there is a light breakfast and off again for the morning trip back. It is amazing to see the houseboats heading back in numbers. It is so very picturesque with the blue waters, morning light and activity. It is a journey well worth taking and I highly recommend it.
Here are some videos of the journey to sample beyond the photos: Cruising the backwaters via Houseboat (The music is live, not added later). Enjoy the ride!
VIDEO I - http://youtu.be/NLt0BOoz6Ic
VIDEO II - http://youtu.be/dAAxkO7NdEk
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