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Alleppey : Backwaters

Alleppey BackwatersThe Alleppey backwaters are an ideal way to explore the slow-moving life of Kerala. Once you set out to explore the Alappuzha backwaters, you will yourself feel that time stops at this place. The calm and placid waters lined with lush green coconut trees are a treat to a nature lover’s soul. The peace and serenity that surrounds you once you set out to explore the backwaters are beyond comprehension. So when in Kerala, Alleppey backwaters must be visited if you want to feel alive again.

Try your hand at angling and fishing at the backwaters. Sail on a houseboat along the zigzag curves of the backwaters and look closely at the simple beauty of this place. Popularly known as the “Venice of the East”, the backwaters are a must-visit if you are traveling in Kerala. A place called Kuttanad is located here which is known as the “Rice Bowl of India”. The fascinating thing about this place is that rice cultivation is done over here on a mass scale despite the fact that the place is about 10 feet below sea level. Dikes have been built all around to protect the land. The backwaters are a photographer’s paradise. Capture these magical moments in your camera and freeze time forever.

How to Reach Alleppey Backwaters

By Air
The nearest airport is at Cochin, which is located around 80 kilometers away.

By Rail/Train
The Alleppey railway station is an hour’s drive from the backwaters and can be reached easily by local transport.

By Road
The Alleppey backwaters are easily accessible by road as the place is well connected by a wide network of roads.

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