A warm gush of air blew across our face, as our house boat made its way through the gorgeous canal lined up with coconut trees and lush green landscape on both sides. We were welcomed with delicious fresh fruits and cold drinks, which we happily accepted in that warm weather. As the house boat sailed through canals, towns and life as such, we sat at the top deck soaking in the beauty India proudly calls - God's own country!
I have experienced houseboats many times before in other parts of Kerala but the experience at Alleppey (Alappuzha in Malayalam) was truly top class. The beauty is incomparable and no wonder why so many westerners flock to this small town of Kerala. Having visited so many countries and cities, our heart keeps going back to my own country.. So read on for a 24 hours itinerary to Alleppey (Venice of the east) in God's Own Country!
How to Reach:
Alleppey is very easily accessible by train, air (nearest airport is Kochi, 75 KMS from Alleppey) and bus (on NH47, well connected to Chennai, Bangalore and Coimbatore) but the most comfortable and scenic route would be to take a train.