“Alleppey” Backwater Tour in Venice of the East

Alleppey is the city in the South India, Kerala, known for the Backwater Destination and also called as the Venice of the East or Alappuzha. Alleppey is the place you are looking for your romantic vacation or as best honeymoon destination or for enjoying in a houseboat. Alleppey is the place for the tranquil canals and lagoons situated along the Laccadive Sea coast.

Best Time to Visit

November to March is the best time for Visiting Alleppey

How to Reach

By Air- Cochin airport (wihin 75 kms) is the nearest airport to reach Alleppey.

By Rail- Alleppey Railway Station is well connected with all major railway stations.

By Road- Alleppey is connected with National Highway 66 with other cities of India such as Coimbatore, Ernakulum, etc. You can hire taxi or take a roadways buses to reach from other cities.

Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Alleppey

  1. Alleppey Lighthouse- Built in 1862
oldest lighthouse of kerala
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Alleppey Lighthouse was built in the year 1862, one of the oldest lighthouse with the first opened to public panoramic view of the city. The lighthouse was first opened to public in the year 2007 and painted with white and red strips. The visitors are allowed between 3 p.m to 4.30 p.m.

Entry Charges

INR 20 for Indians & 50 for Foreigners

Click Below for Location on Map

CCSB Rd, Civil Station Ward, Alappuzha, Kerala 688012
  1. Snake Boat Race- First Played in 1952
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nehru trophy snake boat race in alleppey
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Nehru Trophy Boat race is a popular snake boat race held every year in the month of August. Snake boating is done in the Punnamada Lake with the snake boats carrying capacity of 68 to 100 people. This race looks like as a snake swimming in the water when saw from the distant. Be a part of this enthusiastic and exciting adventure racing.

Entry Charges

INR 100 to 3000 depending on the type of ticket

Click Below for Location on Map

Punnamada, Finishing Point, Alappuzha, Kerala 688013
  1. Marari Beach- Click your Poses & Behold the Sunset View
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Marari Beach is the most peaceful and best beach of the Alleppey. It is a perfect destination for the swimmers as the tides or waves are negligible or very low. Behold the beauty of the sunset and clicks as many as you can.

Things To Do

Swimming, Photography & sunview

Entry Charges

Free
  1. House Boat Ride- Backwater Experience
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Riding in a House Boat is a most popular and amazing experience you will ever have. Ride in a picturesque canals with your loves one’s and also there is an onboard chef for your food cravings. You can spend one or two days in a houseboat. Best Place for houseboating is in Pukaitha river or in Pallathuruthy river.

Where to do House Boating in Alleppey

Pallathuruthy river & Pukaitha river

Houseboat Charges

Starting Packages From 7000 INR

Click Below for Location on Map

Punnamada Boat Jetty Road, Punnamada, Kottankulangara, Alappuzha, Kerala 688006
  1. Watch Elephant Parade- A 10 Days Festival
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Elephant Parade is the must things to do in Alleppey. Visit the Alleppey in the month of January and witness the 10 days festival of Alleppey where elephants take part in a parade. It is the most recommended activity to do with your family or friends in Alleppey. This festival is known as Adoor Gajamela, held at Sree Parthasarathy Temple.

Entry Charges

Free

Click Below for Location on Map

SH 1, Parass La, Adoor, Kerala 691523
  1. Rejuvenate your Body with Ayurveda
ayurvedic massage in alleppey
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Alleppey is also well known for its Ayurveda, rejuvenate yourself with the ayurvedic massages and get free from stress, anxiety and mental pains. Many Spa and Massage center are operated in Alleppey at various location and also various resorts in Alleppey provides massages.

Entry Charges

Starts from INR 1500
  1. Floating Triveni- Shop at the Floating Market
triveni floating market alleppey kerala
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Triveni market is the floating market in Alleppey. Triveni floating market is like the Thailanh floating market where you can buy different products such as vegetables, groceries and jewellery and along with shopping enjoy the boating as well.

Click Below for Location on Map

Near Vembanad Lake
  1. International Coir Museum- Exlplore Coir Products
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Depict the historical events and evolution of technological advancements made in Coir Sector by visiting the Coir Museum. Learn the crafts of coir, a waste product of coconut husk. The visitors may shop the coir products at the souvenir shop of Museum. The coir products are mats, fiber, non woven products and many more.

Entry Charges

INR 50

Click Below for Location on Map

COIRBOARD COMPLEX GOVT.OF.INDIA KALAVOOR.PO. ALAPUZHA. Kochi, Panvel – Kochi – Kanyakumari Hwy, Kalavoor, Kerala 688522
  1. Enjoy the Delicious Delicacies of Kerala

Apart from the mesmerizing views and unforgettable boating experiences, Alleppey being the most oldest planned city of Kerala is famous for delicious delicacies that will drool you. Enjoy the South Indian food with the touch of Sea food.

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What to Eat in Alleppey, Kerala

  • Puttu & Kadala- A Dish of Coconut and Peas

  • Shappu Meen Curry- Kerala Authentic Fish Curry

  • Ela Ada- Breakfast of Coconut & Jaggery filled Rice Pockets

  • Malabar Fish Curry- Traditional Dish made from seer Fish, Coconut and Tamarind Extract as main Ingredients

  • Pulissery- South Indian Dessert made from Ripe Mangoes

Recommended Best Restaurants in Alleppey

Cafe Catamaran, Brews & Burger Bistro, Oru Dosa Company, Puttum Kattanum & madhu seafood restaurant

9 Comments on ““Alleppey” Backwater Tour in Venice of the East”

  1. This place is definitely 💙💙💙
    I’ve visited this, and I must say, everyone should once..!
    It is just ❤. Peace, nature and a wonderful experience.

    You put all the beauty in this piece so well…!
    Loved reading and admiring this beauty 🙂💕💕

    Liked by 1 person

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