Location : In the south Indian State of Kerala, on the high ranges of the western ghats.
Tourist Attractions : Alleppey Beach, Alleppey Backwaters, Kuttanad, Krishnapuram Palace, Ambalapuzha Temple, Aruthunkal
Best Hangouts : Alleppey Beach, Alleppey Backwaters
Best Activity : Boat Ride, Backwater cruise
Nearby Tourist Destinations : Cochin, Kottayam, Changanasseri, Kollam, Kumarakom.
When to Visit : September to May
Alappuzha or Alleppey, with its network, of canals, bridges along silver beach, makes for an exhilarating holiday. Alleppey offers enjoyable boat rides to Kollam along the picturesque Vembanad Lake. The endless panorama of lush green paddy fields, swaying coconut trees, shimmering water and long canals around Alappuzha make an interesting setting for the town.
Alleppey is famous for its boat races, houseboats, coir products, fish and lakes. Alappuzha remains prominent on the tourist attractions of Kerela as one of the major centers for backwater cruises. An enchanting backwater destination, Alleppey offers visitors many other leisure options like - boating and fishing, very popular with the tourists. A picturesque world of backwaters, thatched houseboats, Cormorants, Chinese fishing nets and swaying palms - Alleppey is an ideal getaway.
Major Tourist Attractions
Alleppey Beach :
Alleppey beach is long and has thick palm groves on one end. This is an ideal place to sit and relax.
It is situated 14 kms. away from Alleppey. In its architectural features, the Sreekrishna Temple confirms the typical Kerala style. The temple is famous through out Kerala for 'Palpayasam' a milk porridge of exceptional sweetness offered to the deity.
Situated 3 km east of Ambalapuzha, this village is known for its 10th century Karumadikkuttan statue, a black granite figure of the great Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. There are many interesting legends connected to this idol.
Champakulam - the water logged village is also the place of oldest angadi (market) known as Kalloorkkadu angadi. The St. Mary Forane Church built in 427 A D is another major attraction famous for its beautiful mural paintings for both tourists and believers. In Champakulam you can see Nadubhagum and Champakulam snake boats which take part in the annual snake boat races.
How To Get There
Air : The Nearest airport is Kochi International Airport, about 85 km from Alleppey town.
Rail : Nearest railway station is Alleppey, about 5 km from the beach.
Road : An Excellent road network links the district to all major towns and cities in India.
Ferry : Kottayam; Changanasseri; Kollam; Kumarakom by special Boats.
When you will land in Alleppey, we will be there to offer you the best of accommodation facilities, you would expect to get. Accommodations are plenty here and the comfort is no way less. You can pick from the luxury, deluxe, semi deluxe, star and budget category hotels, all of which are ideally designed to give the ultimate satisfaction. The hotels are well appointed with best of facilities and services.