Venice of the East - Alleppey : The backwaters of Kerala #southindiaitinerary

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Day1 :

Start from Trivandrum early in the morning and reach Alappuzha aka Alleppey beach. The site of the 19th-century Alappuzha Lighthouse is Allapuzha aka Alleppey beach

Head to the Alleppey backwaters : Aka Vembanad lake.

The Alappuzha backwaters are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. It connects Kumarakom and Cochin to the North and Quilon to the South.

Kerala houseboats are huge, slow-moving barges used.They are a reworked model of Kettuvallams (in the Malayalam language, Kettu means "tied with ropes", and vallam means "boat"), which, in earlier times, were used to carry rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port.

Spend a night over the houseboat , enjoy music and good homecooked food.

Day2 : You can try hands on and be the captain of the boat for a while in the Vembanad lake.

The Vembanad is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala.  Vembanad lake is also known as Vembanadu Lake in Kottayam, Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad and Kochi Lake in Kochi.

Start your journey back to Trivandrum.

On the return Journey visit the Kollam beach and the Kollam Mall.

The first beach wedding destination in Kerala is the Kollam Beach

Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam

Alleppy beach

Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam

vembanad lake

Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
Photo of Kollam Beach, Kerala by Neelam
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