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The Venice of the East – Backwaters Galore

Alappuzha –still called Alleppey  by many– is the picture perfect hub of Kerala's backwaters. Known for its beautiful backwaters and houseboat vacations, the coast of Alleppey is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in Kerala.

Located close to Kochi in Kerala, Alleppey draws a multitude of tourists from not only India, but across the world. Most well-known for the annual snake boat race during Onam, Alleppey is the ideal destination to visit, no matter what kind of traveller you are. Referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’ by Lord Curzon, Alleppey is also famous for the temples and ancient sites that are an absolute delight for history buffs and anyone who loves art.

When visiting Alleppey there’s plenty to do in and out of the backwaters! A houseboat/Shikara ride is a must-do and taken for granted, but one can also head out and visit the beautiful lakes of Allappuzha like the Vembanad Lake. Don’t miss the Amabalapuzha Shri Krishna Temple or the Sree Nagaraja Temple, two of the best places to visit in Alleppey. If you love bird-watching, then a quick visit to Pathiramanal island is on the cards. Explore the Krishnapuram Palace and Arthunkal Church to experience amazing architecture, and go shopping in the Canal Bazaar or the Champakulam Handricrafts Market! You best stay in Alleppey for a week, because there’s so much to do. Check out all the Experiences in Alleppey below.

Our Resort(s) at ALLEPPEY

Important Information

State: Kerala

Destination Type: Riverside

Destinations Nearby: Vembanad Lake, Pathiramanal

Languages: Malayalam and English

Nearest Railway Station: Alappuzha Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Kochi International Airport


Summer: March to May. Temperature ranges between 28°C to 32°C.

Monsoon: June to September. Temperature ranges between 26°C to 30°C.

Winter: December to February. Temperature ranges between 27°C and 32°C. 



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