Alleppey Backwater Tour
Boat races, houseboats, coir products, fish, lakes and much more fun – Alleppey or Alappuzha is the key destination of Backwater tourism in Kerala. Those who wish to enjoy every bit of the natural beauty along with the exciting Snake Boat Races in the crystal clear waterways, must plan a trip to Alleppey, the 'Venice of the East'.
Alappuzha or Alleppey is home to Kuttanad, which is also called the rice bowl of Kerala. Kuttanad is blessed with the wonderful elements of divine nature, and it also boasts of being one of the very few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.
Another factor why Alleppey is a favourite backwater destination among all the tourists is that it is located at a close proximity to the Arabian Sea, where it is blessed with an intersection of several lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers.
If you are an adventure freak, the city offers unique opportunities for a number of thrilling water sports like surfing, parasailing, swimming, fishing and angling. If you are here to enjoy relaxing holidays during the harvest season, i.e. between July and September, you can enjoy the world's best Boat Races. Nehru Trophy Boat Race is the most popular among all these snake boat races.