Alleppey which is noted for its Ayurvdic centers from the days of yore promises a holistic treatment this field of magical medical science which not only rejuvenates your body but also your soul and inspires your spirits. Alleppey has got number of ayurvedic centers and hospitals across to town which provides world class treatments.
Alleppey the ayurvedic and the backwater country is popularly referred as the Venice of the East. Alleppey with its intricate structure of interconnecting passages of canals and bridges along with the silver beach, makes for a memorable holiday for anybody visiting this place. Apart from the natural beauty of this place Alleppey is also noted for being home to diverse animal and bird life. Kuttand, the rice bowl of Karala is situated here and it is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level. This place of scenic beauty with a delightful setting off lush green paddy fields, towering coconut trees, shimmering water and famous ayurvedic centers draws a lot of tourist very year from different parts of the world. 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 in 1952. It is excitement all around as snake – boat, each manned by over hundred oarsmen, cut through the waters like wind. the event is a tremendous success with tourists and the local population alike.
The ideal time to visit Alappuzha is between November and June during the weather becomes pleasant and is perfect for pleasurable beach holidays.