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Allappuza Backwaters, Venice of the East, House Boats

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Visit Allepy alias Allappuza, Gods Own Country

Tourists on a country boat amongst lotus blooms in Vembanad Lake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Allappuza is in Kerala state, India. Allappuza is famous for its Beaches and Backwaters and is called ‘The Venice of the East’.
A visit to Allepy is one of the best Kerala tourism packages available in ‘Gods own country’.

Allappuza is on the Arabian Sea Coast. Kerala is rich for its natural beauty with its 44 rivers, backwaters, beaches, mountains, hill stations, valleys, exotic wild life, etc.

Allapuzha has Vembanad lake, a backwater lake, to its charm. It meets sea at Allappuza. A day’s backwater cruise by Alleppey houseboats on the endless backwaters of Vembanad lake is the best option to explore the beauty of Allepy and its neighboring areas like Kumarakom in nearby Kottayam district.

Allepy backwaters have many islands. ‘Pathiramanal’, ‘R Block’, etc, are to name a few. You will get fresh fish curry, fish fry, fresh coconut toddy, lobster, etc, here in Allepy. Houseboat in Alleppey can take you to all these and much more.

The beauty of Allepy or Allapuzha is that the land is below water level; still it does not get flooded. This has been done by making man made bund, almost a century back, to help agriculture activities, primarily paddy and coconut. These areas were once called ‘The rice bowl of Kerala’.

How to makemytrip to Allappuza in Gods Own Country?

Allappuza is 4 hours drive from the capital city of Trivandrum alias Thiruvananthapuram. National Highway No 47 (Salem-Kanyakumari Highway) passes through Allepy. It is connected by state highways also.

Alleppy is connected by train services. ALLP is the code for ALLEPPEY  railway station on irctc.co.in, the online booking systems of  Indian Railway Ticket Booking system developed by Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS).

Nearest International airport is Nedumbrassery near Cochin. It takes around  one and a half hours drive from Allapuzha to reach Nedumbrassery.

Is accomodation available at Allapuzha?

There are a large number of hotels at Allapuzha and near to the Bird Sanctuary at Kumarakam.

‘Lake Palace Resort’ is leading resort on Vembanad Lake side in Alappuzha near to the finishing point of the world famous Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race.