As you might know by now, among the top things to do in Alleppey, a backwaters stay is the most sought after, the most cherished and the most enjoyed. And rightly so! After all what can beat the thrill of staying overnight on a houseboat that bobs up and down on the backwaters of the Arabian Sea? Gliding past silently alongside the small fishing villages that have made the backwaters their source of livelihood will give you a sense of peace and tranquility. You can also stay at a homestay in one of the villages, in order to get a feel of the local way of life. It is a tremendous opportunity to bond with the locals.
Apart the houseboats on the palm-fringed backwaters, there is also a chance to enjoy a kayaking expedition on the canals. You can either hire a kayak to row it yourself, or you can hire a canoe and an oarsman to row you into the intricate canals that run across the villages and the paddy fields.
Among the many Alleppey things to do, watching the snake boat races is a must do. One of the most famous and prestigious snake boat races of Kerala is the Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race, which is held in Alleppey. It is held on the second Saturday of August every year, attracting hundreds of adventure-enthusiasts and sports lovers, be it locals or tourists. If looking for adventure activities in Alleppey , this would be your best bet.
There are also other activities in Alleppey that you must indulge in such as being art of the Ambalapuzha Temple Festival, which is held every year during the month of October. It is 10 day festival that is famed across the state, attracting devotees and tourists from all over. Another 10 day festival is held in January, wherein an elephant parade takes place. It also worth a visit, if you find yourself in Alleppey during this time.