Alappuzha district, Kerala
Boat Cruise, Boat Races
Best Time to Visit :
Monsoon season, July to September
/ Alleppey Backwaters Overview
Kerala backwaters are the tourist selling propositions of the state and the
best place to witness the charm of it is Alappuzha. Alappuzha is one of the
main backwater destinations located in this south Indian state. An intricate
system of canals and waterways through the region. The place like more like
a water world interspersed with small islands and land holdings. The place
dotted with the plantation, mostly palm groves reflects the serenity and
harmony of the nature.
Alappuzha is sometimes referred as the backwater capital. The houseboats
that are hired as mobile homes are ideal choices. A stay in one of these
houseboats is worth a luxury. The houseboat provides for your temporary
accommodation, catering services and the means of transportation. The slow
journey in these mobile homes pours in new life and multiplies the love for
The Kerala Alleppey backwaters experiences at Alappuzha are unique. Boat cruises from
Alappuzha to adjoining regions are full of romantic exposures to the
vulnerable nature. The slow drifting boat and the exploratory trips an and
around the region are full of leisure. While on such a trip all you have to
do is lay back and enjoy the fascinating scenes and tranquility around. The
boat cruises seems to be travelling through eternal gardens and an aura of
18th century world. The boats leave Alappuzha and travel through places like
Trikunapuzha, Kayamkulam Lake, Kanjipadam, Champakulam, Manimalathara and
Kuttamangalam. The whole trip leaves an impression on mind and especially
when loved ones are around. It is because of this reason that newly wed
couples can be seen here, locked in the eternal moments of romance.
Alleppey Houseboats :Boat Cruises are the most sought-after activities at Alappuzha Backwaters.
On a crowded day one may find lots of people boarding the jetty boats for an
exploratory trip. The boat trips and cruises often take to some popular
attractions and places in the region, some of which include Ambalapuzha
Temple, Kuttanad, Champakulam Church, etc. Alleppey houseboat rates may vary from Rs7,000 to 14,000.
Apart from the stay in a houseboat tourists also visit the place to witness
the annual boat races held here. The boat races are great amusements, held
usually in the month of August. Participants from all over the place
assemble and participate in the race. The huge snake boats that cut the
water and the unified effort of the crew is wonderful to watch.
Alappuzha Backwaters Tour Packages
Features : Kerala Backwaters
offers ample opportunities to experience the beautiful backwaters of
Kerala. The package provides for a boat tour to the famous destination
Alleppey. There is a boat ride from Kumarakom, one more, important
destination to Puthenagaddy Jetty. The package also provides a trip to
the famous Kovalam beach and city tour of Cochin. The destinations thus
covered include Alleppey, Cochin, Periyar, Kumarakom and Kovalam.
Features : Kerala Spice Trail
also avails a wonderful opportunity to explore the beauty at Alappuzha
(Alleppey) backwaters. The tour provide for a full day and night at this
popular destination. The expedition through the vast lands of Kerala is
the essence of this tour. The events include boat rides, trekking, city
tours and beach leisure. It is a total package, full of adventure,
excitement and leisure. The destinations covered in the tour are
Trivandrum, Munnar, Madurai, Thekkady, Cochin, Alleppey and Kovalam.
Features : A boat ride in the
backwaters at Alleppey starts the tour with a bang. Full of adventure
and delight the tour proceeds to the famous tourist attractions of
Kerala, making its way through the backwaters, tea and coffee
plantations, hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries and some famous
worshipping places around. The places to be visited include Quilon,
Alleppey, Cochin, Munnar, Madurai, Periyar, Kumarakom and Kovalam. An
enlightening tour and ideal for a fortnight vacations.