For the lush green travel in the midst of water, Alappuzha always has its arms wide open. The postcard view of coconut trees lined up and houseboats in the middle will take you to a foreign land. The oldest backwater in Kerala has way much to offer than just houseboats. All you need to do is pack your bags and head to one of the greenest part of Kerala.
Right from Ayurvedic wellness centres and spas to the most mouthwatering fish taken out of the water right in front of you, Alappuzha has everything you would dream in God’s Own Country. The Venice of India is simply a must visit for all.
Here is the best time to visit Amazing Alappuzha
Winters (Oct-March)- The best time to visit Alleppey are definitely winters when the temperatures settle between 18 and 33 degrees. Moreover, some rains in the season only increases the charm of Alappuzha. The pleasant breeze makes roaming around even easier. The best part is that waterways remain open and allow houseboat rides on the backwaters.
Monsoon (Jun-Sep) - Monsoon in Alappuzha has heavy downpours. While during the onset phase, you can visit Alappuzha, and enjoy the beginning of the season, make sure you do check the weather updates before booking your ticket. However, the beauty of Alappuzha can be best enjoyed during the Monsoon season. God’s own country looks nothing less than a paradise, and weather remains pleasant due to constant rains. So, if rain is not your concern, go ahead and enjoy the beauty.
Summer (April-May) – Summer is one season, which will not hold too much for you and we would advise you to not visit. Weather gets extremely humid and temperatures start to settle in the high 30s. It is only during the second half of May when the weather gets better as winds change direction and the Monsoon feel begins.
Things to do in Alappuzha, Places to Visit in Alappuzha
Well, if you were thinking that backwaters are all that our amazing Alleppey has, make sure you visit the Alappuzha beach for some sun and sand. Stay in houseboats and get royally treated with the scenic backdrop and mouthwatering sea food.
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is another marvel you must visit which is home to rare species of birds, even the migratory ones.
Make sure you pay a visit to the longest lake in India, the Vembanad Lake. If you happen to visit Alappuzha in August, the snake boat race festival should not be missed. For some white sand, you can visit Pallippuram, one of the islands in Alleppey. There are many temples as well as churches to visit in Alappuzha if you get tired of the backwaters.
While you are at it, do not miss the amazing sea food that Alappuzha has to offer before you complete your trip full of fun and frolic.