Alappuzha Tourism & Travel Guide

This seventh largest city of Kerala is popular for its houseboat cruises along the Kerala backwaters. Alappuzha is bedecked with lagoons, beaches and canals and offers lots of water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing and water skiing, to unwind during your vacation. The backwaters also happen to be the venue for the annually celebrated (January and August) Nehru Cup Snake Boat Race, where long serpentine boats being rowed with rhythmic furor by able-bodied Malayali men, is a spectacular site to behold. Some other famous attractions include Alleppey Beach, Andhakaranazhi Beach, Vemband Lake, Mannarasala Temple and the Alappuzha Light House, which offers a stunning panoramic view of the city and the coastline, especially during sunsets. One can also take a speed boat to Pathiramanal Island, a quiet and picturesque island on the backwaters where one can witness hundreds of rare migratory birds from around the world. South India is culturally rich and its abundance can be enjoyed through its music, dance and spirituality. Many resorts organise cultural shows in the evening where one can enjoy the traditional dance of Kerala and one of the oldest theatre forms of the world, Kathakali. Places such as Thaff Delicacy, Dreamers Cafe and Restaurant, Mushroom Restaurant and Kream Korner Art Cafe are famous for delicious local, vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Alappuzha can be reached by air, the nearest airport being Cochin International Airport, which is 83 km from the city, while buses and trains are also available.

Trips and Itineraries for Alappuzha

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Alappuzha for a break!

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A day in the beach - Alappuzha, Kerala

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More than Backwaters....Alappuzha (Alleppey)

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Venice of the East – Alappuzha

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The Alappuzha getaway.

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Top Places To Visit in Alappuzha

Alappuzha Beach
Alleppey District, Alappuzha 688007
Bungee Jump at Alleppey Beach
Alleppey Beach, Alappuzha 688001
Also known as the 'Venice of the East', this beach is the main one of the city and known for the boat rides and entertai...
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Komalapuram, Ambalapuzha, Alappuzha 688561

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