out from the hotel around 10.30am and drive
to Alleppey – the land of Backwaters.
On arrival at Alleppey, you get onto a
private House boat that is waiting to take
you on a tour through the backwaters, a
splendid area full of canals, lakes and
coves. You can sunbathe on the deck or
observe the landscape from the protection
of the cabin. The population’s whole
life takes place here on the water. The
people sail, fish, swim and bathe here.
They do their washing and their washing
up. They are so adapted to the water that
you can see people talking for an hour,
while they are up to their necks in water.
Peddlers take care of the supplies and
the public transport goes on the water.
Countless water birds wait for their chance
to catch a fish. The trip goes through
a wonderful area full of palm trees, rice
fields and floating water plants that surround
the boat like emerald Green Island. Overnight