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Alleppey Tourism

  • AttractionsBackwater Cruises, Houseboats
  • Best SeasonAugust to May
  • Ideal Duration2 Days
  • LanguagesMalayalam

Alleppey has many interesting tourism destinations that attract visitors and tourists for holidays and tour packages. Locally Alleppey is known as Alappuzha and it means the land between the sea and network of rivers flowing into it. Bacwaters which have made Alleppey famous all over the world is in fact the network of rivers flowing back to land.The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range.

The attractions in Alleppey include Alleppey Beach, Arthunkal Church, Kuttanad, Alleppey Boat Races and Alleppey Backwaters.There is nothing like doing a houseboat cruise in Alleppey backwaters . It is not only a fabulous way of exploring the fascinating beauty of the backwaters, the small villages and the lives of the people living there but also a way to connect with oneself and the nature around.

Alleppey is a town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon.Alleppey or Alappuzha as it is locally known is now the hub for backwater tourism in Kerala and renowned all over the world for houseboats and backwater cruises. House boats locally called "Kettuvallam" are available on hire on a daily basis as well as for longer durations to take visitors on the old waterways. These house boats in general have 2 bedrooms and attached bathrooms. Some of the boats have the bedrooms fitted with air conditioners. A routine trip includes food cooked on board in the traditional Kuttanad style. Alappuzha is unique in that it is the only district in Kerala without forest.

Best Time To Alleppey

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

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  • MAR
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  • MAY
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  • SEP
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  • DEC

Although Alleppey is an all-weather destination, each season has its specific charms and is more or less adapted to the type of holiday you are seeking to enjoy.

 

Monsoon season spans from June through to October. Torrential rain and widespread flooding mean Alleppey's greenery is even greener than usual, and its canal banks and coconut palm groves adopt a plethora of deep and vibrant hues. The peak of Alleppey's natural beauty coincides with the best season for Ayurveda, which Alleppey is also well-known for, so sit back, relax and enjoy the off-season prices. Houseboat cruises are particularly atmospheric at this time, and there is little that is more beautiful than watching the rainfall on pristine waterways.

The weather is cooler and drier between October and February. While this is the perfect time for outdoor activities and sports such as houseboat cruises, Kettuvallam cruises and canoeing, beware of the peak season prices from December to January, as well as larger crowds.

Between March and May, Kerala's summer hits its peak, with sweltering and humid weather, making conditions less than ideal for anything but doing nothing. Alleppey can become a little uncomfortable during the day, especially for outdoors sightseeing or activities, but at night a fresh sea breeze does bring some much-needed relief. If you like hot, wet heat and have light linen or cotton clothes, take advantage of the off-season prices and avoid the crowds!

 

How to reach Alleppey

Alleppey is well-connected to most major cities in India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, as well as South East Asia and the Middle-East. From Kochi, you could travel by bus, train or cab to Alleppey. However, a pre-paid taxi service is also available and is probably the most convenient option if you're travelling with luggage.

Distance By Air By Road By Train
By Flight

The nearest airport to Alleppey is Kochi International Airport. It's well-connected to most major cities in India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, as well as South East Asia and the Middle-East. From Kochi, you could travel by bus, train or cab to Alleppey. However, a pre-paid taxi service is also available and is probably the most convenient option if you're travelling with luggage.

By Train

Alleppey has its own train station, which is well connected with regular services to and from Kochi and Trivandrum. Within the town itself, buses, taxis and autorickshaws are readily and easily available to transport you from the railway station to your accommodation. Trains are one of the most convenient and comfortable ways to travel around Kerala, and India in general. Buy your tickets online or at the train station, sit back, and enjoy the scenic trip through breathtaking landscapes.

By Bus

The state-owned KSRTC buses connect Alleppey to most major cities in Kerala, while private air-conditioned coaches also operate from cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Mysore and Coimbatore. Although buses are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to travel, they do tend to become crowded and can be uncomfortable if you're going with a lot of luggage.

Alleppey Boat Races

Alappuzha is famous for boat races and especially Nehru Trophy Boat race which is its annual water carnival festival in the memory of the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.

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Chettikulangara Bhagawathy Temple

This temple is famous among the local people, as it is believed that the deity of the Bhagawathy temple has miraculous healing powers. In the months of February and March the temple is teaming with life as the festival of Bharani takes place during this time. The temple comes alive with activities and grand feasts at this time of the year.

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Arthunkal Church

The famous church in Arthunkal, the St. Andrews Church was set up by the Portuguese in the year 1851. Every year in January, an elaborate feast is organized in the honor of St. Sebastian and thousands of devout Catholics come from all over the state and neighboring places to take part in the grand feastings.

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Alleppey Boat Races

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Kuttanad

Kutanad which is also known as the "Rice Bowl of India",lies below sea level and is the only region in the world where farming is done below sea level. The region is known as the 'Rice Bowl of Kerala' and is scenic with the unending stretch of paddy fields, small streams and canals with lush green coconut palms. The boat trip to Changanacherry passes through this beautiful and fertile region. The fascinating thing about this place is that rice cultivation is done over here in a mass scale des

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Pathiramanal

This is a small captivating island in the Vembanad Lake. Situated between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom, this island is the favourite spot for hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world.

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Ambalapuzha Temple

Constructed in the typical Kerala architectural style, this temple is famous all over India, and is renowned for the Palpayasam, the daily offering of sweet milk porridge. This temple witnesses the performance of Pallipana by Velans (sorcerers) once every twelve years. Paintings of the Dasavatharam (the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu) are displayed on the inner walls of the temple. The 'Ottanthullal', a satiric art form based on social themes was the brain child of the poet Kunchan Nambiar w

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Alleppey is the hub of Keralite backwaters is known for its scenic beauty and tranquillity, which of course is best enjoyed on one of the famous houseboat cruises. Discover first-hand the challenges of cultivation at 4-10ft below sea level in this farming country which has been declared a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System.

Alleppey Photos

Alleppey offers up the best of both worlds: along with uniquely picturesque backwaters, Alleppey Beach is a striking natural and historical landmark. Climb up the ancient lighthouse for panoramic views of this beautiful stretch of sand, or walk along a 137-year-old pier that still juts steadfastly out to sea.  Many reminders of the traditionally maritime lifestyle of the area still live out their days at Alleppey Beach, from traditional boats to coir products.

Alleppey Tourist Map

Here is a Tourist Destination Map of Alleppey withcomplete information about Alleppey trave. The Alleppey Tourist Map of Alleppey tourist destinations on map and plan your tour to Alleppey.

Alleppey Tourist Map

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Alleppey is the hub of Keralite backwaters is known for its scenic beauty and tranquillity, which of course is best enjoyed on one of the famous houseboat cruises. Discover first-hand the challenges of cultivation at 4-10ft below sea level in this farming country which has been declared a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System.

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