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Alleppey Backwaters, Houseboat and Alappuzha Beach in Kerala

The city of Alleppey now known as Alappuzha is the first planned city in the Indian state of Kerala. Rated in 2016 by the Centre of Science and Environment as the cleanest city in India, this metropolis is famed for its several backwater canals, beaches and lagoons. “The Venice of the East” as it is often termed makes it known as the “Venetian Capital” of Kerala. Also famous is Allepey for its houseboat cruises which pass through the serene backwaters, where you can catch glimpses of green paddy fields, choral events and experience the lives of locals in Kerala.

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How To Reach:

The finest backwater destination of Alleppey can be reached by flights, rail, and roads.

  • By air: Cochin International Airport is Alleppey's closest airport. The airport routes Alleppey to all the major cities in the country including Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi etc. You can get cabs and taxis to cover the distance of nearly 75 km from the airport of Cochin to Alleppey. The Trivandrum International Airport is also seemingly close with about 150km distance from the city, hence travel to Alleppey is one without much difficulty. Click Here To Book Cheap Flight Ticket

  • By rail: Alleppey Railway station serves as the major railway destination of the city. Located at a distance of nearly 4 km from the heart of the city, this railway station is connected to all the neighbouring cities as well as the major cities of the nation including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Cochin, Trivandrum, Vellore, and Coimbatore. You can take a bus, taxis, cabs, and auto-rickshaw from outside the station, as per your convenience, to help you reach your dream destination.

  • By road: A smooth road transport experience provided by the KSRTC bus service and private bus services conveying tourists and locals throughout the state. This city is very well connected with Kochi, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Chennai, by road. NH 47 serves as the lifeline of the city.

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Best Time To Visit :

The climate condition of Alleppey is humid and tropical. It is coolest normally around December to April and hottest from March to May. It features its most popular event – the Nehru Trophy Boat Race in August on the Punnamada Lake and has its highest tourist visits in that month.

Alappuzha Beach - Alleppey Backwaters

Where To Stay :

Some of the best places and hotels in Alleppey include:

  • The Xandari Riverscapes: A fleet of houseboats sailing along the Vembanad Lake in Alleppey backwaters, The houseboats dock near Pallathuruthy bridge an awesome experience for water lovers.

  • Boho Homestay: Homely experience is Alleppey couldn’t be any better, Boho Homestay offers free wifi service and a restaurant.

  • Orchid Beach Villa: This hotel in Alleppey features a barbeque facility, a restaurant, free wifi and a beautiful garden by the beach.

  • Warmth Lake Haven: It is located at a few kilometres away from Nehru Trophy Boat Race, it features several air-conditioned apartments and water sports facilities, a restaurant, free wifi and room service round the clock.

  • Treebo Tryst Palmyra Milford: This hotel in Allepey is situated near an Alleppey railway station, a KSRTC bus stand and is also a few kilometres from the Cochin International Airport. It offers fully air-conditioned rooms with free wifi. The hotel also has an elevator for easy access and stress-free movement.

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What To See :

For a maximally fun trip to Alleppey, here are some of the places to ensure you mark checked on your checklist:

  • Alappuzha Beach: Your trip to Alleppey is incomplete without a visit to the Alappuzha Baech, this is one of the major tourist attraction sites in the city, the ancient Alappuzha Lighthouse is situated near this beach, it also has the Vijay Park, Sea View Park and an elevated Alappuzha bypass. It is host to the famous Alappuzha beach festival.

  • Vembanad: The longest lake in India called several names by locals from different parts of the country where it cuts across – Vembanadu lake in Alleppey, Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad and Kochi Lake in Kochi. It has a lot of small islands mostly at the Kochi portion. It is home to the Xandari Riverscapes houseboats. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted in a portion of this lake.

  • Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple: A Hindu temple in Ambalappuzha within the Alappuzha district of Kerala. Here is where the Chambakulam Moolam water festival takes place – a festival in commemoration of the bringing of the idol of Lord Krishna to the temple.

  • Pathiramanal: A small island in Muhamma panchayat within the district of Alappuzha. An amazing scene – the view of the lakesides and the island. It is also home to a range of really rare migratory birds from around the world.

About Visa :

India provides an e-Visa scheme available to many nationalities for a 60-day stay in the country. However, for longer trips, you can get a six-month tourist visa from the Indian mission is your district valid from the date of issuance and not an arrival date.

Being a travel blog, TripSmooth covers a wide array of versatile destinations of travel and tourism in India. The sole purpose of this blog is to help travel lovers irrespective of their choices.

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