The Backwaters of Alleppey
One of the most popular backwater destinations in India, Alleppey, also lovingly known as the “Venice of the East”. An integral part of God’s Own Country, Kerala, Alleppey is renowned for its wide network of interlinking, palm-fringed backwater canals, and the houseboats that dot them.
Idyllic backwaters, lush paddy fields and tall coconut groves make Alleppey the ideal destination for intimate holidays in the lap of nature. With its cultural experiences, flavourful cuisine and traditional art & architecture, Alleppey provides its guests with truly enriching stays.
Things To Explore on a Backwater Cruise
For a truly peaceful holiday, nothing could be better than cruising along the calm backwaters of Alleppey. The experience of sailing through the paddy fields and through coconut-trees lined shores, with the sights of fishing nets, villages and temples is truly mesmerising.
One can also witness villagers involved in the traditional craft of coir making and spot a variety of birds on the edges of the canals. Kingfishers, storks, hornbills and many more domestic and migratory birds are easily spotted in the backwaters, making them a paradise for avian enthusiasts.
Backwater Routes in Alleppey
Traveling on a traditional houseboat on the backwaters of Alappuzha is truly a wonderful experience. If one is adept at boating and likes a bit of adventure, they can also opt for kayaking or canoeing instead of going for a traditional and calming houseboat experience.
Alleppey has numerous backwater routes that one can explore. Every route is captivating and has something unique to offer. The Alappuzha to Kumarakom route is considered to be one of the most beautiful backwater routes. Alappuzha to Kottayam is another great backwater route with the serenity of the route completely matchless. The cruise from Alappuzha to Thottappally covers numerous historical including important places like Champakkulam Church and Ambalphuzha temple.
amã Stays & Trails in Alleppey
Nestled in a traditional village in Alleppey in Kerala, overlooking the Vembanad Lake, is the Pathiramanal Villa, Alappuzha – amã Stays & Trails. The villa displays a convergence of traditional as well as modern aspects of Kerala architecture. The design and architecture of the villa is such that nearly all its paths lead to the backwaters. The rooms have large windows and transparent blinds to give the guests a stunning view, right from the comfort of their beds.
Athangudi Chettinad tiles and a beautifully draped traditional four-poster bed give this villa an old-world, Kerala-style charm. The villa design allows abundant natural light to flow in and invites one to soak-in the view of the stunning Vembanad Lake. Each room is equipped with en suite bathrooms. The villa is pet-friendly and also features a swimming pool, a lotus pond, a lounge and a Gazebo where guests can spend time relaxing and rejuvenating.