We boarded the train Jan Shatabdi express early in the morning in spite of all the odds because so far, in this trip, we weren't able to wake up in the dawn. In the train, my friends from abroad had their first ever south Indian breakfast and they loved it. We reached Alleppey station around 8:30 in the morning.
Backwaters at Alleppey is undisputedly the main tourist attraction in Kerala. Traveling through the wide network of waterways that infringe the coast and trickle through the inland makes one realize how beautiful backwater transport actually is. Long before the advent of roads, these waters were the uber-cool highways. Many villagers still use paddle powered boats as their mode of transport. Trips through the backwaters traverse palm-lined lakes studded with cantilever fishing nets. It's the gateway to the fabled backwaters, a sprawling network of canals; Float along and gaze over rice fields of succulent green, curvaceous rice barges and village life along the banks.