Kerala Backwater River Cruise

WELCOME TO GOD’S OWN COUNTRY, KERALA! In Southern India, there cannot be a better way to experience the immensely rich culture of Kerala than to meander through its lush backwater canals on board one of our two comfortable and charming houseboats, theSauver Nigam (2 cabins) and Vaikundam (9 cabins). The traditional style Vaikundam is one of the largest plying the backwaters and ideal for group travel with spacious cabins and is furnished with antique and modern accessories. The  Sauver Nigam offers a more intimate and very comfortable experience without  detracting from the authentic feel of a traditional rice barge. It is a perfect match for your family or a few friends. The Kerala Ministry of Tourism rated these houseboats as the first eco-friendly boats in the backwaters. They were given the Golden Palm Award.

The experience on-board is well summed up by the former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee in his comment “A Day to be Remembered”.

Technical specifications

  • Cabins9
  • Berths2
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7 Night Cruise

Cruises Operate September Through April

North to South

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