White sandy beaches and lush greenery provide the backdrop for the emerald colored waters of Alleppey, where house boaters can experience the best of both worlds when it comes to planning a week away. Not only will the house boater experience the lush greenery of the forest – but in contrast they can enjoy the coves with white sandy beaches perfect for swimming.
With the intricate system of canals, it has never been easier to discover everything through the area. The canals can be simple to navigate and are the reason that Alleppey has been called the ‘Venice of the East’.
House boaters from across the globe flock to Alleppey for the Nehru Trophy Boat race that takes place every year. Taking place from August to October, the colorful boat race is something to see and can create an image of the water filled with colorful boaters in their colorful garments, paddling in uniform. Taking place through the Onam Festival, this is actually one of the largest team sports in the entire world. The site can be easily experienced through a house boat trip that has been planned through the summer months.
Enjoying the race in comfort has never been easier as the majority of styles of house boats that are available boast all of the modern comforts of home and include more than eighty feet of luxury accommodations. Made of a specific kind of wood that is local to the area, the houseboats are a luxury that can allow you to enjoy the true beauty of the area without ever leaving the water. As an added bonus, you can easily find that you are able to boat to the specific areas that you would like to see in Alleppey, enjoying the time that is spent while traveling instead of wasting it away.
Once the race has been enjoyed, the vacationers can take the time to enjoy one of the most popular beaches in the area, Alleppey Beach. Alleppey Beach is filled with palm trees and can even allow visitors to see the more than one hundred year old port that reaches out to the water. The pier was used more than a hundred years ago when Alleppey Beach was used as a port and allows visitors to have a glimpse into the history of the local area.
There are many houseboat companies that can be chosen from but the customer should book early if going through the high season to ensure that they are going to be able to find accommodations.