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Top Things To Do In Alleppey

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

As you might know by now, among the top things to do in Alleppey, a backwaters stay is the most sought after, the most cherished and the most enjoyed. And rightly so! After all what can beat the thrill of staying overnight on a houseboat that bobs up and down on the backwaters of the Arabian Sea? Gliding past silently alongside the small fishing villages that have made the backwaters their source of livelihood will give you a sense of peace and tranquility. You can also stay at a homestay in one of the villages, in order to get a feel of the local way of life. It is a tremendous opportunity to bond with the locals.

Apart the houseboats on the palm-fringed backwaters, there is also a chance to enjoy a kayaking expedition on the canals. You can either hire a kayak to row it yourself, or you can hire a canoe and an oarsman to row you into the intricate canals that run across the villages and the paddy fields.

Among the many Alleppey things to do, watching the snake boat races is a must do. One of the most famous and prestigious snake boat races of Kerala is the Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race, which is held in Alleppey. It is held on the second Saturday of August every year, attracting hundreds of adventure-enthusiasts and sports lovers, be it locals or tourists. If looking for adventure activities in Alleppey , this would be your best bet.

There are also other activities in Alleppey that you must indulge in such as being art of the Ambalapuzha Temple Festival, which is held every year during the month of October. It is 10 day festival that is famed across the state, attracting devotees and tourists from all over. Another 10 day festival is held in January, wherein an elephant parade takes place. It also worth a visit, if you find yourself in Alleppey during this time.

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Houseboat in Alleppey

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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  • Backwaters

Kayaking Canoeing

Kayaking in Alleppey is a must when you visit this backwaters heaven, where a number of small canals are located. Kayaking and canoeing in the backwaters of Alleppey offer a great experience to explore the beauty of the state. It is actually a very exciting thing to do in the Alleppey backwaters, ensconced right in the lap ...

  • Canoeing
  • Nature
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  • Backwaters

Temple Festival In Alleppey

Temple Festival in Alleppey is an annual festival which is held throughout the year in Alleppey. Of all the festivals, the one held in Mallukkal Temple is the most popular one. It starts from around the second week of November and lasts for 41 days, which is till the end of December. 

During the last two days of this festi...

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  • Sightseeing
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  • Temple
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Ayurveda Therapy In Alleppey

Ayurvedic therapies are the most effective way to cure the chronic disorders, which most of the people are facing these days. The main reason for these kinds of chronic disorders is the sedentary lifestyle that most of the urban people are leading nowadays. This leads to several problems like heart diseases, back pain, and ...

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    Enquiry's 5 days trip to Alleppey

    It was amazing trip. Khushboo and Shobhit planned a good trip. Munnar hotel (Mystic Munnar) was toooo good. Driver was not well known with the time and distance to be travelled during trip. When it comes to alleppey Houseboat it was not so satisfactory. AC on houseboat starts working only after 9 PM and no hot water in bathroom.

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    Manu Palukuri

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    Manu's 3 days trip to Alleppey

    everything is good but hotel rever tree persons asking extra money for stain happened to cloths they are charged 320 for dobi charges i have never seen like this remaining is good thank i book it forgot it

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    Shahid Shaikh

    Mumbai

    Shahid's 5 days trip to Alleppey

    Its not my first time that i have booked my vacation from travel triangle, My 1st preference was travel triangle because of my past experience. I have been to Rajasthan before and my entire vacation, travel, experience was absolutely incredible. So, although i was getting much better packages from other travel partners but i had my share of faith with travel triangle so i gone ahead with it. I wouldn't say it was bad, i had some real good time at kerala everything was nice and well planned. Most of the all the hotels and staff was very nice and caring and they taken care of us very well specially people at spice lap hotel and kera house boat. Now let's come to BAD, service people who have handled my booking at timeless travel are not very efficient and professional when it comes to serve thier customers. At the booking i was offered a specific hotel which i liked but later it was changed to some other hotel and they put a blame on me saying i have delayed the payment hence could not book the specified hotel. I was very disheartened and not satisfied at all but somehow managed. I hope this gets highlighted to right people and some improvements is been made. Your sincerely Shahid Shaikh Stay at spice lap and kera houseboat

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    New delhi

    Rishit's 5 days trip to Alleppey

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    Manjeet Singh

    Delhi

    Manjeet's 7 days trip to Alleppey

    All hotels and Cab & Driver were excellent. Houseboat was good, services were good. Only thing i would say that cruise time of houseboat was less and was little time bounded intern of services. Cab Driver. All hotels. Sightscene.

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    Siddhant Sawant

    Bangalore

    Siddhant's 4 days trip to Alleppey

    Firstly co-ordination was not great , Hotel was not booked correctly , have to wait for an hour to get it confirmed under right names in Munnar .Hotel and food was good. Also On second location , Travel agent dint pick up calls on time and dint tell the driver the exact location to reach to Allepey and further blamed us for reaching there late. BoatHouse was not confirmed , so they sent us to Kumarkaon which is half an hour further from Allepey . Boat house was not clean with smell of pesticides , although food served overall was good. Good Trip messed up by the travel agent.

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    Sandeep Nautiyal

    Delhi

    Sandeep's 7 days trip to Alleppey

    Kuala Lumpur hotel was horrible ...many inclusions was not done in trip like sea aquarium in Singapore ..kl tower in malaysia, night tour etc this should had been included. Universal studios

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    Kishor Patil

    Mumbai

    Kishor's 4 days trip to Alleppey

    A big thanks to Driver Mr. Babu V. Because of whom we have enjoyed a lot and can explore a lot. Also big thanks to Priyankiji from Travel Unbounded who adjusted the plan according to our convenience. Thanks for arranging amazing trip, 1. Cab driver Mr. Babu was best man, he helped and guided and behaved like a family man. 2. Houseboat 'dream maker' was a great experience good staff great food 3. Hotel Jungle Park resort at Thekkady have a great scenery located at best place. 4. Hotel blue bells rooms is too good and had a good staff. Enjoyed the place. Travel unbounded is really helpful and had good flexibility given for amendment, cooperative ppl, Thanks Priyankiji and Sanjeev. Thanks.

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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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    Sumi Vimi

    Richers garden main rd

    Sumi's 5 days trip to Alleppey

    The room that we got in Thekady was really really bad. Please don't ever suggest such rooms for anyone. Power point was not working,tv was not workingRoom in Munnar was good and the house boat in Allepey was okay not that great. Geaser was not there in the boat and it would better if it is even more clean. Driver was too friendly and polite and overall journey was good

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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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