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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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GETTING THERE

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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what about the climate there?

what is the fare from airport to alleppey in cab ?

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Nilesh Carvalho

I travelled by train so I don’t know about the fare from airport but as per my knowledge kochi is close to allepy

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what are the cheapest and good house boats in alleppey...rates starts from ?

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Amit Keyal

600 per hour

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Is it safe to visit because of Nipah Virus ?

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Karthick

Nothing like that in there.

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what is best price for backwaters only morning time?

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Kandarp Shah

Allepey or kumarkom .... do prioritise on what u want to experience in back waters ... I spent more time exploring villages and small back waters

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Is now raining in alleppey?

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Rohit Rai

tourist attraction?

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Aneeshkumar

Can we get house boats for day time cruise only if we do not want to stay in boat overnight? what are the charges for day cruise only?  which house boat is good?

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Mukesh Sharma

yes ....you will get...check gouri's houseboats... itz is new one and clean.call them and book through Goibibo

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please suggest for a good and budgeted day-only houseboat

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BellBoats Alleppey

Date & number of persons for the cruise

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What about the Dinner.

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Kandarp Shah

Dinner available in the hotel and other options available within 1-2 km radius ..

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