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Footloose in Alleppey

Journey into the heart of India.

Supriya’s first tryst with Alleppey was way back in 2009, when the excitement of the snake boat race gripped her. The second Saturday of August is the designated day of the historical boat race held in the racetracks of the otherwise calm backwaters. That trip was assigned only to participate in the local fervour at the sidelines, but over the next few years she scanned the coastal town with the alacrity of an enthusiastic and inquisitive traveller, unfolding several highlights. Her pick for the most interesting aspects of Alleppey are below: