Alappuzha (Alleppey) Travel Guide
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- 75%Luxury Travelers
- 74%Adventure Travelers
- 74%Local Culture
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (19)
- Alappuzha (Alleppey)Member ofFoodiesDec 24, 2013
Stayed in Raheem residency fantastic place food was the best visited St Georges church vicar seen us walk around out side and came and opened up for us.Loved the town
- Alappuzha (Alleppey)Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Feb 20, 2013
This is where to go if you're planning to visit the Kerelan backwaters. It's a nice enough town, with some decent restaurants, and you can also get to the beach here. There are a lot of houseboats around to choose from and it's also home to snake boat races.
- Alappuzha (Alleppey)Member ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersDec 24, 2013
Alleppey's charm is in its location. Along the coast of the Caspian Sea, Alleppey the beginning of the fresh water backwaters and coconut-tree-lined lagoons. This is a great spot to rent a houseboat or book a canoe tour of the canals. During one weekend each winter, Alleppey transforms from a sleepy backwater village into a massive, colorful tourist attraction for the Nehru Trophy Boat Race, also known as the Snake Boat Race. Enormous canoes shaped like sea serpents race by with as many as 100 people on board rowing in unison. If you can get tickets, it's quite a unique sight.
- Alappuzha (Alleppey)Jul 07, 2012
Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which is greatly fascinating to visitors.
- Alappuzha (Alleppey)Member ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
The 5 hours chikara trip we have just finished on this morning was fabulous, you can discover locals villages on the banks and nature all around makes you feel really free in this small boats. We have paid 250 rs per hour and were really satisfied of the service, if you want one, you can phone this number, this guy will organise everything for you : 9388844399.
- Alappuzha (Alleppey)Member ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
The town of Alappuzha is pleasant, but nothing amazing. But this is one of the launching points for houseboat tours on Kerlala's backwaters. This is an absolute must do. Spend your days floating silently through the canals and waterways - gliding past houses with children swimming in the water and waving as you past. Long slow sunsets while drinking cold beer in the warm, humid air. A really magical experience. Plan to do at least 2 nights on the houseboat.
- Alappuzha (Alleppey)Member ofOutdoor EnthusiastsJul 04, 2012
Here's the thing to understand: the market town of Alappuzha is, in itself, essentially unremarkable. However, as a base for planning and executing an excursion into the Backwaters (a highlight of any visit to the state, and indeed to India as a whole), it's probably one of your best options. There are a ridiculous number of houseboat operators here, so it pays to shop around. Otherwise, the people of Alleppey are nice enough, but there's little reason to linger here.
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