Alleppey was once dubbed the Venice of the East by the visiting former Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon. This description is appropriate, as the sleepy town is flanked by the Arabian Sea on the west, and sits by a vast labyrinth of picturesque lakes, tranquil lagoons, and a maze of rivers. The great Lake Ashtamudi skirts the edge of the town. Silvery waves, palm-fringed canals, busy shores, striking temples and churches, and glimpses of local life make Alleppey a tranquil backwater paradise. Various marine-related cottage industries, such as coir production, flourish here. Each year, the town’s environs open up for the exciting and competitive Nehru Trophy Boat Race.

Highlights

  • Backwater
  • Relaxation
  • Local Culture
  • Temple Visits
  • Houseboat

 Places to stay

Exterior view at night of A Beach Symphony in Alleppy, South India

A Beach Symphony

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

A Beach Symphony, is a lovely and very chic boutique heritage home, located on the famous Marari Beach in Alleppey.  See Hotel

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Marari Beach Resort

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

The village of Mararikulam is tucked away behind a line of dense palms that rise like a sudden rampart of green out of the sands.  See Hotel

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Punnamada Backwater Resort

Hotel Style: Resort

The Punnamada Backwater Resort is a mirror image of Kerala's traditional architecture and ambience, spread over 10.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Half day Alleppey Houseboat Tour

Enjoy a unique experience with a half-day houseboat cruise on the famous backwaters of Kerala. Take in the tranquility of the greenery surrounding you, and see the life of the locals as it is on the backwaters as you gently cruise by.

Complimentary Activities at Marari Beach Resort

(Only if staying in Marari Beach Resort) Start a bespoke Keralan day with yoga’s marvels at the Open Air Yoga Centre; glimpse nature’s colorful tiny miracles in the Butterfly Garden; visit the Ayurveda Centre; visit the Kitchen Garden; take an environment friendly tour – bio-gas and sewage plant, solar panels, etc; stroll nearby villages escorted; Meditate at the Yoga Centre; see Saree/Dhoti demos; delight in a culinary demonstration by the chef at the Farm Kitchen..observe techniques and the use of ingredients indigenous to the region.

Included activties at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

(Only if staying at Carnoustie Resort) Stay at Carnoustie Beach Resort & Ayurveda Spa offers Ayurvedic Treatments; which is a system of traditional medicines native to India. Foot massage (45 mins)/ Ayurvedic treatment (60-90 mins), Ayurvedic diet plans on a daily basis and also free medicines during the treatment are planned as per the guests needs & duration of stay. If time permits, a visit to Cochin (day trip) or an ecstatic boat ride in the Alleppey backwaters can be experienced !

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