Alleppey is the center of Kerala's backwaters, home to a tremendous system of conduits and in excess of a thousand houseboats. Meandering around the little yet clamorous downtown area and transport stand region, with its unobtrusive matrix of channels, you'd be unable to concur with the 'Venice of the East' tag. Yet, travel west to the shoreline or basically some other way towards the backwaters.
Alleppey ends up graceful and greenery-bordered, vanishing into a watery universe of towns, punted kayaks, hard stuff shops and, obviously, houseboats. Buoy along and look over paddy fields of succulent green, voluptuous rice scows and town life along the banks. This is one of Kerala's most mesmerisingly delightful and unwinding encounters.