Ok! So you have decided you are going to visit Alleppey. That is a decision you won’t regret.
One visit to Alleppey, you fall in love with this place just like me. Alleppey is one of those places that you dream to spend a holiday at.
Backwaters, beaches, houseboats, adventure, food and what not?
In case if you are wondering what are the best things to do in Alleppey? We have got you covered.
So here I have come up with my recommendations on “what are the best things to do in Alleppey?”
1.Rent a Houseboat in Alleppey
Well! Houseboats in Alleppey are pretty popular among the travel community. A Houseboat cruise is the most interesting thing to do in Alleppey. Houseboats in Alleppey are specially made boats with all facilities you find in a star hotel you would stay instead. Spend a night in a fully customized houseboat and explore the Alleppey Backwaters of Kerala in style. Let it be your honeymoon, a family tour, a college reunion or a corporate meeting, you have a variety of houseboats to choose from as per your travel needs.
2. Try local Alleppey food
Kerala food is popular around the World and Alleppey is specially known for its fresh water fish dishes. Their “Kappa and Meen Curry” is something you cannot miss. It is basically boiled Tapioca mixed with some spicy fish curry. Another one I would recommend is the “Appam and Duck Roast”. If you drink then you got something really cool to mix up with these dishes. A cup of fresh Coconut Toddy, a local drink made from Coconut trees. Do not worry, it is complete organic and safe to drink. If you are not used to alcoholic drinks, I would say you stop with a glass of Toddy.
3. Sunset at Marari beach
Marari Beach is slowly gaining fame among the travelers. Serene, clean and tranquil, this seaside is a paradise for beach lovers. The best time to visit Marari Beach is during the Sunset. The bluish-orange hues compliment the bluish waters of the Marari Beach. Marari Beach is nearly 20 kms from Alleppey and would take no more than half an hour to reach. So if you happen to be in Alleppey, do note to make a visit to this beautiful shoreline.
4. Kayaking in Alleppey
There is no shortage of adventure in Alleppey. Kayaking is the most famous adventure activity in Alleppey. Hire a kayak and float through the beautiful narrow canals of Alleppey. There are many kayak operators in Alleppey who follow all the safety guidelines and provides decent service as well.
5. Try a canoe ride in Alleppey
Canoes are country boats used by the local people of Alleppey for their day to day needs like shopping, going for work, school etc. These are small wooden boats and a ride on it is pretty adventurous. You can paddle your way through narrow canals sandwiched between paddy fields, markets etc. So yes, a Canoe ride in Alleppey is also very much recommended.
Wish you some great time at Alleppey.Happy Travelling