Houseboats, AlappuzhaKerala backwaters are the highlight of travel to Alappuzha. Imagine yourself drifting down one of the numerous canals weaving through the city, breathing in the crisp morning air scented with Fish Mollie that is being cooked on the houseboat. Imagine yourself interacting with the villagers and fishing communities, watching them work with the Chinese nets on the lakes, lagoons and inlets, as you relax on the drifting houseboat.
Travel to Alappuzha is an experience you won't forget easily. Away from the hustle bustle of other cities, the tranquility extended by the rippling water is an idyllic experience meant for all.
Places to tour on your travel to Alappuzha :
Krishnapuram Palace Museum -
Renovated as a museum, the two-storey high palace is a remarkable example of Kerala architecture. Besides being home to a plethora of paintings, sculptures and antique furniture, it also displays a 3m high mural depicting the liberation of Gajendra as mentioned in the Mahabharata.
Mullackal Devi Temple -
Participate in festivities at the temple on your travel to Alappuzha where some of India's most talented temple musicians play to appease the Gods.
Vembanad Lake -
Travel to Alappuzha is incomplete without a visit to the site of the annual Nehru Cup Snake Boat Race. The event is held on the second Saturday of August each year and repeated in mid-January exclusively for tourists. Nearly hundred men row the snake-length boats, shaded by silk umbrellas, to celebrate the martial traditions of ancient Kerala.
One of the most expensive and rewarding experiences in travel to South India is a trip down the famous backwaters of Alappuzha on a houseboat. These houseboats serve as a means of ferrying coir, coconut meat and cashew nuts in the commercially active city of Alappuzha.