Go for a romantic ride on a beautiful houseboat in the backwaters

Go for a romantic ride on a beautiful houseboat in the backwaters

Marvel at the lush green backdrop

Marvel at the lush green backdrop | Photo credit: Arian Zwegers/Flickr

Witness the magnificent Nehru Trophy boat race

Witness the magnificent Nehru Trophy boat race

Sailing into the sunset

Sailing into the sunset

Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • Lovebirds
  • Nirvana-aah
  • Family Fun
  • Beach Bums
  • Relaxation Bliss
    • Language

      Malayalam, Tamil, English
    • Altitude

      NA
    • Time zone

      IST (UTC+5.5 hours)
    • Theme

      Beach, Religious

In God’s Own Country, Alleppey is the most beautiful county – Backwaters still as mirrors, alluring beaches, shimmering canals, luscious greenery and much more await you!

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  • Backwaters

    Among the attractions of Alleppey, the backwaters hold the numero uno spot. The intricately woven networks of inland waterways connecting the backwaters paint a picture of perfection.

  • Scenic Beauty

    The ravishing beauty of Alleppey is a visual treat to behold. From the backwaters to the beaches, from the green paddy fields to the temples, everything about Alleppey is intertwined in an ageless beauty.

Be prepared

  • Humidity

    Common to almost all the towns in Kerala, humidity is something you’ll need to be prepared to deal with, particularly during the months of summer and monsoon.

Describing It

Although a relatively small island, Alleppey or Alappuzha stands tall amongst the best tourist spots in Kerala. The reason isn’t difficult to fathom once you’ve witnessed the flawless beauty here. Often called the ‘Venice of the East’, owing to its serpentine network of canals and backwaters, Alleppey has grown from being a small town in Kerala to one of its biggest attractions.

Much talked about, and not without reason, are the resplendent backwaters of Alleppey. One of the must-do things in Alleppey is to board one of the many magnificent houseboats and go on a cruise of utter pleasure and romance.

Alleppey beach is a place blessed by the gods themselves. The golden sands, glorious waves and swaying palms give credence to Alleppey's claim of having one of the best beaches in Kerala. Here, fun and games compete with relaxation and romance.

Alleppey is known for its wellness therapies, which include Ayurvedic massages and spas. Many Ayurvedic spas that have mushroomed in and around Alleppey use herbal medicinal ingredients. A day at one of these spas works like magic on your body and spirit, ridding you of tension and negative energy.

With a good deal to do and a great deal to explore, Alleppey is one of the best places in Kerala to enjoy a few days of bliss and serenity.