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What You Should Know More About Tours in Alleppey
Cruising in Alleppey on a houseboat is an experience in itself, allowing you to relish the natural beauty of Kerala, and especially the exceptional, striking beauty of the backwaters, to the fullest. The backwaters have a unique ecosystem thanks to the saline ocean waters mingling with fresh water from the rivers, lakes and canals; the variety of fish and other aquatic animals, birds and flora are not found anywhere else.
There are several categories available for choosing a houseboat and ranges from heritage, deluxe, standard, honeymoon, family vacation, luxury and so on. Houseboats generally have one, two and three bedrooms, which can sleep 1-6 people. House boating can be the most relaxing experience for any age, size or type of people. Most of these houseboat tours are leisure & family tours, honeymoon tours, and packaged tours.
Alleppey is a marvel of natural beauty endowed with picturesque beaches, endless backwaters, sky-blue lagoons and numerous canals, it is known as “the Venice of the East” and the main city, the “Venetian Capital” of Kerala. It is blessed with extravagant, natural flora and fauna that you can see when you drift along on the cruises. Alappuzha is also the traditional hub of Kerala, and hence, there are plenty of activities that you can do there.
The most famous attractions on a sightseeing tour are:
Explore the rich biodiversity of Alleppey and spend time in the company of some rare animals and plants during your Alleppey vacation. Being home to some of the most exotic and rare species of animals and birds, Alleppey definitely makes the name of Kerala as God’s Own Country meaningful.
Alappuzha is gifted with great natural beauty with the Laccadive Sea on its west. The town has a network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers. The backwaters and wetlands host thousands of migrant common teal, ducks and cormorants every year who reach here from long distances.
The places offering best wildlife experiences in Alleppey are:
Captivating scenery of lush greenery, canals and waterways are the best way to describe Alleppey or Alappuzha Backwaters. One of the most well-known backwaters of Kerala and a major contributor to the tourism of this south Indian state, is the backwaters of Alleppey. Cruising along the serene backwaters is an absolutely divine experience and you actually feel like being ‘one with nature’.
There are many interesting cruise routes from Alleppey including
From extreme water sports to serene ride on sparkling waters amidst nature, you will never fall short of adventure options in India. Alleppey is one of the places where you can feel the thrill of such sports on your day excursions.
Some of the best day adventure tours in Alleppey are:
Alleppey is a tropical bliss with an idyllic coastline and lush tropical hills. Despite its relative riches, the majority of the population in Kerala life continue with agriculture, tea, coffee and spice plantations and the coir industry, which still provides the basic economic structure of the region.
Some of the tours for cultural experience in Alleppey are:
Alappuzha, the beautiful destination of Kerala is historically important too. Alappuzha is also known as the 'Venice of East'. The art and customs of the people of Alleppey are same as the people of central Kerala. Farmers still sing folk songs during sowing and harvesting in their fields, the stirring songs by the Panans, and some traditional dance forms have been kept alive.
If one’s interested in heritage sightseeing while vacationing in Alleppey, we recommend the following places:
Set in the Kerala Backwaters the bird sanctuary is a favourite haunt of migratory birds. Not only a must visit for bird watchers, the Kumarakom bird sanctuary is also an idyllic tourist attraction to revive your senses. The main attractions are waterfowl, egret, heron, cormorant and Brahminy kite. Migratory birds from Himalayas and as far away as Siberia make the sanctuary their home during winter between November and May
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary can be visited at any time between June to August. Though, if you want to watch migratory birds, the best time to visit is from November to February.
Kayaking in Alleppey is a must when you visit this backwaters heaven, where a number of small canals are located. Kayaking and canoeing in the backwaters of Alleppey offer a great experience to explore the beauty of the state. It is actually a very exciting thing to do in the Alleppey backwaters, ensconced right in the lap of mother nature. One can see palm and coconut trees on both sides of the canals and lush greenery all around.
The backwaters of Alleppey serves as the best place to go kayaking or canoeing in Alleppey.
Not only a mere houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Alleppey, but also a lone walk along the palm fringed beach will take you to a world of ethereal beauty, solace and sheer romance. The beaches of Alleppey also offers tourists numerous water-sports like swimming, beach volleyball, parasailing and surfing apart from enchanting relaxation. Here the sea with its large network of lakes, canals, lagoons and freshwater rivers create a magnificent milieu of various water bodies under one roof that can be rarely experienced anywhere else.
The famous beaches to visit in Alleppey are:
Shopping in Alleppey for coir products will be a fascinating and feasible experience. Alleppey is famous for its spices, especially pepper, arecanut and cardamom and there are numerous small shops selling the finest quality spices and fresh coconut oil. Alleppey is famous for its coir products and carpets. Almost every corner in Alleppey has some shops selling coir products and carpets.
Alleppey is a pleasant place to indulge in some shopping during your holiday there. There are several markets in & around Alleppey, which will perfectly cater to your needs while shopping in Alleppey.
The places to go shopping in Alleppey are:
Alleppey’s backwaters play host to some of the most exciting snake boat races which you can enjoy on your vacation. One of the most prestigious snake boat races exemplifying the glory of Alleppey is the Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race. A snake boat (or chundan vallam) is actually a long traditional canoe style boat used by the people of the Kuttanadu region, in south India's state of Kerala.
The Nehru Trophy Boat Race in Kerala is held on the Punnamda Lake in Alappuzha. The area is thronged by teeming millions who come to witness this spectacular event. The occasion attracts visitors from all across the world. Started in year 1952, this event attracts viewers from far off corners of the world. It will be a significant experience to witness the huge boats cruising through the backwaters of Kerala.
Snake boat races are mostly held from July to September, with the exact dates varying each year depending on the phase of the moon.
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