Visiting Allepey and its enchanting backwaters were at the back of my mind from a long time. I had also heard about how Kerala gets enveloped with a lush green cover during the monsoons. It was then when my husband and I decided we'll visit Allepey . We wanted this to be a leisure trip and quickly made all our plans. We wanted to reach Allepey Saturday morning and be back my Monday. Hence we booked our Bus Tickets to Allepey from Bangalore. I was a little hesitant at first in taking the overnight bus but then we had no other option . Flight to kochi wasn't running on a Saturday morning. The bus was a multi axle semisleeper which was pretty comfortable. We reached Cherthala at around 7:30 am in the morning. We chose to say at Vasundhra Sarovar Premiere,Vayalar, Allepey. And thank God I chose that for it gave me the best Kerala experience. We went to After a lot of planning and reading stuff/reviews from the internet , this is what my itinerary looked like:-
Friday 17th June 2016 : Left Bangalore at 9:30 pm from Madiwala. We had booked bus from "Angel Travels". We were given a drop till Madivala from Kamnahalli which is near where I stay,in an Innova by Angel Travels. This was a non stop bus so one needs to drink water in moderation ;)
Saturday 18th June 2016: Bus reached Ernakulam(Kochi) at around 7 am. We could experience light showers which gave such a sense of freshness . It was at around 7:30 in the morning when the bus dropped us at Cherthala. This was the closest point to the resort. We had conveyed our arrival time to the resort people. They were kind enough to send somebody to pick us up from Cherthala. After having a wholesome breakfast which included traditional Kerala cuisine as well , we went with their staff to take a look at the property. It was designed in such a way that tourists could feel that they were experiencing Kerala in every possible way. There were many activities in the resort itself so we decided to spend the day at leisure
Sunday 19th June 2016 : Woke up to a beautiful view of Vembanaad waters. Lazed in the afternoon , went for the backwaters boat ride in the evening. After that we treated ourselves by a soothing spa session followed by tea/coffee ,traditional evening snacks by the Vembanaad Lake. We even enjoyed a beautiful candle-lit dinner by the pool which is definitely worth a mention .
Monday 20th June 2016: We checked out from the resort and hired a cab to reach Allepey town. I was excited as I had never been to a houseboat before. We went directly to the Nehru finishing point opposite Hotel Ramada. It is this place where all the houseboats are anchored. You get to see a variety of them and their respective agents coaxing us to hire their houseboat. Finally after seeing 3-4 houseboats we settled for the one that offered an upper deck . We had our lunch in the houseboat itself. The views from the houseboat were definitely breathtaking. After our day cruise ended, we headed towards the Kochi airport and took our flight at 10:00 pm from Kochi to Bangalore.