Kerala is often referred to as “God’s own country”. The nice thing about this place is that it is almost 60% covered with forests and water sports and the western ghats pull through this place. The total cost of Kerala is called the Malabalar cost. This place has witnessed trade for 2000 years, most of the Arab and Chinese traders visited this place and India’s first mosque was also built here. Portuguese explorers first visited Calicut. This is the first place on the sea route to India explored by Vasco de Gama.
Alleppy is also known as Alappuzha. Alleppy is just another name that can also be referred to as Alias in the modern world. Alleppy belongs to the Alappuzha district and is the headquarters of the district. It attracts tourists worldwide, both local and international, Pre Covid it Fast recorded tourist visits of nearly 1.5 million visitors and there are many backwater trips. Let’s take a look at its history and the affordable ways to stay and explore within budget.
History Of Alleppy
The history of Alleppy is almost 2000 years old, since the Sangam Age, the rice field has been growing historically. In addition to rice fields, palm, coconut, and banana trees were also heavily cultivated in this region. There were trade relations with Greece and Rome in the year 52 AD
Also, the relations with the Middle East with Alleppey were also very old, They use to trade in spices and pepper. Alleppy falls under the Kuttanad region of Kerala.
Portugese Reached india in 1528, they had maintained their trade as of later. The Travancore Kindom played this place until the 19th century. And when he was taken over by the British East India Company, he took over responsibility.
What is Famous in Alleppy?
Alleppy is best known for backwaters, The Alleppy backwaters location is known as Kumarakom and the lake is known as Vembanad Lake. The water from Lake Vembanad eventually flows into the Arabian Sea. But the stretch or the path to the sea has a lot of coconut trees on both sides and this makes a very nice picture.
Beaches are very famous in Alleppy you’ll almost find around 30-40 beaches only in Alleppy.
Many families and Honey Moon couples visit Alleppy and they will and must try the boat trip. There are packages for a boat trip where they need around 5000-7000 for a 2-day stay and seafood is very famous in Alleppey. There are also two floors, one on the ground floor and one on the top floor, where you have all the facilities and can watch the entire route with panoramic views, mangrove forest drives on Lake Vembanad and bird sanctuaries are also worth a visit. Apart from that, Greenary, vegetation, dams and many factors like Thotapally Spill Way Dam Alleppy.
It has the Second Largest Mangroove after the Sundarbans in West Bengal, Vembanad lake mangrove forest rides, and Bird Sanctuaries.
Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Vagamon, and Varkala are almost only 50-110 km, you can almost stay in Alleppy to visit many places in Kerala.
Best Season to Visit Alleppy
The Temperatures are very hot during Summer in Alleppy almost about 45 degrees and also as it is a Coastal Region, You’ll face humidity heat as well.
So the best time of year to visit is monsoons and winter. In the truest sense of the word, the cool climate and drizzle season make Alleppy a destination for world tourists, even if you can visit it in summer. However, it is not recommended.
Best Places to Visit
- Marari beach
- Alappuzha Beach
- Pathiramanal Island
- Punnamada Lake
- Sree Krishna Swamy Temple
- Krishnapuram Palace
- Alleppey Lighthouse
- Kalloorkad St. Mary’s Basilica
- The Great Backwaters
- Alappuzha House Boat
- Udupi Sri Krishna Temple, Alappuzha
- Kanichukulangara Devi Temple
Backwaters and also mangroove kayak rides are the activities available, jet skiing in Beach is also available but only on Few places.
How to Reach this place
The closest destination to Alleppy is Kochi, just 50km away so international tourists can get here by landing there. The closest location is Trivandrum Airport, just 150 km away. Trains are also available to Kochi and Trivandrum.
There are hourly trains from Kochi and Trivandrum to Alleppy or Alappuzha Junction.
For Train List, Click Here
Travel Cost, Route Map and Budget.
There are various categories of tourists like Nomads, Solo Travellers, Couples Families and People who travel through Cars, All modes of Transportation has been given separately below by diving into Categories.
As Many Places like Kochi, Kollam, Vagamon, Varkala, Kottayam, Trivandrum are very Close to Alleppy, We just you to Spend at least 15 days in Alleppy if at all you want to explore Kerala every nook and Corner.
For Solo Travelers and Nomads
For Solo Travelers, One of the Cheapest and Best Options Available is Railway Retiring Rooms, They are very cheapest and only 200 per day, If you want to skip those 200, You can Keep your Luggage in the Cloakroom and Travel, For Washroom and other Activities you’ll be charged just 20rs and if you want to stay for 12 hrs Charge is just 100rs, Complete details are given in this link, Click Here
For People Traveling in Cars
For people who want to travel in cars and Save Budget, Depending upon 4 seaters or 6 seaters, there is also the best option for you guys.
Petrol Bunks like Bharath petroleum or HP or Indian Oil at few places specifically built certain rooms, Like Bharath Petroleum has “Ghar Sansar” where you’ll get Washroom with excellent facilities like Even Geysers, Also Maintenance will be Excellent.
For Families and Couples
The best budget plan for couples and families looking to stay in Alleppy for 2 weeks. The best option is that there are many rental houses in Kochi for a week only for 7000, Look about that in Sites like Magicbricks,99acres so please plan a month in advance so that it becomes very easy during the trip.
Else Book OYO rooms daily it costs about 1500 follow the above plan it saves a lot of money and you can explore well.
Happy and Safe Journey.
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