I was recently spoilt while staying in Kumarakom (Kerala), and had a full day and night on a luxury houseboat that sailed the backwaters made famous in the book The God of Small Things. I have done a houseboat trip before in this area, but never one so luxurious or catered with my own crew of four: two captains, a butler and chef!

My was room was beautiful, complete with a spectacular bathroom with a rain shower, sitting area, queen sized bed and flat screen TV, while the small upper deck had a Jacuzzi (yes, I did enjoy it under the stars).

I even played cricket with a group of young boys who live in the backwaters. Magic moments!

Om Shanti,