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Alleppey Travel Guide


The gushing silvery waves of the humbling Arabian sea, welcome you to the town of Alleppey, now Alappuzha, the lifeline of the backwaters of Kerala. It is fondly referred to as ‘Venice of East’, because of being nestled by canals and other waterways. This water-locked district with its picturesque lakes, serene day to day life, sandy beach, well-fed canals flanked by palms and spectacular lagoons, attract a crazy number of tourists every year from all around the world.

Alleppey is considered to be the region’s oldest planned town. Tour to Kerala, minus a visit to the Alleppey backwaters is incomplete. The boundless landscape of the town of Alappuzha with tall coconut trees, green paddy fields, elongated canals and gleaming waters, form a delightful scenery for your eyes. Each and every attraction of Alleppey backwaters makes an amazing contribution to make your holiday, a memorable one.


How To Reach Alleppey


By Air

Cochin International Airport (75 km) and Trivandrum International Airport (151 kms) are the nearest airports. Once you reach at any of the airports, you can hire a taxi to reach Alleppey. The airports of Cochin and Trivandrum are well-connected with most of the major destinations in India and a few foreign cities- primarily to UAE, Kuwait and Dubai.

By Train

The town of Alleppey is well- connected by train to Cochin as well as Trivandrum. Railway stations close to Alappuzha are:

City Name Railway Station Distance
Kottayam Kottayam (KTYM) 46 km
Kollam Kollam Jn (QLN) 80 km
Thrissur Thrisur (TCR) 132 km
By Road

State-run buses (KSRTC buses) ply at regular intervals, connecting Alleppey to important cities in Kerala. The cost from Trivandrum to Alleppey is around INR 100 and from Cochin to Alleppey is around INR 50. Another option is a private luxury coach bus for interstate destinations like Chennai, Bangalore and Mangalore.

(Note: If you are a tourist coming from cities like Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai, it is best for you to fly to Kochi and hire a taxi or take a bus to Alleppey.)




Alleppey TOUR Packages


8 Days

Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum

4 Days

Cochin - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Cochin

8 Days

Cochin - Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey (Houseboat) - Kovalam – Trivandrum/Cochin


Hotels in Alleppey


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Address: Pallathuruthy, Thirumala, Alappuzha, Kerala - 688011

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Address: Varankavala, Pollathai P.O, Mararikulam, Alappuzha, Kerala - 688567

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Address: Punnapra North, Alappuzha, Kerala

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Address: Alleppey 12, Kerala, India, Alappuzha, 688006

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