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Extremely famous for its beautiful backwaters, the city of Alleppey in Kerala is also known for its beaches, temples and traditional boat races. This popular tourist destination also has some very well reputed Ayurvedic spas and wellness centres.
Dotting the coastline of the Arabian Sea, Alleppey (also known as Alappuzha) is the oldest planned backwater town of Kerala. This place is famous for its numerous rivers crisscrossing the Sea and is home to many canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons. Alleppey is often referred to as the Venice of India. The backwaters coupled with houseboats and the tropical village life makes Alleppey worth a visit.
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Alleppey reminds me the beauty of Bengali, the endless row of coconut trees, the pastoral land all shared surprising similarities with Bengal and with our neighboring country Bangladesh. The serene atmosphere, the journey by the house boat, the delicious fish items, at some point, all of these bear trace of similarities with Bengal.
- Do Not miss the houseboats. If budget permits, try out a luxury houseboat with air-conditioned rooms, music and lounge on the deck and TV with satellite TV. Carry sunscreen, head-gear, swim-wear and sun-glasses during the winters. - During monsoons, rain-jackets are preferable over umbrellas. Always carry a water bottle and Oral Rehydration Solutions. Remember to pack in your own medicines.
A refreshing retreat from the harsh winters. Home to the famous Snake Boat Race.
Congested in winters.
Ideal for tourists of every kind. Suitable for backpackers from places like Trivandrum, Kochi, etc.