Haveli Backwater Resorts 1/3 by Tripoto
Urvashi Sharma
Thekkady to Alleppey - BackWaters140 km away from Thekkady is Alleppy which is one of the most famous & beautiful place- The Backwaters. We were staying here at the Haveli Backwaters resort which is a boutique hotel. Its infrastructure was not good as peppervine resort but food was very yummy.Alleppey is the important point for trips into Kerala's backwaters but the town has many lakes and canals. The backwaters of Aleppey connects Kumarakom and Kochi in the north and is the main centre for the Nehru Trophy Boat Race which most of you must have seen on television.Boat Ride at BackwatersThe Venice of the East, the boat takes you through the narrow canals where you find small villages situated on the banks of the lake. Initially near the bank it was stinky near the bank but got better towards the centre. It was beautiful experience for us, we could see villagers washing clothes, and enjoying a living in the small houses near the banks.We also got see little baby coconuts that were yellow in colour and in size as small as an orange. I bought a few pieces to bring them back home :D Once back from your backwater run, we tried the coffee or at Cafe Paradiso.Our local boatman told us that the place is called backwaters because the lake water is fresh river water that comes down from the river. If you really like the monsoons, the backwaters is the place to be.