The city of Alleppey in Kerala is an ideal location for wandering into tranquil areas of this beautiful region. Relax on a houseboat, enjoy the peaceful backwaters, and taste local home-cooked cuisine.
The grids of streets and canals in this delightful city have been described as similar to Venice, but the tropical climate and opportunities to witness village life are another world away. The nearby beach makes for an ideal walk, the idyllic lakes are peppered with traditional Chinese fishing nets, and the Matha Amrithanandamayi Ashram offers a unique experience for those interested in religion and darshan (blessing) as well as yoga and ayurveda.
Alleppey is also the proud home to the world-famous Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race.