Sit back, glass in hand, and watch the lilies float by
Sunbathe or read on the decks.
Borrow a fishing rod and try your luck from the deck.
Spot birds, including kingfishers, herons, egrets, kites and even parakeets and rollers.
Pause to visit a workshop where coir and other coconut-based items are produced.
Stop at a spice plantation and breathe in the mingling aromas of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and more.
Browse through village markets or stop for tea.
Come in August for the breathtaking Nehru Cup 'Snakeboat' races in Alappuzha.
Have a rejuvenating massage at any of the waterside Ayurveda centers.
Watch passing fishermen dive for shellfish or angle for pearl-spot.
Go rafting, punting or canoeing along canals and explore the backwaters.
Enjoy the constantly changing backdrop of paddy fields, villages, backyards and palm groves.
Above all, relax!