Images of majestic house boats have placed Alleppey or Alappuzha on top tier of India’s sought after tour destinations. But for a discerning traveler, there is lot more to explore in this coastal district that straddles between backwaters and beaches.
Experience life at coastal Kerala – Road trips, boat journey & cycling along village tracks – You can get up close with everyday life of rural coastal Kerala.
House boat cruise along the green fringed backwaters will soothe any weary soul as the boat takes you at slow speed across the lake and through the canals. From the deck of your boat, you will witness routine life of those who stay by these water bodies, cut off from the main land. It is a world away from the town life, a stone’s throw away. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the delightful experience.
From the charms of backwater life, you can now take a trip to a typical village along the coastal roads. What better way to know village life other than to travel like a villager – so off you go on a cycle along the village track. Explore any or all of the various options on the way – Stop by at a local toddy (mildly intoxicating drink extracted from coconut tree) and take a sip of fresh toddy, Or learn how coir yarn is made from coconut husk fiber for later making coir mats, Or stop by at the village temple and study its ancient practices, Or visit a shrimp and mussel processing unit Or walk into a local traditional house and be their surprise guest for few minutes. Above all feel the fresh village air far from air or sound pollution; feel rejuvenated and carry the experience with you.
Coastal Kerala experience is incomplete without enjoying its local cuisine – prepared with fresh local produce. The best of coastal cuisine is reserved for its fresh water fish preparations. So go ahead relish every bit of it or even be part of the preparation of your meal at our home stay kitchen.