Alappuzha or Alleppey, known as the 'Venice of the East' is one of the most famous destination of backwaters in Kerala
Location : Kerala
Best Time : October - February
Railway Station : Alleppey
Airport : Cochin
Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey is located between the coastal shores of Arabian Sea and banks of the Vembanad Lake. Alleppey is a complete holiday package with backwaters, canals, lagoons, beaches etc. The backwaters with the unique experience of night stay at houseboats makes Alleppey worth a visit.
Alleppey is also known for the Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race held in Punnamada Lake every year on the second Saturday of August. This is the most competitive and popular of the boat races in India.
The major attractions to visit in Alleppey are Alleppey Backwater Cruises, Mararikulam Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Alappuzha Lighthouse etc. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is the best in this list and it will be an unforgettable time in our life.
Alappuzha is the current name for Alleppey in Kerala and it connects Kumarakom and Cochin to the North side and Kollam to the South side. The beautiful panoramic lush green paddy fields, sliding coconut trees, shimmering water and long canals around Alappuzha make it a delightful destination to visit.
- Must try the overnight stay in a Houseboat
- Experience the golden sunrise over the lake.
- If you are driving from Munnar, it will take around 5 hours to reach Alleppey even though its just 170 km on the journey.
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Top Attractions in Alleppey
An overnight stay in a houseboat, on the backwaters of Alleppey makes it a dreamy place for any traveler.
Kerala is more than just the beaches. Alappuzha is a beautiful destination in Kerala with mix of Backwaters and Beach which is truly an unique experience. Along with Kumarakom, Alappuzha is among the most famous destination of backwaters in kerala. Kuttanad, known as 'the rice bowl of Kerala' is part of the Alappuzha district. This is one of the very few places in the world where farming is done below the sea level.
The Alleppey Backwater
The most important attractions in Alleppey is its backwaters and the overnight stay in a houseboat. Travelers prefer staying in the backwaters and wake up to the golden sunrise over the river.
Mararikulam Beach is one of the calmest beaches in India according to National Geographic’s survey. Travelers come here to witness the gorgeous sunset and sunrise with uninterrupted views of the nature.
Pathiramanal is an island located nearby Alleppey. We can reach this island through the regular boats, speedboats or Alleppey houseboats as a part of places to visit in Alleppey package. It is located between Thannermukkam and Kumarakom. This is a perfect place for photographers and bird watchers as it is a heaven for the migratory birds.