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Things To Do In Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Alleppey, one of Kerala’s more popular tourist destinations has a lot to offer to its tourists. To make sure you don’t miss out on the best experiences in this beach town, we have compiled a list of the top things to do when in Alleppey, from unexplored beaches to backwater cruises, snake boat races to temples and Ayurvedic massages. Hope you manage to tick all of them off.
If you have had enough of the obvious Alleppey beach, then consider exploring the others. There are quite a few not so crowded beaches in this beach town such as the Thumpoly beach and the Pozhiyoram beach.
Kerala tourism offers various backwater cruise package in Alleppey. It is, hands down, one of the best things to do in here. Sail through the canals observing local life, enjoying the splendid view of paddies and marveling at isolated islands.
Snake Boat Race
Head to Alleppey, in August, for the famed snake boat race which is held every year in the Punnamada Lake, near the beach town. The snake boat race traditionally started as a form of combat between the various fiefdoms that used to rule the area earlier. This is one of the best and most memorable experiences to gather in Alleppey.
Alleppey has many temples. Each of those has a legend attached to it. Together it makes for one of the most vivid experiences Kerala has to offer. Temple-hop around town and gather some fascinating myths and facts that will stay with you forever.
Get an Ayurvedic Spa
There’s nothing like a good rejuvenating spa during a vacation. And when such luxury is clubbed with good health and healing, you know that you have got the best deal. In Kerala, a state which is famous for Ayurveda, you don’t have to try too hard for such an experience.
Kingfishers, Coucals, Feral Rock Pigeons, Wood Sandpiper, Darter and many more. Alleppey is a true paradise for the ardent bird lover. Besides doing your own exploring, you can also sign up for the bird watching trip that Kerala Tourism offers. Maybe the knowledge of a seasoned guide will help you.
Alleppey is heavily bisected by the backwaters. Besides that, there is a profusion of ponds and lakes. Just buy or hire a fishing rod and enjoy a laid back day that will most certainly end with a barbeque party by night.