Alleppey is also known as Alappuzha (pronounced in Malayalam).It is a popular tourism spot in Kerala. Alleppey is known for its picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons which are the main attraction for tourists worldwide. Kuttanad, is a place in Alleppey known as the rice bowl of Kerala stretch of paddy fields, canals and lush green coconut palms. You can enjoy the ride on house boats in Alleppey locally called "kettuvallam" are available on hire on a daily basis which charms the exquisite tourists coming there. You can enjoy the delicious food cooked on the house boats in the traditional Kuttanad style of Kerala state. Alleppey is the only district in Kerala without a forest, which is its unique distinction among other tourist’s places in Kerala.
Tourist Attractions in Alleppey:
Alleppey Beach: The Alleppey beach is popularly known for its long and thick palm groves. This is an ideal place to sit and relax.
Alleppey Backwaters: Alleppey also has enticing backwaters and the amazing backwater house boats at Kuttanad, which attract thousands of tourists every year. Enjoy a ride into Kuttanad on a boat, through lush green fields with colourful and varied group of locals as you pass the endless stretch of coconut trees.
Krishnapuram Palace: It is an 18th century palace of the Travancore kings, built in typical Kerala style of architecture. One will love to appreciate the beautiful antique sculptures, paintings and bronze artifacts.
Ambalapuzha Temple: It is a famous Sri Krishna temple at Ambalapuzha, dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is popularly known for its traditional architecture and delicious palpayasam (sweet porridge made with milk) of Kerala.
Aruthunkal: It is the ancient St. Sebastian Church, which was erected by the Portuguese and is a popular centre of pilgrimage for the Christians of Kerala. It also celebrates St. Sebestian Feast every year in the month of January.
Mullackal Temple: It is dedicated to goddess Rajarajeswari. This temple is believed to have miraculous powers and hence being visited by number of pilgrims every year.
Alleppey Backwaters site: It is one of the exotic backwater sites of India's southern state Kerala. It is interlocked by a number of canals and bridges. This is also famous for its Nehru Trophy boat race held every year.
Best Time to Visit
October to February is the ideal season to visit Alleppey.
Distance from Alleppey to nearby cities/places:
Shertallai - 24 km
Kottayam - 24 km
Changanacheri - 25 km
Tiruvalla - 29 km
Vaikam - 32 km
Mavelikara - 35 km
Chengannur - 38 km
Kayankulam - 38 km
Piravam - 46 km
Cochin - 54 km
Erattupetta - 56 km
Pathanamthitta - 56 km
Adur - 57 km
How to Reach
By Air: Alleppey is well connected via Air to other cities. The nearest airpost is located at Cochin about 64 km .
By Rail: Alleppey has its own railway station and well connected from various cities like Bangalore and Chennai.