Boats are by far the best way to see the fabled Kerala backwaters, and these converted rice barges have been beautifully kitted out using traditional materials coupled with contemporary comforts.
Meals on board will be local recipes prepared by your boatmen from fish caught in the lake and red rice grown on its shores. You can spend your time on board relaxing and resting, soaking up the scenery and breathing in the fresh air and chilled out ambience.
Leisure: Backwater scenery, village visits, canal cruises, cycling, birdwatching
Rooms: Private houseboat
Take your best shot at spotting wildlife with an itinerary that includes not one but three different parks, all located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This allows you to explore some surprisingly diverse scenery, see myriad bird and animal species, and hugely increase your chances of spotting one of these elusive big cats.