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Alleppey Travel Guide

Alleppey AKA Alappuzha is commonly known as the “Venice of the East”. Blessed with a wide number of waterways, lagoons, lakes and canals Alleppey is an aquatic paradise within the folds of Gods own country.

Blessed with a wide number of waterways, lagoons, lakes and canals Alleppey is an aquatic paradise within the folds of Gods own country and is aptly called "Venice of the East". This lively town was founded by the Divan of Travanacore, Raja Keshawadasan. While sailing on houseboats in Alleppey, you can witness the charm of this immaculate backwater town with its plentiful coconut palm lined canals and small hamlets.The Alleppey travel guide is a good tool to figure out - how to reach Alleppey, Alleppey attractions, festivals in Alleppey, the best time to visit Alleppey and excursions from Alleppey.

A long time ago, Alleppey was one of the busiest centers of trade and commerce and was among the more important ports along the Malabar Coast. In search of profits and black gold (pepper), traders came here from different parts of the world. Even in its present avtaar, this port is still popular as the hub of prawn farming. For honeymooners it the ideal place to spend a wonderfully romantic time. The beautiful location, abundance of flora and fauna, presence of numerous religious as well as historic places and so much more to capture your imagination make Alleppey one of the most attractive places in south India.

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How to Reach Alleppey
Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is the 10th largest city of the Indian state of Kerala. Nicknamed as the Venice of the East, the city is home to picturesque backwaters, beaches, canals and lagoons. Some of the most popular tourist attractions of the city include Alappuzha Beach, Alappuzha Lighthouse, St. Mary’s Forane Church, International Coir Museum, Kayamkulam Lake, Vijay Beach Park etc. Being an important tourist destination in India, Alleppey is well-connected to other major Indian cities by air, road and rail.
 
How to Reach Alleppey by Air
 
The Cochin International Airport, located around 78 km away, is the nearest airport to Alleppey. The airport connects Alleppey to all major domestic cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune and Hyderabad.
 
How to Reach Alleppey by Road
 
The National Highway 66 passes through the city, connecting it to other major cities like Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kollam and Trivandrum via state run KSRTC buses. Luxury air-conditioned buses operate from Chennai, Mysore, Bangalore and Coimbatore to Alleppey.
 
How to Reach Alleppey by Rail
 
The Alleppey Railway Station is located about 4 km away from the city centre and connects Alleppey to other major cities like Trivandrum, Cochin, Vellore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai. From the railway station, you can take a bus, hire a taxi or get in an auto-rickshaw to reach the main city.

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how much charges for staying in boat house?

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Anant Soni

6k in offseason.

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Any self drive/rent car option available in city?

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Harsh Jain

Rent car option is available, dont use local transport transport it is very costly.

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How much will house boat cost for stay for 1night and 4family comprising of 8adult and 6 child below 8 yrs costs in Alleppey? check in)out time on 18-19 mar 18

Can someone suggest Honeymoon packages....

where can I book houseboat on hourley basis

Can you suggest me a house boat for 6 peoples all are men, it contain lunch and dinner also, cost should be low?

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Ajay Ramesh

this best one from my experience pradesh ettan 9846876669

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Where is pearl residency?

Which spot is valuable for backwaters in Alleppey and which is nearest location for accommodation?

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ECOBOAT Alleppey

on which date you need the house?

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Can you suggest me a houseboat for 6000rs , we are just 2?

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ECOBOAT Alleppey

pls mention the date

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I want to stay one night on houseboat. How much it will cost?

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Asutosha Sarangi

12,000 to 22,000 depending upon season type of facility

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