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Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Venice of the East

14.1/5(363 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.

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Nice Serene Place Vembanad Lake

Nice Serene Place Vembanad Lake  Video Review
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Vembanad Lake

Shib nath Banerjee
8th Jan 17

Nice cozy Beach

Nice cozy Beach  Video Review
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Mararikulam Beach

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2nd Jan 17

Alleppey Beach, one of the best sightseeing places

Alleppey Beach, one of the best sightseeing places  Video Review
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Alleppey Beach

Manojallepy
31st Dec 17

Alleppey Beach

Alleppey Beach  Video Review
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Alleppey Beach

Pragna kum
30th Dec 17

Very clean Alleppy Beach

Very clean Alleppy Beach  Video Review
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Alleppey Beach

Sandeep Kuncham
29th Dec 17

Alleppey backwaters, don't miss this

Alleppey backwaters, don't miss this  Video Review
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Alleppey Beach

Ruhees Shahid
29th Nov 17

Nice beach

Nice beach  Video Review
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Alleppey Beach

Narularajeev
20th Nov 17

Clean Beach Alleppey

Clean Beach Alleppey  Video Review
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Alleppey Beach

Dilkhush Shah
18th Nov 17

Not much here

Not much here  Video Review
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Alleppey Beach

Mohit Grover
18th Nov 17

Alleppey Beach

Alleppey Beach  Video Review
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Alleppey Beach

Chirag Joshi
1st Oct 17

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Reviews (363)

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

Manish Malani

Manish Malani5.0/5

2 reviews

Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Pleasant weather at Munnar. Misty at Thekkady. Humid at Backwaters but AC cruise made worth of it. Periyar wildlife sanctuary boat cruise. Alleppey backwater cruise. Munnar overall time visit to kundala lake and hotel stay with perfect spa and ambience.

Food and Shopping: Food was delicious during a hotel stay, at Alleppey houseboat OK but they tried best, no complaints.

The highlight of the trip: aroma of tranquillity with favourite music in the background with the company of near and dear one with serenity in the air with picturesque beauty all the way, Backwater cruise and stay at Alleppey.

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Manish Malani

Manish Malani5.0/5

2 reviews

Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Pleasant weather. Missed some spot. Food and Shopping: food was OK at destination hotel. Hardly did shopping. Highlight of the trip: Soothing boat ride at Periyar. Tranquil stay at premium houseboat at ALLEPY. MELODIOUS experience at Rivulet Resory

Recommended Duration in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Number of days to spend in Alappuzha (Alleppey) as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

10.3%

2 days

70.7%

3 days

15.5%

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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Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kerala

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Rajanikanth Bottu

Coconut Trees in Alleppey
Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kerala

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Rajanikanth Bottu

Houseboat in Alleppey
Alleppey Beach, Alappuzha (Alleppey)

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Alleppey Beach, Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Alleppey Beach, Alappuzha (Alleppey)

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Black sand beach

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