In the back-waters of Alleppey along with the fringes of coconut lagoons in God's own country, Kerala. India. That was a wet day, on and off the sunny spells made us warm with the traditional Kerala cuisines and drinks cooked in the boat and served in the trip. An all day a memorable day.
Vembanad Lake is the largest of the lakes, covering an area of 200 sq
km, and bordered by Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kottayam, and Ernakulam
districts. The port of Kochi (Cochin) is located at the lake's outlet
to the Arabian Sea. Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a
large network of canals that meander through the town. The Vallam Kali
(the Snake Boat Race) held every year in August is a major local
sports & tourist attraction in the backwater areas of Kerala.
A land of canals lagoons, lakes and rivers, which Kerala backwaters have now become a part of the lives of its people and a kaleidoscope for the visitors to see the rural and real life in the heart of Kerala. The tough and labour-intensive jobs of boat building, prawn cultivation and coir manufacture are a part of the daily livelihood of Keralites. Alapuzha (Alleppey) & Kumarakom are the starting-point of the boat cruise through these backwaters as one reaches the land of Kuttanad, also known as the rice bowl of Kerala, because of its paddy fields.