Kerala: Backwaters & Boat Races

Karma Group invites you to experience the enchanting backwaters and vibrant boat racing traditions of Kerala – aptly named “God’s Own Country” for its natural beauty. From 08-10 August, embark on an extraordinary Karma Curated journey that will immerse you in the soul of Kerala’s breathtaking interior, all while staying at our magical lakeside retreat Karma Chakra.

Your adventure begins cruising the serene waters of Lake Vembanad aboard a traditional houseboat. As you glide along the tranquil waterways, take in stunning vistas of swaying palms, lush paddy fields, and the lake’s shimmering expanse. Savour regional cuisine on board as you soak in Kerala’s celebrated backwaters scenery. After disembarking, witness an authentic “Ottamthullal” dance performance set against the golden hues of the setting sun.

Then it’s time for the undisputed highlight of the weekend, as we witness the famed Nehru Trophy Boat Race in nearby Alappuzha. Dating back to the 1950’s, this iconic spectacle draws massive crowds to watch dozens of sleek snake boats, each powered by up to 100 rowers, compete in an adrenaline-fuelled race across the waters. From an exclusive pavilion, you’ll have front-row seats to all the action while enjoying refreshments.

This is your chance to experience two of Kerala’s most cherished traditions – the serenity of the backwaters and the thrill of an extraordinary boat race. Contact your Karma Concierge to reserve your spot on this immersive journey through God’s Own Country.

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  1. Yes.. I am interested in the Kerala backwaters and snake boat race package 8 – 10 Aug… but can I combine this with my booking at other karma accommodation at Munnar etc … and is the monsoon season right time to visit Kerala?… please advice.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Aruna, this booking got sold out in just a week. However, July to September are the peak monsoon months in Munnar and we would definitely recommend making the most of your trip.

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