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Backwaters of Alleppey / Kumarakom

Alleppey is also known as the ‘Venice of the East’, a name highlighting the network of backwaters in the region. Once labelled ‘One of the 50 places to see in a lifetime’, it has grown in popularity ever since and rated very high by all category of travellers.

The uninhabited islands in these backwaters are a boon to birdwatchers, nesting a wide variety of migratory bird species. The smaller canals interlinking the backwater channels offer a great insight into the life of local population, whose livelihood depends on these waterways.

Olden day rice boats are converted into fine living spaces with modern amenities, retaining its essence of being a locally built rice boat. An overnight stay in these Houseboats are a must for all tourists visiting Alleppey/Kumarakom.

Annual traditional Snake Boat Race is held in Alleppey on the 2nd Sunday of August, every year. This event also attracts many tourists from around the World.

Numerous backwater resorts offer comfortable holiday experience in Alleppey and Kumarakom.

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