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How To Reach Alleppey

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Tourism in Alleppey

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Best time to visit
Nov - Feb
Ideal Duration
3-4 days
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Starting from
Rs. 2,500
  • Romantic
  • Backwaters
  • Ayurvedic

How To Reach Alleppey

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For those still in a tizzy about how to reach Alleppey, it would be good to remember that although there are several ways to get to the city of Alleppey, but there is only one way to reach the backwaters of Alleppey, and that is by road. You can take a flight to the nearest airport or a train to the nearest railway station, but either way you would have to hire a cab from there to reach Alleppey. It is the 10th largest city of Kerala and offers some of the best natural beauty that the state is famous for, be it the crisscrossing canals that intersect the small fishing villages or the houseboats that glide past silently with its load of eager tourists.

    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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      Ramesh's 3 days trip to Alleppey

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      Kamranalam's 4 days trip to Alleppey

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      Jay's 5 days trip to Alleppey

      We had great experience with Travel Mania during our Kerala trip. Kiran from Travel mania was prompt in arrangements and we were able get the hotels of our choice. Cab and driver were great. Luckily our guide cum driver was Shaji, he was experienced, provided great suggestions during our trip for different activities as well as shopping. Thanks to him, we had great time. Jeep safari at Thekdi was a thrilling experience. Hotels were up to the mark, houseboat stay was good well. Sunset from mountain top from Thekdi and from lake shore in Cheeppunkal.

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      Archana K

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      Archana's 6 days trip to Alleppey

      I booked this trip through Tripsters for my parents. They were quite happy and enjoyed the trip. The itinerary was appropriate. They were able to cover most of the tourist spots. The assigned driver was very well behaved, polite and helpful. The hotels booked were great, clean and comfortable, good size rooms, nice staff. My parents liked the Kochi Hotel Elite Palazzo, the best. I will definitely recommend Tripsters.

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      Hema's 4 days trip to Alleppey

      Thanks Travel Triangle and Kerala Expeditions for organizing such a wonderful trip ! Hotels were good and cab driver Mr Asif was very friendly and cooperative. Everything was well planned in advance by the team( Namit, Bindu and Sumit with whom we were in touch with) and we have not faced any issues during our 4 days trip to kerala. Payment option was very flexible. Food at boathouse was very tasty. It was our anniversary trip and we have wonderful memories now to cherish with. Would like to book next trip soon

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      Mathurshubhi

      Delhi

      Mathurshubhi's 3 days trip to Alleppey

      Resort was not good at all....room service is worst Rooms are also not good Arrangements at houseboat for anniversary night is worst.....they can't even open lights on boat due to flies

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      Priya's 4 days trip to Alleppey

      The trip went very well. The best part was the driver. He was so patient and was there all along the trip with giving any trouble. The only issue we had with was while booking flights tickets. We had trouble as they didn't book in time and the prices have raised. Rest everything was well and good.

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      Chennai

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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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