Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Alleppey Tour

Alleppey also known as Alappuzha, it was officially named Alappuzha in 1990. This backwater little town is one of very lovely place in South of Cochin, along Malabar Cost, a major trade centre. Enchanting Backwaters and boat cruises, has carved out quite a name for Alleppey , every year thousands of tourists visit here to experience world fame backwaters beaches and lagoons holidays, this place is undoubtedly like a paradise for nature lovers. The town is having huge network of backwater canals, passes through the town, also provides lifeline and has golden beaches. Alleppey is the known town for popular coir made product. The most colourful snake, board race: Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held here every year, during second Saturday of August month.
Take a one-night cruise on a traditional houseboat on the romantic backwaters of Alappuzha. Gaze at the moon while lying peacefully on the dock while you listen to the soft splashes of water against the houseboat. The houseboats are equipped with all modern amenities like plush carpets, bedrooms with attached bath and on board food. So you get authentic Kerala cuisine while you sail through the gorgeous backwaters, thinking to yourself whether this place is actually untouched by time. So visit Alleppey if you really want to see what it feels to surrender yourself to nature and feel like been born again.
Backwaters tour:  A glide in a "Kettuvalam" (Houseboat) through the enthralling backwaters of Alappuzha is breath taking experience. Gaze at the moon in the night, while lying serenely on the dock while you feel the sound to the soft splashes of water splashing on the houseboat. The narrow canal with palm fringed, winding through the enormous stretch neat tiny hamlet and paddy filed. The tiny villages are lined up both the side of the backwater canals, which is panoramic and memorable site, not easy to skip from the whole life of your travel experience. Chinese finishing nets recalling the past marine trade links also found while you are sailing by backwaters. A marvelous and scenic occurrence to capture the pictures of flocks of ducks playing in and around water and birds flying across the sky.
The backwater houseboats avails  modern amenities, post living room with Sun deck,  bedrooms with attached toilets, well stocked kitchen with chief to service you authentic Cuisine of Kerala while your are sailing through the enchanting backwaters. The ultimate experience of nature and backwaters in the picturesque town, thinking whether this place is actually untouched by time, you won’t feel to leave this captivating place, once you are here.

Altitude: 700 to 2100 m above level, Temperature: (deg C)-summer- Max 35, Min: 22.5. Winter- Max 32, Min 22., Rainfall: 254 cms, Best Season: August to February.

Places of Interest:Backwater Cruise, Coir Industries.

Excursions: Ambalapuzha- 14 kms, Haripad- 33 kms.

Reach -
By Air: Nearest Airport Cochin- 67 kms is connected to the major cities.
By Rail: Nearest railhead, Cochin- 64 kms is connected to major cities in India.
By Water: Alleppey is well connected through waterways. It is well-linked by boat, ferry, houseboat services through the scenic backwater to Cochin, Kollam, Kottayam, Kumarakom, Kovalam, etc.
By Road: Cochin- 64 kms, Calicut: 289 kms, Quilon: 85 kms, Trivandrum: 159 kms, Haripad: 33 kms, Thekkady: 253 kms, Kumarakom: 130 kms.

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