How to get around Alleppey, the backwaters of Kerala like a local

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Alleppey, is a rich coastal area in Kerala and also known as Alappuzha locally. The place is known as the mother of backwaters of Kerala and a tranquil paradise with clear blue water.

Alappuzha beach

 

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The Alappuzha beach is a nice place to enjoy sunsets and just chill. The Alappuzha beach festival is an event annually organised as part of the new year celebration.

Alleppey Lighthouse

 

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The lighthouse was built in 1862 and is a major tourist attraction. Tourista can visit between 3 pm to 4:30 pm on weekdays for INR 20 and INR 50 for foreigners.

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Kathakali and Kalaripayattu

 

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Kathakali is one of the seven classical dances of India and originated in Kerala. Tourists get a chance to watch the dance form live at an arts centre which hosts performances showcasing the stylised dance-drama. They can also indulge in and watch ‘Kalaripayattu’, an Indian martial art which has its roots in Kerala.

Backwaters

 

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A throwback to cruising the canals in Kerala. We hired a houseboat from Alleppey. You can do a day trip on the boat instead of staying overnight in one. Alleppey, Called as Venice of the East, is beautiful with lovely lakes, beautiful lagoons, and fresh water rivers. These Backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets formed by more than 900 km of waterways. The backwaters present a unique ecosystem where freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea. You can see lush greenery, float past tiny villages, patches of coconut groves, rice paddy fields and witness everyday life on the banks of these water. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #houseboat #keralabackwaters #alleppeyhouseboat

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Backwaters of Kerala are an important iconic tourists spots and all across Alleppey. You can go for a ride and spend a day in a houseboat to enjoy the tranquil and peace of the water.

How to reach

The nearest airport to Alleppey is Cochin airport which is around 64 km from the place and Thiruvananthapuram International airport at a distance of 159 km. Travellers can also take the train to Alappuzha railway station. Buses are available from cities like Bangalore and Coimbatore and rail routes are linked to cities including Cochin, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Bokaro. You can also get a ferry ride from Kottayam or Nedumudy.

Weather

The climate is mostly hot and dry in the summer season and nice in winter months between December to February. The ideal time to visit is from October to March.

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