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Parmod kumar Bhalla

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11 reviewsPosted 3 years ago
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It is just another world, scenic beauty

The main reason for visiting Alleppey is to experience backwaters formed by fresh water inflows from five rivers flowing from ghats towards the sea.

We took a Shikara for touring the village life in the back waters. This objective was explained to the Agency reps and they appropriately chose a four seater boat 'vaikunth' for us. The boatman was a 67 year fellow who knew each and every corner of these back waters. We rented the boat for four hours. That gave us sufficient time to study the bird life, floating hospitals, school boats, floating shops, duck farming, dykes, house boat owner mansions and the works. Our guide spoke a mixture of Hindi and English, sufficient to get the point across. Being a Shikara, the boat could cruise near the bank in shallow waters and also go through the narrow internal canals. The photo journalism opportunities were enormous and one could document the entire experience through photographs.

Truly, this trip was the highlight of our stay at Alleppey and a life time memory.

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Amitra Kar

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31 reviewsPosted 3 years ago
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An awesome experience called Alleppey

Alleppey offers a very different and unique opportunity for the casual as well as serious explorers. With its beautiful and long beaches, deep and wide lakes, lagoons and backwaters along with age old traditional typical Kerala style temples will simply take you to a whole different world with an awesome experience. A two or three days would be sufficient to explore all wonders around Alleppey, the 6th largest city of Kerala. You can start with its pristine white sandy beach of 5 long kilometres. The main attraction in the beach is the 137 years old pier which was used to anchor merchant ships in yesteryear Also spend some time on the adjacent lovely lighthouse with a height of 1000 feet which was built in 1862 (go early at its closes it entry by 5pm). You can also spend some relaxed time at Vijay Park at the north end of the beach (entry fee 10 rupees, not so great though but sufficient for 30 minutes with kids)). The coffee at 'Indian Coffee House' right opposite to the beach is good and if you prefer cosy environment, do give a visit to 'Cassia'. We tried some fish fries on the road side shops that instantly warm up the pre-cooked stuff and serve with onion slices and lemon. It was delicious and yummy.

If you are in Alleppey, the backwater cruise or a night in a boathouse is a must. There are two options here as well: opt for a smaller boat with 4-6 persons and it charges 800-900 rupees per person for a ride of 2-3 hours which will take you along the very scenic and beautiful canals, with a glimpse of rural village life. Alternatively you can book a houseboat typically for 21 hours (12 noon to 9am) which will cost anywhere between 7000 up to 30000 rupees depending on facilities and quality for a single AC double room (AC runs only in the night for about 9 hours), inclusive of all meals and with about 3 hours of cruise. They would dock in strategic locations for the night stay. The best part is the lunch wherein after an hour of cruise they would anchor in the middle of a village and would serve local and awesome food with fresh fish fries on board. Post lunch our guys took us to a shop by the bank wherein you can get lovely green coconuts along with very surprisingly giant prawns of backwaters (8-10 pieces for a kg at around 1000 rupees) and if you buy them, the houseboat will guys fry them for free and can serve by the dinner. After the yummy meal, don't go for a siesta otherwise you would miss the wide open and absolutely stunning view of Vembanad Lake with loads of similar houseboats floating around.

We were in Alleppey recently specifically for Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race which happens second Saturday of August every year and can be booked through bookmyshow. It was truly a magical and once in a lifetime event for all of us wherein 100+ feet long boats with hundreds of oarsmen complete and their teamwork, dedication, power, rhythm, excitement takes you out of the world. All in all the 'Venice of the East Alleppey was truly spectacular and offered us a very pleasant and beautiful stay during our recent vacation. This is a must visit place and highly recommended. You can visit my Facebook Page 'Photomitra' for the entire storyline and for some more beautiful high resolution images.

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