About Club Mahindra Alleppey
Kerala’s backwaters are a class of their own and a phenomenon unique to this state. In bare terms, they are endless brackish lagoons and large water bodies running parallel to the Arabian Sea. Across the backwaters stretches, it is common to find many types of Kettuvallam (houseboats) which offer tourists a fabulous way of experiencing Kerala’s backwaters. It is in these backwaters that Alleppey, nicknamed the Venice of the East, is located. It has a large number of canals, surrounded by pristine natural beauty, lush green fields, swaying palms and fresh blues skies. Taking a boat ride on them is considered one of the best things to do in alleppey . There are several boat tour operators that offer you rides on these lovely backwaters. Do keep your camera ready because you will pass by some truly stunning vistas that you must capture for posterity!
Rooms and Amenities
Set amidst these surroundings, facing the Punnamada backwaters, the Club Mahindra Alleppey resort in Kerala offers the best of nature and luxury in one place. Thus, making it one of the best resorts in Kerala. Merging effortlessly with the background, our Alleppey resort is easily accessible by road, water and even air through the roof-top helipad. Making the stay even more sensational is the roof top restaurant which offers beautiful panoramic views of the Punnamada backwaters as you enjoy the scrumptious food. The resort also offers authentic Keralite food to tantalise your taste buds. And if that’s not your taste, you have a wide selection of international cuisine too!
Besides, the resort is packed with all the modern conveniences, a spa and many other amenities to make your stay not only comfortable but also memorable. If you’re looking for accommodation in Alleppey, look no further than Club Mahindra Alleppey resort in Kerala. The resort’s rooms have a mix of tastefully done studio apartments, hotel units and one bed room units spread across the premises. The rooms are spacious, well-appointed and come with a host of facilities. For the benefit of guests, this Club Mahindra resort in Kerala has a swimming pool, spa and gym – a perfect way to relax and rejuvenate during your family vacation. Its studio apartments are roomy, air-conditioned and can comfortably accommodate up to three members. They have cosy beds, a well-appointed bathroom, a TV, a sofa cum bed unit, a coffee and tea maker, but no kitchenette.
Food and Festivals in Alleppey
Kerala’s cuisine is region and religion specific. Since it is a coastal state in South India, rice is inevitably the staple and much of Kerala’s cuisine comprises of rice, fresh vegetables, seafood, spices and coconut. Alleppey offers a wide and textured palette that delight the taste buds, whether vegetarian or non-vegetarian. By far, the most popular dish is the Alleppey fish curry, a traditional and spicy fish preparation. Not just fish, you could also dig into the plethora of seafood such as crab, squid, prawns, lobster, scampi, mussels and more. Team this either with rice, appam (a thick, lacy pancake), idiyappam (string hoppers or steamed rice noodles) or parotta (a layered paratha). Vegetarian or non-vegetarian stew or ishtew as it is called and meen moilee (a delicate, yellow gravy fish curry) is another famous food of Kerala. For vegetarians, there’s also kappa (tapioca) curry, kurukku kalan (coconut based curry, must-have at sadya or feast), aviyal (assorted vegetables in coconut paste), thoran (a dry preparation with greens or other vegetables), injipuli (a tangy and spicy, chutney like preparation of tamarind and ginger), sambhar and rasam. For dessert choose payassam (southern version of the kheer), the authentic way to end an authentic meal! Our chefs have ensured that you get to taste the best dishes of Kerala in all your meals during your family holiday at Club Mahindra resort in Alleppey, Kerala. We also ensure that every guest’s preference is taken into account and hence, we offer a different menu for kids.
If you are looking to get a glimpse of the grand festivals of Kerala, you wouldn’t want to miss Onam (Marking the homecoming of King Mahabali), Vishu (The Kerala New Year) or the Feast of St. George Forane Church. Each of these festivals hold a special place in the culture of Kerala and are celebrated with elaborate fanfare and grandeur. The best part is, you can celebrate and enjoy these festivals at the Club Mahindra resort in Kerala. More than two centuries old, this beautiful church dedicated to Saint George on the banks of river Pamba is credited with many miracles. During the annual feast, in April to May, devotees across religions bring images of organs and even serpents as votive offerings.
Activities in Alleppey
If you are in the mood for some brisk activity but don’t want to walk around, then pick up a bicycle and lazily bike around the campus. It is fun to weave in and out of the paths amidst the lawns and to get an overall feel of the place. It is also a good idea to bike around the narrow alleys in Alleppey, and you can explore unfettered.
Water activities on the backwaters have a charm all of their own. Whether it is cruising on a motor boat, zorb ball, banana boat rides, battery operated boats for kids or jet skiing, there’s plenty of excitement, thrills and even spills. Settle into a spacious and comfortable houseboat and cruise the beautiful backwaters of Alleppey. Whether for a few hours, a day or overnight, it is an experience to watch villages and landscape floating by and feasting on delicious local dishes.
Places To Visit in Alleppey
Sightseeing in Alleppey is incomplete without visiting this place. The beach here is known for being one of the best beaches in the state due to its natural beauty – warm golden sands and palm-fringed background. An ancient pier, a picturesque lighthouse and gardens complete the picture. It is ideal for relaxing or even having a picnic. A beautiful 14-acre bird sanctuary (open from 6.30 am to 6 pm), it has lovely paths and manicured gardens. It is known for migratory birds and has a plethora of winged creatures such as egrets, herons, cormorants, ducks and darters among others. Visit either early in the morning or at dusk. A unique island on the Vembanad lake, this is a unique place to visit in Alleppey. A boat ride from Alleppey will take you here. There are ancient brick structures, Chinese fishing nets and winding lanes which are ideal for a lazy stroll. Get detailed information about Kerala tourism such as best time to visit, places to visit and things to do in Alleppey.
More than two centuries old, this beautiful and massive church painted all white is dedicated to Saint George. It stands on the banks of river Pamba and is credited with many miracles. The devout believe that the deity helps in healing ailments and mental disorders. Built in memory of a stalwart in the coir industry, the museum is a unique place and has a collection of rare and precious items which have been collected from all over the world. These include furniture, silverware, crystals and precious stones. Built by the erstwhile Travancore Maharaja, the palace is a beautiful structure which now houses an archaeological museum. On display are exquisite antique sculptures, paintings and murals, especially the 14 ft. by 11 ft. mural depicting Gajendra Moksham.
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