Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, Alleppey’s proximity to Cochin makes it an easy-to-reach destination. It is around 60 kms from Cochin in the south. If you are in Trivandrum, it will take you around 4 hours to reach here from road or rail. Its nearest airport is in Cochin. It is well-connected with rail with Cochin and Trivandrum and many other Indian cities and towns. It is also well-connected to NH – 47, and also not very surprisingly by water!
Tourist Places to visit :
Alleppey Beach –
Kerala Pathira Manal – According the mythology a Young Brahmin dived into the Vembanad lake to persorm his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below, thus creating the enchanting Island pf Pathiramanal (sands of midnight). This little island on the backwaters is a favourite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. This island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom, and is accessible only by boat.
Punnamada Kayal :
Champakulam Church –
Krishnapuram Palace : It is 47 km away from Alappuzha, and was built in the 18th century.
Sea View Park : The park offers boating facilities and a swimming pool. Boat rentals for 10 minutes: Roundboat (4 seater): Rs. 10 Pedalboat (2 seater): Rs. 15 Pedalboat (4 seater): Rs. 25. Video permit Rs. 15, Camera permit Rs. 100 respectively.
Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple –
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple – Situated near Harippad, this is a serpent shrine under the patronage of a brahman family, headed by a priestess.
Karumadikkuttan Village : 12 kilometers far from the Alleppey, this village is held in high esteem for the magnificent black figure of the great Buddha which dates back to 10th century.
Best time to Visit : This town usually has temperate and humid weather but it is more pleasant in winters. The months of August-September and February-march are ideal to visit this place. The temperature in winter ranges from 20 to 32 degrees and in summers it ranges from 22 to 35 degrees.
Alleppey Accommodation : Alleppey offers a relaxed and wonderful stay in the lap of nature. Some of the prominent hotels offering luxurious amenities are the 3 star Prince hotel, 52 villa air conditioned Marari Beach resort, House boats or Kettuvalams and the heritage styled Kereleyam Ayurvedic Resort.
How to Reach Alleppey
» By Air :The nearest domestic airport at Kochi. The Trivandrum International Airport is a 3 hour drive from Kochi.
» By Rail : Alleppey is well connected by train and even has a small railhead of its own.
» By Road : Alleppey is well connected to all the cities of South India. Regular bus services operate from Alleppey to other important towns.