Affectionately called Alleppey, Alappuzha is the fantastical hub where the backwaters of Kerala meet. A vast maze of interconnected waterways, Alappuzha is enchantingly beautiful. As you wander around the small but rather chaotic center of the city with its network of canals, you will realize, or rather feel, why this place has been awarded the epithet, Venice of the East. Step out from the city center towards any direction in Alappuzha and you are will be struck by the majestic greeneries all around. The graceful greenish hue lies over Alappuzha like a blanket evaporating into a mesmerizing world of quaint villages, cute canoes, colorful houseboats and of course, toddy shops. Float along the languid waterways and gaze at the peaceful rice fields. The romantic Alleppey provides you with an incomparable serenity in its landscape.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport is 75 km away from city. The Trivandrum airport is located 159 km south of Alleppey.
By Rail :
Alleppey is well connected to other important cities like Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai New Delhi, and Kolkata by train.
By Road :
Alappuzha is well-connected by NH 47 with other cities Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore by road. Distance from other places; Thiruvananthapuram: 149 km, Kochi: 58 km, Thekkady: 140 km, Munnar: 162 km, Varkala: 118 km, Wayanad: 315 km
The Alleppey Beach seems like a frightful place at first. There is no shelter and swimming in the waters is not a very enjoyable experience. So what? Stay till the end of the end and you will be enthralled with the spectacular sunset. Instead of swimming, you can enjoy other exciting activities in the water including surfing and parasailing. Visit after the monsoon season in August and September and you will be regaled with the festive sight of numerous boaters racing against each other.
Sri Krishna Temple
The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple The simplicity in the architectural style of this great temple is something to marvel at. In fact, the temple follows the tenets of the Kerala architecture style. The magnificently simple temple overlooks a gorgeous pond.
The beauty of Alappuzha cannot be adequately fealty by a walk or two. You need a cruise. Ensconced in the rich comforts of a luxurious houseboat, you can cruise around the backwaters of the region. Feast your eyes on the bewitching natural treasures that unravel before you. The backwater cruise will take you through some of the most pure and innocent stretches in the area that. The entire experience will be that of a dream handed to you by divinity.