Sunday 29 July 2012

Club Mahindra HOMESTAY at Alleppey

Alleppey is one of the most important tourist centers in Kerala. It has a large network of inland canals earning it the sobriquet "Venice of the east". These large networks of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline. Alleppey was one of the busiest centers of trade in the past with one of the best known ports along the Malabar Coast. Even today it retains its charm as the centre for Coir carpet industries and prawn farming. Alleppey the ideal headquarters for backwater tourism as well as for visits to the lovely church filled town of Kottayam, and the town of Aranmula, famous for its historic Aranmula Snake Boat Race which is an annual event.

Alleppey is also known for its spectacular snake - boat races held on the second Saturday of August, every year. This competition - the Nehru boat race takes its name from India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who inaugurated it in 1952. It is excitement all around as snake - boats, each manned by over a hundred oarsmen, cut through the waters like wind. The event is a tremendous success with tourists and the local population alike.

The boat cruise along the backwaters of Alleppey give one first hand experience of the life style; toddy tapping, fishing for small fry, Coir-making, prawn farming etc., which remains more or less unchanged over the years.

It is situated 14 kms. away from Alleppey. In its architectural features, the Sreekrishna Temple confirms the typical Kerala style. The temple is famous through out Kerala for 'Palpayasam' milk porridge of exceptional sweetness offered to the deity.

Situated 3 km east of Ambalapuzha, this village is known for its 10th century Karumadikkuttan statue, a black granite figure of the great Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. There are many interesting legends connected to this idol.

Champakulam - the water logged village is also the place of oldest angadi (market) known as Kalloorkkadu angadi. The St. Mary Forane Church built in 427 A D is another major attraction famous for its beautiful mural paintings for both tourists and believers. In Champakulam you can see Nadubhagum and Champakulam snake boats which take part in the annual snake boat races.


  1. I planned my trip to Alleppey during the summer months as my kids have holidays then. I went to Alleppey with my family and enjoyed my trip very much. Before leaving I had researched about Alleppey on the net and had read a couple of negative Club
    Mahindra Reviews
    , although the pictures put up were good. I decided to check out the resort on my own and found that it was very beautiful and I concluded that the negative review was an individual’s personal experience and was not necessarily everybody’s experience. My experience was very good. The beautiful palm fringed backwaters are a sight to behold. This resort is good for corporate meetings, honeymooners an family holidays as well. I found the staff at the resort very attentive and efficient and the food served was very good. The AC in my room was a bit noisy but on complaining to the staff they fixed it. You can taste the authentic Kerala cuisine at the multi cuisine restaurant. I and my wife got a massage done at the Kerala Ayurvedic spa and it was very relaxing. I enjoyed my trip to Alleppey and would recommend it to everyone. It is money well-spent as you come back totally relaxed from the experience.

  2. Well trust me on this but there is nothing as exciting and perfect like a homestay in alappuzha.The best part of it being it gives you a very good chance of interacting with the locals in here.