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Alleppey Tourism

Alleppey is indeed famous for at least a million reasons. It is the only place in the world other than Holland where rice is cultivated well under the sea level. Thickly punctuated with coconut palms, Chinese nets and paddy fields, Aleppey is enchanting and receptive to tourists all round the year The enviably slow pace of the lives in the lagoons and the tranquility that is broken only by the echoing calls of the migratory birds, make it a different world altogether!

Today Alappuzha has emerged as a famous backwater tourist centre, which draws scores of tourists each year. Probably the boat races of Aleppey are the biggest crowd pullers of this destination. Scores of impressive snake boats that can accommodate as many as 120 oarsmen cut through the waters to race up to the finishing line in the Nehru boat race, which forms one of the red letters days in Alleppey tourist calendar.

No trip to this place will be complete without a house boat trip. These huge boats that are made from ecofriendly materials like wood and ropes were originally designed to carry farm produce like rice along the waterways. Now these have evolved as well equipped house boats that ensure a leisurely cruise for the tourists along the Punnamada Lake and Alleppey backwaters apart from ensuring a cozy stay amidst the waters. Be it a corporate holiday, honeymoon or a family trip, you would surely enjoy every bit of this memorable house boat trip!

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