Alappuzha is perhaps the quietest nook in coastal Kerala with its 200 year old history. Surprisingly this was one of the busiest harbours in these parts. But today it is a peace-lover’s paradise with its low-key ambience and old world charm.

Alleppey Tourist Information
Alleppey Must Visit Places
The 2km long golden stretch of Alleppey Beach is perfection. The old pier may have creaky boards but is still a fine place to watch the sunset. For a more panoramic and breathtaking view of the sea and the whole town, one can climb the Lighthouse. The beach also has a Children’s Park and boating facilities in the lake. Visit the colonial-era Port House for some history. Most people avail the backwater cruise which promises truly wonderful views of nearby fishing islands and green paddy fields. If you want more quiet and solitude, then head 17kms away from Alleppey to the Mararikulam fishermen’s village. It is filled with lovely coconut groves and one can witness first-hand the daily routines of the fishermen and walk along the beach where fishing nets are dried.

Alleppey's Famous Cuisines
Alleppey specializes in seafood, something you’ll love to have in the best places like Harbour Restaurant, Sealap Shimmers, and Green Corner. The Indian Coffee House is an excellent place to devour snacks and local preparation of the eponymous beverage. For vegetarians, Gujarathi Street houses various eateries.

Alleppey Markets
Mullackal is the main shopping area in Alleppey. It is just 3kms from the beach and sells fine local articles made from coir and coconuts. It is also a haven for both junk and precious jewellery and has as many as 30 to 40 such shops. Also check out the grand old stationery shop, PA George Company.

How To Reach Alleppey
Alleppey is easily reachable by road and rail from both Kochi and Trivandrum. There are also trains that connect it with Mumbai. The nearest airport is Kochi.