Alleppey the Venice of the East

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The backwaters and canals of Alleppey ( Alappuzha) is world-famous. It attracts tourists from around the world every year. The night cruise in a houseboat is a lifetime experience a tourist can get. It was a historic location with trade relations with ancient Greece and Rome.

Location: Kerala, India

Destination type: Backwaters

History of Alleppey

  1. Alleppey was a well-known place during the 6th century BCE to 3rd century CE( Sangham period)
  2.  It was mentioned in the books of Pliny and Ptolemy during the 1st and 2nd centuries CE
  3.  It was under the Chera Empire, during the 9th to 12th centuries AD. 
  4. During the 18th century Raja Kesavadas developed the town of Alleppey
  5. During the 1940s it was a hot spot of nationalist movements

Activities for tourists at Alleppey

  1. Succumb to the beauty of backwaters in a night cruise
  2. Enjoy sunset at Alleppey beach
  3. Tryout Kerala sadya and seafood
  4. Get an Ayurveda massage
  5. Visit historical sites

How to reach there


Cochin International airport 85 km away is the nearest airport. It is connected to International destinations like :

  1. Dubai
  2. Kuala Lumpur
  3. Singapore
  4. Sharjah
  5. Colombo etc

It is also connected to domestic destinations in India like :

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Bangalore
  4. Chennai etc


Alleppey railway station is connected to Indian cities like:

  1. Mumbai
  2. Mangalore
  3. New Delhi
  4. Dhanbad
  5. Gorakhpur
  6. Porbandar etc


The best time to visit Alleppey are winter months from November to February

Season Average temperature
Winter season (November to February) 22°C to 32°C
Summer season (March to May) 25°C to 34°C

Nearby tourist places within 100 km

  1. Backwaters of Kumarakom
  2. Krishnapuram Palace
  3. Konni Elephant camp
  4. Marari beach
  5. Dutch palace at Fort Kochi

Some hotels in Alleppey with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Jomtien Inn

Johnson’s Homestay

Rosa Mystica Coastal Haven

Alleppey Holiday Beach Resort

Shalom Beach Residency

Photo courtesy: By Mohanrangaphotography –, CC BY-SA 4.0,


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