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Things to do in Alleppey and the Backwaters

Things to do in Alleppey and the Backwaters

Ditch the boring guide to Kerala and experience God’s Own Country in style and panache.

By Calista Châteaux, Mar 20, 2018
A holiday in Alleppey, Kerala could mean many things for many people – Ayurveda for some, massages for others; along with elephant rides in the sun, and tranquil backwaters with plenty of water sports! Wellness and adventure with relaxation, come together here in Alleppey, to help you plan the holiday of your dreams! The backwaters, the beaches, the lakes, dams and more, give holiday planners plenty of scope to enjoy water based activities. Take a look at this list to know more!
1. Houseboat on the Backwaters: The backwaters are the perfect place where you can lounge around with a book or simply gaze out at the beatific sunset and sunrise. You can anchor yourself in a houseboat, and watch the water highways criss cross each other while you are on your relaxing sojourn. A houseboat is a well equipped house on the water, replete with coastal touches, and self sufficient in nature. You can easily get a kitchen and bedroom here while you are on the go!
2. Cruise: If you are looking to spend more time on the backwaters while in Alleppey, then you can get on a cruise and spend a few days rippling through the waves. There are a number of cruise companies that can take you from shore to shore, with all the amenities and entertainment aboard!
3. Rafting: You can also go bamboo boat rafting for a truly rustic experience, or position yourself for a fun ride in the banana boats available in Alleppey and other towns around Kerala! Traditionally, rafting has been one of the main modes of zipping around the water highways and the backwaters of Kerala. So get that relaxed side out to get the holiday fun going!
4. Kayaking: You can also trying canoeing and kayaking on the lakes of Alleppey. The fun part about water sports in Alleppey is that you can cross over from the backwaters to the lakes and into the sea – all afloat the same mode of transport. This gives you a wide range of exercise as you navigate your way through the serene ripples, invigorating tides and crashing waves. Boating is also a popular activity here on Lake Vembanad.
5. River Crossing on a Rope: For the more adventurous, there is always the option of crossing the river by moving along a rope, even as the water laps at your back and you have a clear view of the blue skies above! This will require plenty of stamina and energy, so remember to get into the mood with a good meal beforehand!
Alleppey in Kerala is the perfect backdrop for the perfect holiday – and water is only one of the reasons! If you are in the mood for a laid back time, you can easily check into a luxury vacation rental villa, and lounge in a pool that opens into the backwaters. If you have a hard believing that such a place can exist, click here!
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