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Alleppey Tourism, Kerala

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Tourism in Alleppey

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Nov - Feb

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Alleppey Tour Guide

The “Venice of the East” awaits you with its grand canals, palm-fringed nature trails & glistening backwaters

One of the perks of indulging in Alleppey tourism is that you get to live the best of the experiences that Kerala has on offer. From the beautiful palm-shaded backwaters to the temples resplendent with devotees, from the relaxing Ayurvedic therapies to the thrilling boat races, from the raucous festivals to the small fishing villages, from the famous Alappuzha beach to the relaxing spas; Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is sure to mesmerize you to the core.

History of Alleppey

The history of Alleppey starts from the time when the place got introduced with Christianity by St. Thomas. Centuries later, the Portuguese and the Dutch forces established their dominance and strengthened the Christian religion. The beautiful town of Alleppey also played a vital role during the period of independence struggle against the British Raj. And, the community lost more than 1000 people in the struggle.

Backwaters of Alleppey

Also known as the ‘Venice of the East’, the backwaters of Alleppey are the most famous attractions, here. Visit this quaint town to have a rendezvous with natural beauty and cherish tranquility, like never before.

While sailing through the backwaters in Alleppey, here is your chance to enjoy a sojourn on a houseboat amidst the verdant environs replete with picturesque backdrops. What’s more? A sojourn on a houseboat will also offer you a chance to savour some delicious cuisines while strolling through mystical surroundings in a dreamy night. Besides that, one can also take a delight in rejuvenating ayurvedic massages and wake up to mesmerising sunrise sunrise views. The backwaters of Alleppey is a treasure trove for nature lovers.

Best Places to Visit in Alleppey

With many distinctions to its name, the town of Alleppey also encompasses numerous attractions that make a tour to this place even more memorable.

Commence your voyage with a visit to the Kuttanad backwaters, which is considered as the backwaters paradise of India. Enjoy cruising here, and head to seek some blessings at St. Mary’s Forane Church. A visit to museum and palace of Krishnapuram is also a must one for the magnificence of its architecture. While, a sojourn at Alleppey Beach is essential for some fun on the trip. Besides that, you may also visit to Marari Beach, Pathiramanal, Pandavan Rock, Vembanad Lake, and more.

Things to Do in Alleppey

From Alappuzha India points of interest to the famed Alappuzha beach park, Alleppey bares to you the soul of rural Kerala. Floating past the villages that are so full of life and enjoying watching how the locals use the canals and the backwaters as their roads and highways is a highly amusing experience. When here, a stay in an Alleppey houseboat is a must.

When talking about tourism in Alleppey, you can expect an amalgamation of the serene backwaters, calm lagoons, virgin beaches and well-preserved ancient caves. Although the highlight of your Alleppey itinerary would most likely be the stay on the houseboat, which promises to be an exquisite experience, make sure to enjoy all the other aspects of being here. Go ahead to explore the countryside fringed with palm-fringed nature trails, sun-kissed beaches, heritage sites, temples and so much more. You can also enjoy an hour or two of cruising in the backwaters if you are not interested in spending an entire night here.

What’s more? Apart from sailing across the intricate canals that divide the little villages, you could go fishing, canoeing, sightseeing or you could relax under the maneuvers of an experienced Ayurvedic masseuse. Make sure to experience at least one Ayurvedic massage, preferably towards the end of the journey so that you feel rested and relaxed when you reach home.

Famous Food in Alleppey

Remember that travel and tourism in Alleppey also offers you a chance to discover some of the most delectable and the freshest of seafood available in the state. Choose from an array of fishes and crustaceans to dine on, prepared in the way that you want. Freshness is guaranteed since they mostly catch and cook whatever the fishermen have caught that day.

After reading through this Alleppey trip guide, you might be swayed to extend your stay here. Make good use of the time spent here, and explore Alleppey to your heart’s content to take back home some of the best memories that Kerala can ever offer to you.


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    Popularly known as Mararikulam beach, Marari beach in Alleppey is nestled in the Alappuzha District of Kerala. It is located at a distance of 11 kilometers from the main city of Alleppey. This now well-renowned tourist destination was a local and unidentified fishing spot a few decades back. This beach spot is now an excel...

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    A rare specimen of the Kerala style of architecture, Krishnapuram Palace in Alleppey is a palace-cum-museum located in Kayamkulam Alappuzha district. The structure is complete with gabled roofs, narrow corridors, and dormer windows. Built in the 18th century by the erstwhile Travancore king Marthanda Varma Maharaja, the pal...

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  • Karumadi Kuttan In Alleppey

    Karumadi Kuttan in Alleppey is a well-known Buddhist pilgrim center. The 11th-century statue of Lord Buddha has fascinating legends associated with it. The site is now protected by the State Archaeological Department. Karumadi Kuttan is accredited as someone who possessed healing powers, so the locals regard him with affec...

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    The Mannarasala Temple in Alleppey is one of its kind and is known to have approximately 30,000 Naga images. This temple is one of those marvels which you have to see from your own eyes to take in the beauty of it all. Even though the Mannarasala snake temple is slightly away from the main city, its fame brings many devote...

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    Enjoying a houseboat tour in Alleppey is one of the best things to do in Alleppey, and if you find yourself falling in love with the place, well what else do you expect? Choose the best houseboat in Alleppey, if you want to feel truly at one with the lush wilderness all around you and the serene backwaters that take you t...

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How To Reach Alleppey

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By Air

There is no airport in Alleppey, and the nearest one is the Cochin International Airport, which is 75 km away from Alleppey. The airport is well connected to major cities across India as well as the world, offering flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Dubai, Singapore, Bangkok and many more destinations. From right outside the airport, you can hire taxis or get on a bus to reach the backwaters. 

By Train

If you are planning to reach Alleppey by train, then the Alleppey Railway Station is your best option. The railway station is located in the heart of the city and offers connections to various cities across the country such as Trivandrum, Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi, and Cochin. Buses, taxis, and auto rickshaws are readily available outside the railway station to take you to the backwaters.

Make sure to use the prepaid booth for taxis if you want to enjoy a hassle free journey. Some hotels also offer pickup and drop services, so talk to your tour operator or hotel management first and then plan accordingly.<readmore> The major trains that connect the city to various places across the country include Sabari Express, Nizamuddin Express, Tirunelveli HAPA Express, and Kerala Sampark Kranti Express.

By Road

The roads to Alleppey, especially from Kochi and Kumarakom, are well maintained and well connected to other cities of the state. If you have hired a taxi or are planning to drive to Alleppey by yourself, it is a good idea. The road is mostly well-built and offers scenic views. You can stop on the way to Alleppey for snacks and meals, and for some much-needed break from driving.

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      Thanks to Travel Triangle and Tripsailor.com It was really a nice trip for me and my wife to Kerala(Alleppey ,Cochin).Very thankful to Monika Yadav from trip Sailor.com for arranging and fullfill the requirement as I have expected. The arrangements was perfect right from house boat booking,cabs facility etc.Oceanic houseboat booked was really provided a nice service and ambience. I will definitely have a long term association with travel triangle and trip sailor going forward. Thank you
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      Raju Sharma

      Bengaluru, 18 days ago

    • Trip to Alleppey

      The whole trip was really awesome. It was very well organised by Murali. I would recommend travellers to go through Tour Associate.The Houseboat experience in Alleppey was good. The cab Driver Anil supported us all over the trip in visiting all the places.Thanks to Murali and Anil...
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      Venkatesh

      Vijaywada, 18 days ago

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      The trip was very nice! The travel agent was very co operative and gave beautiful hotels. Only the Munnar one was little far away from the city but the hotel was nice. The trip was overall very good and my family loved it. Thank you all for the trip Best memory would be Alleppey. Really liked the place, would go there again in future.
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      Ashish Naskar

      Mumbai, 18 days ago

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      Hotel Periyar Canopy was goo. Driver was amazing and he had helped us in every thing. Alleppey Boathouse and local sightseeing in Alleppey. Amazing experience in Alleppey. Thank You.
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      Anil Sharma

      Bengaluru, 18 days ago

    • Trip to Alleppey

      Overall tour was very good.Some of the places were not followed as per the itinerary.Stay in houseboat and its ambiance was not upto d expectations.Better to stay in poovar back waters instead of alleppey house boat Munnar was very good place n one has to visit Povar backwaters n golden sand beach must visit places.
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      B Madhu

      Hyderabad, 18 days ago

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      The whole trip was really good. It was very well organised by Muralee. I would recommend travellers to go through him. The Houseboat experience in Alleppey was excellent.
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      Duttabi

      Pune, 20 days ago

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      It was a lovely experience for us to visit kerala it's so beautiful , cab driver was good, little disappointed with houseboat experience bcz bathing water was dirty, non veg food was not arranged in dinner even milk tea given only a single time without any snacks, no welcome drink, no breakfast while leaving at 8.00 am in next morning Munnar we had beautiful memories, enjoyed beaches at alleppey too, great martial arts show in thekaddy
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      Charanjeet Kaur

      Delhi, 21 days ago

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      Thank you very much for memoriable tour for Kerala. Nice at at all location. Broad Bean Resort (Munnar)- Fantastic , Tiger Road(Thekkady) - Almost Good and Luxury Boat at Alleppey - Wordless (Enjoyed very much) but atleast add one panner item during lunch and dinner at Luxury Boat & Also add egg item during breakfast.
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      Hyderabad, 22 days ago

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      Thanks Travel Triangle and Duniya Zamana for such a wonderful trip. Special mention to Aftab for staying in touch through out the trip. Only challenge was the Cab and Driver who was highly ill-mannered and rude. Strong recommendation to avoid CHANDHU Cab services for future bookings to Kerala trip. Alleppey indigo luxury Houseboat and estuary island and resorts were the best memories.
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      Deepshikha Gautam

      Delhi, 23 days ago

    • Trip to Alleppey

      We had a wonderful time in Kerala and had a great person in Manisha who helped us make the right decisions. The stays at "Coffee Routes" and "Dream Catcher resort" were cater made for a grand gateway from the bustling surroundings and busy life and we cannot thank "there holidays there" and Manisha in choosing these exotic places for us. The weather was a spoilsport at Alleppey but we had a nice comfortable stay in the houseboat. Slight issues with the the AC functioning in the houseboat but that was a local issue. Manisha checked with us at each stopping point during the trip and made additional arrangements when we requested for a different pick-up/drop-off point. A very memorable and wonderful trip for me and my family. There Holidays There and TT are highly recommended for anyone"s Kerala tour from a very satisfied me :)
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      Santosh Rai

      Allepey, 24 days ago

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    It is always a good idea to get a massage or a spa treatment from places approved by the Kerala Tourism Department. Having said that, a couple of places where travellers can experience this Kerala speciality are Keraleeyam Ayurvedic Resort and the Sree Krishna Ayurvedic Center in Alleppey. 

    It is pretty easy to travel within Alleppey, thanks to the regularly available local buses, autos as well as taxis. Boats and ferrys are also available for places that cannot be reached by roads. You can also walk over to some of the attractions.

    For vegetarians, the best place is Hot Kitchen on Mullackal road and Sree Durga Bhavan Udipi Hotel on Cullan Road. For tourists looking for multi-cuisine options, Vembanad Restaurant on AS Main Road and Kream Korner on Mullackal Road are the best places to enjoy tandoori, Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. Royal Park Hotel on YMCA road and Chakara Restaurant on Beach road are bar-cum-restaurants having a good stock of drinks.

    Cochin International Airport is the nearest to Alleppey, around 73 kms away.

    Shopping in Alleppey is confined to a few small shops scattered around the backwaters. Tourists are specially recommended to buy the coir products like ropes and yarn that are sold by the local vendors. There are no shops per say, but tourists can enjoy shopping for carpets, pepper, coconut oil, areca nut, cardamom, and sugar. The prices of all the items are very reasonable.

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