Alappuzha : also known as Alleppey backwaters, is a landmark between the broad Arabian sea and a web of rivers flowing into it. Alappuzha is famous for the beautiful backwaters surrounding it. The backwaters with water birds and flowers and greenery of paddy fields along their banks are a beautiful and refreshing sight.
It has a number of historic colonial buildings and a beautiful beach, with a garden alongside the beach. A pier, about 140 years old,, lighthouse and grove of palm trees are scenic attractions near the Alappuzha beach.
Alappuzha is also known as a center of the coir industry. Coir is made from the rough outer husk of the coconut. The fibers of the husk are processed and woven to make useful items including packaging material, boards, mats and brushes.
|Summer||March – May||32 – 35 degree|
|Winter||October – March||25 – 32 degree|
|Monsoon||June – September||22 – 32 degree|
Major Attractions of Alleppey
Alleppey Beach : Alappuzha beach is a popular picnic spot. The beach has a small park nearby called Vijaya beach park. Remains of Alappuzha Sea Bridge, which is in ruins, are still there as a memory of the good old days when Alappuzha port was one of the most famous and important ports in Kerala. The Sea Bridge enabled the passage of goods came via ships. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which is greatly fascinating to visitors.
Houseboat Stay : One of the most preferred ways to get close to the backwater life in Kerala is the houseboat stay. In the early days houseboats, which is also known as Kettuvallom, were used for the transport goods (a standard kettuvallom can hold up to 30 tones) from the isolated interior villages to the towns. With the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, gradually the Kettuvalloms went off the scene. Now these kettuvalloms are back again as a major tourist attraction. A houseboat is about 67 feet in length and has a width of around 13 feet in the middle. The materials that go into the making are local and eco friendly; bamboo poles, coconut fiber, ropes, bamboo mats, carpets etc. The main wood used is “Anjili”. There are houseboats with fully furnished single room to six rooms. All of them have a living area with comfortable chairs, kitchen and bedroom with attached toilet. In addition there is a separate rest room for the crew. Many of the boats are equipped with solar lighting, chemical toilets and outboard engines. The crew includes a chef, and two oarsmen. The cuisine is of traditional Kerala flavour.
Houseboat package will be like : You can checkin the boat at any time after 1200 hrs and boat cruise till 2 pm, then anchor for lunch. Again around 3.30 pm cruise starts and by 5.30 pm it will be anchored in a safe place for the night stay. Next day morning around 8 am cruise starts and drop you at nearest Jetty around 9 am. Our car will be there when the boat arrives.