The Indian state of Kerala is renowned for its beauty. The mention of the place conjures images of its famous backwaters, complete with palm fringed shores and house boats. There are many sights within Kerala that are sure to delight tourists. With many paddy fields in the region, you will find greenery everywhere you look. It makes a refreshing change from the concrete and glass found in most cities.
Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a district of Kerala. Sometimes called the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has an extensive network of canals which connect to the Kerala backwaters. One of the more popular ways to get around Alappuzha is by boat, especially since some places within the district are not easily accessible by road. But even if they were, the boats are still an excellent way to travel. The ferry system is efficient, cheap and offers a very scenic commute.
You can even take a houseboat cruise. You can rent one for a few hours or for even a couple of days. They come equipped with furnished bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms, and are manned by skilled drivers. You even get a cook, so you can enjoy traditional dishes while floating serenely down the river. The cruise will afford you glimpses into the workings of the rural areas, as well as introduce you to the indigenous flora and fauna.
The best times to visit is from August to March, although the climate remains mild throughout the year. Alappuzha is the home of the snake boat races, the two biggest races occur between August and September. Thousands of people gather from all parts of the world to witness this event, and hotel rooms become hard to find, so book in advance.
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