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Alleppey

Alleppey situated in south of Cochin, is the centre for backwater cruises in Kerala. It has a large network of canals which passes through the town, provices its lifeline & has a long sandy beach. It is also the centre of the famous coir products of Kerala. Nehru Trophy Boat Race - the most colourful snake-boat race in Kerala - is held here on the second Saturday of August every year.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Altitude : Sea Level.
Temperature (deg C): Summer- Max 35, Min 22.5; Winter- Max 32, Min 22.
Rainfall : 254 cms.
Best Season : October to May.
STD Code : 0477.

HOW TO GET THERE

  • Air Nearest Airport, Cochin (64 kms), is connected by Indian Airlines flights with Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Goa, Bangalore and Trivandrum. East West Airlines also connects Cochin with Bombay.
    Fare: Calcutta-Bangalore-Cochin Rs.7092 (US$ 260).
  • Rail Nearest railhead, Cochin (64 kms), is connected to major cities in India.
    Fare (approx): Calcutta-Cochin Rs.3550 (AC-I), Rs.2025 (AC-2A), Rs.1550 (I), Rs.375 (Sleeper).
  • Road Alleppey is connected by road to all the important cities in south India, as Cochin- 64 kms, Calicut- 289 kms, Trivandrum- 159 kms, Quilon- 85 kms, Haripad- 33 kms, Thekkady- 253 kms, Kottayam- 130 kms.
  • Bus Services Alleppey is connected by bus with Quilon, Trivandrum, Kanyakumari, Cochin, Trichur, Guruvayoor, Calicut, Palghat etc.
  • Local Transport Coaches,Tourist taxis,Metered taxis & Auto Rickshaws available.

PLACES OF INTEREST

Backwater Cruise

Alleppey is the gateway to the inland water ways of Kerala. Cruise through small canals pasing paddy fields, villages and small water lodged town-ships to enjoy the scenic beauty and to get a glimpse of the unspoiled rural life of Kerala. Backwater boat cruises are conducted by Alleppey Tourism Development Co-operative Society. The important ones are given below:-

Place Distance Journey Time Rates
1) Alleppey-Kottayam 29 kms 3 & 1/2 hours Rs.75
2) Alleppey-Ernakulam (Alternate days) 74 kms 7 to 8 hours Rs.125
3) Alleppey-Quilon (Only one trip) 85 kms 8 hours Rs.150
4) Alleppey-Champakulam 16 kms 1 & 1/2 hours Rs.50

EXCURSIONS

Ambalapuzha (14 kms), Hariped (33 kms).

TOURIST INFORMATION

1) District Information Officer, Collectorate, Alleppey. Tel: (0477) 2549.


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