Alleppey tops the list of best tourist places in Kerala. Its backwater trips, houseboat stays, and serene beauty attract a fair number of people to its territory. In fact it is the most popular place to experience Kerala’s backwaters. Lord Curzon’s depiction of Alleppey as the Venice of the East is not a hyperbole. A houseboat vacation is what people look for on their visit to Alleppey. There are expanses of paddy fields, quaint chapels, interesting fishing villages, lakes filled with water lilies which make for some of the best places to see in Kerala.
The fascination of Keralites with coconut and banana leaves in their food will prove to be a good experiment for you, if you have never had it before. The cobbled pathways and cleaner roads, comparatively will take you on an old-world tour.
Popular tourist attractions: Alappuzha Beach,Krishnapuram Palace, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Marari Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake, Pathiramanal, and Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha. The Snake Boat Race in Alleppey is another crowd puller.
Best time to visit: September to mid-May
Nearest airport: Kochi Airport, which is 53 km away from the city.
Nearest railway station: Alleppey Railway Station; it is well within the city limits. Ernakulam railway station 60kms