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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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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?
We can provide day cruise. Kindly share the date & number of persons planning for the cruise.The day cruise rates are depend on seasons and quality of houseboats, for 5 hours day cruise in off season: Rs. 6000 / couple. Season rate will be; Rs. 6500/couple. For High season rate will be: Rs. 7000 / couple and rate of peak season: Rs. 9500 / couple. Pls note that all the rates are including lunch. Looking forward to hear from you.
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Can anyone suggest me about good economic house boat in Alleppey in October first week?
Options are Cozy house boats, Lakesongs, Pulickattil, indraprastha, Alleppey houseboats, tejus houseboats, elite house boats etc. But it is advisable to make sure the quality of houseboat before confirming it.
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need a boat house for couple of hrs for budgeted price. Can I get help?
Hai! If you are looking for a Boat House, I think, you will have to Book it for an Overnight Stay....
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I have booked room on 27th sunday till 28th monday. LDF has announced harthal in kerala on 28th now. Will that affect my stay on monday? Can i stay back till 6pm in the evening?
We allow late checkouts during hartal kind of emergency situation without any extra charges.
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Which station is best near by indraprastha houseboat? Alleppey Railways, cherthala.?reply
dear sir. indraprastham house boat is operating from thaneermukkam. and This place is near to cherthala railway station. if they are operating house boat from finishing point/punnamada/pallathuruthy etc... alleppey railway station is nearest. so pls confirn their boarding point.
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