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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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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 ...

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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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  • 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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      But boathouse was not good,ac was not working properly in night and food quality was also not good.
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      Rakesh Gidwani

      Raipur, 13 hours ago

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      I went to Kerala trip ( 5 days and 4 nights) 18-May-2019 to 22-May-2019 using travel triangle. Sharing travels is the agent who planned my trip. Namith is the Point of contact for me from sharing travels. The best thing I felt from Namith is response from his side is very quick. when ever I am in confusion or having any difficulties in trip (checkin to hotels) Namith responded very quickly and resolved the issues. My experience was good. Pros: a) Driver along with car will be there along with you through out the trip. If you are a single driver or going along with family then this will be usefull. b) Budget is reasonably good. c) Hotel bookings and travel places will be designed by the travel agents which will help you in having smooth experience. Overall experience was good. Cons: a) I felt driver should have taken to more places and most of the time he offs AC.I don't want to have any argument hence I kept quite even though I felt sad. b) Most of the places I spent my money again to see the places(Spice gardens and flower parks wonder Vally). I felt at least some things should be taken care by agent. (At the end I felt agent did hotel booking and car along with driver) c) When we are at alleppey house boat the driver went to some other place again we need to pay extra money to auto person to reach to beach. Conclusion: Next trip onwards Could you please make sure even though you take more money also not a problem but I felt end to end trip should be taken care by agent. Driver should be more available and we should not dependent on third party vendor for travel in side trip (if its mandatory then its fine). itinerary should have been better..most of the good time in day is wasted in travelling between cities (Munnar - thekkady- Alleppey ). I am getting tired when I reach that destination (around 12 PM to 1 Pm you will reach every day) by 6 pm driver will take you to hotel..Its my sincere suggestion that if you can correct this things you can provide really good experience to travellers like me.. I am happy about your service..but I felt above things should be taken care as I felt very sad in the trip. Hotels should be good and mostly try to provide good resorts (when we are travelling with family it is really important)..you can charge more , its still fine.
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      Trip plan was good but the implementation is not as per the plan. Missed the enraculam national Park visit as it was waste visit as per the driver. Visited the other places like dream Land park ND oof road Jeep ride but it was costly. Cab ND driver are very good. He was a great guy. Except the long distance traveling the trip was good. We had lot of fun. Once again thank you for your time and help. It was fabulous experience thanks to you guys. Munnar greenary ND tekkaddy hotel ND jeral martial arts was tremendous. House boar service was good. Bed decoration in the boat was awesome.
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      The houseboat provided was very bad. Not so worth. Bad rooms in houseboat and the houseboat staff was very rude. We paid extra for the Fish and in lunch they provided a half piece of a fish to eat. Very bad dinner and very bad experience.
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      In house boat stay TV not wkd. Care taker informs disk antenna prblm not settled.Boat pilot not infd locations of lakes,isls xg while boating, could not know which area xg as per initiary.AC not wkd up to 0830 pm.T/ A low cooling even at18°c display up to 12 midnight.Was infd low voltage and no voltage stblsr to correct.catering was very very fine from start to end.Above allbinfd to Ancy of Kerala tour plan to correct in future. Boat in charge Girish shd have CKD all parameters not only catering once he is assigned our trip on 19-20/5 Car driver's suggestion jeep drive was memorable.Driver Renjit was very capable hill drive man as per my car driving experience
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      Salem, 21 hours ago

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      The travel guide cum driver was excellent (mr.dilip Shah) . He was very nice to us. Good travel also. But black forest hotel was not upto the mark. Very bad complimentary breakfast. Boating in alleppey back waters was excellent. Boat house was also nice . Good driver cum guide .
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      Nanditha Bharadwaj

      Bengaluru, a day ago

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      Agent staff need to improve their behaviour after payment received from customer also. Commitments before doing payment and performance after payment was different.Owner of the agent promised that i can pay my payment through travel triangle app or at alappuzha office. But agent staff compelled to give payment to driver and hotel as cash. So i it affected my financial plan. I couldnt operate creditcard emi option because of this agents bad behaviour.Travel triangle site also very poor support. No updation after payment.Driver and house boat service was good. House boat food was good
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      Prabeeshthillenkery

      Kannur, 2 days ago

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      Accommodations were superb, but driver was 65 years old guy, it took us 6hours for 4.5 hours of journey with one break down and once we ran out of fuel.. Miss from travel agent --- Honeymoon bed decoration, cake , candle light dinner was promised but not delivered. House boat staff was real rude, lunch was awesome but dinner was not sufficient for 6of us.... When asked they rudely replied they got only that instructions from owner and they ll provide only that... The temporary accommodation in falling waters was out of world, lunch at boat house was scrumptious....
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      Susheel Pujari

      Hyderabad, 2 days ago

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      The travel agent Harsh Sharma has planned this trip very well in a short duration. Driver Naushad was very good, on time and had good driving skills.
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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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