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Alleppey Vacation Packages

Explore the beautiful waterways surrounding the Venice of the East, join in the excitement of the city’s lively festivals or spend the night on a houseboat. 

Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is a bustling portside town with a picturesque beach and charming canals. While the city doesn’t quite live up to comparisons with Venice, the area has a green and vibrant beauty all of its own. Hop on a boat and start to explore the region. 

In the 19th-century, Alleppey was the main port for the Kerala backwater region. British ships would dock here to load up with spices, nuts and tea. Tour the network of canals around the town and imagine how it must have looked back then.   

There are over 1,000 houseboats in Alleppey, many of which are available to rent. All boats come with a driver and many with an onboard chef. Pick your boat and ask your driver to pull up in a scenic spot for the night. Sit on the deck overlooking the water and enjoy a meal of local fish or spicy curry.

If you don’t fancy hiring your own boat, join one of the many tours around the backwaters. Cruise around the calm waters spotting native birds and admiring the green rice fields. 

Alleppey is also home to several popular festivals. Come to the Sree Krishnaswamy Temple Festival in March and watch the elephant parade. The year’s main event is the Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race, which takes place in August. Watch dozens of brightly decorated boats, each with over 100 singers and oarsmen, compete for the title. 

Alleppey’s climate is one of the best in India, with year-round temperate weather. Winter, from September to March, is the best time to visit, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. 

The city is located 33 miles (53 kilometers) south of Cochin. There are good rail links from here and several other nearby cities. Once here, you can navigate the small, busy city center easily on foot. However, the best way to explore Alleppey’s charms is by boat.


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£57
Deshadan Backwater Resort

Deshadan Backwater Resort

Kayipuram, Muhamma
4.2
of 5, from 25 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on a lake, this spa resort is 10.2 mi (16.4 km) from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and 12.3 mi (19.9 km) from Kumarakom Boat Jetty. Alappuzha Beach and Vembanad Lake are also within 16 mi (25 km).

£51
Ramada Alleppey

Ramada Alleppey

Nehru Trophy Finishing Point, Alappuzha
4.6
of 5, from 9 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Alappuzha Beach and 9.4 mi (15.2 km) from Perunthenaruvi Waterfall. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Kumarakom Boat Jetty are also within 25 mi (40 km).

The World Backwaters

The World Backwaters

Kannankara - West Kumarakam, Thanneermukkom
3.5
of 5, from 18 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the historical district, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, and Kumarakom Boat Jetty. Alappuzha Beach and Kottayam Cheriyapally are also within 20 mi (32 km).

£29
Pagoda Resorts

Pagoda Resorts

CCNB Road, Chungam, Alappuzha
3.6
of 5, from 7 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Alappuzha, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Alappuzha Beach and 8.8 mi (14.1 km) from Perunthenaruvi Waterfall. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Kumarakom Boat Jetty are also within 25 mi (40 km).

£81
Xandari Pearl

Xandari Pearl

Beach Road, Arattukulam Junction, Mararikulam
5.0
of 5, from 5 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from Alappuzha Beach and within 20 mi (32 km) of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Perunthenaruvi Waterfall. Kumarakom Boat Jetty and Vembanad Lake are also within 25 mi (40 km).

£89
Lake Palace - A Luxury Backwater Resort

Lake Palace - A Luxury Backwater Resort

Thirumala Ward, Alappuzha
3.2
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Alappuzha, this hotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Alappuzha Beach and 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from Perunthenaruvi Waterfall. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Kumarakom Boat Jetty are also within 25 mi (40 km).

£68
Abad Turtle Beach

Abad Turtle Beach

Varankavala, Pollathai, Mararikulam
4.2
of 5, from 12 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This Mararikulam hotel is on the beach, 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from Alappuzha Beach, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Kumarakom Boat Jetty and Perunthenaruvi Waterfall. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Vembanad Lake are also within 25 mi (40 km).

£16
Achayans Homestay

Achayans Homestay

Thayil Junction, Mararikulam
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from Alappuzha Beach and within 20 mi (32 km) of Perunthenaruvi Waterfall and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Kumarakom Boat Jetty and Vembanad Lake are also within 25 mi (40 km).

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