Alleppey (Allapuzha) is known the best as a ‘Venice of the East’. Offering beautiful places for tourists, the place is a hub of Kerala backwaters and is a home of huge network of houseboats and backwaters. The houseboats that you see in Alappuzha backwaters are the reworked version of Kettuvallams of old times. It is a Malayalam word, Kettu means ‘living structures’ while Vallom means ‘boat’.
The modern houseboats are equipped with all the comfortable amenities of a good hotel room such as cozy living rooms, washrooms, kitchen and balcony. The place is famous for boat races, coir industry and marine products.
Today, Alleppey has become the backwater centre for tourists from all over the world and it is one of the must places to visit in Kerala. Every year, during August-September, the place wakes up to Nehru Cup Snake Boat Race, it is a water sport unique in Kerala.
Backwaters of Alleppey: The enthralling backwaters and the houseboats attract various tourists to this place. Get on the boats and talk with the locals of this place or enjoy the ride in Kuttanad through lush greenery and water coir.
Alleppey beach: In a close proximity to the railway station, the beach is long and has thick palm groves on one end. The beach is a perfect place to sit in peace and relax.
Ambalapuzha Temple: The popular temple is known for the traditional architecture of Kerala and delicious sweet.
Mullackal Temple: Dedicated to goddess Rajarajeswari, it is also the place which is worth to visit. The temple is believed to have some powers and therefore it is visited by most of the tourists from all over the world.
The climate of Alleppey is humid and temperate in general and relatively remains more pleasant during winter season. It is better to visit during that time.