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Alleppey Kerala

Come August-September, travelers and holidaymakers begin flocking to the picturesque backwater town of Alleppey, currently known as Alappuzha. Once ruled by colonial rulers including the Dutch and the Portuguese, Alleppey in Kerala has today become one of the most coveted travel destinations on the planet. It is not only the nature’s wealth that brings travelers to Alleppey in hordes. There are a number of other attractions that pull the crowd – Nehru Trohpy Boat Race, mythological sites, backwater cruises and an ever-flourishing coir industry. During your holidays in Kerala, Alleppey should always head the list of travel destinations you plan to visit.

What to Do in Alleppey
Spending a holiday in the town of Alleppey is surely going to be fun and game. The sleepy little town of Kerala has the potential to keep you occupied for a good span of time. Let’s have a look.

Nothing will excite you more than participating in the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Here, you will have the opportunity of spending time and interacting with locals. Your participation in the festive occasion will also help you understand the cultural and traditional aspect of Kerala.

The biggest draw at Alleppey, however, is the houseboat cruise along the backwaters of Alappuzha. Book your accommodation in a luxury houseboat and be ready to explore the riches that Kerala has been so wonderfully blessed with. Do relish the traditional Keralan cuisines.

Remember to visit the coir industry in Alleppey. The town has the eminence of producing coir of the finest quality. Watch craftsmen as they go about doing their work. You can also decide to buy yourself a couple of coir products, apt as souvenirs to carry back home.

In and Around
Do remember to visit the Punnamada Lake, venue of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Seeing the lake bedecked with numerous ‘chundan valloms’ vying against each other to acquire the winner’s trophy is truly a wonderful experience. People gather in hordes on either side of the Punnamada Lake. Next on your wish-list should be the Ambalapuzha Temple. Dig out the legends that remain associated with this Lord Krishna’s temple. The history of the temple dates back to 800 AD while the architecture style is typical to Kerala. It stands at just 14 km from the town of Alleppey. Make a visit to the temple that occupies a position in the midst of dense forests - Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple. Other tourist attractions in Alleppey include St Andrew’s Church (set up by the Portuguese) and the Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple. The temple is popular for getting people’s wishes fulfilled.

Where to stay
Punnamada Backwater Resort, Coir Village Resort, Kuttanad River Resort, Taamara Alleppey, Keraleeyam Heritage Home, Pagoda Resorts, Tharavad Heritage Resort and KTDC Yatriniwas are preferred options of stay in Alleppey.

Alleppey Air/Rail/Road Link
Kochi International Airport is at 64 km while Trivandrum Airport is 159 km away. NH 47 passing through Alleppey provides excellent road connectivity. The town is well connected to key destinations of southern India by rail routes as well.