Along the Arabian Sea in the southern state of Kerala lies Alleppey. The placid backwaters here are well known for their houseboats and the natural charm of the region adds as a captivating attraction. A houseboat stay allows tourists to cherish some memorable views of the lush green landscape and get to know more about the local culture and traditions. The magic of nature unwinds along this ride.
Alleppey also has beaches which are known for their water sports which are thrilling and adventurous. A number of watersport activities like surfing, parasailing, and other thrilling rides can be enjoyed here. The sandy beaches of Alleppey are ideal to go for those sunset visits or an early morning walk.
The most popular tourist activity here are the snake boat races in which participants paddle with their oars chanting loudly, the snake boat races are among the highlights for tourists visiting Alleppey.
For wildlife enthusiasts there are a few sanctuaries that are located close to Alleppey. About 164 kms from Alleppey is the Periyar National Park and Wildlife sanctuary which is also an elephant and tiger reserve.
To enjoy the scenic beauty of this place one can either travel by bus, rail or air. The nearest international airport is 78 kms away at Cochin. About 4 kms away is the railway station and also has good road transportation with number of buses traveling to and from here.