The backwaters and scenic locales are best explored by cruises and sailing tours in Alleppey on houseboats. Spend a night on the cruise or houseboat after a day of sightseeing and gaze at the stars, resting all your thoughts at side. Boat cruises are best to explore the idyllic destination, admire the coconut trees along the backwaters as you pass by the various canals. Cruise on the Pallathuruthy River and the Pookaitha River till Champakulam and indulge in some sightseeing at Champakulam, which is famous for its Champakulam church, temple and the snake boat- The Champakulam Chundan. One can discover Alleppey by either luxury houseboats, traditional houseboats, deluxe houseboats and boat cruises. The houseboats and cruises are designed here in a true Kerala style and one can indulge in them for a few hours, a day or a week, depending upon one’s requirements. A house boat tour for two days will take you to the nook and corner of Alleppey covering hot tourism destinations such as Krishnapuram Palace, Mullakkal temple, Pathiramanal and Sree Krishna temple in Ambalappuzha.
Indulge in mouth-watering delicacies such as Appam, Kerala prawn curry and payasam after a round of exploring. Alleppey is famous for its iconic Fort Kochi region and this place is best explored on foot. Travel to Fort Kochi beach, Dutch Cemetery , Southern Naval Command Maritime Museum , Cochin Thirumala Devaswom and many more all located within the region. Take your time off to shop at Lulu Mall to pick up beautiful souvenirs for your loved ones. If you are visiting Alleppey in the month of August , do not forget to watch the historic Nehru Trophy Snake boat race, an annual event that takes place on the second Saturday of August every year at Punnamda lake. Locals and even tourists from abroad throng to watch the spectacle. Check out the best cruises and sailing tours in Alleppey for a unique experience here.