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A wonderful Houseboat experience in Kerala

My friend and I decided to take a short vacation with family and the first thing in mind was backwaters in Kerala.  We had spoken about it earlier, and decided this was the time to do it.  We have a lot of common Mallu friends, checked with them and in fact, one of our friends had a friend in Kerala who owns a houseboat.  So the most important thing was fixed. Then we booked the train tickets through IRCTC and then we also made a reservation in a resort and we were good to go. 🙂

We reached Alleppey station and proceeded to the boat jetty by auto.  There were so many houseboats parked and we were hoping to get into one of them, but it didn’t happen that way 🙂  We had to take another small boat and that took us to ‘our’ houseboat.  It was a first-time experience for both of us, so we were quite eager to get on board.  The houseboat was spacious, clean and well-maintained.  There was a Hall cum dining, 2 bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a kitchen.  It was so exciting that we were all looking at the lake, houseboats, scenic views and the beautiful nature.  As time passed, our enthusiasm came to acceptable levels and that’s when we realized that this is what we are going to see for one full day 🙂

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