Travel Guide - Alleppey (Alappuzha)

Alleppey - (Alappuzha)

Blessed with sprawling backwaters, virgin beaches, tranquil lagoons, grand canals, and palm-fringed landscape, Alleppey is a well-known tourist haunt that can appeal to any type of tourists. The houseboat cruise along the palm-shaded backwaters brings fame to this picturesque destination. A stay on the houseboat is a wonderful experience to cherish for your lifetime.

Capture some lovely photographs and go birdwatching while cruising through the backwaters. Alleppey is also the traditional home of coir industry in Kerala and is the venue for the renowned Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The coir handicrafts are really amazing and don't forget to buy some for your beloved ones at home. You can enjoy the real thrill of the ferociously beautiful Nehru Trophy boat race during the months of August.


Alleppey is not all about backwaters. The heritage sites, temples, churches, palaces, museums, islands and so much more make it the most prominent and the most preferred destination among the travelers. True nature lovers will undoubtedly be attracted to the quaint and humble beauty of this picture-book destination. Exploring the village life of Alleppey will take you to a different world. Alleppey also welcomes its guests with amazing activities like fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, parasailing, surfing, cruising, sightseeing, birdwatching, and many other watersports. Don't forget to rejuvenate yourself with Ayurvedic massages on your visit.

Alleppey is an ideal place for foodies too. The different varieties of mouthwatering vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes will truly delight your taste buds. Visit the "Land of Backwaters" to unveil a wonderful mesmerizing moment of life.

Tourist Attractions

Marari Beach

Vembanad Lake

Krishnapuram Palace

Backwaters of Alleppey

Revi Karunakaran Museum

Chettikulangara Devi Temple

Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple

Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple

Ambalappuzha Krishna Temple

St.Andrew’s Basilica, Arthunkal

Must Visit Places

  • Enjoy backwater cruise through Alleppey backwaters.
  • Explore the beaches of Alleppey, Marari, and Andhakaranazhi.
  • Experience typical Kerala village life from Kuttanad.
  • Pay a visit to St. Andrew’s Basilica at Arthunkal, St. Mary Forane Church, Edathua Church, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, and Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple.
  • Head to Krishnapuram Palace, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, and Revi Karunakaran Museum.
  • Spend a day at Pathiramanal Island.

Travel Tips

Sunscreen is a must.

Don't forget to carry cotton clothes, sunglasses and hats if you are planning a beach trip.

Umbrella is a must during monsoon season.

Make sure to follow the dress codes while visiting the temples.

Things to Do


Bird Watching

Ayurvedic Massage

Stay in a Houseboat

Alleppey Boat Cruise

Best time to Visit

Kerala Tourism-weather

April till June is summer with moderately hot climate. Nature lovers love visiting Alleppey during monsoon season (July till September). And the Houseboat rates are at its lowest rates during monsoon season. Thousands of tourists flock to Allepey during the winter season as the weather is so soothing. The temperature varies between 17 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius during this season.

Way to Reach

By Air : Cochin International Airport, located at a distance of 82.8 Km, is the nearest airport to Alleppey.

By Train : Alleppey is well connected by rail to Cochin and Trivandrum.

By Road : Alleppey is well connected to all the major cities of Kerala. Air-conditioned luxury buses operate from cities such as Mysore, Bangalore, Chennai, and Coimbatore to Alleppey.

What to Shop

  • You will get authentic handicrafts from Pulickattil Handicrafts.
  • Shop pure and original spices from Canal Bazar.
  • Purchase some trendy and classy gold and silver ornaments from Mullakal Market.
  • Sharada Shopping Complex is one stop place for all your needs.
  • Krishna Textiles is best for shopping textiles as well as coir products.

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