back, glass in hand, and watch the lilies float by.
Sunbathe or read on the decks.
a fishing rod and try your hand from the deck.
birds, including kingfishers, herons, egrets, kites
and even parakeets and rollers.
to visit a workshop where coir and other
coconut-based items are produced.
off at a spice plantation and breathe in the
mingling aromas of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg…
Browse through village markets or stop for tea.
Come in August for the breathtaking Nehru Cup 'Snakeboat'
races in Alappuzha.
to be shown a performance of Kathakali, a theatrical
story-telling with highly made-up actors.
a rejuvenating massage at any of the waterside
passing fishermen dive for shellfish or angle for
rafting, punting or canoeing down the canals and
explore the backwaters.
the constantly changing backdrop of paddy fields,
villages, backyards and palm groves.