The enduring image of a houseboat cruising the backwaters is what draws millions of tourists to Kerala every year. A mega industry across Kerala, Alleppey is possibly the best place for you to savour this unique Kerala experience. You hop onto a rustic looking but luxury laden boat and do nothing all day except enjoy the extreme calmness you feel in the air. You will run into an occasional fisherman hauling his catch for the day, from whom you can buy and ask the chef on board to whip up a seafood delight. All this while you are on board the boat! For something even more memorable, we recommend hopping onto one of the canoes and navigating the watery by lanes adorned with homes of fisherman and witness the daily life in a village. For the thirsty ones, we recommend doing a toddy tapping (traditional coconut liquor) tour and savour the not-so delicate taste of alcohol. There are also churches and temples aplenty along with a very good private museum which houses a stunning collection of crystals and ivory artefacts. Your time in Alleppey is most likely going to be the highlight of your time in Kerala. Of all the things to do in Alleppey, do not miss the houseboat and the canoe experience. Simply unforgettable!