The name itself means “sands of night”, it’s an island in Alappuzha where you can enjoy the backwaters and a real paradise for the bird watchers. You can enjoy the beauty from both sides of lake and it is indeed the stunning island.
If you are visiting Alleppey in early winter or during rainy season, Ayurvedic massages are very common. Specialists use oils from various rare medicinal plants that grow on the mountains and help in reducing stress, anxiety, body pain and many other problems. There are many modern spas where you can get this massage. But, if you want a real authentic massage, try the traditional massage centers. There are different types of massages for different problems. You can choose one or let the specialist choose one for your problem.
As stated before it is known for its backwater related activities. People usually hire houseboat or cruise to enjoy the backwaters. The houseboat is a traditional boat in which you can spend a day or two as you sail through the backwaters. You can enjoy the paddy fields near backwaters, palm trees and other attractions.You can also spot many birds and a lot of ducks in the water. If lucky, you can spot fishermen using Chinese Fishing nets. If you are looking for a romantic time or special time with your family, houseboat ride on Alleppey backwaters is the best thing to do in Kerala.
Watching martial artists demonstrate the ancient martial art of Kalaripayattu is a fascinating thing to watch in Alleppey. You can drop into any training center and even learn this ancient technique. And if you feel, take the Kalaripayat treatment, which is a whole-body massage given to the martial artists.
Spend a sunset in water, floating all around to release your tensions. Make yourself feel light again.