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General Information

Alleppey or Alappuzha is a beautiful town situated on the Arabian Coast in Kerala. This picturesque beach town has beautiful canals, lagoons and beaches that attract tourists from the far and wide. Backwaters of Alleppey are the greatest draw for tourists where water carnivals are held in the lovely Punnamada Lake during festive season which are attended by numerous foreign tourists. One can also enjoy pleasure houseboat ride in the serene Alleppey backwaters and enjoy water sports on its pristine beaches.

The town's landscape is beautified further with 06 freshwater lakes that make its soil very fertile and ideal for paddy plantations. In its backwaters and wetlands, you can witness a variety of exotic animal and bird species including cormorants, common teal and the ducks. Kuttanad region of Alleppey is known for its vast expanses of paddy plantations and is also called the "Rice Bowl of Kerala." Owning to its proximity to the Arabian Sea, the city experiences long monsoon season with heavy showers. It receives an average rainfall of 2763 mm and its weather remains fairly pleasant during the months of October and November.

Tourist attractions in Alleppey

Alleppey Beach : The beautiful Alleppey beach is ideal for sunbathing. You can enjoy delicious sea food, ice cream, peanuts and coffee on the beach. There are meandering coconut trees where you would surely love to spend the entire day. One can also enjoy boat ride in Arabian Sea and view the romantic sunset from its golden sands.

Venice of the East Tour : The tour allows you to cruise deep inside the enchanting Alleppey backwaters. A variety of vessels including houseboats, catamarans, canoes, kayaks and bamboo rafts are available for the tourists.

Snake Boat Race : Also known as Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race, it is the biggest water carnival of Alleppey which is held in Punnamada Lake on Second Saturday of August every year. The grand water carnival is attended by a large number of foreign and Indian tourists.

Backwaters Cruise : Alleppey backwaters cruise is very popular among the honeymoon couples and nature lovers. You can enjoy watching the bounties of mother nature and the exotic species of birds and animals during your backwater cruises.

Ayurvedic Massage : There are several Ayurvedic massage and treatment centers in Alleppey where you can enjoy massage and spa facilities amidst the well landscaped herbal gardens of the resorts. You can also enroll for a short term Wellness Program and enjoy the benefits of traditional Indian system of medicines.

Other attractions of Alleppey are :

  • Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple
  • Champakulam Valia Palli
  • Krishnapuram Palace
  • Edathua Church
  • Coir Manufacturing Unit
  • Karimadi Kuttan
  • Vembanad Lake
  • Eddakal Caves
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple
Getting There

By Air : Kochi International Airport is the nearest airport to Alleppey. Second nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

By Train : Regular trains run for Alleppey from Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata etc.

By Road : Regular bus service is available for Alleppey from Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysore and other nearby cities.

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