Alleppey is a perfect place to visit if you are looking to spend some quality time amidst the beauty of Mother Nature. This place is rightly known as “Venice of the East”. Aleppey has a huge network of inland lakes and canals which have made it earn this sobriquet of Venice of India. The ravishing splendour of Alleppey (Alappuzha) is a visual delight to watch if you are fond of natural delights. From the beautiful beaches to the magnificent backwaters, from the emerald paddy fields to the ancient temples, everything that defines Alleppey is entwined in an eternal beauty and waiting for you to be explored.
Alleppey is known for its backwater tourism and waterways. The place that is adorned by lakes can be explored by taking little boats, boat cruises alongside the backwaters, or on the majestic houseboats. Enjoy the serene green waters, snake boat race, prawn farming, coir industries, and the unending stretches of paddy fields. You will love the picturesque beaches, lagoons, Ayurvedic spas and massages which makes Alapuzha a blissful and serene tourist destination in the state of Kerala.
Places to Visit and Things To Do
Alleppey has very peaceful places like the resplendent backwaters and glistening canals for you to enjoy and go for sightseeing, photographing, which are included in all tour packages.
You can enjoy fun filled activities at the famous Alappuzha beach, which is an exotic place, truly blessed by gods. The fair golden sands, celebrated waves and convincing palms give credibility to Alleppey's belief of comprising one of the finest beaches in the entire Kerala. Fun, sports and games compete here with respite, tranquillity and perfect pure romance.
If you are a history buff, do visit the Krishnapuram palace that was built during the eighteenth century by the king of Travancore. Today, this palace is a spectacular archaeological museum displaying various historic sculptures and delicate and lovely paintings. The Krishnapuram palace is also famous for its glorious mural paintings and traditional architecture.
This is a picturesque small green island in the Vembanad Lake. It is one of the favourite spots of bird watchers and is accessible only by boat.
Everyone is aware of the fact that the Alleppey backwaters can be described as an illusion of what must heaven look like on a peaceful and romantic day. But it is not an illusion but a reality- dream come true. The tourists usually get the chance of intimately observing the real village life. House boats here are great romantic escapades to explore the beauty of Aleppey. It offers all the facilities of a deluxe hotel, including spacious rooms and sumptuous Kerala sea food.
When to Visit
Although Alleppey is a year round visiting destination. The months from August to December are the peak tourist season here. Alleppey can also be visited during the summers as at this time the place is not crowded and the backwaters of this place can be experienced composedly while having the best of the deals at the hotels.Enquire Now
The closest airport to Alleppey is the Cochin International airport which is 83 km away via NH 47.
Alleppey is well connected through KSRTC buses to major towns and cities of Kerala. As Alleppey has a huge network of backwaters, canals, lagoons etc so water transport serves as a very important means of travel. The local boat services are reasonable to enjoy the thrilling scenic beauty of Alleppey.
Approximately 4 km away from the town is the Alleppey railway station. It is well connected to other stations in Kerala.