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Bungee Jump at Alleppey Beach
Also known as the 'Venice of the East', this beach is the main one of the city and known for the boat rides and entertainment on the bridge. There is also a century old lighthouse and the coir industry flourishes here. Presently, one of the most popular places for picnic by tourists, the Alleppey Beach is just beautiful. It is a strange fact how even after so many people coming here, the beach remains so clean but it is so. The pier here is a 137 year old one and the Kettuvallam boats are worth taking a ride here. Kettuvalams are very old types of rice carrying boats and the name came down from the fact that the boats were made by only tying knots of coir here.In the backwaters areas, the Kettuvalams are the renovated ones, but in the beach part these are absolutely authentic. houseboat cruises are also popular here.
Last nights heavy pour dug spouts on the dirt road and that sponsored extra bumpiness to our ride. At one juncture the bounciness was so troubling that we even thought of discontinuing our trip and return to Kochi. A few local villagers inspired us to continue our ride and explore the beauty of nature hidden on the top of those hills. A few more minutes and we were on a plateau where a small stream was blocked and water was reserved for facing the summers. Playing in water is entertaining, but a signboard strictly prohibited swimming or entering in the water. Understanding the possible dangers of trying our swimming skills in the reservoir, we continued our bumpy ride.
Being the highest peak in India outside the Himalaya's, Anamaudi is truelove breathtaking. It isn't like the mountains you see in the northern district of India, covered in snow like a fairy tale, but is rather lush green and smooth. Surrounded by random water bodies and greenary, Anamudi makes for a pituresque location at the least. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to go to the top due to elephants and expected bad weather. We stayed a while and allowed it to humble us.