Aptly named as ‘Venice of the East’ due to its numerous backwater lakes and lagoons, Alleppey is one of the must-visit cities in India. An emerald-green carpet adorns this district, in the form of vast paddy fields. A golden spread will replace this decor during the harvest season. Alleppey is a city in which Mother Nature has gone all out and ornamented herself with serene lakes, lazy rivers and swaying palm trees. It is truly a paradise on Earth, with charming native and exotic traditions. A night spent cruising along the backwaters on a houseboat, is a magical experience.