Alleppey is an amazing water world which has a vast network of lakes, lagoons, canals and fresh water rivers crisscrossing it.
The place which is truly blessed with natural beauty is bordered by the Arabian sea on the west.
Alleppey's picturesque labyrinth of canals, backwaters, lagoons, lakes and beaches has given the place the moniker 'The Venice of the East'.
It is a perfect place to spend your honeymoon as the land which is blessed abundantly by nature has lush greenery everywhere.
The place is most famous for the backwater tourism in Kerala. Kuttanad the granary of Kerala is also a part of Alleppey. It is one of the few places in the earth where farming is done below sea level.
Who doesn't want to spend some romantic time with your soul mate enjoying the panoramic beauty of lush paddy fields, coconut and palm groves that border the beautiful backwaters.
You could hire a houseboat for an overnight stay and should take a slow cruise of the beautiful Vembanad lake which will be a great experience you would love to try again. These houseboats are available in Luxury, deluxe or standard houseboats formats and as per your budget, you can choose an air-conditioned one or a non-AC houseboat.
A houseboat as its name suggests is a small floating house that has been built based on the traditional 'kettuvallams' which were earlier used to transport food grains and goods. These floating houses also have almost every modern facilities so you would feel like you are at home.
The houseboat ride will also give you a chance to see a variety of aquatic birds up close and witness the day to day life of the sleepy hamlets of Kerala.
Though the tourist season is from October to February the monsoon period is also perfect to spend your honeymoon days in Alleppey as the monsoon rains of Kerala itself has a special romantic touch that could ignite the fire in you.
While you are here don't forget to try the famous spicy Kerala seafood cuisines, especially the prawns and pearl spot dishes and the locally brewed toddy. If you want you can even try your hands at fishing.
If you are here between the months of July to September then enjoy the amazing snake boat races that would literally lift your spirits.
The district also has many other tourist places such as the beautiful beaches, lighthouse, old temples, churches, mosques and many other places of worship.
Another dish that you should try while you are here is the famous 'AmbAlleppey payasam'. Alleppey is also famous for its coir industry.