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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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See all 297 Hotels in Alappuzha District
$111
Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere

Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere

VP 11 / 123 F, Cherthala, Vayalar
4.2
of 5, from 38 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this luxury resort is within 20 mi (32 km) of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Boat Jetty, and Kerala Folklore Museum. Vembanad Lake and Spice Market are also within 20 mi (32 km).

$144
Paloma Backwater Resorts

Paloma Backwater Resorts

Kainakary.P.O, Alappuzha, Alappuzha
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Alappuzha, this resort is 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from Alappuzha Beach and 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from Perunthenaruvi Waterfall. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple are also within 32 mi (52 km).

$246
Xandari Pearl

Xandari Pearl

Beach Road, Arattukulam Junction, Mararikulam
4.9
of 5, from 17 reviews
4.5 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).

$77
The World Backwaters

The World Backwaters

Kannankara - West Kumarakam, Thanneermukkom
3.7
of 5, from 49 reviews
4.5 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).

$116
La Plage Marari

La Plage Marari

Omanapuzha Beach Road, Alappuzha
3.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this resort is 3.9 mi (6.2 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).

$46
Pagoda Resorts

Pagoda Resorts

CCNB Road, Chungam, Alappuzha
2.9
of 5, from 33 reviews
3.5 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).

$116
Tree Leaf Marari Sands Beach Resort

Tree Leaf Marari Sands Beach Resort

North S.L Puram, Mararikulam
3.9
of 5, from 7 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this resort is 6.5 mi (10.5 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).

$83
Ramada Alleppey

Ramada Alleppey

Nehru Trophy Finishing Point, Alappuzha
3.9
of 5, from 42 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 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).

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