Alleppey the romantic destination for Valentine’s Day 2020

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Location : Kerala, India

Destination Type: Romantic destination

Alleppey ( Alappuzha) , is quite often referred to as “Venice of the east” is one of the most sought ot romantic destinations in India. The days after full moon day in February 9th will be perfect for a romantic getaway. It is a city which traded with Greece and Rome during 1st century BC and attracted the travelers since then.

History of  Alleppey houseboats

  1. Since 3000BC houseboats or “Kettu valloms” were used in Alleppey backwaters to carry heavy load
  2. During the British rule India before 1947, bamboo roofs were used by them while travelling through the backwaters
  3. For last three decades, the houseboats were turned into luxury boats with bedrooms and bathroom attached for tourism purpose
  4. Now houseboats of Alleppey are world famous and included in must see places in a lifetime list of many prominent tourism websites and magazines

Activities for tourists at Alleppey during Valentine’s day period

  1. Enjoy a tranquil moonlit night in backwaters in a house boat
  2. Watch the sunset in beautiful Alleppey beach
  3. Enjoy the breeze and quite moments in the Marari beach
  4. Enjoy the famous Kerala seafood and other Kerala delicacies 

How to reach there


Cochin International Airport, which is 78 kilo metres (48 mi) to the North, is the closest airport. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, 159 kilo metres (99 mi) to the South, is the other airport that links the district with other countries. International tourists use these airports to reach Alappuzha.


Alappuzha is linked by Ernakulam–Kayamkulam coastal railway line and connects to cities like TrivandrumKollamCochinCoimbatoreChennaiDelhiBokaro and Mumbai. Since Alappuzha is a prime destination, trains from important cities like DelhiChandigarhHyderabadBangaloreMangaloreKozhikode and Amritsar pass through this station

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Munnar ( 165 kms away)
  2. Kumarakom ( 32.5 kms away)
  3. Thekkady ( 138 kms away)
  4. Kochi ( 54 kms away)
  5. Kovalam ( 161kms away)

Some houseboats in Alleppey for tourists and tour operators

Kerala Honeymoon Houseboats

Beautiful Alleppey Houseboats

Tours in India

Waves and Dales

Blue lotus houseboats

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 Photo courtesy:By Augustus Binu, CC BY-SA 3.0,



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