Looking for a culturally vibrant experience? Welcome to Alleppey. For us culture is a way of life, it reflects in our dialect, food, customs… and they all differ from region to region. Our hospitality and warmth is world renowned and no matter which part of the country you travel, there is not taking away from the hospitable nature of my people.
When you visit the South of India, I suggest you put Alleppey, Kerala on your itinerary. Rightly called the ‘Venice of the East, with its meandering oxbows lazily passing through the country, Alleppey is a must visit for the traveler. While Alleppey is famous for its snake-boat race and backwaters there is a lot more to do here than meets the eye. Surrounded by the green waters of the Arabian Sea and a vast network of lakes, fresh water rivers and canals; the backwaters are the lifeline of the people of Alleppey.
Ideally located beaches with golden sand and green water, the Alappuzha beach is a haven for surf lovers. For those interested in the calm, the blue waters and white sandy beach of Marari beach, located closer to Kochi will certainly not disappoint. Besides, the local cottage industry of coir making, fish farming, coconut oil extracting and toddy tapping are a quaint and refreshing experience. While the coconut oil factory is modern and mechanized, the experience is worth the trip. Just like the native coir making industry; here handmade coir carpets and rugs with unique Kerala motifs will not fail to amaze you, and for those ready to try their hands at it weavers will readily help you start.
With the monsoons having ended in Kerala, the weather is bright, sunny and perfect for a holiday. The lush, fresh greenery is vibrant with native flora blooming and birds coming home. The beautiful island of Pathiramanal with its thick mangroves and rich flora and fauna is a natural reserve and perfect for nature lovers.
Not to be missed is our local Kerala cuisine. Rich in flavors and texture, Kerala cuisine is world renowned. Ranging from vegetarian gastronomy to seafood extravaganza, Kerala is a paradise for the foodie. Characterized by the use of coconut that could be chopped, grated or pasted for its thick gravies you can’t have Kerala food without coconut, chilies, curry leaf, mustard seed, tamarind and asafetida. This magical mix unique to Kerala is a must taste, especially when mixed with seafood and shell fish… The experience will definitely leave to wanting more and more no matter what your preference.
So now when you plan a trip to Kerala, don’t forget to add Alleppey to your list of places to visit and give us an opportunity to show you true Kerala hospitality at Vedanta Wake up! along the dreamy backwaters, Alleppey.