Famous for the backwaters in Kerala, the city of Alleppey is also known for its beaches, temples, boat races and Ayurvedic spa and wellness centers.

Dotting the coastline of the Arabian Sea, Alleppey (also known as Alappuzha) is the oldest planned backwater town of Kerala. This place is famous for its numerous rivers crisscrossing the Sea and is home to many canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons. Alleppey is often referred to as the Venice of India. The backwaters coupled with houseboats and the tropical village life makes Alleppey worth a visit.

Directions by road from the nearest airport

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Getting there

Closest By Air


85 Kms 3 hours

Closest By Rail


4 Kms 15 mins

Closest By Road


34 Kms 1 hours 30 mins


85 Kms 3 hours


Bay Island Driftwood Museum


Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary



Nehru Trophy Snake-Boat Race








Places to Stay

In one of the boat-houses that offer a power-packed combo of exclusive accommodation and food. The plush little once-upon-a-time-royal quarters come equipped with a sleeping area, western-style toilets, dining area and a lounge on the deck. Available in varying sizes to suit visitors; these floating cottages are slow-moving, easy motorised vehicles fit with generators. Just make sure that you get the bookings done well in advance. Otherwise, Alleppey is very tourist friendly and there?s no dirth of exclusive or budget hotels, cottages or homestays in and around Alleppey. Otherwise, Alleppey is very tourist friendly and there?s no dirth of exclusive or budget hotels, cottages or homestays in and around Alleppey.


Alleppey’s cuisine has a number of must haves. Your taste buds haven’t experienced Allepey if you haven’t tried the Ghee Roast Dosa and Malayalee Parotha . While Appams and Idlis form the essentials, you can also try “Toddy” which is a locally fermented alcohol beverage made from palm tree and coconut palms. Rice wine can be also tried in Alleppey.

Vembanad Restaurant

INR 200

A lovely poolside restaurant located within the premises of Allepey Prince Hotel. The fast service and amazing food truly add on to the experience. Fish Curry and Prawns are recommended dishes if you visit this place.

AS Rd, Alappuzha

Harbour Restaurant

European, Indian
INR 250-350

Offering a beach-side view, The Harbour Restaurant is located within Raheem Residency Hotel. Popular for its Pepper grilled chicken, provides perfect open air ambiance. It’s a casual Euro-style restaurant serving delicious Indian as well as European dishes.

Beach Road, Alappuzha


INR 300

An open-air restaurant known for its tasty and spicy halal meals. A cheap place for the locals and travelers who love chicken and mutton dishes without any less in its quality.

CCSB Rd, Kodiveedu, Alappuzha, Kerala 688001

Kream Korner

European, Indian
INR 200-300

One of the relaxing, satisfactory and quiet restaurants in Alappuzha. With the perfect ambiance, Kream Korner offers multi-cuisine delicacies. Try Thai dishes, Mochoo noodles and spring rolls if you visit here.

Mullackal South of Temple, Kream Korner, Alappuzha

Royal Park Hotel

7AM-10.30PM, bar 10.30AM-10.30PM
INR 300-500 For Two

Known for its Swedish decor, the restaurant located in Royale Park Hotel comprises various Indian as well as other cuisines. It has an ambiance one would always love.

YMCA Road, Alappuzha


Middle-Eastern, Indian
INR 200

An ordinary small restaurant but fully crowded most of the times because of the quality of food served here. Reasonably priced, it offers all types of Indian and non-Indian food long with Ice-cream shakes and shawarma.

Near District Court Bridge, Alappuzha, India

Commuting Within Alleppey

Traveling within Alleppey is not a problem as there is abundant number of local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis. Boats and ferry services are the best way to travel places such as Kuttanad, inaccessible by road. Many of Alleppey’s attractions are easily accessible by foot.