Alappuzha or Allepey as its known as popularly in South India is a district in Kerala. The place is famous for picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons. Any one who makes a trip to Kerala will not miss the houseboat ride in Allepey backwaters. If you are a foodie the seafood varieties that you get to feast on will make you more happy. Allepey / Alappuzha is called as ‘Venice of the East’.

Highlights :

  • 19th century Light house
  • Nehru Trophy snake boat race thats happening since 1952
  • Vembanad lake
  • Ancient temples and churches
  • Beaches around Alappuzha
  • Seafood

How to reach Allepey:

  • Cochin airport is 75 kms and you can take drive from airport to Allepey
  • Kerala transport services runs buses from almost all places to Allepey
  • Allepey has its own railway station and can be reached by any trains that goes to Cochin and Trivandrum.
  • If you are self driving, Alleppey is accessible by National Highway-47, which goes through Ambalapuzha and Cherthala cities. Also , Alleppey is well connected to other cities such as Kochi, Kottayam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Chennai, Bangalore and Coimbatore by road.


P.S : If you find this blog interesting, please follow me to know about next 25 places which you should visit in India in next 25 days 🙂 Ok now keep guessing about the place that starts with the letter ‘B’ in India which I shall write about till tomorrow or you can also leave the guesses in the comments column below.

I am writing this article as part of #AtoZChallenge2016 and you can know more about it here.

13 thoughts on “Allepey aka Alappuzha (TR)

    1. Thats so nice of you lgkeltner. You should definitely visit once. There are so many wonderful places other than what I am going to write.


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