These houseboats take you around the backwaters depending on the package you signed up for. We stayed overnight on the Kerala backwaters in these houseboats. The landscapes were a personification of a serene, stunning wonder. While travelling on the boat, the only sound you are hearing is the slicing of the smooth water as you move ahead through the Kerala backwaters. What we had experienced in those few hours, was something beyond the almost-in-your-face picture perfect beauty of the Kerala backwaters. The day came to an end by devouring the sumptuous Kerala food cooked to perfection by the local chef that accompanied us on the boat with the view of a star studded sky and the tranquility of the backwaters.
The sun is now up and the golden carpets behind the coconut tree barriers catch your attention. The backwaters, coconuts and rice trees- the views match the image of Kerala that you have always had in your mind! Since it's the last day of my trip, all I want to have is authentic South Indian food- Idli, dosa and vada! Later on we headed to the city that is an amalgamation of Old and New India. Cochin/Kochi (you may call it anyway) is lovingly called the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Once a flourishing port, this city is a major metropolis in the Southern Indian state of Kerala and a mixture of many cultures.