Following our 2nd ashram experience, we caught a 2 hour local KSRTC bus from Amritapuri to Alleppey. We stayed at the Gowri Heritage Residence in Alleppey, a beautiful bundle of about 15 rooms and huts in a gorgeous garden. The management was a group of friendly and laid-back men in their 30’s. They seemed to have the best job, hanging out with their friends while making friends with happy travelers. It felt somewhat like a wholesome fraternity. My favorite part of all is that our bathroom had a tree smack dab in the center. Nature was truly calling in our neck of the woods.
|South Canal in Alleppey town|
|Sunset at Alleppey Beach - many families playing in the water together|
The city of Alleppey is known for the backwaters- most people come and stay in houseboats. We decided against that since it was crazy expensive and we hadn’t heard great reviews about the experience. Instead, we hired a boat to cruise through the backwaters one afternoon. We saw villages with homes only accessible by water and ooh’ed and aww’ed at the lush landscape.There was also a cute side cafe where we enjoyed a coconut snack.