Alleppey tourism and travel guide

Alleppey India
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October - April
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Alleppey/Alappuzha is infixed between Arabian Sea and Punammada Lake and laid out with non-linear elongation of backwater criss-crossing the town in a beautiful accentuation. Appliqued out with rustic charm of yesteryear’s business quarter, today, Alappuzha has given into natural quotient of glistening sands, palm-fringed canals, hippies and gang of kolhed-eye ladies wearing gajra and frolicking on the sand many more. And glances n glimpse of country side, dockyards, lagoon and canals, superposed with algae and weeds, filled with boats carrying goods is elemental to Alleppey. This is what makes Alleppey a most identifiable and emblematic city of Kerala. Sea, being the unceasing motif, remains the enamouring measure to beach-rooters. Alappuzha is the hosting home of the Water Carnivals like Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held annually in the town. The share of Alleppey pilgrimages and temples hallow the town with a place of religious veneration. The city can be best described as a town rising out of water to get immortalized in the minds of traveller. If you desire to see all these attractive things and spend some time with different culture, you must be visit to alleppey with Kerala Tour Packages.

Backwaters, Houseboats, Attractions, have been compacted in Alleppey Travel Guide. The A -Z guide on Alappuzha gets you going. Powered by sections on How to Reach, Local Holidays, Pre-holiday checklist and weather conditions in city, the guide is standalone informative site touched up with useful numbers to help out in tourist in every possible way. The guide also provides the good information about accommodations and Hotels in Alleppey for the travellers.

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whata re the major attractions of alleppey. Suraj

Asked on 2019-05-21 16:52

Dear Sir,

This query has already been answered by our City Experts. Kindly refer to the below mentioned link.


Replied on 2019-05-21 16:52

Can you tell about alleppey in kerala? please tell me about boat house and back waters?

Asked on 2019-05-04 19:53
Alleppey Alleppey is one of the most important tourist centers in the state, with a large network of inland canals earning it the sobriquet "Venice of the east". These large network of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline. Alleppey was one of the busiest centers of trade in the past with one of the best known ports along the malabar coast. Even today it retains its charm as the centre for Coir carpet industries and prawn farming. Alleppey the ideal headquarters for backwater tourism as well as for visits to the lovely church filled town of Kottayam, and the town of Aranmula, famous for its historic Aranmula Snake Boat Race which is an annual event. Alleppey is also known for its spectacular snake - boat races held on the second Saturday of August, every year. This competition - the Nehru boat race takes its name from India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who inaugurated in 1952. It is excitement all around as snake - boats , each manned by over a hundred oarsmen, cut through the waters like wind. The event is a tremendous success with tourists and the local population alike. The boat cruise along the backwaters of Alleppey give one first hand experience of the life style; toddy tapping, fishing for small fry, Coir-making, prawn farming etc., which remains more or less unchanged over the years. Houseboat Kettuvalloms or Houseboats (Riceboats) are country boats that were used in the early days for the transport of goods from the isolated interior villages to the towns. With the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, gradually the Kettuvalloms went off the scene. Now these kettuvalloms are back again as a major tourist attraction. A ride on a Kettuvallom is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. A house boat is about 67 feet in length and has a width of around 13 feet in the middle. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. The main wood used is "Anjili". The house boats have fully furnished single and double rooms with sundeck, private balcony with comfortable chairs, kitchen and toilet with WC. In addition there is also separate rest room for the crew. Traditional lanterns are used as lights. The crew includes a chef and two oarsmen. The cuisine is traditional Kerala flavour with the local specialties; delicious fish and prawns. There are single bedroom houseboats for two people and two bedroom houseboats for four people. Palace on water (Static Houseboat) This static luxury houseboat has two bedrooms which can accommodate four persons. There is a balcony on top quite convenient to get a feel of the panoramic nature around. A similar balcony is also there below. Another feature is the sundeck for sunbaths. Canoes are always connected to the static houseboat which takes the visitors for backwater cruises. The backwaters The backwaters act as a vital waterway for the transport of goods, people and their produce are often the only link between isolated villages and crowded towns. In Kerala, the total expanse of backwater stretches over 1500 kms, with a network of 44 rivers, lagoons and lakes from north to south. Alleppey which forms the main part of this network has the peculiar geographical feature of having the water in level with the land. This gives the advantage of getting a closer look at the village life on shore while on a backwater ride. A glide in a "Kettuvallam" (Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters of Alleppey is sure to rob your heart. Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either sides of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of ducks swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this unique land. The sparkling water and the caressing cool wind is a temptation too strong to resist. Country boats of various types crisscross the path with passengers from all walks of Kerala's rural life ranging from milkman and newspaper boy to local politicians, priests and wedding parties. It is a unique experience as this is as close as one can get to feel the vibrant life in the countryside of god's own country.
Replied on 2019-05-04 19:53

how to reach alleppey frm mysore.

Asked on 2019-04-24 14:54


These are the places which come towards your destination.

mysore to Alleppey

bandipur- Ootacamandu- Manjeri- Mannerkkado- Wadackanchery- Chavakkad- chalakudi- Cochin- Alleppey. arrive at destination.


Replied on 2019-04-24 14:54
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