Alleppey (Alappuzha) with its numerous waterways, is one of the most important tourist centers in Kerala, attracting a flurry of tourists from all over the world. The town is popularly known as "Venice of the East" and is one of the ideal choices for romantic getaways and honeymoons in India. Alleppey is a perfect location for wildlife lover to spot bird and animal life and also to explore some religious and historic sites.The palm fringed waterways, mirror like lagoons, sandy beaches, toddy tapping, houseboat holidays & the popular boat races of Kerala are the reasons why tourists flock to this tranquil town on the backwaters. The mesmerizing view of the paddy fields of Kuttanad, popularly known as the 'rice bowl of Kerala,' delights visitors. Delicious rice wine of the region is a delight to taste. Alleppey is also known for its spectacular snake boat races named Nehru Cup Snake Boat Race.
A honeymoon in Alleppy is the perfect way to raise the curtains of a new beginning. Alleppey gives you an unmatched environment for romance. If you have an imagination of destination full of canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons, Alleppey is the answer. A major tourist attraction here is an old and beautiful lighthouse. Alleppy boasts for being the only district in the state without a forest and also the home to Kuttanad, popularly known as the rice bowl of Kerala. Kuttand is one of the very few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.
Besides its natural beauty, honeymooners can enjoy local traditions, culture and especially boat races held. Most of the snake boat races are conducted and a majority of the rice boat & houseboat cruises are scheduled, here. This place is center for prawn farming and Coir carpet industries. Cultivation and habitation are made possible at four to ten feet below the sea level. It is a popular honeymoon destination, a perfect location to spot bird and animal life and a place to visit many religious historic sites. So, you have more than enough reasons to come Alleppey with your soul mate.
Alleppey, being a coastal area, is humid all through the year. The best time to visit the place is between September to March.
Best Season: September to March
Summers: March to May
Winters: November to February
Monsoons: June to September