"Venice of the east"

A City in Kerala, India

Interest Measure for Alleppey

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 5 days

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Height(Altitude) of Alleppey from sea level:  35 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  9.4900000°N, 76.3300000°E
Ecosystem:  Plain , Coast  

Food, Culture and Language at Alleppey

Food Availability:  South Indian 
Regional Language:  English
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Why travel Alleppey?

Alleppey also known as Alappuzha. A city with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the one of the places known as the "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon.
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13 Places to visit and Things to do in Alleppey

Backwaters Ride at Alleppey

Backwaters Ride

Wandering around the small but chaotic city centre, with its modest grid of canals, you'd be hard-pressed to agree with the 'Venice of the East' tag.
Expenses - ₹1000
Time needed - 2.5 hours
Alappuzha Beach at Alleppey

Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha Beach is a beach in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, India. Alappuzha beach during sunset The beach has a small park nearby. Alappuzha Lighthouse stands near the beach which is also an interesting spot for tourists. Remains of Alappuzha Sea Bridge, which is in ruins, are still there as a memory of the good old days when Alappuzha port was one of the most famous and important ports in Kerala. The Sea Bridge enabled the passage of goods that came via ships.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race at Alleppey

Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race

When August comes, the placid water of the Punnamada Lake becomes a track on fire. Yes it is the time of the prestigious Nehru Trophy Boat Race, where the silence of the lake is sliced by the slashing oars of the pacing boats. Held on the second Saturday of August every year, it is the most popular of all boat races in the world. People from near and far swarm the banks of Punnamada Lake to enjoy this annual water regatta. Apart from the races of chundan valloms (snake boats) and of smaller country crafts, the event has in store many fascinating moments like the ceremonial water processions, spectacular floats and decorated boats.
Expenses - ₹300
Time needed - 5 hours
Vembanad Lake at Alleppey

Vembanad Lake

Vembanad is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. It is also counted as one of the largest lakes in India. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted in a portion of the lake. High levels of pollution have been noticed at certain hotspots of the Vembanad backwaters. Government of India has identified the Vembanad wetland under National Wetlands Conservation Programme.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Kathakali, Alleppey at Alleppey

Kathakali, Alleppey

A good and fast way to understand the traditional Kerala art. Highly recommended if you're interested in art. It surely be a great experience for every traveller. Try to take a seat in front three - four row only to enjoy thoroughly.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Andhakaranazhi Beach at Alleppey

Andhakaranazhi Beach

This is an isolated beach with white sands. You can have a lot of fun while collecting shells. A lot of shells gets washed away and looks beautiful. Be careful while walking barefoot. It has a tourist center and is really helpful. Nice place to visit for couples. The beach is situated in the foreshore road. This beach is clean and calm. It's not so crowded, so it is a nice place to spend your free time.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016