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(Alleppey is also known as Alappuzha; also spelled as Allepey / Aleppey)
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Alleppey was amongst the busiest trade centers and it had an excellent port along Malabar Coast. Traders from across the world came searching for souvenirs and black gold. All this was after the British established it as a trade port in the late 18th century to counteract one that was established by the Dutch. Today, Alleppey is still the center for prawn farming and Coir carpet industries.
This town was established on a narrow land spit between Arabian Sea and Vembanad Lake. Paddy fields are plentiful in the area thanks to the manmade islands created by the mud walls. One of the most popular drinks churned out of these fields is the delicious rice wine made here.
Numerous tourists come to Alleppey to enjoy the impressive natural beauty that can be seen there. It is a popular honeymoon destination, a perfect location to spot bird and animal life, and a place to see soak in the many religious historic sites. The mirror like lagoons, palm fringed waterways, sandy beaches, houseboat holidays & the popular boat races are the reasons why tourists flock to this tranquil town on the backwaters. When in Alleppy you can also include Munnar tour packages .
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Travel within city
Self Driven Cars
Hiring self driven cars are the best way to travel around the town. They are inexpensive and can be hired through local agencies. The steady and calm traffic makes for an excellent drive along the beach front as well as the many small rivers than can be found around the town. They cost around Rs 500 per day and are in good condition.
Auto rickshaws are another good option as they are cheap and generally run on meter. However one must insist on meter or negotiate the price before boarding. They are quick and most of the drivers know their way around town. They may ask for special night fares.
For tourists looking for multi-cuisine options, Vembanad Restaurant on AS Main road and Kream korner on Mullackal road are the best places to enjoy tandoori, Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. Royal Park Hotel on YMCA road and Chakara Restaurant on Beach road are bar-cum-restaurants having a good stock of drinks. Most of the restaurants are open from 9 am till 10 pm, while the bar-cum-restaurant hotels open nightly from 6:30 pm and remain open till wee hours of the morning.
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