Alleppey/Alappuzha Backwater
Alappuzha or Alleppey nick named as "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon during the British period is a beautiful town located in Alappuzha District of Kerala India.Known for its Backwaters Aleppey is one of the best place in the world to experience Backwaters. In the world tourist map, this place is well known for its houseboats, beaches and lakes. It is situated in the Central Travancore region. This district is also known as Alleppey and the administrative headquarters is Alappuzha town.

The major attractions of this district are Krishnapuram Palace, Champakulam Valia Palli, Edathua Church, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple and Alappuzha Beach that offers beautiful view of the Arabian Sea. There are many age old Hindu temples, British built churches and mosques in this district. The backwaters and lagoons are a wonderful spots to visit in this region.

The Nehru Trophy Boat Race in the Punnamda Lake, held every year, which in fact is the most competitive and thrilling of the boat races in Kerala. A backwater cruise on the Punnamada Kayal takes you along canals past scenic islands offers sublime views .

Pathiramanal
is yet another tourist attraction in Alleppey backwater cruise. It is a little island which is a favorite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different part of the world.

Weather and Best Time to Visit Alappuzha
The major tourists drop in the month of august and September during the Nehru Trophy boat race that happens in this district. It is to be noted that between June to September, this region faces heavy rainy season. If the tourists are comfortable with rainy season then these particular months are also a wonderful months to visit Alappuzha. It is to be remembered that summer season isn't too hot in this region. Therefore even summer months are regarded as holiday season apt for tourist in this particular district.

Alappuzha Location
The city is located in the plain areas with no hills surrounding it. Alleppey is situated 62 kilometers (39 mi) to the south of Kochi and 155 kilometers (96 mi) north of Trivandrum.

How To reach Alappuzha

By Air – Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport from Alappuzha. From there taxi can be hired to reach Cochin and to reach Alappuzha one can take bus , or train. One can reach to other cities also and from there train to Alappuzha.

By Train-
Alappuzha is well connected by rail network. One can reach here from many cities like Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mumbai Bombay, New Delhi, Mangalore, and Kolkata.

By Road-
Alappuzha district is well-connected by National Highway 47. Kochi, Kottayam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram , Kozhikode, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore are well connected by road to Alappuzha. There are bus services from these cities also. Luxury buses, common buses , one can also hire taxis to this city