Alleppey Travel Guide
Kerala is said to be God’s Own Country and Alleppey is a popular tourist destination in the state. Spend time relaxing on a houseboat floating in the luscious backwaters, go for a snakeboat ride, visit the ancient temples to delve into the culture and history of the region, or just unwind at the immaculate beaches, there is a lot to do in the beautiful town of Alleppey. The confluence of traditions and culture in Alleppey attract tourists from all over India and different parts of the world. The region is famous for Ambalapuzha Temple Festival. The festival is celebrated with great zeal and is a stunning site. Plan a trip around the festival to see the city come alive and bustling with energy.
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Kerala’s Most Mesmerizingly Beautiful & Relaxing Experiences.
Alleppey is the fond name given to state Kerala’s district of Alappuzha, which is around 70 kilometers from Cochin, towards south. This city is situated on the Laccadive Sea and is popular worldwide for houseboat cruises along the verdant Kerala backwaters, its tranquil network of canals and lagoons. A labyrinth of canals, lakes, backwater lagoons & the ocean, Alleppey is often labeled as the Venice of the East. Globally known for its beautiful backwaters, the city of Alleppey has serene beaches, beautiful temples, snake-rivers, houseboats and the very popular traditional boat races, which attracts hoards of international & Indian tourists. This popular tourist destination also the center of world famous Kerala Ayurvedic wellness.
Alleppey has a fascinating past. History mentions that Alappuzha, once maintained trade relations with Rome and Greece, around the middle ages. Also, literary works like "Unnuneeli Sandesam" highlight into the ancient period of this district and archaeological relics like stone inscriptions, historical monuments in the temples & churches and the rock-cut caves, also emphasize the historic importance of Alleppey. The present-day town owes its existence to the judicious Diwan Raja Kesavadas.
Dotting the coastline of the Laccadive Sea, Alleppey is the oldest planned backwater town and is a famous tourist destination for its crisscrossing canals & backwater lagoons. Alappuzha is inlaid with canals that caters to the most popular backwater tourism in Kerala. The wonderful houseboats sailing placidly though those canals taking you through the tropical village life, makes Alleppey worth a visit. Houseboats can be rented for 12 hours and also for a few days, as you plan your tour. Presently, a new hop-on, hop-off service has been started in a shared-houseboat. These houseboats are well furnished & well equipped. Some even sport an air-conditioner, but most tourist prefer a calm cruise with traditional lanterns for a rustic feel. The houseboats suffice the need of comfortable to luxurious stay and serve delectable local flavors. Apart from houseboats and experience of backwaters, tourists here visit Sreekrishna Swamy Temple, Karimadi Kuttan or Karimadi Kuttan, Marari-beach, Main beach, Mararikulam, Mahadeva temple, Arthunkal church and other local places for sightseeing.
If your schedule permits, plan your Kerala Backwater Holiday during the Ambalapuzha temple festival. This is an impressive festival, wherein 5 beautifully adorned elephants carry the idol of Lord Krishna. The festival is observed with great fervor and the traditional rites & rituals are a great experience.