Something of a Venice of the East, Alleppey is a city of canals. With its proximity to the beach, the district is more temperate than central India, setting the scene with comfortable temperatures to ride the backwaters and explore the temples. Cochin International Airport
serves as the primary gateway for international travelers. From here, it’s a bus or train ride to reach Alleppey.
There is much to be enjoyed and experienced when staying in Alleppey – from learning how to make bamboo furniture to visiting the ancient churches and temples. The many canals
that wind through the district offer up such adventures as boat rides and even stays on a house boat. The beach is a good place for swimming at times, but it’s a better place for a stroll along the promenade. In terms of sites, there is St. Mary’s Church
. It is one of the oldest churches, having been built in 427 AD. There is also a black granite statue of Buddha, a 9th century piece locally known as the Karimadi Kuttan.
Travelers will find plenty of accommodation in Alleppey, whether it be a houseboat or a property firmly set on land. Hotels can be found throughout the city center and along the coasts of the district. Be sure to check out the interactive map of Alleppey for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.