Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is a beautiful town in Kerala home to pristine backwaters and scenic villages. Since the backwaters of Alleppey are tranquil and charming and they carry different types of boats, the town greatly resembles the world famous town of Venice. So it is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the East.” The town has an elaborate network of lakes, lagoons and estuaries with 41 west-flowing rivers and five large lakes. The backwater extends through a length of 1900 km. It covers almost the entire length of the state.
The backwaters of Alleppey are best known for the houseboat cruises they have to offer. A houseboat cruise offers travelers a remarkable opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the natural world and also get a glimpse of the humble lifestyle of the villagers on the shores. The houseboat is a round trip, starting from Alleppey and ending at Alleppey. There are different exciting routes that can be taken for the cruise.
Alleppey offers travelers an opportunity to get a view of Chinese Fishing Nets, lush paddy fields, quaint village homes, coconut groves and traditional fishing operations. During the Onam season, travelers can also watch the thrilling snake boat races.
Due to its unique geography, the backwaters of Alleppey have their waters on the same level as the land. So it gives travelers an opportunity to get a closer glimpse of the villages. Alleppey is busier when compared to other backwaters in Kerala. It has more number of houseboats and they are of premium standards. Alleppey also has many different types of accommodation facilities.
Alleppey Backwaters have the most number of canals. They are also the most crowded backwaters Kerala, with many number of houseboats.