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Alleppey Kerala - Venice Of The East: Beautiful Pristine Backwaters

Alleppey Kerala

A city of canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons, Alleppey was described as the 'Venice of the East' by Indian Governor George Curzon in the early 20th century. That is why it is known as the 'Venetian capital' of Kerala. Alleppey is notorious for the large crowds of tourists that flock to its beaches. Unlike most beaches in India, the main reason to visit Alleppey and its beaches in particular is its pristine condition.

Best time to visit: Nov-To-Feb
Things to do: Fishing, Backwater Houseboat Cruise, Picnic at a Beach, Get an Ayurvedic Massage


  • Flight - The closest airports to Alleppey are Cochin International Airport and Trivandrum International Airport, which are only 75 km and 150 km away respectively.
  • Rail - Alleppey Railway Station is located within the city limits and connects all major cities of the state and country. A number of frequent trains run regularly from here.
  • Road - The KSRTC bus service allows tourists and locals to travel comfortably and affordably throughout the state. There are also private bus services connecting Alleppey with other neighboring states. The distance between Alleppey and Trivandrum is 151 km and Ooty is about 306 km from this beautiful place.


  • Bus - Alleppey has an excellent bus network connecting most parts of the city. There are also government-run buses connecting Alleppey with other nearby towns in Kerala. Buses are a cheap way to get around in Alleppey.
  • Auto - You can also rent an auto-rickshaw to get around Alleppey locations. Auto rickshaws are reliable and can be found throughout the city. Much cheaper than a car or taxi.
  • Ferry/Houseboat - One of the best ways to enjoy your Alleppey vacation is by cruising the backwaters on a houseboat or ferry. Ferry is a reliable means of transport in Alleppey. Houseboats and ferries are the best way to get to places in Kuttanad, as there are many places in Kuttanad that are not accessible by land.

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