We just returned from Kerala and boy was it a relaxing vacation. We spent a couple of days cruising the backwaters of Allappuzha (Alleppey) on a Kettuvallam (House boat) . We had delicious local food prepared by the on board cook. Pampered ourself to an Ayurvedic oil massage. Saw some exotic local and migratory birds. Checked out small channels branching off the backwaters in canoes. Caught amazing sunsets and the stars of the night sky was spectacular. A truly amazing experience!