Alleppey backwaters tour are famous all over for their great houseboat cruises. Alleppey is also known officially as Alappuzha and the city has earned the sobriquet of "Venice of the East" due to its importance as a trading center. Alleppey backwater are a beautiful maze of blue lagoons, rivulets, canals and stream that confluence in the region. The serene backwaters are fringed by swaying coconut palms, mangroves and expanses of paddy fields that provide awe inspiring view of its picturesque surroundings to the travelers. Our 02 days long Alleppey backwaters tour leisure houseboat cruise will provide you lifelong cherished experience.
Day 01 : Alleppey houseboats
The tourist Alleppey houseboats come fitted with silent engines so that one can enjoy the charms of the region without any distractions. You may come across flocks of ducks making quaking sounds during your Alleppey houseboats cruises. Besides, there will be many water birds that will catch your attention during the cruise. The marine life of Alleppey backwater is equally exotic and you will simply be amazed to watch the colorful fishes just a few feet away from your houseboat. For honeymoon couple, special honeymoon boats are available that are constructed to provide romantic ambience for the newly wed. Flower bed, private toilet and deck, and wedding cake are the specialties of these Alleppey houseboats. Your overnight stay will be on board houseboats where you will be served luscious dinner, breakfast and lunch.
Day 02 : Alleppey backwater houseboat cruise
Alleppey backwaters are very popular among honeymoon couples who cruise them to spend some lovely moments of their life. The view of the sunset against the backdrop of Arabian Sea is the most romantic moment of the Alleppey backwaters cruise during Alleppey backwaters tour. Alleppey's lagoons, lakes and small islands are home to a large number of exotic migratory birds that thrive here in plenty. Two rivers viz. Pallathuruthy River and Champakulam Chudan River pass through Alleppey which offer plenty of opportunities for boating, bamboo rafting, kayaking, snorkeling and fishing. The beautiful Alleppey beach will be the important stay of our Alleppey backwater tour where we will spend a day strolling on its golden sand and enjoying water sports. Kuttanad region of Alleppey is highly fertile and has vast expanses of paddy fields. That's the reason Kuttanad is also known as the "Rice Bowl of Kerala".
A grand water carnival is held in Alleppey backwaters ( In Punnamada Lake) on 13 August in which snake boats measuring up to 100 feet or even more participate in a passionate race duirng Alleppey backwaters tour. Each snake boat is rowed by a team of hundred oarsmen. In fact, these snake boat races boast of the largest number of members in a team as there is no other sport in the world in which teams consisting of hundreds of members participate. That's the reason this grand water carnival has attracted the attention of global travelers and the event is witnessed by a large number of foreign tourists also. The event is officially known as Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race. More snake boat race events are held in Alleppey during Onam festivities and during the tourism season of July to September .
Nearby attractions of Alleppey are :
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is nearest airport to Alleppey and the city is well connected with railways and buses.(Cochin airport is the nearest airport to Alleppey)