Alleppey Backwaters Kerala

While searching for the most popular backwater destinations in Kerala, Alleppey is one such destination that must not be missed in any ways! Located on the banks of the prismatic Vembanad Lake, this gorgeous city is the ‘Mecca’ for the backwater vacationers on a Kerala trip!

Fringed with lush coconut groves, adorned with endless lagoons, and embraced by the charm of silent backwaters, Alleppey is a paradise for the visitors! Owing to the swaying beauty and enchanting charm of this city, it is also often called the ‘Venice of the East’, and is one of the most popular backwaters destinations in Kerala.

Whether leisure seekers, honeymooners, adventure seekers, or visitors from any walk of life, everyone can visit this wonderful destination and curate pleasant memories with their friends and families. And while visiting Alleppey, visitors should not miss out the houseboat cruises across the Vembanad Lake and enjoy the pristine beauty of the backwaters.

Best Time to Visit Alleppey Backwaters

Winter (November to February) is the best time to visit the Alleppey backwaters. The weather during this season offers a pleasant ambience; temperature remains below the average level and makes it for an amazing backwater vacation in Alleppey.

Tourist Attractions Around Alleppey Backwaters:


A picturesque hamlet that spreads across both Alleppey and Kottayam district, Kuttanad is also known as the 'Ride Bowl of Kerala' due its vast paddy cultivation. But the fact that Kuttanad is among the only few places in the entire globe where cultivation is actually done below the sea level, makes it a much more fascinating place to visit while on a Kerala tour.

Marari Beach

A perfect escapade for all the holiday mongers, Marari Beach (or Mararikulam Beach) showcases an ideal mix of leisure, fun, excitement, peace, and serenity. Home to some of the world-class Ayurvedic centres in India, this beach can keep you well-introduced with the vastness of the Arabian Sea and its swaying beauty!

Alappuzha Beach

If you are willing to take a break from the silent backwaters, and delve deep into the bosom of Arabian Sea, Alappuzha Beach is the place for you. Showcasing a mixed range of flora, leisure activities, day-outings, and adventure options, this is the place where the might of the sea meets and greets the silent beauty of the backwaters.

Vembanad Lake

Famed as the longest lake in India, Vembanad Lake flaunts its enchanting beauty across several places in Kerala. However, while romancing the Alleppey Backwaters, you can enjoy the best of while relaxing in a houseboat.

Pathiramanal Island

If you are a nature lover who facies watching the colourful birds, you definitely cannot miss a visit to the Pathiramanal Island in Kerala! This is one such place, where the crystal sand can behold all your senses with their magical spell!

Krishnapuram Palace

Kerala, the "God's Own Country" is also known for its fascinating architecture; a visit to Krishnapuram Palace in Layamkulam can be a lively witness to this. An 18th century heritage palace, it is located around 49km from Alleppey and is rated as one of the finest existing piece of Kerala architecture.

Sri Krishna Temple

A pious pilgrimage, the Sri Krishna Temple in Kerala stands for devotion and sanctity among the Hindu devotees. Built during the 8th century, this sacred temple has a deity that holds a whip in one hand (right) and a 'shankhu' in the other (left).

Arthunkal Church

Situated along the shorelines of the Arabian Sea, the Arthunkal Church is among the oldest churches in Kerala. While the religious visitors throng this pious church with total devotion, leisure seekers visit the spot to enjoy the mesmeric sunset views along with the peace and calmness that dwells here.


Seating on the banks of the picturesque Pampa River, Champakulam is yet another gorgeous villages to visit in Kerala. An extended version of Kuttanad, this quaint hamlet resonates nature's pristine beauty with its lush vegetation and intrinsic network of water-bodies.


This granite statue of Lord Buddha testifies the fact that Kerala is a land of diverse religious faiths and significance. Interestingly, this statue don not have its left portion and is believed to hold mystic healing powers by the devotees.

Trains to Reach Alleppey Backwaters

Destination/From Train Name Train No. Available Days
Bangalore Bangalore Express 16316 Round the Week
Mumbai Mumbai Express 16332 Sat
Chennai GUV Chennai Express 16128 Round the Week
Dhanbad Jn Dhanbad Express 13352 Round the Week
Kolkata Shalimar Express 22641 Tues & Sat
Chennai Alappuzha Chennai SF Express 22640 Round the Week
Delhi Nizamuddin Express 12643 Tues
Trivandrum Cntl – H Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express 12431 Tues, Thu, Fri
Trivandrum – Gorakhpur Jn Raptisagar Express 12512 Tues, Wed, Sun
Trivandrum Cntl – Indore Jn Ahilyanagari Express 22646 Sat
Trivandrum Cntl – Chennai Cntl Super AC Express 22208 Wed, Sun
Delhi – Trivandrum Rajdhani Express 12431 Tues, Thu, Fri
Trivandrum Cntl – H Nizamuddin TVC NZM Express 22655 Wed
Kochuveli – Amritsar Jn Amritsar Express 12483 Wed
Trivandrum Cntl – H Nizamuddin Nizamuddin Express 22633 Wed


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