Alleppey or Alappuzha is also known
as the "Venice of the East" it was here that traders from across the
seven seas came in search of black gold and souvenirs. Alappuzha or
Alleppey is also home to Kuttanad, The rice bowl of kerala, one of the
very few places in the world where farming is done below sea
level.Kuttanad is a land of lush paddy fields and stretches for 75 Km
sandwiched between the sea and the hills.
In Alleppey or Alappuzha, the life
revolves around water. Children learn to swim before they walk. They
learn to row boats before they bicycle. They learn their first lesson
from the school of fish.
The deliciously sweet palpaysam
(milk desert) made here as daily offering to the gods attracts huge
crowds. The ‘velans’ (sorcerers) perform Pallipana every 12 years in
this temple. This temple was the first to host Ottanthullal, a satiric
art form by the poet Kunchan Nambiar.
Alleppey Backwaters Houseboat Package
Boarding Point : Alleppey
Point of Disembarking : Allappey
A one night cruise offered on the backwaters of the
Alleppey, is one of
the most popular cruises. The cruise takes you through the clear waters
of the prominent Punnamada Lake the venue of the legendary Nehru
Trophy snake boat race. A round about tour, in which you board the boat
at Alleppey and disembark at Alleppey after having spent the night in
the tranquility of the Backwaters.
Travel Tips : You can try
your hand at angling, with the fishing rods provided on request.
Interesting place to visit
After spending the night
at the romantic Vattakayal Lake, you sail back to Alleppey and
Nearesh Airport : Cochin ( Kochi )
International Airport ( Travel time - 120 mins )
Railway Station : Alleppey Railway Station & Ernakulam Railway
Station ( travel time - 90 mins )