ALAPPUZHA, India

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  1. About alappuzha

    Alappuzha, also traditionally known as Alleppey, is a coastal town in the southern state of Kerala. Alappuzha or Alleppey, Referred to as the Venice of the East. Alappuzha has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products. Another delightful experience while in Alappuzha is a houseboat cruise. . Alappuzha offers enjoyable boat cruises to Kollam along the scenic Vembanad Lake. The never-ending panorama of lush green paddy fields, towering coconut trees, shimmering water and long canals around Alappuzha make a delightful setting for the town. Houseboats come with all comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. One can always enjoy uninterrupted views of backwater life while staying in a houseboat. Alappuzha also has beautiful stretched fishing villages and is also one of the few places in the world, where farming is done below sea level.

  2. Who should visit the city?

    Nature Lovers,Beach Lovers

    Best time to visit (months)

    Season-1 : October - March | Season-2 : April - June

    How to reach?

    By Road

    Kerala State Run Transport Corporation buses connect Alleppey to most major cities in Kerala. There are bus services operating from cities like Cochin , Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Chennai, Bangalore , Mysore, Coimbatore to Alappuzha. Tourist taxis are the most convenient way to travel around attractions, especially while travelling in a group. Most airports and railway stations have tourist taxi services that would take you anywhere you would want to go.

    By Train

    You can reach Alappuzha from cities Kochi (Cochin), Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Chennai, Bengalooru (Bangalore), Coimbatore, Mumbai (Bombay), New Delhi, Mangalore, and Kolkata by train.

    By Air

    The Cochin International Airport, located at a distance of 75 kiolmetres is the nearest airport to Allepey.

    Weather

    Summer

    Min Temp: 25°C - Max Temp: 35°C

    Monsoon

    Min Temp: 20°C - Max Temp: 30°C

    Winter

    Min Temp: 15°C - Max Temp: 30°C

    Language spoken

    Malayalam

    Best fair, festivals and attractions

    People of Alappuzha do admire a rich cultural life featured by the myriad fairs and festivals. The boat races of Alappuzha are the world famous among the cultural freaks due to their unique nature and great mode of celebration. Nehru Trophy Boat Race and Payippad Boat Race are the popular in tourists. Nehru Trophy Boat Race which welcomes a large number of foreign tourists. It is celebrated in the month of August where boat racers use snake boats to sing the rower’s song. It is a great carnival celebrated with pomp and show. There are many tourist attractions in Alappuzha. Alleppey Beach, Vembanad Lake, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Mararikulam Beach, Kayamkulam Lake, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple, Edathua Church, Krishnapuram Palace, Champakulam Church, Karumadi Kuttan, St Andrews Church, Pathiramannal, Pandavan Rock, St Sebastian's Church, Chavaran Bhawan, Achankovil River.

    STD Code

    State

    Kerala

    Country

    India

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