The Kerala BackwatersAboard the Oberoi Vrinda
Houseboating on the serene Backwaters of the Malabar Coast regularly pops up on Top 10 Things You Should Do lists. A source of much Indian pride, the Backwaters are a world-unique watery ecosystem of palm-fringed rice paddies, small villages, and lovely lagoons, a meeting of the fresh waters of 38 rivers as they meander westward to the sea. We wend these waters aboard the intimate and delightful, eight-cabin Oberoi Vrinda, inspirationally designed proof that Oberoi excels on water, as on land. Our days are active—according to our tastes— and our nights are graced with cultural performances and Vrinda’s much-praised, resoundingly fresh and imaginative dinners.