Okay! I’m writing this post while I was for check-in counter to open in Cochin international airport. Today, I am going back home with lots of beautiful memories in my eyes and heart! Since the time we booked our tickets for this tour, I praying to God that we get to experience heavy rainfall amidst backwaters in out houseboat. And that happened! Thank you God 😃
Alapuzha or Alleppey is called the Venice of India because of the backwaters that have spread through the entire city. Half of the city transport is done by boats only. The city is very beautiful with people travelling by boats and speed boats to nearby places or schools or church. The most famous part is the Boathouse.
People visit Alleppey to enjoy the stay at boathouses which sails through the entire city once you hire it and then visits the Punnamada lake. Punnamada lake or Vembanad is one of the largest lakes in India. There are rice fields around the lake which offer beautiful views. So, if you are looking for a budget and refreshing holiday destination in India, then Alleppey should be on top of your list. Though, if you are travelling from northern part of India, flights tickets might be the costliest of all the things in your trip. But, you may check these 5 Tips to Book Last-Minute Holiday Hotels & Flights.
You can hire a boathouse for 24 hrs. Once you book the houseboat, you can tell your meal preferences and they will arrange food according to your preferences. The average cost of a boat for 3 people starts around 6000-7000 Indian rupees only. Check out the amazing pictures below and I am pretty sure, you will make up your mind to visit this place at least once!