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7 Escapes To Make you Fall in Love With Water

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HolidayIQ reviewers narrate amazing experiences of cruising over water in idyllic locations. 

1. Goa

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Water Sports | Party | Cruise | Casino

HolidayIQ Reviewer aashima bhalla adds, “In the evening we went for a river cruise on Mandovi river & enjoyed the Goan dance ...., Arambol in Siolim , Bagha Beach , Old Goa & many more . We saw the holy body of St.Francis Xavier & saw the old churches which we only had heard about .” Read Full Review

2. Kodaikanal

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Boating | Hill | Forest | Valley

HolidayIQ Reviewer priyanka nagpal adds, “This is a very Lake, we took boating for an hour in pedal boat but still couldn't cover the whole Lake. They have Pedal boat, Row boat and Shikara boats :). The view from the Lake towards the mountains is very beautiful. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Basu adds, “The boat ride in this condition was nothing short of heaven. ...No wonder it is rated as the best destination in Kodaikanal. Located centrally in the hill station the business & everything is surrounding it. Though we visited in winter with the cloud coming down to the lake almost making it zero visibility. ” Read Full Review

3. Munnar

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Nature | Boating | Dam | Lake

HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH shares, “A nature park set in a vast stretch of wooded land for nature walking, adventure trails, boating in tranquil waters, watches migratory water birds, enjoy the aroma of fresh mountain flowers or become playful in the vast stretch of tempting lawn.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer ravi unni shares, “Enjoyed the speed boat ride at Mattupetty dam and was privileged to view a small herd of wild elephants. Most memorable part was the visit to Eravikulam National Park. We were in close proximity to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr and enjoyed the carpets of Nilakurunji in full bloom, which it does once in 12 years. The kids are eagerly waiting to grow up by another 12 years to watch them in full bloom again !” Read Full Review

4. Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Alappuzha (Alleppey)
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Amitra Kar adds, “ This is remains of what is known as Alleppey Pier which was used to anchor the merchant boats with spices and alike materials in yesteryears. Being one of the finest beaches of Kerala, it is one of the busiest as well and there are plenty of reasons for it. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vikas Sangwan shares, “Amazing kayaking and canoeing Our tour with Kerala kayaking was one of the highlights of our time in Kerala. The six-hour afternoon kayak tour is very well-designed. You do a fair amount of kayaking, but in four short sessions that are interspersed with lunch and breaks on a small traditional motorboat. kayakers of all levels should be able to manage. ” Read Full Review


5. Varanasi

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Temple | Ghat | Peace | Boat Ride

HolidayIQ Reviewer Zed Holz shares, “An evening boat trip is highly recommended and will take you on this river and also enable you to see the evening prayer/Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat from the boat itself. Do not miss this experience! ...As one arrives at Assi Ghat, one tends to leave behind the chaos of Varanasi. The majestic Ganges river is best seen and admired from here. One can spend several hours sitting here. It's now unbelievably clean. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Manu Mansheet shares, “One of the best experiences, visual delight. Saw it from the boats one evening and on the ghat, the next day, both were wonderful. Of course India is famous for over population, lack of order, chaos, unity in diversity, the classes and the masses, many anomalies etc. Well everything I mentioned is there in your face.” Read Full Review

6. Srinagar

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Dal Lake | Shikara | Houseboat | Mountain

HolidayIQ Reviewer Muhammad Aqib shares, “It was romantic especially the boat ride and then the music at Zabarwaan. I suggest the travellers to spare some time and go full dal sight seeing - it will take them 2-3 hours but it will be worth more. The best time for whole sight seeing and shikara ride is in the evening, however at later evening under lights the lake appears very beautiful. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Himanshu Singhal shares, “We did shikata ride where a person will take you in a boat for Dal Lake ride. ...Serene place that attracts tourist from all over the world I have been to Kashmir in May 2015. Dal lake is a majestic marvel. It anyways has that auto that it attracts tourists from all over the world. Its a very large lake. Probably will take half a day if you want to cover it all. Lots of houseboats are also there. ” Read Full Review

7. Thekkady(Periyar)

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Elephant | Boating | Tiger | Forest

HolidayIQ Reviewer NILADRI BANERJEE says, “There are these cruises (around 200 people capacity ) which offers ride across the Lake throughout the day. You can also take individual small boats if you wish to but the cruises provides a better view from the top and there are chairs which makes the ride very comforting. Rides are for about an hour or more depending on what you wish to choose. Depending on your luck you can see different species of Deers, Bison, Elephants, Birds, and many more all strolling around the vast expanse of open landscape. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer VIRINDER VAID shares, “Tourists are taken in double decker boats to look out for wild life. There are sopposed to be Tigers, Elephants, Wild boars, Birds etc. but rarely one can sight any of these in an hour long boat ride....Periyar lake-tiger reserve The natural greens around the large Periyar lake hosts many animals.” Read Full Review

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