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Alleppey Backwaters in Alleppey

·  Summer: (20°C-37°C) Dry and humid.
Best time to visit:  September-March

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Backwaters in Alleppey endow the city with beauty comparable to Venice. The serpent backwater canals are extremely picturesque and tranquil and encourage tourists to enjoy delightful holiday retreats. Traditional houseboats that allow backwater trips and onboard stays arrange for an exclusive holiday experience. Ayurvedic massages and treatments and authentic spicy food of Kerala are offered to the houseboat guests.

The backwaters are popular among honeymoon couples, family tourists and nature lovers. Tourists get to explore the palm-fringed banks, exotic birds, churches and monuments and unique rural lifestyle from houseboats. A high level of relaxation can be achieved on the most famous Alleppey Backwaters tours to the destinations like Kumarakom, Kottayam, Mankotta and Alumkadavu.

Nearby tourist places include Alleppey Beach and Sreekrishna Swamy Temple. Snake boat races and temple festivals are the most popular events here.  

Houseboat stay must be booked in advance especially during peak tourist season. Choose backwater packages only from reputed tour operators. Houseboat package prices may vary between INR 7,000 and 15,000 per day.

Road: Alleppey is accessible by National Highway 47 and many other roads from the cities within and outside Kerala. It is a wonderful experience to enjoy the greenery and natural beauty on many of these road trips.

Railway: Alleppey has its own railway station which is about 6 km. away from the backwaters. Taxis and cabs are available from the railway station to reach the backwater canals where houseboats await the tourists.

Airway: Alleppey Backwaters can be accessed from Cochin International Airport which at the distance of about 85 km. is the closest airport to Alleppey. The airport is the landing point for national as well as international tourists visiting the region in huge numbers.