Alleppey - Venice Of The East

Alleppey Travel Guide

Kerala, the God’s Own Country and a Green Paradise on Earth, is truly match with these titles that you will feel and defiantly will say after exploring Alleppey or Alappuzha. Alleppey, the most amazing city in the green state of Kerala is known for natural beauty, backwaters and beaches. This sixth largest city of the state is surrounded by Kochi and Trivandrum. Because of the natural beauty and a home to beaches, lagoons, backwaters and canals, the place was entitled as the Venice of the East by Lord Curzon.

The city is a fascinating tourist spot where backwaters lure attention of tourists from all parts of the world and persuade them to explore the city again and again. The city gets vibrant when the most competitive and popular boat race is organized on every second Saturday in the month of August.

Especially for honeymooners and those who love to cherish the natural beauty, the place is no less than a paradise on earth. On the other hand, boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir products add more glory in the popularity of the city. If you want to visit the city in your own way, it wouldn’t be a wrong decision to come and be a part of canals on small vallams (Boats) or anchor in the middle of the backwater lakes on a Kettuvallam (rice boat converted to cozy house boats).

When you spend the night under the star lit sky, listening to the splash of water on to the boat, you will keep it cherished for a long time to come. And these all are that will persuade you to arrive at the 'Venice of East' for the time in your life.

In addition to this, it would be an amazing experience to celebrate a holiday on the best-known port of the Malabar Coast that is truly an unparalleled experience. Alleppey (Alappuzha) is one of the much visited backwater destinations of Kerala where a heavy influx of newly married couples, honeymooners, foreigners, natural beauty lovers and those who want to rejuvenate their mind and body through Ayurveda and Yoga can easily be seen here.

You can also go holiday sailing on a houseboat (kettuvallam) or catch a glimpse of the rural lifestyle of the people. Capture the landscape at its best with the vibrant villages that will fall on your way and get greeted by flocks of ducks. From industry and handicraft point of views, you will get a chance to watch the entire process of coir making in this land full of coconut canopies and be fascinated by the magic of the rich greenery all over the place.

The place is known for beautiful houseboats and even hotels as well where you can stay with a complete sense of privacy and serenity. Alleppey is also well connected through road, rail and air to all the major cities of India. In this way, you can easily reach here.

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