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Pin-Code - 688xxx
STD Code - 0477
State - Kerala
Famous for - Beaches
Best time to visit - Between the months of September and March
Places to visit - Pathiramannal, Kumarakom bird sanctuary, karumadi, Krishnapuram Palace and Pandavan rock.
Weather - Winter temperature ranges from 14 to 31°C, Summer temperature ranges from 21 to 37°C
Altitude - 2695 m
Official Language - Malayalam
Languages spoken - English, Malayalam
Alleppey is the city which is based in Alapuzzha district of Kerala and is also referred as, “Venice of east”. The city is much popular for having numerous water bodies in form of back waters, lagoons, lakes and canals. The whole region of Alleppey is dotted with number of tourist spots in wide varieties, which can be kept under distinctive categories such as history and culture, nature, wildlife sanctuaries, religious centers and the like. One of the not to miss spots included in list of tourist places in Alleppey is Pathiramannal. This place overflows to the neck with dense verdure all across, populated by multiple birds belonging to rare species and punctuated with exotic lakes and water bodies. The journey to this place itself begins on a mirthful note in that none other but only boats can be employed to pave the path up to this island. Particularly if you have been on a backwater cruise, this mesmerizing islet turns out to be most splendid ‘stop over’ and tourist can catch the glimpse of swarms of migratory birds hovering to and fro. One of the excellent activities to do in Aleppey is embarking on journey amidst backwaters in the luxury of houseboats. Houseboats are massive sized boats equipped in all sorts of amenities and are categorized as 1 bed room, 2 bed room, 3 bed room, 4 bedroom houseboats. The experience of traveling a houseboat would be akin to gliding through watery surface amidst a blissful world. Rows of sites will continue sedating past such as vast stretch of paddy fields, small houses sprung up in bunches at places, long and gargantuan expanses of lagoons and also multiple kinds of birds shooting sporadically hither and thither.
For people having curiosity to boost up their awareness about avian world, there is an exclusive arrangement made in Kumarakom bird sanctuary. They have the pageant of various kinds of birds, well preserved and watching at them can be one of the most scholarly activities to do in Alleppey. In addition to all these fun spots, Aleppey does not lag behind when it comes to historically significant sites and places which are galore in the region such as karumadi, Krishnapuram Palace, Pandavan rock and the like. Another most beautiful place to be covered up during your trip to Aleppey is Aleppey beach. This spot offers most picturesque site and offers a basketful of tranquility and a perfect place to delve into meditation. In short, it would be most perfect place for a perfect blend of triple ‘S’ that is Sun, Sand and Seafood. Long white cover of glittering sand particles keep the whole esplanade concealed. Mullackal is one of the best places to shop in Aleppey. Number of things can be bought as souvenirs when Alleppey shopping and the list incorporates the articles like varied sorts of spices such as cardamom, areca nut, sugar, coir made products such as mats and carpets, perfumes of various kinds and so on. There are clusters of hotels in Alleppey for the comfort of the vacationers touring the spot.
Climatic conditions remain humid for the entirety of year nevertheless months between September and March has been considered to be the best time for touring this region.Primarily this region is built as a consequence of continuous piling of sand and silt. The earliest know people inhabiting the region were Christians. The ruling hands continued to change from time to time. Later on, Portuguese came into the region. In the 17th century, it Dutch who reined supreme in the region. Later on with the intrusion of Maharaja Mathandavarma, many of the regions of Alleppey were annexed to their Kingdom. The main person to be credited for the development of this region is Raja Kesavdasna the diwan of Travancore.