Fondly referred to as the Venice of the East, Alleppey or Alappuzha is one of the most popular backwater destinations in Kerala. It is also the perfect option for a weekend trip from Bangalore. Founded in 1762 by Raja Keshawadasan, Diwan of Travanacore, the pristine Alleppey backwater town has been blessed with lakes, canals and other waterways, lined by coconut palms. You can enjoy a relaxed vacation in the serene atmosphere and create some unforgettable moment. Just get on-board a Ketuvallam, the traditional houseboat of Kerala and explore the nearby attractions. An extremely well-known trade port during the days of British, it is the hub of prawn farming and Coir carpet industries even today. Alleppey is dotted with a number of tourist attractions, which are a must-visit. Quite popular amidst worldwide tourists, this backwater destination is also famed for its snake boat races.
How to Reach Alleppey from Bangalore
Alleppey or Alappuzha railway station is just 4 km from the city center. You can get aboard a train from Bangalore to Allappuzha. From the railway station to go to the main city, you can either hire a taxi, an auto rickshaw or board a bus.
The nearest airport to Alleppey is the Kochi airport, which is located at a distance of 84 km away. You can take a flight from Bangalore to Kochi. Once you get down at the airport, you can rent a cab of Alleppey.
You can easily hire a taxi or a car to go to Alleppey from Bangalore. There is also an option to board a bus.