Alleppey (Alappuzha) Travel
How To Get There - Alleppey (Alappuzha)
Nearest airport is at Kochi, 66 kms
The place is well connected to
Kochi, by rail.
The place is connected to all the
south Indian towns, by a well-developed network of roads.
There are frequent bus services to Alleppey.
One can use buses,
yellow-top and tourist taxis, autorickshaws, and cycle rickshaws.
The State Water Transport
Department operates boat services connecting Alleppey with some other
places like Kottayam, Chenganassery, Nedamudy and Kavalam.
THE VENICE OF THE EAST
Situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, the town's commercial centre
lives in a maze of canals. Set in the labyrinth of Backwater channels,
the town is one of the best gateways to explore the unspoilt
Prime Attractions of Alleppey (Alappuzha)
Alappuzha beach is one of the most popular spots in the
district of Alleppey. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is
around 140 years old. more..
The annual festival of the St. Andrews Forane Chuch
at Arthunkal near Alleppey is held in the month of January. This
ten-day festival held in the name of St. Sebastian is attended by
thousands of devotees from all parts of the State. more..
The little island of Pathiramanal, on the Backwaters is
a favourite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different
parts of the land. more..
Kuttanad is an expanse of
water-logged land lying below sea level. It bears strong resemblance to
Holland in terms of geographical features.
Chettikulangara Bhagwathy Temple
Bhadrakali deity is said to have miraculous power. The temple is abuzz
with activity in the months of February and March on the occasion of
A short distance from Alleppey,
this village has been rendered famous by the heroic struggles between
the communists and Travancore State Police.
Alleppey Backwater Cruises :
Alleppey Backwater are a perfect place
to spend your holiday away from the hectic daily life. Sailing back and
experiencing the nature softly passing you by, in form of blue waters, green
pastures and coconut grooves offers you the most enthralling experience on
the Alleppey backwaters tour. You get the chance to enchant with the local
fisher man and experience the mundane rustic charm. The chirps of variety of
birds and the perfect lush background makes Alleppey the most appropriate
destination to some time in isolation conversing with the mother nature.
Alleppey Boat Races :
Alleppey Nehru Boat Races is one of the most
colorful boat races in Kerala. It is held on the second Saturday in the
month of August annually in the Punnamuda Lake in Alleppey. The boats of all
size and shapes are decorated with the beautiful trimmings and umbrellas.
These boats vary from 30 to 60 meters that can accommodate around 100
rowers, 4 helmsmen and 25 cheer leaders. Champakulam, Kavalam, Karichal,
Jawahar Thayangari, Kallooparambanm, PachaPulincunnu, Kandangiri and Paippad
are the main competitors of this event. The winners of Nehru Boat Races are
awarded with the Silver Trophies'. People from far and wide come to this
place especially to be apart of the event.
Thakazhi's Village :
The village of Thakazhi is most famous for the
late novelist Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai, who belonged to the same
village. Most of the people recognized his personality, through the film
Chemmeen, which is based on his novel of the same name, portraying the tale
of romance and tragedy among the fisher folk of the Alleppey coast.
Sivasankaran Pillai's house has now been converted into the museum housing
the author's award, his personal effects, pen, spectacles and typewriter.
St Gorge Forane Church, Edathua :
Edathua is well known for its St
Gorge Forane Church, situated on the banks of Manimala, 12 kms from
Thiruvalla and 29 kms from Alleppey. The church was built in the year 1810
and is quite famous in Kerala. The Church is a massive shrine with lovely
stone trellis work fringing the roof. A tall stone flagstaff with a cross
mounted at the top guards the gates. Inside the church, the wooden relief
sculptures at St Gorge slaying the dragon and Christ on the cross, painted
in red, gold and blue are simply mind blowing.
Excursions from Alleppey (Alappuzha)
14 kms from Alleppey, the Sreekrishna Temple here is worth seeing. The
temple boasts of its classic temple architecture and its 'Palpayasam'
(sweet milk porridge), offered to the deity. more..
The palace is located at a distance of 47 kms, at Kayamkulam, on the
way to Kollam. The double storeyed palace contains one of the greatest
Mural panels in Kerala. more..
Mannarshala covers an area of 16 acres of dense green forest grove
devoted to serpent worship. The temple here is unique in that the holy
rites are presided over by a priestess. more..
Significance - Alleppey (Alappuzha)
The centre for Backwater Cruises in
Kerala, the Backwaters of Alleppey can be best experienced in a country
boat. Alleppey is a bustling, messy town of ramshackle wood and
corrugalated roof houses, chiefly significant in the Coir industry.
Places To Stay - Alleppey (Alappuzha)
Prince Hotel, A.
S. Road, NH 47. Komala, Opp. Boat Jetty.
KTDC Motel Aaram.
PWD Rest House, near Reception Ground.
Maps - Alleppey
Climate - Alleppey
299 cm (annual).
Max: 32°C Min: 20°C
Max: 35°C, Min: 22.5°C
General Information - Alleppey
1414 Sq. Km. District
0 feet Above Sea Level.
64 Km North Of Kochi (Kerala)
August to March
Nehru Boat Race,
Ambalapuzha Temple, Mannarshala Temple.
Summer : Max: 35°C, Min:
Winter : Max: 32°C Min: 20°C
Useful Information - Alleppey
Tourist Information Centres
Tourism Promotion Council, near the Boat Jetty.