Referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppey (now Alappuzha) is what you call, a true paradise. Adorned with a picture perfect landscape, sparkling rivers, lush greenery, and beautiful freshwater lakes, Alleppey is home to immense natural beauty.
A popular backwater destination, Alleppey in Kerala is visited by thousands of travelers every year. It is a destination for every kind of traveler, be it a nature lover, wildlife enthusiast, photo bug or a wanderer. Alleppey is immensely popular for its scenic beauty and tranquility, which is why, tourists from all across the country and the world visit this place. It is the perfect destination for those wish to spend some time away from their long and hectic schedules.
For a long and peaceful holiday, what could be better than cruising along those palm-fringed waterways of Alleppey? The experience of passing through those paddy fields, coconut groves, Chinese fishing nets, villages, and temples is truly enchanting. The cool wind keeps caressing your face that further adds to the charm.
You glide through the serene backwaters of Alleppey in a beautiful ‘’Kettuvallam’’ (houseboat) and enjoy the sight of the unexplored regions of Kerala. The entire backwater cruising experience is something you can’t forget that easily.
While the clear blue skies cover you with a fresh and soothing layer, flocks of ducks swim around the banks and beautiful birds add chirpiness to the experience.
The hub of Kerala backwaters, Alleppey has numerous backwater routes to offer. Every route has something unique and captivates you more than the other. Alappuzha to Kumarakom is considered one of the most beautiful backwater routes. This one night cruise makes you enjoy a magical night under the starry sky. As you pass through, you get to see men and women fishing, coconut trees swaying with the wind, water birds passing by the canals.
Alappuzha to Kottayam is another great backwater cruise. The serenity of the route is completely matchless.
Alappuzha to Alumkadavu cruising is available for both one night and two nights. The cruise takes you Alumkadavu, the place where the Kettuvallams (houseboats) originated.
Alappuzha to Thottappally covers a number of historical places. The cruise takes you to important places like Champakkulam Church and Ambalphuzha temple.
Yet another beautiful cruise that starts from Alappuzha and goes till Kidangara through the exotic backwaters and finally through the alluring Vembanad Lake and Pathiramanal Island.
Alappuzha to Mankotta moves through Punnamada Lake. With this, you get an opportunity to have a look at those coir making villages and many more historically important sights.