Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Venice of the East

14.1/5(358 Ratings)

Alappuzha (Alleppey) Tourism

Alappuzha (Alleppey) is famous for

Alleppey is a quaint little town in Central Kerala. Experience a splendid night cruise on the serene backwaters of Alleppey with your loved ones. Exotic beaches and lakes, taste bud tickling cuisines in the land of temples and heritage. Alleppey is a perfect destination for one and for all.

Reviews (358)

"If beauty could be felt and experienced, then we just did that at our trip to Alleppey"

Konrad anthony dsa

Konrad anthony dsa5.0/5

5 reviews

Alleppey a different experience

If you need a calm time and enjoy Gods gifts, all around water and greenery, then enjoy calmly in the boat house. We can also see others dancing and enjoying in other boat house . . One can buy fish or big prawns at the boat house stops and the chef cooks it for you. They also serve good breakfast, lunch and dinner. The rooms and toilets are very clean. The AC are on at night only, while the whole day we are enjoying on the deck itself The fish food and chicken can be tried out at local hotels and its well prepared We stayed at Pagoda Resort and it had great hospitality. The rooms were spacious and clean. Very good food served. Enjoyed at the swimming pool and with indoor games. We gain more for what value we spent. The staff is very friendly . On the whole, we had a great experience at Alleppey.

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Divya arjun

Divya arjun5.0/5

3 reviews

Place Of Backwaters & Natural Beauty

I had visited Alappuzha for my honeymoon trip. Its really an awesome place with natural scenic beauty which is really mind blowing. We stayed in Green palace resort located at side of backwaters. The view was really great and hotel and staff was also good. We had to keep car in their parking house and they took us to resort in their boat. As it was off season we were the only guest and we got an awesome Welcome. The resort itself had beautiful garden and pool which we made useful by taking lots of Photos. We went for a ride in their boat. The boat driver gave us chance to ride the boat which was an awesome memorable experience. We asked him to stop near a toddy shop to taste the natural alcohol and also tasty toddy shop food. Then we went for a shikara boat ride. That boat driver took us to a shop where we got Chance to eat tasty "Karimeen" fish and also shop had their own eagle, It stood on my hand and I posed with it for a picture ??. We could only have a ride in houseboat, missed stay in houseboat due to lack of time. Alappey is incomplete without stay in houseboat enjoying backwaters beauty and special sea foods. So to complete it we are planning to go back again Boats you can book previously, also without booking you can have ride because there are lots of boats available and they charge for hourly basis. Alappuzha will call back you again and again once you visit it.

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Alappuzha (Alleppey) Overview

History of Alleppey

Present day Alleppey formerly known as Alluppuza owes its existence to Raja Keshavdas, a Diwan of Travancore who built the current densely populated city in 1762. He was the backbone in building the rich cultural and commercial system. Alleppey is a district rich in its own culture and a rich commercial hub that offers some of the greatest travel experiences for its guests. The beautiful travel destination of Kerala is fondly called the “Venice of the East”. Choose an Alleppey tour to experience some of the best picturesque locales, authentic local cuisine and to have a great shopping experience.

People and Culture of Alleppey

The people of Alleppey are very jovial and multi-cultured who are close to nature and follow a simple and peaceful life. Mostly the religion followed here are Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Apart from all the religious festivities, people from all cultures and religions enjoy and be a part of the famous boat races during the Onam festival.

Things To Do in Alleppey

If travelling to Kerala is on the cards for a vacation, then there are quite a few interesting things to do in Alleppey and many historical places to visit. You can be a spectator at the fair and festivals of Alleppey. A splendid night cruise on the serene lush backwaters of Alleppey can be a mesmerising experience and is a good option for sightseeing in Alleppey.

Some of the interesting places to visit in Alleppey are Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Alleppey Beach, Kayamkulam Lake and Krishnapuram Palace. Kerala is well known for its Ayurvedic massage centres that provide massage and spa facilities to help you relax and unwind while you explore the places to see in Alleppey. You can easily find a hotel near the Alleppey tourist places to conveniently move around the city. Other Alleppey attractions include the fairs and festivals and the famous boat race.

Apart from local Alleppey sightseeing, you can also enjoy the cultural side of Alleppey at the local art and culture theatre of performing arts where the Mohiniattam and Kathakkali are performed.

Food and Shopping in Alleppey

To get your taste buds tickling to the authentic Alleppey cuisine head to the local market where you can find some authentic Kerala fish curry and Biryani. If street food is not your cup of tea then consider heading to the Homestay near popular Alleppey places to visit that serve authentic Alleppey food. Various local bakeries on Mullakal road offer delicious cakes, pastries and puffs.

Shopping options at Alleppey include shopping for dried variety of fish, sea shell articles, coir products, handbags, wall hangings, blinds and curtains, canned seafood, hammocks, cushions, spices like cardamom, pepper, silk and local art and craft exhibits. These things are available at the local market and at the coir emporium. All local shops at the Mullakal Street offer a wide variety of souvenirs to pick from.

Accommodation in Alleppey

If you are wondering how to reach Alleppey, you can opt for a flight, train, bus or car, all available within the desired budget. Accommodation in Alleppey are available according to the requirements of the traveller and also to suit each budget. The travellers can choose from a wide range of budget hotels, home-stays like the Venice Castle home stay, luxury hotels and resorts like the World Backwaters lake resorts.

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