The backwaters of Alleppey in Kerala and a night on a houseboat have to be experienced to believe that paradise is not too far away.
Palm fringed waters and cormorants make for a perfect setting to lounge around on the upper deck and lose track of time .
The journey through the crisscrossing network of canals is a fantastic opportunity to be one with nature .
Although my visit was not perfectly timed to catch a glimpse of the much acclaimed ‘Nehru Trophy boat race’ , it was exciting to spot one of the ‘snake boats’ ( Chundan Vallam), as they are called , anchored in a quiet spot.
A song that kept humming in my head on this journey was Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton singing …..Sail away with me to another world ……
Another world it was and a beautiful one too.