The trip to the Southern backwaters of Kerala from Kollam to Alappuzha was a very scintillating and divine experience. It was one of those journeys which completely relaxed my mind and made me fall in love with this beautiful state of Kerala. It truly lives up to its reputation of God’s own country. While reaching Alappuzha, I decided to visit the famous Alleppey beach of the city.
The beach is considered as a very famous tourist attraction in the city and state and attracts thousands of tourists from all over India. It is an ideal place to spend a weekend and relax on the sandy beaches. The massive Arabian Sea in the west and the dense palm trees on the opposite of the sea makes the place look beautiful.
The beach and surrounding areas are comprised of many lagoons, fresh water rivers and the vast lakes that enhance the natural beauty of the place. One of the main attractions at the beach is the 140 year old pier which also extends into the sea. The place is also called as India’s Venice by the western tourists. It is an awesome place to reconnect with your inner self and enjoy the environment to its fullest. There are plenty of street food shops nearby the beach to enjoy the local food.
The calmness and solitude one feels while relaxing at the beach is beyond words. I felt very free away from the mechanical life for a while and enjoying the cool winds and staring at the sea waters. There is also a children’s park nearby where one can enjoy boating facilities too. An old light house situated near the beach adds dimensions to its beauty.
There are many facilities for the tourists to indulge in water sports like swimming, beach volleyball, surfing and sailing. There are many boat races which forms the major part of Kerala tourism. Once I was done with the visit to the Alappuzha beach, I headed back for my houseboat for the night stay and next morning it was time to experience the Aqua tourism of the city.