Alappuzha: The Venice of the East

Alappuzha- the name brings to mind Kerala’s beautiful backwaters with tastefully decorated houseboats floating on the serene waters of the many canals and waterways stretched across the city. Such is this place’s charm and charisma that it has been rightly called the “Venice of the East”. With lush greenery in the backdrop, this city with its lagoons and canals offers an ultimate relaxing experience to tourists from all over the world.

If you want to enjoy a laidback afternoon overlooking the magnificent Arabian Sea, Alleppey beach is the place to go. Another beach that is popular for its various high end resorts and Ayurvedic therapies is the Marari Beach. And then of course, is the houseboat cruise experience in the Kerala backwaters.

Since Alappuzha is so close to the sea, the climate there is hot and humid during summers. Winters are mild and pleasant and the most favorable time to plan a visit to this enchanting place.

As for food options, it is obvious that seafood will be a staple diet of the local people. Freshwater fish, prawns and shrimps are flavored with a variety of spices lending them an authentic Alappuzha flavor. Everything is cooked in coconut oil so don’t be surprised if you find a hint of coconut in everything you try! General weather of this destination is Rainy. This destination is of type Beaches.