Also known as Alapuzha. This is backwaters area of Kerala. This is essentially between Kumarakom or the Vembanad Lake to Alleppey or Alleppey to Kollam (Quillon). It's a must to spend a night on the houseboat here to experience local living. During the day the houseboat will take you through many water canals passing through some villages and also jute plantation to give you a glimpse of local living. The houseboats have adapted and have air conditioning.