Famous for being known as the 'Venice of the East,' Alleppey or Alappuzha holds a special place in 'Gods own Country.' A must visit destination in a Kerala Tour, Alleppey is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, houseboats, beaches, marine products, ayurvedic spa and wellness, and the coir industry. Read more...
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Know before you plan your Alleppey Tour
This place is particularly famous for many rivers which form an extensive network of canals and lagoons. These waterways were once used for transporting spices from one place to another. Apart from the beautiful backwaters, Alleppey is also among the cleanest cities in India and the third most literate district in Kerala. Alleppey is blessed with a network of lakes, lagoons, freshwater rivers that teem with quantities of fish and prawns.
With our specially curated Kerala Packages, you can plan your Alleppey trip accordingly by choosing the mode of transport of your preference. All trip packages to Alleppey are customizable with lastminute.com There are three typical modes of transportation to reach Alleppey - by air, by train, and by road.
The closest airport to Alleppey is Cochin International Airport - (COK). Alleppey is about 75 km from Cochin Airport. The airport connects Alleppey with other major cities like Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai and so on. Why Air? - Air Transport is the fastest way to reach Trivandrum. Alleppey is around 75 km from Cochin Airpot.
Alleppey has a railway station enabling all major cities to be connected to Alleppey via rail. Why Train? - Train journeys are an adventure themselves. Opting to travel to Alleppy via rail, will be a beautiful train journey.
Alleppey is well connected to its neighbouring states via roads too.NH544 connects Alleppey with Bangalore as well as with Chennai - via the Kanyakumari Road. There are many buses and other public transportations which reach Alleppey by road too. Why Road? - The road to Alleppey from places like Bangalore and Chennai are very scenic. The Western Ghats will mesmerize the travellers.
Do you want to know the best time to plan a trip to Alleppey? Please read on.
Best Time to Visit Alleppey
The peak season in Kerala starts from late September and lasts until March. The weather during this time is gorgeous. The golden rays of the sun escaping through the clouds, after it had stopped raining, is a fantastic sight and feeling.
All the patrons availing our Alleppey Holidays will surely have a great experience.
The winter season is the best season to book an Alleppey Vacation. The backwaters will be filled, and this would be the best time to hop on a houseboat and explore the lagoons.
The summer season would an excellent time to enjoy Alleppey without the crowds. The weather during this time is pretty hot and humid.
Before planning on a trip to Alleppey, make sure you go there at the right season to thoroughly enjoy your Alleppey Package.
Some of the attractions which makes this place a must visit destination in Kerala are Alleppey beach, Laccadive Sea, St. Andrew's Basilica and cruise in a houseboat along the backwaters. Alleppey is also the place where the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race takes place every year which is held on the Punnamada Lake. Overall this destination has everything which would make a tourist come back again and again.
Must-Visit Places in Alleppey
Our Alleppey Sightseeing Packages include some of the beautiful and must-visit places here in Alleppey. Read on to know more about there beautiful places.
This picturesque beach is surrounded by palm trees, a unique mix of the sea, the canals and lagoons. This beach makes for a perfect location to sit back and enjoy the sun.
This beach is located in a small town called Mararikulam. Marari is the best place to unwind completely. Whether walking on the beach with your loved one or looking a the sunset, this beach has a romantic feel to it. Plan your honeymoon trip to Alleppey.
This is a famous tourist destination of Alleppey. It gets its name from the Pandavas of the Mahabharata. There is a bit of a trail to reach this place. This place is best for a family to come and enjoy a small picnic.
St. Mary Forane Church
This church is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Alleppy. It also one of the oldest churches of Alleppey.
This palace is one of the top tourist destinations of Alleppey for those looking to get more insight into the culture and tradition of Alleppey.
Karumadikuttan is a famous Buddhist tourist attraction in Alleppey. An ancient statue of Buddha made of black granite is present here.
Other tourist attractions include Andhakaranazhi Beach, Kuttanad, Edathua Church and many more. So, enough about the beauty and top places here in Alleppey. Let’s explore more into some of the things you can do or activities you avail in our Sightseeing packages for Alleppey.
Things to do in Alleppey
There are a lot of things to do here in Alleppey. Our immensely skilled destination managers have specially curated the packages so that you get the best of your Alleppey Tour Package. The activities, the local food and also the cultural events here in Alleppey are very memorable.
Below are a few inclusions that can be a part of any of our Alleppey Vacation Packages.
Must do Activities on your Alleppey Tour
Stay at a Houseboat and cruise along the beautiful backwaters and explore the lagoons.
Try canoeing along the backwaters or lagoons of Alleppey. You can also go bird watch or shoot amazing images while canoeing.
Ayurvedic massages here in Alleppey are a significant tourist attraction. Special oils and rare medicines are used for the ayurvedic massage.
Get religious by visiting the temples and churches in Alleppey.
Some of the other attractions that make this place a must visit destination in Kerala is the Laccadive Sea, St. Andrew's Basilica and cruise in a houseboat along the backwaters.
Alleppey is also the place where the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race takes place every year which is held on the Punnamada Lake. Overall this destination has everything which would make a tourist come back again and again.
Food to try on your Alleppy Trip
Alleppey is well-known for its seafood. Our wide range of Alleppey Tour Packages makes it possible for you to get a taste of these below mentioned mouthwatering dishes.
Kerala Sadya is a traditional Kerala meal served on a banana leaf. This meal is present in all major feasts and festivals. It consists of more than 20 traditional dishes in one meal.
Kerala Breakfast Spread:
This dish is the most preferred breakfast among the localities in Kerala. Rice, pancakes, curry and cool chutney are the items on the platter.
Puttu and Kadala:
A well-known local dish of Kerala as well as Alleppey.
Festivals/Cultures of Alleppey
Apart from the other common Indian festivals, Alleppey celebrates the traditional Kerala festivals, the most noteworthy amongst them being; Ugadi and Onam.
Onam is Kerala’s most prominent festival that falls in the month of Chingam according to Malayali Calendar and in August or September according to the English Calendar.
Except for Onam, other festivals celebrated in Alleppey include Ambalapuzha Temple Festival, Adoor Gajamela, Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple Festival, Theyyam Festival, Sree Krishnaswamy Temple Festival, The Mullackal Chira, St George’s Church Festival, Kadammanitta Padayani, Champakulam Moolam Boat Race, Neelamperoor Padayani, Champakulam Church Festival, Chithira, Christmas.
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