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Alleppey also known as Alappuzha in Malayalam is a city in Alappuzha District of the province of Kerala state and a part of southern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District.

This town is deemed to be the first and the oldest planned town in this whole province. According to the 2001 census Alleppey stands as the sixth largest city in Kerala with an estimated population of 177,029.

Alleppey is also considered as the “Venice of east” for its abundant waterways. This vast network of lagoons, canals, and lakes happen to be the lifeline of Alleppey. The city was founded in the year 1762 by Divan of Travanacore, Raja Keshawadasan. This untouched back water town is bordered with numerous coconut palms lining the waterways.

During the 18th century Alleppey was one of the busiest trade centers and used to have an excellent port along with the Malabar Coast. British then announced the place to be as the trade port. At present, Alleppey is the center for prawn farming and coir carpet industries. The town was discovered on a narrow land spattered between Arabian Sea and Vembanad Lake.

Alleppey travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Alleppey tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Southern India.

General facts about Alleppey
Location: Southern India
Altitude: 2,695 m
Language: English, Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil
Climate:Tropical and moderate
Major Attractions: Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Edathua Church
Ideal Time to Visit: September to March

Tourist sightseeing in Alleppey
There are several places to visit in Alleppy as the city offers from adventurous places to religious ones, fitting to everyone’s choice. The place houses temples, churches, palaces and lakes, as well as a sanctuary.

Alappuzha Beach, rendering the sightseer one of the most beautiful views of the Arabian Sea, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Edathua Church, and Champakulam Valia Palli. Krishnapuram Palace. The place is famous for its delicious delicacy ambalappuzha payasam, which here is a well-liked dessert.

Karumadi, one of the most popular tourist attractions of the region, is located at a distance of 3 km from Alleppey. This village is visited by large number of tourists owing to the presence of a ????????????????????????

One of the famous attractions here is the great black granite statue of Lord Buddha, also known as Karumadi Kuttan. A shrine was built around this statue. Other attractions are Pandavan Rock, Mullakkal Rajeshwari temple, St. Andrews Church, St Sebastians Church and Champakulam Church.

Climate of Alleppey
Alleppey stands as a beautiful tourist spot and is frequented almost all the year. Well, the best time to visit the place is in the months of September till March. In monsoon, the place is affected by high tides, thus it is advised to the tourists to not to visit the place from June till September.

How to reach Alleppey

Alleppey by Air: The nearest station to Alleppey is Cochin International Airport, located at a distance of 64 km.

Alleppey by Rail: Alleppey is well connected by rail with all the major cities of the country. The railway station is located at the heart of the town.

Alleppey by Road:Alleppey is well connected with entire Kerala through an wide-ranging network of roads.

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