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Alleppey Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Alleppey

Alappuzha, blessed with lovely locales that seem to reflect the crystal greens of the beautiful water lagoons and lakesides, lush coconut palms, palm-fringed canals, bustling shores, and thick lush bushes, is known as the Venice of the East.


  • Alleppey houseboat in Kerala
Alleppey At a Glance
  • Average Climate:23 °C - 32 °C
  • Best Time to Visit:Throughout the year
  • Ideal Durations:1 To 2 Days
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Alleppey Travel Guide

Alleppey is a city in the southern state of Kerala. The backwaters of Alleppey are among the most treasured aspects of this destination, which houses a range of animals and birds. Thus attracting wildlife enthusiasts as well. A houseboat ride in Alleppey will help you escape the humdrum of city life and enjoy a holiday in peace. Foodies will have a fulfilling experience as mouthwatering Kerala delicacies are served on the houseboat.

Beach lovers can visit Alleppey for Alappuzha Beach, which has a 150-year-old pier. It also hosts annual events like the Alappuzha Beach Festival and the Sand Art Festival. Whether for kids or adults, Alleppey offers plenty of fun things to do.

Read the complete Alleppey tourism guide and plan your trip to Alleppey

Places to visit in Alleppey 

Apart from the captivating Alappuzha Beach, there are many Alleppey tourist places. The prime attraction of Alappuzha is the famous annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race held at Punnamada Kayal on the second Saturday of every August. You can also visit Pathiramanal, celebrated for different species of colorful birds.

Some famous places to visit in Alleppey are:

  • Mullukal Temple
  • The Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
  • Krishnapuram Temple Devi Temple
  • Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple
  • Kottamkulangara Mahavishnu Temple
  • St. Andrews Church
  • Gajendra Miksham 

Things to do in Alleppey 

Many things to do in Alleppey can make your vacations more exciting. For example, you can spend a night in the houseboat and experience an enthralling escapade or swim at Pozhiyoram Beach. Also, participate in the famous Snake Boat Race or rejuvenate yourself at the Sreekrishna Ayurveda Center.

Some fun things to do in Alleppey are:

  • Houseboat cruising
  • Rejuvenating in Ayurvedic Spa and massages
  • Boat riding
  • Going for a sunset walk
  • Canoeing village tour
  • Kayaking
  • Shopping
  • Cycling

Best time to visit Alleppey 

The best time to visit Alleppey is from February to March when the weather remains pleasant. In the summer, the climate of Alappuzha is generally temperate and humid. June to August experience heavy rains, but some tourists find this alluring and visit Alleppey to see the lush green environment. 

However, winter weather remains relatively more enjoyable and comfortable for sightseeing. October to February is the peak season in Alleppey, offering ideal weather conditions to indulge in houseboat cruising, canoeing, etc. 

How to reach Alleppey? 

The nearest international airports to Alleppey are Kochi (85 km) and Thiruvananthapuram (150 km). An excellent road and rail network links the district to all major towns and cities in India. Alleppey railway station is the primary railhead that serves this town. In addition, there are numerous trains to Alleppey from other major cities.

Alleppey is also linked by boat service through the backwaters to Quilon, Changanacherry, Kumarakom, Cochin, Kumarakom, and Chengannor. The city is well connected by roads to the nearby towns. Read more.

Accommodation in Alleppey 

Finding Alleppey hotels is relatively easy since the city houses many 5-star hotels to budget hotels. So visitors can choose suitable hotels based on their budget. Take a glimpse at Alleppey Hotels, which will help you select the proper accommodation. Some of the top-notch stay in Alleppey are Treebo Tryst Palmyra Milford, Ramada Alleppey, Alleppey Holiday Beach Resort, Raheem Residency, Ameya Kerala, Haven Alleppey Beach Villa, Abad Premium Houseboat, and many more. 

Where to eat in Alleppey? 

Alleppey's cuisine has several must-haves. Your taste buds have yet to experience Alleppey if you haven't tried the Ghee Roast Dosa and Malayalee Parotha. While Appams and Idlis are essentials, you can also try "Toddy," a locally fermented alcoholic beverage made from palm trees and coconut palms. Rice wine can also be tested in Alleppey. 

Some popular restaurants in Alleppey where you can satiate your cravings are Royal Park Hotel, Kream Korner, Café Katamaran, Chakara, Thaff, Royale Chimney, Halais, and more. 

How to get around Alleppey? 

You can travel within Alleppey Kerala by local buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws. The city has a great network of buses connecting most parts of the town. Also, you can hire a cab or board a shared taxi to travel within the city. Boats and ferries are other options to get around Alleppey.

Travel tips

  • Make sure you embark on a houseboat tour, a popular thing to do in Alleppey.
  • Carry a medical kit and necessary medicines.
  • Remember to carry important documents, including tickets, cash, etc.
  • Book your accommodations in advance to save yourself from last-minute hassles.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes during sightseeing and also bring warm clothes as Alleppey temperature can be a little cold in the evening. 
  • Also, wear proper attire while visiting religious places.
  • Try local cuisine and learn about their culture.



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FAQs

Q: How much does an Alleppey tour cost?

Ans: The average cost of the Alleppey trip is INR 11,000 to INR 15,000 per person. However, it can vary according to the transfers, food costs, sightseeing, and accommodation type.

Q: How can I plan my Alleppey holiday?

Ans: Alleppey has a lot of places and things to indulge in, so planning a trip will not be an issue. Here is a rough itinerary for the Alleppey holiday that you can modify as per your interests:

  • Day 1: Arrive in Cochin and drive to Munnar. Enjoy local sightseeing and sleep.
  • Day 2: Explore more of Munnar.
  • Day 3: Drive to Alleppey and explore the major tourist attractions. 
  • Day 4: Transfer to a houseboat to explore the backwaters. Stay overnight in the houseboat.
  • Day 5: Disembark and transfer to the airport for flight/train back home.
Q: What is the best time to visit Alleppey?

Ans: Winter (October to March) is the best time to visit Alleppey. The weather is pleasant and cool to enjoy sightseeing and travel to nearby places.

Q: Is one day enough for Alleppey?

Ans: No. Alleppey can't be explored in one day. You need at least 2 to 3 days to explore attractions and enjoy local culture and food.

Q: What are the best Alleppey tour packages offered by Indian Holiday?

Ans. Here are the best Alleppey tour packages offered by us: