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Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a tropical coastal town in a region webbed by canals and fishing areas on the southern coast of the state of Kerala. Lying on a narrow land spit between the Arabian Sea and Vembanad Lake, south of Kochi (formerly Cochin), southern coastal state of Kerala. The British opened Alleppey’s port to foreign trade in the late 18th century to end the commercial supremacy of the Dutch trading post at Porakad, a short distance away.

Alappuzha is the known as ‘houseboat city’ as it is from here that many Keralan backwaters cruises commence and end. Chugging slowly on these vessels through the shallow, palm-fringed waters visitors see a part of Keralan society that revolves around fishing and the processing of coir (coconut fibre), copra (dried coconut meat) and cashews.

Alappuzha is also famous for Nehru Cup Snake Boat Race that is held annually on the second Saturday in August at Lake Vembanad. Scores of long, low-slung snake boats crewed by up to 100 rowers apiece and shaded by gleaming silk umbrellas compete for the Nehru Cup at this popular regatta that celebrates the seafaring traditions of ancient Kerala.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Alleppey, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

The backwaters | Kerala | India
Classic Kerala
9 Days FROM $2,299

Combining historic Kochi, the hill station of Munnar and a houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. In nine sunfilled days feast upon the amazing natural wonders, wildlife, beauty and diversity of stunning Kerala - God's own country.

Tea plantation | Kerala | India
Beautiful South
14 days FROM $3,459

Chennai, Pondicherry and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Kochi, colonial hill stations and a rice boat cruise on the Keralan backwaters. An action packed fortnight in the Southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, that simply has it all!

House boat on the backwaters | Kerala | India
Keralan Backwaters
3 days FROM $699

A peaceful and rustic 3 day sojourn on the mellow backwaters of Kerala. Setting off from Alleppey (Alappuzha), close to Kochi, you'll sail through the lush backwaters aboard a rice boat.

Tailormade Holidays to Alleppey

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Alleppey.

Deluxe Houseboat, Alleppey
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Deluxe House Boat

Deluxe houseboats are elegantly furnished, with up to four bedrooms, equipped with modern en suites, an open lounge, dining area and a deck to relax and admire the beautiful backwater views. Air conditioning operates in the bedrooms between 9pm to 6am only. The cruises are full board, with tasty meals freshly prepared by the onboard chef.

Raheem Residency, Alleppey
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

The Raheem Residency is a boutique style heritage hotel with spacious rooms. There is an Ayurvedic suite and yoga is available.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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