The Alleppey backwaters are an ideal way to explore the slow moving life of Kerala. Once you set out to explore the Alappuzha backwaters, you will yourself feel that time stops at this place. The calm and placid waters lined with lush green coconut trees are a treat to a nature lover's soul. The peace and serenity that surrounds you once you set out to explore the backwaters is beyond comprehension. So when in Kerala, Alleppey backwaters must be visited if you want to feel alive again.
Try your hand at angling and fishing at the backwaters. Sail on a
houseboat along the zigzag curves of the backwaters and look closely at
the simple beauty of this place. Popularly known as the "Venice of
the East", the backwaters are a must visit if you are traveling in
Kerala. A place called Kuttanad is located here which is known as the "Rice
Bowl of India". The fascinating thing about this place is that rice
cultivation is done over here in a mass scale despite the fact that the
place is about 10 feet below sea level. Dykes have been built all around
to protect the land. The backwaters are a photographer's paradise.
Capture these magical moments in your camera and freeze time forever.
How to Reach Alleppey Backwaters
The nearest airport is at Cochin, which is located around 80 kilometers
The Alleppey railway station is an hour's drive from the backwaters and
can be reached easily by local transport.
The Alleppey backwaters are easily accessible by road as the place is
well connected by a wide network of roads.