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Alleppey

(Also known as Allappuzha )

Kerala | India
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Alleppey is categorised as Lakeside / Backwaters / Experiential


Backwaters of Alleppey
Canoe ride in Canals
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Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum
Photo Courtesy: Vishnu Nair
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Photo Courtesy: Haree
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 5 May 2008)
Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 May 2009)
Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 November 2011)
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Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey
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Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)

Reasons to Visit
  • Alleppey backwaters world over is known as the Venice of the east and one of the most romantic experiences.
  • Alleppey North, Muhamma is on the Vembanad Lake, which is Geographically opposite side to the Internationally better known Kumarakom area.
  • Alleppey South, Kuttanad area its extensive backwater network is one that gives Kerala the tag of Venice of the East and is home to many experiential homestays for a more personalized and a complete heritage, nature and cuisine experience.
  • Alleppey is home to several festivals and events, the most renowned being the Nehru Boat Race, which is held every monsoon.
  • Kuttanad region in South of Alleppey is known for its undersea farming.
  • Day and Overnight houseboat cruise are a popular option chosen by the guests. Overnight cruises typically run for 1 night (Alleppey round or Alleppey - Kumarakom round). However experiential travellers can opt for anywhere upto 1 week cruise going deeper in backwater network (All the way upto Alumkadavu near Kollam)
Recommendations
  • Beach and Backwater Destinations of India"Alleppey is renowned for being a backwater destination but little known fact is that Alleppey also has a beachfront and a large Lake front few kilometers up north. Day cruises are offered in backwaters (and overnight cruises as well). Alleppey beach is touristy where locals arrive on weekends. Mararikulam is an idyllic beach from 10 kms north of Alleppey and now a renowned beach destination."
  • Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in and around South Kerala"Within 35 kms radius of Alleppey there are number of significant Temples such as Ambalapuza Temple (A lord Krishna Temple dated 790 AD at 30 kms from Alleppey) and Mannarshala Temple (Serpant Temple dedicated to Serpant God - 32 kms). These temples are visited as part of Kerala pilgrimage itinerary."
  • Destinations for First time Holidays Travellers to Kerala"Alleppey (145 kms Thekkady, 75 kms from Cochin and 35 kms from Kumarakom) is a prime lakeside and backwater destination. Backwaters South of Alleppey what made Kerala so famous giving it the Venice of the East Tag. Alleppey offers overnight backwater cruises, day boat trips, beaches, Temples and many excursions and therefore recommended for Kumarakom which is more leisure centric. Alleppey is popular with holiday travellers and honeymooners who spend at least 1 night before moving on."
  • Backwater Destinations of India"Alleppey is mother of all backwater destinations and made the word "Backwaters" popular. Kuttanad region South of Alleppey is what gives Kerala the name "Venice of the East" and here guests can spend as much as a week exploring deeper ends. Overnight houseboat cruises and backwater homestays are an experience here whereas getaway seekers may just opt for a day cruise."
  • Airports and Access Points for Destinations in Kerala"Alleppey Railway Station is access point to visit Lake and backwater areas of Alleppey. "
  • Beachside and Lakeside Destinations in Kerala for a Standalone Getaway"Allleppey is renowned for its backwaters. However 15-20 kms North of Alleppey is home to some renowned lake resorts that are hugely popular for standalone getaways."
  • Christian Pilgrimages in South India"The ancient St. Sebastian Church at Arthunkal was built by the Portuguese and is a popular centre of pilgrimage for the Christians of Kerala. St. Marys Forane Church at Champakulam area in Alleppey is one of the oldest Christian churches in India and the mother church of almost all Catholic Syrian churches in Alleppey area. Both these are well visited from Christians from Kerala and Tamilnadu."
Access Information

Alleppey has 64 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

CategoryCount
Standard5
Mid-segment21
Premium30
Luxury2
Experiential6
Type of HotelsCount
Resort22
Homestay21
Houseboat17
Hotel4

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21 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Alleppey

CategoryCount
Getaway (1-3 nights)3
Short Break (4-6 nights)8
Holiday (7 or more)10

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List of Holidays for Alleppey

Getaway

  • Alleppey Experiential Getaway (2 Nights)
  • Alleppey Getaway (2 Nights)
  • Alleppey Getaway with Houseboat Stay (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Alleppey Backwaters with Munnar (4 Nights)
  • Alleppey Kovalam Getaway (4 Nights)
  • Essential Kerala (5 Nights)
  • First Time Visitors Kerala Circuit without Cochin (6 Nights)
  • Fort Cochin - Thekkady Experiential Break with Alleppey Houseboat (5 Nights)
  • Kerala Experiential Break (6 Nights)
  • Kerala's Beaches and Backwaters (5 Nights)
  • Munnar - Alleppey Break (4 Nights)

Holiday

  • Best of Kerala (8 Nights)
  • Captivating Kerala with Kovalam (10 Nights)
  • Captivating Kerala with Mesmerizing Mumbai (12 Nights)
  • Complete Kerala (9 Nights)
  • Complete Kerala with Kovalam (11 Nights)
  • First Time Visitors Kerala Circuit (7 Nights)
  • First Time Visitors Kerala Circuit with Kovalam (9 Nights)
  • Kerala in Monsoon (7 Nights)
  • Picturesque South with Goa (21 Nights)
  • South India Coastal Explorer (12 Nights)

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Alleppey has 12 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Cochin Airport and AlleppeyRs. 4118

Car On Disposal

ServicesRates Starting From
4 days Car on Disposal from ex-Madurai to Munnar, Alleppey and Cochin TripRs. 11779

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Alleppey to Amritapuri Ashram day visit backRs. 4577
Alleppey to Kottayam region Major Temples Day visit and backRs. 3287
Alleppey to Pathiramanal Island Excursion Day visit and backRs. 1878

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Alleppey Town and KottayamRs. 3287
Pickup/Drop between Alleppey Town and KumarakomRs. 3287

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Alleppey Railway Station and Alleppey JettyRs. 1644
Pickup/Drop between Alleppey Railway Station and Cherthala/MuhammaRs. 2112
Pickup/Drop between Alleppey Railway Station and homestay in KuttanadRs. 1878
Pickup/Drop between Alleppey Railway Station and MarariRs. 1878
Pickup/Drop between Alleppey Railway Station and ThrikkunapuzhaRs. 2934

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Alleppey has 4 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

CategoryCount
Activities1
Add On1
Experience1
Guide Services1

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List of Service Add Ons for Alleppey

Activities

Services Rates Starting From
Half Day Kayaking in the Backwaters of AlleppeyRs. 3334

Add On

Services Rates Starting From
Half Day Boat Cruise in the Backwaters of AlleppeyRs. 834

Experience

Services Rates Starting From
A Day with the FarmersRs. 1350

Guide Services

Services Rates Starting From
Audio Guide for AlleppeyRs. 250

21 Travel Ideas listed for Alleppey. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Alleppey Getaway
  • Bird Watching at Pathiramanal Island
  • Caneoing in Alleppey
  • Cuisine Experiences in Kerala
  • Experiences in Kerala
  • Golden Chariot - Luxury Train Experience
  • Houseboat Cruise - Around Alleppey
  • Kerala Homestay / Small Owner managed stay Experience
  • Kerala in Monsoon
  • Lake and Backwater Experience in Kerala
  • Major Pilgrimage centers In and around Alleppey Area

Stay Ideas

  • Backwater Homestays in Kuttanad Area of Alleppey
  • Lemon Tree Vembanad Resort – Premium Getaway
  • Raheem Residency Experience
  • Spice Coast Cruises Experience

Festivals linked to Alleppey (Kerala)

  • Champakkulam Boat Race
  • Chettikulangara Bharani
  • Neelamperoor Padayani
  • Nehru Trophy Boat Race (10 Aug 2019)
  • Parumala Perunnal
  • Payippad Boat Race

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Vembanad lake is one of the largest lake in India and offering guests a comprehensive nature centric lakeside experience. There are boat rides on offer here where guests can take hourly or day cruises either from Alleppey or Kumarakom jetties. Guests looking for a backwater cum lakeside experience opt for overnight houseboat cruises ex-Alleppey.
    View Point, Rides
    Lake Views, Boating
    1
    Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum features arts and artefacts collected by family of Revi Karunakara, a local businessman over three generations and features unique artefacts from all over the world.
    Museum
    Heritage Museum
    2
    A public beach at one end of Alleppey town where locals arrive for recreation.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    2
    The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is an 8th century Lord Krishna temple in South Alleppey and is one of the prominent Lord Krishna temples in Kerala after Guruvayur.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Krishna, Other
    14
    St. Marys Forane Church at Champakulam area in Alleppey is one of the oldest Christian churches in India and the mother church of almost all Catholic Syrian churches in Alleppey area
    Church
    Syrian Catholic
    15
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Pathiramanal Island is a boat ride away from Muhamma / Kumarakom. The island provides excellent Bird watching especially in Winter.
    Activity, Rides
    Boating, Bird Watching
    15
    An idyllic beach, few kms from Alleppey where a number of beach resorts are located.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    15
    At a distance of 3 kms from Ambalapuzha is the 10th century Karumadikuttan statue, a black granite statue of Buddha.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    17
    The ancient St. Sebastian Church at Arthunkal was built by the Portuguese and is a popular centre of pilgrimage for the Christians of Kerala. The feast of St. Sebastian is held every January.
    Church
    Portuguese Church, Roman Catholic Church
    21
    Sree Nagaraja Temple at Haripad is an ancient and internationally-known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Other, Lord Murugan
    31
    Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi temple (1200 year old) is one of the most renowned temples in Kerala.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    44
    Amritapuri Ashram is headquarter Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) and is a spiritual center and international pilgrimage site. Here free classes on Vedanta, Sanskrit, meditation and yoga are offered.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Other
    61
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kuttanad Backwaters in South Alleppey is what gives Kerala Venice of the East tag. Day cruises / hourly boat rides are popular and available from Alleppey jetty. Guests seeking an experience either opt for overnight houseboat or Kayaking tour.
    Activity, View Point
    Lake Views, Village Visit, Kayaking or Canoening or Bamboo Rafting
    1

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  • Kollam ( 89 Km )

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  • Mysore ( 440 Km )

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Alleppey,Kerala,India

January
33°C / 24°C
February
33°C / 24°C
March
34°C / 26°C
April
34°C / 26°C
May
33°C / 27°C
June
30°C / 26°C
July
30°C / 25°C
August
30°C / 25°C
September
31°C / 25°C
October
32°C / 26°C
November
32°C / 25°C
December
33°C / 24°C

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Getting There

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Alleppey
Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Alleppey BeachA public beach, Just off NH-47, 3 kms from Alleppey.Getaway1
Alleppey TownJust off NH-47, 1 km from Alleppey houseboat jetty, where some homestays and business hotels are situated.Transit/Business/Holiday3
CherthalaA Vembanad lakefront 22 kms North of Alleppey, on the opposite end of Kumarakom. Holiday/Getaway7
KuttanadKuttanad is an area within 15 kms South of Alleppey is known as the Rice bowl of Kerala, renowned for its undersea farming. Area is renowned for its backwater canal networking which gives Kerala the name Venice of the east.Experiential18
MuhammaA Vembanad lakefront 13 kms North of Alleppey, on the opposite end of Kumarakom. Holiday/Getaway9
Nehru Trophy Finishing PointVembanad Lakefront and starting point of Kerala Backwaters at 2.5 kms from Alleppey town centre.Holiday/Getaway14
ThrikkunapuzhaA backwater stretch, 35 kms South of Alleppey Getaway-
KaithapuzhaBetween Cochin and Alleppey few kms North of Cherthala and an extension of the Vembanad lake.Holiday/Getaway/Experiential-
AC-RoadRoad connecting Alleppey and Changanacherry popularly known as AC Road, cutting across what is popularly known as the Kuttanad area.Holiday/Getaway10
ChungamA lake front accessible from Alleppey town by Boat.Getaway/Experiential1
Nearest Airport in Alleppey
  • Cochin International Airport ( COK ) , Cochin (Ernakulam)-65 Kms
Railway Stations in Alleppey
  • Alleppey ( ALLP ), Alleppey
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