A Scenic Houseboat Wonderland In Kerala
Alleppey is a well renowned and popular backwater visitor centre, famous due to its snake vessel backwaters, houseboats cruises, seashores, sea items and it is coir business. Each year a large number of vacationers through from coast to coast as well as remaining globe head towards the area to savour a pleasant calming as well as laid back vacation far in the busy existence as well as challenges associated with normal existence.
Alappuzha is also known as Alleppey and is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of south India. Situated 62 kilometers (39 mi) to the south of Kochi and 155 kilometers north of Trivandrum, the town is home to many picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons. Alleppey has best been described as the one of the places known as "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon.
Although there are many attractions, but Alleppey is mostly famous for its beautiful backwaters. The canals lined with palm trees, the shores reflecting the country side life, the crystal clear lagoons, picturesque lakesides and the long sandy beaches are the treasures of Alleppey. The most popular place in Alleppey is Kuttanad, popularly called the rice bowl of Kerala which is a land of lush green paddy fields and is among the rare places in the world where farming is done below sea level. It is located in the vicinity of the backwaters. Kuttanad provides views of sparkling waterways, the beautiful countryside, having crops like banana, cassava and yam.
Alleppey is one of the most frequently visited backwater cities in Kerala. It has emerged as a backwater tourism centre, attracting tourists from other states of India as well as International regions. Kerala houseboats day cruise in backwaters is an unforgettable experience with the beautiful view of canal systems and the never ending lagoons. From the houseboats we get a mixed view of Paddy fields, rivers joining the backwater and small houses scattered on the stretch of land. The traditional houseboats also offer tourists an opportunity to discover the charm of beautiful backwaters along with harmonious blend of traditional and modern splendour with all the facilities. Besides making your stay comfortable, these houseboats allow you to have a great experience of houseboat tour. The appearance of backwater birds, people working in paddy fields, some catching fish in backwater or small canoes used as mode of transportation together will make you fill as if you are in paradise or God's own country.
Other points of interest associated with Alleppey are Ayurvedic therapeutic massage centers, Karumadi, well-known for any big dark granitic sculpture associated with Head of the family Buddha referred to as Karumadi Kuttan, and Pandavan Rock and roll.
Alleppey really offers an amazing tour experience to the visitors who come to explore the natural beauty of the land. Tourists can go for a cruise and just stroll back to the land for a great experience. During the cruise, you get a wonderful opportunity to catch the glimpses of coconut trees and paddy fields. Visiting Alleppey during winter season is the best. You can plan a trip from August-September and February-March.
by: Sanyukta Jain