Should you find yourself in the southwestern tip of India, be sure to factor in at least one night on a traditional houseboat in Kerala.
The serene Kerala backwaters are one of the state's top tourist attractions. Plan your trip there with this travel guide.
Tips on how to find and book a houseboat in Alleppey, including details of the most stylish houseboat in Kerala.
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South India & Kerala travel guide