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Keralan Backwaters, India

Country life on the Backwaters

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
    Alleppey
  • Duration:
    3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 184.- per person (excluding flights)
You can explore the palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala on a houseboat but for a more local perspective why not stay in a welcoming homestay. Spend your days dozing in a hammock, discover your surroundings by bike and kayak and enjoy homecooked Keralan meals.
Emerald Isle Homestay, Alleppey, India
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Day 1 – Arrival in Alleppey

For a real insight into life on the Keralan backwaters, we can arrange for you to stay in a comfortable homestay near Alleppey. This family-owned and operated property is set in nine acres of secluded gardens and lush green paddy fields, leading down to the famous backwaters. It’s a wonderfully peaceful, friendly and welcoming place to spend a few days.

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Day 2 – Relax and explore

Whilst here you can take it easy, enjoying the relaxed pace of life. Doze in a hammock or relax with a book in the gardens. If you’re feeling active, the homestay offers complimentary bike hire, so you can explore the area by bicycle. For a small cost you can learn how to prepare traditional Keralan dishes at a cooking demo, join the morning yoga session, relax with an Ayurvedic massage or try your hand at fishing in the river just in front of the property.

Breakfast is included in your stay, but it’s also possible to enjoy lunch and dinner in the open-air dining area. You’ll be served traditional Keralan cuisine created from locally sourced ingredients including spices grown in the property’s extensive gardens.

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Day 3 – A fond farewell

After a final homecooked breakfast, your driver will be waiting for you, ready to continue your journey. Although we suspect you’ll want to extend your stay and continue to enjoy the warm hospitality and relaxing vibe!

 

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