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Alleppey

, Kerala

(Alleppey is also known as Alappuzha; also spelled as Allepey / Aleppey)
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State: Kerala
District: Alappuzha
Famous for/as: Backwaters, Beaches
Languages: Malayalam, English
Best Season: Sep - Mar
Weather: Summer 20 to 36°C, Winter 16 to 32°C
Altitude: 2695 m
Pincode: 688xxx
STD code: 0477
Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha is often called as "Venice of east" because of its numerous waterways. These huge networks of lagoons, canals, and lakes are the lifeline of Alleppey. Founded in 1762 by Divan of Travanacore, Raja Keshawadasan, this pristine back water town with its numerous coconut palms lined waterways & tiny villages has a laid back & relaxed feel to it, as you experience all this while sailing on your house boat!

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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Kerala Holidays During Monsoon

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Sep 19, 2011
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  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Aug 29, 2011
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Snake Boat Race - The Grandest Event in Kerala

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Travel within city


Alleppey is town of scenic beaches, lakes and rivers. Its numerous attractions are easily accessible through its extensive public transport system. Due to the increase in tourism the transport system has improved substantially. Some of the best ways to travel around the town are hiring self driven cars, auto rickshaws, government buses and river boats. Ernakulam is the nearest airport and it is situated around 60 km from the town. There are frequent buses that pass through Alleppey and this is the best way to travel since they cost around Rs 25. The Alleppey railway station is well connected to the rest of the state as well other states. There are many auto rickshaws outside the station and travelers must insist on meter.

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 Rickshaw


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.

Food


Alleppey has quite a few restaurants and food joints where tourists can enjoy lip smacking local Kerala food. For vegetarians, the best place is Hot Kitchen on Mullackal road and Sree Durga Bhavan Udipi Hotel on Cullan road.

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.

Shopping


Shopping in Alleppey is confined to few small shops scattered around the backwaters. Tourists are specially recommended to buy the coir products like ropes and yarn that are sold by the local vendors. There are no shops per say, but tourists can enjoy shopping for carpets, pepper, coconut oil, areca nut, cardamom, and sugar. The prices of all the items are very reasonable.

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Comments (2) Reviews (2)
Nice sharing the conversations too. It gives an idea about the thoughts of Kailash Mansarovar Tours.Thanks. Keep posting.
Posted by Tourist Places India 1 year, 6 months ago
rain in alleppey in the 2nd & 3rd week of october
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