Alleppey or Alappuzha
“In God´s Own Country, Alleppey is the most beautiful county – Backwaters still as mirrors, alluring beaches, shimmering canals, luscious greenery and much more await you!”
Although a relatively small island, Alleppey or Alappuzha stands tall amongst the best tourist spots in Kerala. The reason isn´t difficult to fathom once you´ve witnessed the flawless beauty here. Often called the ´Venice of the East´, owing to its serpentine network of canals and backwaters, Alleppey has grown from being a small town in Kerala to one of its biggest attractions. Much talked about, and not without reason, are the resplendent backwaters of Alleppey.
Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha Beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends out to the sea here, is over 137 years old.
One of the must-do things in Alleppey is to board one of the many magnificent houseboats and go on a cruise of utter pleasure and romance. Alleppey beach is a place blessed by the gods themselves.
Alleppey is known for its wellness therapies, which include Ayurvedic massages and spas. Many Ayurvedic spas that have mushroomed in and around Alleppey use herbal medicinal ingredients. A day at one of these spas works like magic on your body and spirit, ridding you of tension and negative energy. With a good deal to do and a great deal to explore, Alleppey is one of the best places in Kerala to enjoy a few days of bliss and serenity.
Among the attractions of Alleppey, the backwaters hold the numero uno spot. The intricately woven networks of inland waterways connecting the backwaters paint a picture of perfection.
The Alleppey beach is known throughout Kerala as one of the best beaches, owing to its intrinsic natural beauty. Alleppey´s celebrated past as a prominent port city is aptly portrayed by the 137-year-old pier that stretches out in to the sea.
The ravishing beauty of the beach is further accentuated by dense palm groves, an ancient lighthouse and a beautiful garden at the sea shore. Relaxing and picnicking at the beach are the preferred activities of visiting tourists.
The ravishing beauty of Alleppey is a visual treat to behold. From the backwaters to the beaches, from the green paddy fields to the temples, everything about Alleppey is intertwined in an ageless beauty.
Today is the ecstasy of the fairy tale of 1001 nights! Today you can take a boat trip with the houseboat on the canals and rivers of the backwaters. For lunch, you may enjoy a typical Kerala dish while you can watch the fishermen picking up and catching the Chinese fishing nets.
Have our complimentary lunch on houseboat and relax with your better half and family.
Here in the "land of the coconut palms" now seems to stand still. Hectic is here an alien word. "Pure nature without car and air condition:" so told one of our foreign guests.
Relax and enjoy! And spend a serene romantic night in this oasis of silence! Dinner and overnight in houseboat.
The houseboats you find in the backwaters of Alappuzha are in fact a reworked version of the Kettuvallams of olden times. Kettuvallam is a Malayalam word, ´Kettu´, refers to dwelling structures and ´Vallom´ means boat. In the olden days, kettuvallam or boat with thatched roof that covers over wooden hulls was used to carry tons of rice and spices.
Of late, houseboats come equipped with all the comforts of a good hotel room including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. An uninterrupted view of life in the backwaters can be enjoyed while your houseboat cruise.
Another interesting activity during your houseboat cruise is making a short break at a nearby fish market. Get a fresh one of your taste and ask our staff in your houseboat to prepare a delicious local dish out of it.