Alappuzha (Alleppey) Tourism
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Place Of Backwaters & Natural Beauty
Venice of the East - Alleppey
You can do fishing here at the backwaters and just enjoy the sunrise sunset and have great food. Fresh pearl spot, jumbo prawns, crabs and lobsters are the best catches of the day and you should get it while here. Try the Toddy here but in the evening because the extract will be fresh and you can have a relaxed sleep at night. Wake up early and the sunrise will give one the best ambience for meditation and yoga.
Live here for few days and get completely disconnected from the concrete jungles.
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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.