Explore Alleppey in Under Rs. 8,000

Anupam Jolly

Last updated: Sep 5, 2017

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Triveni, the floating market, for the experience


How are you? - sukhamalle?
What is your name? - perenthaa?
Please - dayavaai
Thank you - nanni


Sunset shots of the 137 year old pier at the Alleppey beach


Varutharacha Kozhi curry, semi-fried chicken flavoured with coconut and chilly


Snake boat race held second Saturday of August annually

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Distance from Bangalore: 593 kilometres

Why Alleppey?

Emerald green backwaters flanked by paddy fields, long lazy houseboat rides, delicious Appams and Stew, and miles and miles of peace and solitude - say hello to Alleppey! Good news is that all this and much more doesn’t come at a big price. With these insider tips on budget travel and looking out for some exciting deals, you can enjoy a memorable holiday to Alleppey without breaking the bank.

kerala backwater
Emerald Green Backwaters in Alleppey Welcome You to the God's Own Country


Getting There

Train to Cochin > Bus to Alleppey

One of the most economical ways of getting to Alleppey is by train. The nearest railway station to Alleppey is Cochin. Given below is the return train fare to Cochin from various Indian cities:

Delhi to Cochin: Rs. 2,000

Mumbai to Cochin: Rs. 1,400

Kolkata to Cochin: Rs. 1,700

Bangalore to Cochin: Rs. 800

Bus to Alleppey: Alleppey is at a distance of 58 kilometres from Cochin and takes an hour by road. The best way to get to Alleppey from Cochin is by bus. A return bus ticket from Cochin to Alleppey would cost you roughly Rs. 200.

Krishnapuram Palace
Check out the 14 feet by 11 feet Gajendra Moksham mural at the Krishnapuram Palace | Photo Credit: wikipedia/Appusviews


Where to Stay

JCT Houseboat: Enjoy a perfect setting for a vacation in the most beautiful part of Kerala. JCT Houseboats is a 3-star property that offers luxurious backwater cruises. 

Tariff: Rs. 9,000 per night

Amenities: Power Backip| Doctor On Call| All Meals on Board 

Deshadan BackwatersAround 30 minutes drive from Alappuzha Railway Station, Deshadan Backwater Resort offers guests with warm hospitality and modern facilities. 

Tariff: Rs. 4,500 per night

Amenities: Mini Fridge| Safety Deposit Box| Tea/Coffee Maker| WiFi| Infinity Pool| Ayurvedic Centre 

Haveli Backwater Resort: 30 Min Drive from Alleppey Railway Station and 7.3 km from Pathirappally Bus Stop. Guest can visit various tourist places like Nehru Trophy Boat Race(550 m), Mullakkal Temple(1 km), Alappuzha Beach(4 km), St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church(16 km), Pathiramanal Island(16.5 km) and much more.

Tariff: Rs. 3,500 per night

Amenities: Swimming Pool | Ayurvedic Massage Centre | Safety Deposit Box 

More budget hotels

alleppey beach
Decorated with Palm Groves, Alleppey Beach is a must visit | Photo Credit: Flickr/ Christian Haugen



What To Do

Where To Eat

Harbour Restaurant: Run by the nearby Raheem Residency, Harbour Restaurant serves delicious Indian, Continental and Chinese food. Wash your meal down with a chilled glass of beer.

Address: Beach Road, Alleppey| Phone: 0477 2239767

Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm daily.

Cost: Meal for 2 costs Rs. 600 approximately.  

Kream Korner Art Café: This relaxed café boasts of local art on its walls, and serves delicious Indian and Chinese food. The vegetarian thali comes highly recommended.

Address: Mullackal Road, Alleppey| Phone: 0477 2252781

Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm daily.

Cost: Meal for 2 costs Rs. 300 approximately.  

Royale Park Hotel: Royale Park Hotel has a comfortable ambience and an extensive menu. Do try the vegetarian and fish thalis.

Address: YMCA Road, Alleppey | Phone: 0477 2264828

Opening Hours: Restaurant- 7 am-10:30 pm daily, Bar- 10:30 am-10:30 pm daily.

Cost: Meal for 2 costs Rs. 400 approximately.  

Total Cost of the Trip


Expenses* Cost for 2 Nights (per person)
Hotel Rs. 3,500
Return Transport Rs. 2,000
Food Rs. 2,000
Total Rs. 7,500

* All tariffs and costs are subject to change. 

Tempted to Spend Some More?

Shopping: Alleppey is a great place to buy tea, spices, locally crafted jewellery, bronze ware and fibre handicrafts. Don’t forget to visit Floating Triveni, a floating mall! The mall stocks toiletries, stationery and other provisions.

Day Trip to Kumarakom: Kumarakom, located at a distance of 45 kilometers, is a great place to go bird watching, many migratory birds like Siberian Crane, Parrots,Larks and Teals, flock here every year.

ferry kerala
A ferry ride in Alleppey is a great way to explore the backwaters on a budget!


Sneaky Tips

Off Season Travel: If you’re looking at travelling on a budget, then the best time to visit Alleppey is from April to July. This is when you’ll secure great deals on hotels and have the backwaters all to yourself, minus the crowds of tourists.

Take a Ferry Ride Instead of Booking a Houseboat: A stay in a houseboat will set you back around Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 4,000 per night. Instead, hop on a ferry and explore the backwaters more extensively and at a cheaper price. Government run ferry tours begin at Rs. 150 per person.

If a relaxing holiday is what you have in mind, then Alleppey Kerala is your best bet. Book your holiday in Alleppey today!

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