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.
: 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.
TO GET THERE
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).
Nearest railhead, Cochin (64 kms), is connected to major cities
Fare (approx): Calcutta-Cochin Rs.3550 (AC-I), Rs.2025 (AC-2A),
Rs.1550 (I), Rs.375 (Sleeper).
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-
Services Alleppey is connected by bus with Quilon, Trivandrum,
Kanyakumari, Cochin, Trichur, Guruvayoor, Calicut, Palghat etc.
Transport Coaches,Tourist taxis,Metered taxis & Auto
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:-
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
(14 kms), Hariped (33 kms).
District Information Officer, Collectorate, Alleppey. Tel: (0477)