The nearest airport of Alappuzha is the Cochin International Airport about 78 km away. One can avail taxi or bus services to get to Alappuzha.
Being a prime tourist destination there are trains to Alleppey from all the major cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. Taking the trains could provide one with a scenic coastal journey.
It is known as the Venice of the East because of the extensive network of canals and backwaters and water transport being a popular means of transport.
Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southern India it is easily accessible. Alleppey is a popular honeymoon destination for a lot of Indians owing to the unique experience of staying on a houseboat.
One can spend 4 to 10 days exploring Alleppey and nearby places to ensure a complete and wholesome experience.
The best time to visit Alleppey would be in the months from October to March. Because the weather then will be mild and pleasant.
You could go on a houseboat ride and if lucky even enjoy a light rain. July to September is usually the time of the monsoons and is the perfect time to see Alappuzha in all its glory and splendour with lush greenery.
But houseboats won’t be available during the monsoons. The summers are usually too hot but you can get really good deals on hotels and will be less crowded with tourists.
Places of Interest :
1. Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Temple and Mannarsala Snake temple.
2. St. Andrews Basilica.
3. Pathiramanalisland for Bird watching.
4. Krishnapuram Palace.
5. Alappuzha Lighthouse.
6. Punnamada Lake for house boating and Snake Boat races.
7. Marari Beach and KadalPalam.
>For now-Hindus visiting the temples, it is best if you seek the guidance of a local as to what customs and attire to follow and what to do and what not to Do.
>Stay at a homestay to experience the full culture of Kerala.
>Be sure to try out the local brew at a toddy shop coupled with some spicy seafood. Again make sure you go with a local/guide.
>Make hotel bookings in advance during peak seasons.
>You can travel in autorickshaws for shorter distances but make sure to set your fares before getting in.
>Ayurvedic massages can be painful. Also, make sure you are going to licensed practitioners or establishments for the same.