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in India's Kochi area
Imagine an enchanting labyrinth of tropical rivers, lakes and canals lined with low islands adorned with coconut palm trees, lush greenery, and small laid-back rural villages. That's the dreamy Kerala Backwaters.
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How to experience them
You leisurely explore this scenic wonder Kerala Backwaters in a long-and-narrow traditional Kerala cargo boat that was converted into a luxurious tourist houseboat (see photo).
It has a thatched roof and a charming interior typically consisting of a living room and one or two bedrooms.
As your captain slowly guides you through the Kerala Backwaters, your private cook prepares interesting meals and snacks.
You can book for one night, a week, or more. Most visitors opt for two nights.
Many travelers stay in the Kochi area for several days before or after the cruise to take advantage of its many quality beach resorts. They, like the boats, are pleasingly priced.
When to go
For the best weather, book your boat in the mid-November to mid-February period.
Location in India