16 Beautiful Places To Visit In Alleppey In 1 Day - See Alappuzha In 24 Hours! (2023)

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If you only have 24 hours in Alappuzha in Kerala, then don’t fret. There are plenty of places to visit in Alleppey in 1 day!

Although the backwaters of Alleppey are humungous, most tourists choose to explore the main canal areas and it’s also here where you should visit to make the most of your time.

The great thing about Alleppey is how diverse the area is. You’ll have historic temples, beautiful beaches, spectacular viewpoints, endless backwaters, delectable dishes, and swaying palm trees (and even palm wine!) to enjoy.

It’s easiest, in my opinion, to take a houseboat, canoe, or a shikara boat around the area so you can explore more. Although having a car is convenient, you’re in water country now.

So, here are all the beautiful places to visit in Alleppey in 1 day!

Heads up: my trip to Alleppey was sponsored by India Someday. Click here to read a review of their India trip planning service or my full itinerary here. As always, although I was a guest all opinions and photo are my own.

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Top tips for visiting Kerala

  • I flew to Cochin Airport from Delhi via a 3-hour domestic Vistara flight for less than $50!Skyscanneris my go-to for checking cheap flight prices.
  • In Kerala the locals speak Malayalam, they even have their own songs and films that have been recorded in the language. As one of the most literate states, they speak excellent Hindi and English
  • Kerala is a politically appointed Communist state, so you’ll see lots of communist flags and artwork around the area.
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  • Getting around Kerala can be quite a minefield with public transport. But, there are buses and trains. I would personally recommend a hire car for your time here.
  • You’ll need travel insurance, I always chooseWorld Nomadsfor their flexible policies.
  • I stayed connected with my KeepgoWiFi Hotspot, these kept my mobile roaming charges capped! But, getting a SIM card in Delhi is also a great option that provides you with 1GB per day for 30 days.
  • In Kerala they use the rupee, I always found that State Bank of India (SBI) was the best as they take foreign cards as they don’t charge you extra for withdrawals.
  • Kerala is a little more conservative than its neighbour Goa, but not as conservative as Delhi, so make sure that you dress appropriately. But, it’s not uncommon for tourists to wear strappy tops, dresses that show your legs and shorts either.
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Where is Alleppey / Alappuzha in Kerala?

Alappuzha is the current name for Alleppey in Kerala, just in case you’re confused. But, most people still call it Alleppey.

Alappuzha is around 60 kilometres on NH66 (2 hour drive) from Fort Kochi and 83 kilometres (3 hour drive) from Cochin International airport.

If you’re winding down towards Alleppey from Munnar, then it will take around 5 hours to drive as you’re covering a whopping 170 kilometres on the journey!

How to reach Alleppey in Kerala

There are plenty of ways to get around Kerala. If you plan on relying on public transport then buses and trains will become your best friends.

Personally, if you have the extra budget, I think it’s a lot easier to rent cars while you’re here in Kerala to head around to the different areas.

That way you don’t have the headache of navigating local buses and you can cover a lot more ground!

It’s good to note there are no direct ferries from Cochin to Alleppey

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Buses to Alleppey

Buses will be your cheapest way to get from Fort Cochin to Alleppey if you’re heading from there.

You’ll need to get the Ferry to Ernakulam and from there, head to Ernakulam bus station. From here, you can get a bus straight to Alleppey.

The journey will take around 2-3 hours depending on ferry and bus timings and will cost around 150 rupees max!

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Trains to Alleppey

There are direct trains from Ernakulam to Alleppey. So, you will need to get on the ferry from Fort Cochin to Ernakulam and take a train from Ernakulam station. It will take around 1 hour to reach there.

You will need to register on the IRCTC website in order to book trains yourself in India. These will need to be at least a few days in advance of travel to guarantee seats and you may be put on a waiting list.

Alternatively, you can visit the train station for Taktal tickets (ones you can book at the counter) a day in advance of travel.

This will be from 10am – 12pm the day BEFORE you leave on the train. For on-the-day tickets I would recommend Cleartrip (but you do still need an IRCTC account to book).

If this is your first time booking trains in India, make sure you read my guide of helpful tips on how to travel in India by train!

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Driving to Alleppey

The easiest way would be to have your own transport or hire a car or taxi to Alleppey. This will take around 2 hours to reach Cochin.

If you’re thinking of getting a private taxi from Cochin/Fort Kochi to Alleppey, I would recommend shopping around for a good deal. You’ll usually pay around 1600 – 1800 rupees ($25) for the journey.

You can always get dropped off in Alleppey to a boat cruise and then start your day off exploring from there! More details on how to get around Alleppey are below.

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How to get around Alleppey and the backwaters in Kerala?

Most of the time, tourists visit Alleppey to explore the labyrinth of backwaters and see the way of life down here. So, you won’t need a car for this.

The best way to see and experience Alleppey is cruising down the backwaters on a boat, to see the local villages, temples, toddy shops, and more!

Click here to read more about the Backwaters of Kerala in my complete travel guide

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Alleppey House Boat

If there is a group of you, or you’re planning to spend a night here. You may want to consider hiring a houseboat.

These can range from budget to super luxury boats and usually have double rooms with comfy beds, bathrooms with a shower, a kitchen on board to prepare meals, and a deck area to lounge on and enjoy the views of Alappuzha.

The houseboats usually come in a package with a room for the night and include hot drinks, snacks, and meals.

Here are some options for your trip;

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Alleppey Shikara Boat

As I was travelling alone, India Someday booked me a night in a hotel in the backwaters themselves on Emerald Isle Heritage Villa! I mean, it doesn’t make much sense for me being on a boat alone haha!

But, I still wanted to have that amazing experience of cruising down the backwaters.

My homestay owner recommended I take a Shikara Boat as the main canals get super overcrowded with houseboats and a smaller boat meant we could cruise down lesser-known areas of the backwaters.

It ended up being an incredible experience that is a lot less money than a houseboat. We got to see some lesser-known areas here and avoid the congestion of the bigger boats in the main canal routes.

Click here to book a Shikara boat tour

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Public Ferries

If you’re on a budget, it is possible to travel like the locals do and catch the local ferries that travel around the backwaters.

These will make various stops on the water, but it will stop off at temples, restaurants, and even toddy shops!

Although you won’t be able to stop at your leisure and enjoy the privacy of the boat charter, the prices are next to nothing to travel this way and you’ll get a more local experience.

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Tours of Alleppey

If you’re looking to experience the backwaters in a different way, you can explore the area by Kayak, trekking, and even bicycle riding in the area.

Take a look at the below tours;

16 places to visit in Alleppey in 1 day

1. Climb up Alappuzha lighthouse

If you want to get some great views of Alleppey, then your first stop should be the Alappuzha Lighthouse.

In the 18/19th century, Alleppey was one of the biggest trading ports in Kerala. The lighthouse then was built in 1862 as a navigational aid for those sailors bringing their boats into harbour.

Today, the Alappuzha Lighthouse is a major tourist attraction where you can climb up the spiral staircase and get fantastic 360-degree views of the whole area.

But, you have to work for those views by climbing up a lot of steps and then finishing off the journey with a climb up a dodgy step ladder.

Click here to read my complete guide on what to expect visiting the Alappuzha lighthouse!

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I was able to climb up to the top at a quiet time of the day, but getting back down was a real challenge. The heat in October was stifling and people were queueing the whole way down the lighthouse. It was a sweatbox inside.

The ladder had little control over who was going up or down and so it caused a build-up. People were going a bit crazy in the heat and pushing etc.

I soon figured out that there is a discount on the entry price from 3-5 pm! So, if you don’t want to be part of the rush, I would go earlier or later than those times.

The Alappuzha ticket prices are 25 rupeesfor foreign tourists and 10 rupeesfor Indians. There is a fee of 25 rupees for a camera. This includes a small museum about the lighthouse history.

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2. Watch the sunset from the shores of Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha beach is pretty clean by Indian standards, so I would highly recommend visiting while you’re in the area.

Although note that there will still be rubbish on the beach. Plus, cows which is also a cool sight.

Although, usually in the West we bring out towels and suncream to relax around 10 feet apart from another party for a sunbathe. Indian beaches are not like that at all.

Most of the time, you’ll see everyone crowded together standing on the shoreline, taking in the sunset or paddling in the waves that come crashing in.

There are also lifeguards who will constantly blow whistles at people taking any risks!

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So, if you want any chance of seeing the ocean, you’ll have to join the crowd.

Here, you can also see the remains on an old pier that used to be in Alleppey. But, by the looks it was destroyed decades ago.

There are some coconut stalls and drink stands in the area if you’re feeling thirsty.

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3. Sip a coconut and scrape out the jelly!

One of my favourite things to do in South India is drink the fresh coconuts that grow in the area.

These are quite literally hacked from the palm trees and sold that day, so you’ll be getting it completely fresh with all the flavour intact. Such a blessing compared to the UK where we have to import them.

What I love doing after you’ve sucked all the coconut water out is passing the nut back to the seller so they can cut it in half. They also cut a little makeshift spoon out of the nutshell!

Then, you can use the spoon to scrape out all the fresh coconut jelly that’s inside it. It’s honestly the best and if you haven’t tried fresh coconut before, now is your chance.

Look out for coconut sellers in Alleppey on the roadside, in the backwaters, and on the beaches too! It’s the perfect refreshment on a hot day.

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4. Take a day ride on an Alleppey House Boat

Just because you’re travelling to Alleppey in one day, doesn’t mean you can’t hire a houseboat!

Many people decide to rent a private charter for the day so that they can cruise along the backwaters, have lunch on board and have a nap if they want to as well.

It’s really popular and some say a better option than staying overnight in a houseboat too (it’s crowded with geckos and other bugs).

You can spend a whole day cruising and stop off where you like if you want to stop at all. Make sure you let the tour company know where you would like to stop off before you go.

Just note that as the houseboats are big, you’re restricted to the main waterways which can get busy. If you want to go on a more off-the-beaten-track adventure, rent a Shikara boat like me (see below)!

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5. Explore the Kuttanad Backwaters

Did you know that the Alleppey backwaters spread over 300 sq km!! It’s a phenomenon and a way of life for most people.

You’ll see many houses on little islands around here where people need to ride a boat just to enter their house.

If you’re only here for one day, I would recommend concentrating on the Kuttanad Backwaters. This has lots of pretty palm trees either side, churches, temples, Toddy shops, and villages to look at while you explore.

If you’re not getting a private charter, this is also the perfect place to catch the local ferries too as there are more infrastructure and ferry stops.

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6. Go temple hopping!

The South of India has a colourful history of colonisation and the legacy is a plethora of cultures and religions. Kerala is no exception to that.

If you’ve already been to Fort Kochi, you may have been temple-hopping already to places like the Santa Cruz Basilica.

Well, Alappuzha doesn’t have churches as grand as all that, but it does have quaint temples of worship tucked away in the backwaters.

You can visit synagogues, mosques, churches, and Hindu temples that go back centuries. On my stay at Emerald Isle Village, we made some stops at St Joseph’s Church near the Sunset Point at Vattakkayal.

We also made a stop at the ancient Hindu Madathil Bhagavathi temple, although I was not allowed to enter being a foreign tourist.

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7. Ride in a traditional canoe

Before houseboats, engines, or even cars, the locals used to travel by traditional country canoe boats.

These country roads were used to transport people, rice, coconuts amongst other things and it takes you back to a different age. They are still used by many farmers today!

If you’re up for a wild ride and a bit more of a local adventure, you can row down the backwaters yourself in one of these canoes.

Some of them do have a motorised engine too if you weren’t up for a workout of your arms!

But, as this boat ride is a bit closer to the water it requires a bit of a balancing act. So, no sudden movements lol. I took one of these to be transported to my homestay and it was awesome but not entirely waterproof on the floor.

Click here to book a traditional Alleppey canoe ride

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8. Stay on the backwaters at Emerald Isle Heritage villa

As I was alone, India Someday booked me into a heritage homestay on the backwaters!

At first, I was a little confused as I thought that everyone booked onto houseboats but I found that this particular homestay was indeed very special.

Plus, it didn’t make much sense for me to be alone on a boat in the middle of Alleppey haha.

If you are interested in staying the night, Emerald Isle Heritage Villa is a farmstay that is over 150 years old! I know as I saw the original deed carved into a banana leaf.

Click here to read my full review of Emerald Isle Villas

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It’s located over the backwaters and has a few boutique rooms, a spice farm with hammocks, Ayurvedic spa, and a restaurant too.

As part of my stay, we organised some resort activities like taking a tour of the island by rickshaw where we explored the beautiful area, meeting locals in villages, and watching the days fishing catch!

They are also able to book a boat ride for you to explore the backwaters and I took a Shikara boat. This way, we were able to go inside the smaller canals and go a little off the beaten path.

As you’re tucked away, Emerald Isle will prepare meals for you throughout your stay.

The breakfast, lunch, and dinner had a great mix of Western and local options. I always go for local food when I can and the fish curries were out of this world.

I would highly recommend staying here to escape for awhile. Click here for Emerald Isle dates and rates!

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9. Take a Shikara boat ride on the backwaters

If you wanted to go deep into the backwaters, I would opt for a smaller Shikara boat to take you around. The bigger houseboats are restricted to the main riverways.

It’s kind of like the canoe boats, but they are much bigger with a rooftop to keep you dry and a motor engine. It even had a sunbed so you could relax onboard too!

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The reason why I loved it so much is that we could veer off into the little canal routes.

We sailed under photogenic bridges, met the locals fishing, saw women washing their clothes, and actually got to see some of the real-life that goes on in Kerala.

We stopped off in Toddy shops and learned how Palm Wine was made and we could explore so much more this way.

I would highly recommend finding a Shikara boat tour if you want to really explore Alleppey and escape the masses of houseboats and tourists!

Click here to book a traditional Alleppey Shikara ride

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10. Enjoy some Ayurveda!

Kerala is the home of Ayurveda, discovered 3000 years ago and it would be crazy not to try out some of the local treatments while you’re here.

They are also a fraction of the price of Western spas and the West learned all they knew from India! So, go get ‘em.

My homestay at Emerald Isle provided some Ayurvedic massages and treatments in their spa and I enjoyed a full hour-long body massage.

My masseuse, as well as providing spa treatments, was a local chiropractor at a clinic in the area!

So, she asked me about any tension I was feeling. As a blogger, I do get pains in my shoulder and so she worked on that for me, easing out the knots! It was incredible and it did feel so much looser after.

As well as treatments in resorts, there are plenty of Ayruvedic centres where people check-in for a while for natural healing.

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11. Tuck into a delectable Malayali lunch

The food in South India is some of the tastiest you’ll get in the whole country. That’s why they serve classics like Dosa, Idli, and Vada on the menus all over.

The fish here is the local specialty and you know you’re getting it fresh as it’s caught in the rivers and in the sea! So, unless you’re strictly vegetarian, a fish curry has to be on your list of foods to try!

A lot of the food that was cooked for me in my homestay was fish-based. Fried, grilled, or curried, it was absolutely delicious and I couldn’t get enough of it.

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But, if you are more inclined to eat vegetarian foods, India is perfect for that. As many Hindus refrain from eating meat, you’ll find that most curries and chutneys are veg and packed with flavour!

Although super touristy, a bucket list thing to do here is to eat curry on a banana leaf! It’s like a Thali and you can try a range of local dishes.

You usually buy the basic Thali which is veg and buy extra meat dishes if you fancy!

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12. Watch the locals toddy tapping

One of the things you have to try here in Alleppey is Toddy. It’s a type of wine that is sourced from Palm trees.

But before you do, you should definitely learn where it comes from and how the locals source it!

Toddy tapping has been a profession here for centuries and now boasts around 50,000 labourers in the trade. It’s also licensed by the government and so it’s completely above board, not like Moonshine.

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A toddy drawer will climb a palm tree and make a whole in the palm flower at the top of the tree. They will then attach a pot, to collect the sap from the palm tree.

The sap will naturally ferment with the yeast in the air and within a few hours, you’ll have sweet alcohol that is around 4-6%. It’s then ready to be sold off to Toddy shops, or used in the home to make bread!

There are many opportunities to see toddy tapping and even have a go yourself! Enquire about your houseboat or hotel for more information.

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13. Or, try some palm wine for yourself in a Toddy Shop!

If you’re looking for where to sample some Toddy, then you only need to look on the backwaters. While on your tour, make sure you ask your guide to stop off at a Toddy shop.

You’ll often be floating down the river and see a shack with a sign saying ‘Toddy’ or a photo of a terracotta pot spilling out palm wine. That’s your cue.

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These aren’t the cleanest places or the fanciest, but they will be packed with local men who are playing cards, watching TV, or chatting after a hard day’s work.

On my visit, it was festival time, so there weren’t many open for business. But, luckily we found one that was open to trying some Toddy!

You must be careful with how much you consume as they often mix with local water. Plus, if you’re not used to drinking it, it can irritate your stomach.

However, it’s a must-try and was one of the highlights of my trip to Alleppey!

Related post – how to enjoy a Toddy Shack safely in Kerala!

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14. Go fishing with the locals

Fishing is a big part of the trade-in the area and you will see it everywhere you go. Boats out on the sea, men with their nets or fishing rods, or on a canoe boat. Everyone is trying to catch fish for their dinner!

As part of your tour, you can stop on your boat to see the fishermen reeling in their catch during the day, or the best time is at sunset once they’re on their way home.

On my rickshaw tour, we saw men laying a net in the backwaters in the Lilypads. Although it was mucky work, it paid off as they were able to catch quite a few big fish there.

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15. Visit a spice farm

The whole reason why settlers came to Kerala from foreign lands, to begin with was for the wealth of spices that were here to trade.

The Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British, all traded spices back home and with the world. Kerala is famous for it.

Today, a popular thing to do in Kerala is to visit one of the spice farms, gardens, or plantations in the area.

My homestay had its own farm which the owner’s family had owned for more than 150 years! They stored grain, coconuts, rice and also grew their own spices for dishes.

16. Watch the world go by in your hammock!

I really feel that Fort Kochi is for hopping around historical buildings, Munnar is for exploring the hilltops and Alleppey is the spot where you can chill out for a while.

Alappuzha has a completely different mood to the rest of Kerala. One where you escape the stresses of the modern world.

So, as well as all the places you can visit in Alleppey in 1 day, you can also use that 24 hours to chill out and relax.

Many houseboats give you the option to lie down and just sail, watching the world go by. Or, you can find a homestay that provides a place to completely relax and read a book.

Emerald Isle had a whole farm area where you could walk around a lake, see the spices and also relax in a hammock by the backwaters.

It was almost opposite Sunset Point, so you had a spectacular view from there. All I will say though is bring some bug spray, as lying still can make you a good target for mosquitos and other insects too!

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Where are you headed next in Kerala?

So, that’s all the places you can visit in Alleppey in 1 day. But, there is so much more to Kerala than the backwaters.

I explored Kerala for a week and loved every minute of it! We explored Fort Kochi, Munnar, and Alleppey on my tour which gave a great mix of history, culture, viewpoints, and relaxation.

You can read my complete one week in Kerala Itinerary here! Or, see my related articles below;

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Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi is a cultural hub here in Kerala and has such a diverse range of historical and cultural attractions to enjoy.

You can hop around Portuguese churches, Dutch palaces, Paradesi Synagogues and Indo-Catholic Cathedrals!

Or, you can see some of the ‘real’ Kerala by visiting the locals at Dhobi Khana laundry house or climb aboard the Chinese Fishing nets to help the fishermen to reel in the catch of the day.

It’s also a great place to watch a traditional Kathakali performance too.

Related articles:

The top places to visit in Fort Kochi

Where to stay in Fort Kochi

Chinese Fishing nets: tips to avoid getting scammed

Kathakali: A complete guide and what to expect in a show

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Munnar is one of the most popular stops here in Kerala and is a hill Station located 1,500 metres above sea level.

As you wind your way up the highway you’ll escape the heat and enter an emerald paradise with thousands of acres of jungle and tea plantations!

There is so much to do in Munnar you’ll need to allow travel time to get here and reach attractions.

The most popular stops are Top Station, Lockhart Tea Plantation, Echo Point, Eravikulam National Park and Lakkam falls!

Related articles:

A Munnar road trip guide

The top places to visit in Munnar

The best tea gardens in Munnar

Is this the best homestay in Munnar?

The prettiest Munnar waterfalls

A complete Lakkom falls guide

Essential tips for the oldest national park in Kerala

Top Station: is it worth the drive?

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Read more of my South India blog posts!

I have travelled to every Southern state in India, so make sure you read my informative guides to learn more about it!


A staple place if you want to go and enjoy some of the best tropical beaches in India!

But, there is a lot of stuff to do here that isn’t just lying on a beach for a week. Churches, spice farms, markets, and historic buildings are everywhere too.

So, if you are the adventurous type like me, here’s a list of things to do that aren’t on the beaches in Goa.

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I LOVED Pondicherry in India. It’s a French colony so you’ll find freshly baked baguettes, French on the signs, and White Town painted in all different colours!

You can also visit some of the many beaches, temples, and Auroville an experimental township that is home to the Matrimander.

Read my top tips for Pondicherry here and the best activities at Auroville here.

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Another place that travellers rave about in South India is Hampi.

A UNESCO world heritage site and ancient city hidden in Karnataka (one of the least visited states in mainland India!). It’s such a cool area and you could explore for days.

Here’s a complete Hampi travel guide on what you can get up to and where to stay!

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Save these things to do in Alleppey for later!

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Is one day sufficient for Alleppey? ›

How many days are enough to visit Alleppey? 4-5 days are enough to explore the best of Alleppey. You can visit the top tourist places, enjoy activities, and stay in the houseboat for a memorable experience.

How do you spend your day in Alleppey? ›

Places to see in Alleppey in one day

Mullakkal RajaRajeswari Temple, Champakulam,, Alleppey HouseBoat, Spice Farm, Pathiramanal, Vembanad Lake, Alleppey Backwater, Sri Krishna Temple, Krishnapuram Palace. Places to Visit in Alleppey in 1 Day will give travelers an experience that will compel them to return to Alleppey.

Which is the best visiting time Alappuzha? ›

November to February: Winters are the best time to visit Allepey as the weather is mild and pleasant. The average temperature during this time is between 17 degrees to 32 degrees Celsius. This is the perfect time to go on a houseboat ride and explore the backwaters of Allepey.

What is Alleppey famous for? ›

Alappuzha, famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry, is a world renowned backwater tourist destination of India. Kuttanad, Alappuzha backwaters and Alappuzha beach are the must-see tourist attractions in the district.

How much is a day trip on Alleppey Boat House? ›

For a Day Trip ( 11 AM to 5 PM ), the rate starts from ₹ 9, 000.00.
Alleppey Houseboat Day Cruise Rates.
04 Bedrooms₹ 18, 000.00/08 Pax₹ 26, 000.00/08 Pax
05 Bedrooms₹ 22, 000.00/10 Pax₹ 34, 000.00/10 Pax
06 Bedrooms₹ 34, 000.00/12 Pax₹ 52, 000.00/12 Pax
Extra Person₹ 750/Head₹ 1500/Head
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What is the rate of houseboat in Alleppey for 1 day per person? ›

Houseboats in Alleppey Book at ₹3500.

What is the special food in Alappuzha? ›

Seafood is the main highlight of the cuisine of Alappuzha. kari¬meen pollichathu, pearl spot fish baked over coals, karimeen curry and viral fry are some of the main seafood dishes of Alleppey. Once in Alleppey, do not miss put on tasting Toddy, which is a special drink of this region.

Which time not to visit Kerala? ›

It is not advisable to visit Kerala in monsoon season. March to May (29°c to 38°c): Summer season is not an ideal time to plan a visit to Kerala as the days are extremely hot and in the evenings also the temperature remains around 29 degree Celsius.

Which beach has best sunset in Alleppey? ›

1. Alappuzha beach, Alleppey. The main beach of Alleppey, Alappuzha beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 150 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach.

Is there an entry fee for Alleppey? ›

Entry Fee: No entry charge. Visiting Time: Open all days from 5am to 7pm.

Can we stay in houseboat in Alleppey? ›

For overnight stay cruise, the cruise time is usually 5 to 6 hrs. Overnight cruise houseboats will be anchored at the shore of a backwater village at 5:30 pm till 8:00 am of next day.

Is Alleppey safe to visit now? ›

Yes, it's now safe to visit Alleppey..

How much is houseboat for one night stay in Alleppey? ›

No. of RoomsMin. PAXRate
1 Bedroom2 personsRs. 10,000
2 Bedroom4 personsRs. 15,000
3 Bedroom6 personsRs. 20,000
4 Bedroom8 personsRs. 30,000
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How do I spend my day time? ›

8 ways to make your day more meaningful
  1. Establish a morning ritual. You're more likely to get more out of your day if you start it off right. ...
  2. Plan your day. ...
  3. Practice a hobby or skill. ...
  4. Spend time with 'meaningful' people. ...
  5. Practice self-care. ...
  6. Do one thing at a time. ...
  7. Go outside. ...
  8. Treat your time like you treat your money.
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How much does it cost to kayak in Alleppey? ›

There are a number of places where visitors can rent kayaks within the price range of INR 1000-1500 per kayak. Alternatively, tours range from INR 800-1500. Group sunrise tours often come for INR 800 while shared group tours often reach INR 900 per person.

What is included in Alleppey houseboat one day package? ›

Alleppey Houseboats Day Cruise
  • Welcome Drink. You will be greeted with Welcome drink.
  • Lunch Service. 01:00pm-02:00pm - Lunch will be served. ( Veg/ Non Veg) Book Now.
  • Tea Time. 04:00 pm - Tea/coffee and Snacks.
  • Check out. And check out at 5.00 pm same place checked in.

What is the cost of Alappuzha boat ride? ›

Alleppey Shikara boating charges start from ₹800 per hour for up to 5 persons if you choose a minimum of 5 hours or more. If you choose to go for only 2 hours or 3 hours the shikara price will be different. On weekends and holidays, the prices will be starting ₹1000 per hour.

What time is day cruise in Alleppey? ›

Day Cruise Houseboat

Timings from Day cruise normally from 11 AM to 5 PM, but in some case, it will be from 10 AM to 4 AM. The houseboat starts at 10/11 AM and cruise through the backwaters and stops for lunch from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM. After that, it restarts the cruising until 4/5PM.

How much does a day cruise cost in Alleppey? ›

Will this boat have AC or Non-AC? Day Cruise houseboat are non-ac. For AC/Room Rs 2500.

Which is the best time for houseboat? ›

Summer (March-May) Kerala becomes very hot and humid from March to May. Nevertheless, this the ideal season to sail across the Alleppey backwaters in your houseboat. However, you want to avoid scorching heat, hire an air-conditioned houseboat during these months.

What is special about Alleppey Boat House? ›

Alleppey houseboats offer you a peek into the local life of the natives of Kerala. All the houseboats have meal options and everything comes in a local flavour.

What is Kerala unique dish? ›

Don't leave Kerala without trying…
  • Puttu and kadala curry. This is a breakfast staple eaten all over the state. ...
  • Appam with stew. ...
  • Karimeen pollichathu (fish) ...
  • Malabar Parotta with Kerala beef curry. ...
  • Erissery or pumpkin and lentil curry. ...
  • Palada payasam (dessert) ...
  • Kerala prawn curry (chemmeen curry) ...
  • Thalassery biryani.
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Why is street food famous? ›

There are no expensive bills, rent, or running costs compared to a restaurant. These savings can be passed on to the customers making street food a very attractive option.

Which month is best for Kerala? ›

Essentially, the winter season between September to March is the best time to visit Kerala, to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in pleasant Kerala weather. The best time to visit backwaters in Kerala is from November through February.

Is it safe to travel at night in Kerala? ›

One must be aware of the risks that accompany adventures when one travels to Kerala. Kerala is ranked No:1 for law and order in India. Kerala is one of the most peaceful places in India. Generally, it is safe, however, you should avoid traveling in night hours if you are travelling solo.

Which month is rainy in Kerala? ›

Kerala has two rainy seasons, the first starts in June and the second in mid-October and finally ends around mid-November. Unlike some other places, the monsoons in Kerala do not take the form of incessant rain over days and weeks.

Which beach is less crowded in Alleppey? ›

Marari Beach

It is the perfect beach for lazying around and there isn't a lot of noise either. Those who come here mostly do so for the beauty so the crowd is not raucous. The beach is miles of golden sand and is surrounded by palm trees.

Which beach in Alleppey has sunrise? ›

One of the calmest beaches in India, Marari Beach sees fewer tourists than most other commercial beaches, and is one of the best places on the west coast to view a spectacular sunrise and sunset.

Is Sunset Beach expensive? ›

Sunset Beach, North Carolina's cost of living is 2% lower than the national average. The cost of living in any area can vary based on factors such as your career, its average salary and the real estate market of that area.

How do I travel locally in Alleppey? ›

Transportation in Alleppey
  1. Bus. Alleppey has a superb network of buses that connect most parts of the town. ...
  2. Taxi. An excellent way of exploring the attractions of Alleppey is by hiring a car/taxi. ...
  3. Auto-rickshaws. You can also hire an auto-rickshaw to move from one place to another in Alleppey. ...
  4. Ferries and houseboats.

What time does Alleppey houseboat run? ›

Houseboats Timing in Alleppey

Generally houseboats in Alleppey can cruise in the backwater from 8 am in the morning to 5:30 pm in the evening.

How many tourist places are there in Alappuzha? ›

37 Places to visit in Alleppey India 2023.

Can you swim in Alleppey beach? ›

Riding a camel's back along the beach is an amazing experience. The beach of Alleppey is also perfect for various water sports activities such as a motorboat cruise, surfing, diving, para-sailing and swimming in the blue waters of the Arabian Sea.

How to choose houseboat in Alleppey? ›

There are tourist counters at Alleppey and Kumarakom where you may pre-book the houseboats. You can take a look at the various houseboats there, bargain with the operators and select the one that satisfies your preferences and budget!

How much is Kerala houseboat tour? ›

₹ 8,400/-₹ 9,438/-

What should I wear in Alleppey? ›

In Alleppey, you should wear lightweight, breathable cotton or linen clothes because of the hot weather. Dress modestly, keeping shoulders covered and dresses or shorts below the knee. You might want to consider wearing dark colours, because you may get splashed by passing boats.

Is Kerala safe for Americans? ›

Yes, Kerala is safe for tourists. The crime rate is low, and the locals are warm and welcoming. However, as with any destination, it's crucial to take the necessary precautions to guarantee an enjoyable trip. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and secluded areas, especially when alone.

What is the difference between Alappuzha and Alleppey? ›

Alleppey is the English name, and Alappuzha is the local Malayalam name. (Malayalam is the native language of people living in Kerala.)

How many days are enough for Munnar and Alleppey? ›

If you have three days in hand you can explore with ease and peace with enough time to rest in between. Most people visiting Munnar would always be in the run to finish their bucket list and compromise with too much sightseeing in ty.

How many days are required for Munnar Alleppey? ›

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Which is better Munnar or Alleppey? ›

Munnar and Alappuzha are considered to be some of the visited tourist destinations in Kerala. While Alleppey is popular for houseboat cruises and backwater tourism, Munnar is a hill station where you can refresh and relax in the lap of mother nature.

Is Alleppey worth a visit? ›

Besides backwaters and the sea, Alleppey is also famous for its ageless temples, serpentine canals draining into the ocean, colorful lagoons, rice paddies, and a 150-year old lighthouse.

How much does it cost to go to Alleppey? ›

Popular Alleppey Packages
Alleppey PackagesPrice (Per person on twin sharing)Nights
Diverse Natural Wonders of Kerala - StandardRs 15,5996 Nights
Diverse Natural Wonders of Kerala - DeluxeRs 44,0006 Nights
Fabulous Kerala DeluxeRs 17,3996 Nights
Kerala: Natural Paradise + Adventure - StandardRs 24,7499 Nights
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Is it good time to visit Alleppey? ›

Many travellers regard this as the best time to visit Alleppey.
Best time to visit Alleppey.
Travel SeasonsMin/Max TemperatureWeather
October to March23-34 °CWinter - Breezy and Pleasant
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Are cruises cheaper than hotels? ›

Generally, the base cruise fare will be cheaper when comparing similar vacations. The amount of extra purchases you make for tours, drinks, spa treatments and other extras will really determine whether a cruise or resort is the better deal for you. When you do these calculations, don't forget to include airfare.

Can we cover Munnar in 1 day? ›

Nestled in the Western Ghats, the rolling hills offer that much needed fresh air. There are a number of places to visit in Munnar in 1 day if you cannot spare more time to stay in this town. Once the abode of the British imperialists, today, Munnar is a dearly loved escape from the city's noise and pollution.

Which is the best time for Kerala vacation? ›

Kerala is one of the most beautiful places to visit at any time of the year. It is believed that December to February are the best months to visit.

How can I go to Munnar from Alleppey? ›

The cheapest way to reach from Alappuzha to Munnar is train to Ernakulam Jn, then cab to Munnar and takes 5h 6m. The fastest way to reach from Alappuzha to Munnar is cab to Munnar and takes 3h 26m. The recommended way to reach from Alappuzha to Munnar is cab to Munnar and takes 3h 26m.

Which part of Kerala is most beautiful? ›

Munnar. Munnar is considered one of the most beautiful tourist places in Kerala. Situated on the Western Ghats, Munnar is evidently one of the highest producers of tea on the Indian subcontinent. The view of undulating hills as the touch the clouds in Munnar rejuvenates your mind and soul.

Which backwater is best in Alleppey? ›

Alleppey To Nedumudy Backwater Stretch

This is among the lushest and scenic routes of all filled with winding waterways, lush green paddy fields, and swaying palms. Nedumudy is quite closer to Alleppey as compared to Kottayam, which also makes it one of the shortest routes for a backwater ride in Alleppey.


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