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Trip to India's own Venice - Alleppey

    

When was the last time you were truly alone? With no one around you for miles, you don't remember the time spent up on the land? You can experience that feeling in Kerala. Only a few places in India can make you feel as connected with nature, Alleppey is one of them. Because of its beautiful paddy fields, backwaters, beaches and tidal points, you'll understand why Lord Curzon labelled Alleppey, or Alappuzha as the Venice of the East. Truth be told, Alleppey is a standout amongst the popular tourist destinations in India. One visit to this place and you will feel like Mother Nature has spent ample amount of time and effort to make it. In the event that peace and serenity are what you seak, Alleppey is the place to be. Alleppey houseboats and quiet backwaters give the town its relaxed mood. The quietness of the backwater is just coordinated by the serenity of seas. Nothing can beat the stress like staying in Alleppey houseboat and witnessing the scenic beauty of nature.

From perfect beaches and Alleppey houseboat to paddy fields and celebrated boat race, Our Complete Guide puts the best of Alleppey readily available at your fingertips.

What to do in Alleppey?

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1. Hire a Kettuvallom

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First and the foremost thing that you should do when you are in Alleppey is to hire a state water transport boat, Kettuvallom, as it is commonly known in the local language. Experience the boat ride in the calm waters of Alleppey. The houseboats are available for a day ride, overnight and even for multiple days if you plan to ditch your stay at the hotel and spend several days in the backwaters. Enjoy the moonlight dinner and the freshly cooked meal prepared with the freshly caught fish from the waters along with rice bowl. The beauty of Alleppey backwaters looks even more pleasing in the night when the moon and stars light up the whole water.

2.Vembanad lake

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Vembanad lake is the longest lake in India and the largest lake of Kerala spread over the area of 2,000 km. This is a famous place in Alleppey where you could enjoy the hitch of houseboats ride. Another place that is worth visiting is the Pathiramannal island which lies within the Vembanad lake. The island which is spread over 10 acres is a home to many migratory birds. Watching them flying over the lake is a treat to the eyes.

3. Pandavan Rocks

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Pandavan rock is one of the major tourist attraction of Alleppey that calls in a number of visitors. It is an ideal picnic spot which offers the awesome view of the surroundings covered in the sheet of green plants and trees. The name of this place is given after Pandavas of Mahabharat, it is believed that they lived here during their time in exile. The place has increased double significance notable and in addition a lovely outing spot to investigate amid your Alleppey vacations. It is just placed close Alleppey where you can run for a trek with numerous outstanding perspective viewpoints.

4. Alleppey beach

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One thing that you can expect in abundance in Alleppey is the water bodies. Be ready to spend a good time of your trip amid the beaches and lakes. Alleppey beach is counted amongst the most famous beaches in Kerala. The beach is densely loaded with the palm trees, an ancient lighthouse in the Arabian sea and the tea garden at the seashore. You can rent yourself a houseboat and get the party, romance started.

5. Karumadikkuttan

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Located at a distance of 3 km from Alleppey, Karumadi is a small village, which is known for a Buddhist shrine- Karumadikkuttan. The village hosts a large black granite statue of Lord Buddha which is believed to belong to 9th-10th century. A white shrine has been built around the statue to protect it, and it draws in a number of visitors to this small village of Kerala.

How to reach Alleppey?

Nearest airport to Alleppey is Cochin International airport which lies at a distance of 75 km from Alleppey. You can hire a cab from there on to reach your destination.

Nearest railway is Alleppey railway station that lies within the limits of Alleppey city. One can hire a cab to reach the main city of Alleppey.

Taste the delicious rice bowl of Kerala with fish curry or simply land her richest bounties in your heart. Moreover, you must have read in times of India about the Nehru trophy boat race during Onam in the Laccadive Sea.

Need more reasons to visit Kerala? You've heard the famous quote, The world is a book and those who don't travel only read one page, said Augustine of Hippo. And trust us, you have to read the chapter called Alleppey- The Venice of the East! So, just book one of the Kerala holiday packages and experience the bliss of nature when you visit the Venice of South India.
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