Alleppey beach is a popular tourist place and a picnic spot for tourists and locals alike.
Alappuzha beach, squashed between the Arabian Sea and the Punnamada backwaters, is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Alappuzha, with its scenic canals, is eminently known as ‘Venice of the East’. The beach is well-known for its vast seashore and a wooden beach bridge, which attracts a huge number of visitors who travel to Alleppey to enjoy the backwaters. This beach is also known as Alappuzha beach and one gets to see beautiful, vast expanse of sands and turquoise blue water of the Arabian Sea.
An old lighthouse at the beach gives the beach a mystical look. Visitors can check out his lighthouse also and have a bird's eye view of the sea. When on the beach, visitors also get an opportunity to visit some nearby famous attractions like - Alleppey Beach Bridge, Alleppey lighthouse, and the Vijaya Park, which bring with them an additional soothing effect for the visitors. Although the beach is never too crowded, still if you find the hustle and bustle of the beach too much for you, you can visit the nearby places, which are usually calm and serene.
Alleppey beach in the Alappuzha town of Kerala is a famous beach, which attracts hundreds of tourists every day. Alappuzha is well-known for its huge network of freshwater rivers, meandering lakes, and lagoons. The beach is famous for its peaceful shores, white sands, and arrangement of palm trees. The natural beauty of this beach, with a wide variety of flora and fauna found around it, makes the place an admired picnic spot for the locals, as well as, the tourists. At the beach, there is an old pier, which goes right into the sea and is believed to be around 140 years old. Moreover, there is also an old lighthouse near the Alleppey beach, which is also a good tourist attraction.
On the beach, you can enjoy water activities like boating, parasailing, kayaking, and much more. If you are not much into water activities, you can unwind under the palm groves or picnic near the beach. When on the beach, you can also enjoy the beautiful sunset and mesmerize the beauty of the surroundings.
You can visit the Alleppey beach between 5 A.M. - 7 P.M, and you do not have to pay any charge to enter the beach. The beach is open all days of the week, but water sports are canceled during monsoons. Although spending 2-3 hours on the beach is enough, you can spend as much time on the beach as you want and enjoy the breathtaking waters. You can also explore various small shops near the beach and buy some local things as a souvenir from them.
You can also check out various small eateries near the beach, which offer tasty, authentic cuisines. If you have time in your hands and are with kids, you can choose to visit the nearby Children's Park (Vijaya Park), which is always bustling with children who want a change after having fun in the beach waters. At a minimal entry fee, children can enjoy fun rides like toy trains and bicycle rides in the park. Other than visiting the lighthouse, you can also explore magnificent lakes like the Vembanad, the backwaters, and numerous lagoons.
Alleppey beach has a bridge called Kadal Paalam in the local language Malayalam that means "Sea Bridge". This 137 years old bridge, now in ruins, still stands at the beach and is reminiscent of the more magnificent days of Alleppey.
Alappuzha was the main port during the British Rulee. At that time, this Sea Bridge was used to transfer spices, goods, etc., from Kottayam/Idukki to ships, which would be anchored to this bridge in the sea. However, when a port at Cochin opened, the Alappuzha port lost its significance and was not used much.
You must be wondering what is the point of visiting the bridge? The thing is that the ruins of this bridge remind of the splendid days of Alleppey when it was a main seaport of Kerala. Although tourists are not allowed to enter the bridge, one can still take photographs of this bridge, which makes a beautiful backdrop.
For long, tourists and local people have been trying to make the authorities take steps for the conservation of this heritage structure, which is a testimony to the rich heritage of the district.
Alleppey is well-connected with National Highway-47, which goes through cities like, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Kottayam, Ambalapuzha, Kollam, Cherthala, and Kozhikode. You can take a car or book a cab and reach Alleppey by a safe drive. There are also regular bus services from some popular cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Mysore, and Coimbatore to the Alleppey town. The bus will drop you at the KSRTC Bus Stand, which with a distance of 4.5 km from the beach is the nearest bus stop to the beach. If you live in some popular South cities then the bus would be a comfortable option, which would easily be within your budget.
The nearest airport to Alleppey is the Kochi International Airport, which is at a distance of 90 km from the town. From the airport, you can hire a car or taxi to reach Alleppey beach. You can also take a flight to the Trivandrum International Airport, which is at a distance of 150 km from Alleppey. There are regular flights to Alleppey from both these airports and you can easily hire a taxi from the airport to reach the Alleppey beach.
Alleppey has its own railway station, which is just 1 km from Alleppey beach. Several and regular trains are available from the Alleppey Railway Station to Trivandrum, Kochi, and other popular cities across the country. From the railway station, you can take an auto rickshaw to reach Alleppey Beach.
When visiting Alleppey, you should keep Alleppey Beach on the top of your list. The best time to visit the beach is between winter (November to February) and summer (March to May), as monsoons are not ideal when it comes to visiting the beach. Want to know the best part? The beach is clean and the water is safe, plus the nearby attractions make it a must visit place for the tourists!
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