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Nov - Feb
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Alleppey Tourist Information

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Here is some essential Alleppey tourist information that you might need on your travels to the beautiful city and backwaters of Alleppey. When visiting Alleppey, don’t go with preconceived notions of it being just another backwaters destination. It is much more than that; all you need to do is to explore it extensively. Make sure to take along an Alleppey tourist map, if you can find one with distance and directions to the most popular attractions of the place, and you will be all set to enjoy a great trip.

Nightlife in Alleppey: Being a small town in rural Kerala, there isn’t much of a nightlife here. The bars and pubs, few as they are, are located right on the edge of the city and don’t offer much in the way of excitement. There are several restaurants in the city center if you are hankering for a taste of local delicacies other than what is available at the houseboat. Some of these restaurants specialize in South Indian cuisine, whereas some offer a global food menu, including Chinese, Italian, and Continental. If you are looking for a couple of drinks only, then it is advisable to go to these bars. Otherwise, it is better to stay in at your houseboat. In fact, the houseboat cruises in the evenings, which take you to the edge of the sea, is all the excitement that you might need when here. Imagine watching the sun set over the horizon, seemingly near enough to touch, and you will be able to understand the beauty of the place. What else could you possibly need?

Food in Alleppey: One of the best-known fact about Alleppey is that it offers some of the best seafood in the state. Starting from fishes of several varieties to crabs, octopuses, mussels and a lot more, you name it, and Kerala has it. Alleppey is a great place for seafood aficionados. However, good food in Alleppey is not limited to just seafood, since it is a great destination for vegetarians to have their fill of delicious food as well. Alleppey traditional food includes the staple dishes of the state, including dosas, idlis, appams, and other rice based dishes. Toddy, a strong local alcoholic liquor, is a must-have drink when here.

Shopping in Alleppey: Alleppey is famous for its coir products, made from the fibers of coconut husks. Carpets are also pretty well-known, and if you have can transport one home then make sure to buy one. You can also shop for the freshest spices at the local markets. The spices bought from here are comparatively of better quality than what you will find at Kochi and would be homegrown and organic. Make sure to buy some organic coconut oil and fish pickles also. These keep well, and you can take them home when you return. Junk jewelry, made of bronze, are also available here. You can also get all shopping related information of Alleppey from your houseboat or hotel management, and they can point you in the right direction.

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    Jitesh Jagwani

    New delhi

    Jitesh's 5 days trip to Alleppey

    Overall experience was good but at the end 2 days of the tour the experience was terrible as the tour agent didnt properly connected with the hotel management and the result of that i have to face problem while check in & check out.....

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    Manu Palukuri

    Eluru

    Manu's 3 days trip to Alleppey

    Our journey went smooth , thank you vikas ghalot for your guidance and support, i have faced small problem with rever tree munnar i.e thay charged 320 extra for stain happened to towel and bed sheet remaining everything was good , i recommend travel traingle to every one thank u

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    Bhavesh Patel

    Trivandrum

    Bhavesh's 8 days trip to Alleppey

    Nice n memorable trip, cab driver is also good. He speek English n Hindi very well.

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    Aman Techcs

    Delhi

    Aman's 4 days trip to Alleppey

    Overall very good and co operative staff from TT and MM travels(Monu). Driver was excellent who made the journey very comfortable and fluent.

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    Tanvir Mir

    Mumbai

    Tanvir's 6 days trip to Alleppey

    Thanks to Travel Triangle for arranging the trip. Travel agent - All India holiday. Trip period- 3 night 4days. destination - kerala. In Kerela we have covered places like Cochin,munnar and Alleppey.We have enjoyed our trip a lot.We have faced problems with hotel in munnar on 1st day however on complaining .Travel agent has change the room for the next day.which was good. The travel agent has said that they will provide us a houseboat in Alleppey.But it's was not in Alleppey it was in komarakom.The house boat was ok type. The most good part from the agent we have received is the cab and it's driver.Rest hotel and house boat is not upto the mark.

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    Krish S

    Chennai

    Krish's 3 days trip to Alleppey

    One of the best trip... Awesome munnar sceneries.. Enjoyed with nature n climate. Thanks Kundala lake and aatukad water fall memorable in my lifetime

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    Vishwadeepthi R

    Kochi

    Vishwadeepthi's 2 days trip to Alleppey

    Travel agency and the driver was good Got hand fracture

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    Deepak Malewar

    Nashik

    Deepak's 6 days trip to Alleppey

    Dear Sir I have booked my Kerala trip for 6 nights covering Kochi, munnar,thekkadi,alleppy,kovalam thru your Kerala expedition on 12 th Dec to 18 th Dec. I am really happy to share that Mr. Himanshu Gupta has done everything for making the trip memorable and we enjoyed a lot.. Thanx to Himanshu for booking in 3 star hotels and arranging swift desire at our disposal from pickup and drop at Kochi railway station.. I was so happy with Himanshu for his great cooperation that again It was great cooperation from Himanshu once again.. Thanx Kerala expedition and special thanx to GR8 HIMANSHU GUPTA. Deepak Malekar 9922430030 Sent from RediffmailNG on Android

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    Ahad Khan

    Cochin

    Ahad's 5 days trip to Alleppey

    One of the worst travel experiences of my life. Even after booking the trip 4 months in advance had to face lot of difficulties as things were not handled properly by the travel agent.

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    Khozem Zaki

    Indore

    Khozem's 5 days trip to Alleppey

    Resort in Munnar was very nice, And House boat in Alleppy was also great with good food and hospitality. Only rooms in Thekkady was not so perfect, As I was expecting. In terms of view, interior & size Also there was a lack of communication with driver, Could not understand language English or Hindi

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    FAQ's of Alleppey

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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. 

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

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