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  • Alleppey, in Kerala, is fondly called the "Venice of the East,” and for good reason! This land is covered with beautiful lakes, rivers, and canals that crisscross to create an abundance of natural wonders. It is also home to dozens of Alleppey backwater resorts. 

    Alleppey is home to a huge variety of tropical flora and fauna and is an ultimate retreat destination in India for all age groups. Most of the resorts in Alleppey sit right on the edge of the serene waters that create a calm, tranquil atmosphere and make way for a fabulous vacation with family and loved ones.

    Besides this, Kerala's rich history and cultural heritage can turn any vacation here a truly unforgettable experience. There is plenty to see and do that you will be lost for choice. Some of the main resorts include names like Riverine, Punnamada and much more!

    Here are some of the best backwater resorts in Alleppey:

  • 01Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere

    Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere

    This resort promises to bring pure luxury in the midst of the serenity of the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. The resort has beautifully furnished luxury rooms and a spa that offers the best of Kerala's Ayurvedic treatments. It also has several other complimentary amenities like badminton courts, bicycles, fishing, fish feeding, a 30-minute evening cruise, and even a kids’ play area. Besides this, this Alleppey backwater resort provides on-demand sightseeing tours and water sports. 

    Guests may also book houseboat tours at the front office. This resort is about a 45-minute drive away from Alleppey bus stand. Vasundhara Sarovar also has a private lake within its walls. You can opt to stay in one of the floating cottages that though a tad bit expensive is an epitome of luxury! If you prefer not to break the bank, there are plenty of other budget-friendly rooms to choose from.

    Amenities:
    Pool, fitness center, room service, bar, spa, free parking.

    Price:
    The rooms start at a price of INR 10,000 per night. The prices may change depending on the demand.

    Location: 
    VP II/123F, Vayalar, Cherthala, Alappuzha, Kerala 688536

  • 02Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort

    Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort

    The Kondai Lip Heritage resort offers a truly immersive experience. The experience begins at the gates of the resort where you are picked up by the resort boatman and transported via a canal to the front office. The canal opens up into a large pond that sits by the edge of the resort. The buildings within the resort were all once traditional homes that have been turned into a hotel. 

    They are all over 100 years old. Authentic Kerala food is served to all guests. Upon special request, you can also enjoy some exotic seafood. The resort is surrounded by serene waters on all sides and is isolated from the noise and crowds of the city.  The resort is just an hour away from the Alleppey bus stand by the road.

    Amenities:
    Concierge, breakfast included in the tariff, spa, the in-house restaurant.

    Price:  
    A basic deluxe cottage here will cost you about INR 5000 per night.

    Location: 
    No.3/112, Karumanchery Buildings, Ezhupunna South P.O, Kerala 688550

  • 03Ourland Island Resort

    Ourland Island Resort
    Image Credit : http://www.ourlandresort.com/

    Sitting amidst tropical flora and bamboo shoots is this hidden getaway - Ourland Island Resort. This Alleppey backwater resort is a truly quirky experience. It is said that the island that this resort sits on was once home to a legendary bandit, locally hailed as a hero. According to locals, he was quite a personality and followed the same principles as the famous Robin Hood. This resort offers a variety of cottages and houseboats to live in. It even has a unique tree house! 

    This resort offers a variety of pursuits that allow you to take in the natural beauty of the Kerala backwaters. You can go for a ride in canoes, try fishing, take a guided walk through the local village and paddy fields, bird watching or simply lounge around on a hammock. The resort is a 15 minutes’ drive from the bus stand and is a stone’s throw distance from most popular attractions.

    Amenities:
    Breakfast included in the tariff, spacious family rooms.

    Price: 
    The price averages at INR 6500 per night.

    Location:
    Pallathuruthy, Karimbavalavu, Punnapra, Alappuzha, Kerala 688004

  • 04Deshadan Backwater Resort

    Deshadan Backwater Resort

    Deshadan Backwater resort is situated on the bank of Vembanad Lake and is an idyllic getaway for those looking to spend their holiday in a calm and serene setting. This resort offers relaxation and tranquillity with a generous helping of luxury. The resort is a 30-minute drive away from Alappuzha bus stand. It has ample parking space and even provides car rental services. The resort has top-notch facilities such as free wifi, a swimming pool, a spa and a restaurant that serve north Indian, south Indian and Chinese delicacies. 

    The rooms at Deshadan are beautifully furnished with all the modern amenities and comforts and overlook the lake. Some of them even have a plunge pool! Besides this, you can even rent a houseboat and tour the backwaters during the day or choose to stay in them overnight. The boats are fitted luxuriously and come with an onboard staff.

    Amenities:
    Free internet, sparkling swimming pool, room service, spa.

    Price:
    Depending on the demand and availability the prices start at INR 3500 per night.

    Location:
    Kayipuram, Muhamma, Alleppey, Kerala 688525

  • 05Alleppey Green Palace Health Resort

    Alleppey Green Palace Health Resort
    Image Credit : http://www.greenpalacekerala.com

    This backwater resort in Alleppey sits majestically on an untouched island on the banks of river Pookitha. It is the perfect island retreat to escape the stressful city life. Green Palace provides a variety of deals and packages that cater to your needs. The packages include Ayurvedic treatments and yoga sessions. The resort even has a beautiful pool that runs right along the river bank. 

    Besides this, the in-house restaurant serves a variety of cuisines including Indian, Chinese and continental preparations. The Green Palace Health Resort is a 40-minute drive away from the Alleppey bus stand. You can even travel here by boat through the national waterway. This typically takes about an hour. This is a great budget accommodation for people looking for a bit of peace and mental relaxation.

    Amenities: 
    Breakfast included in the tariff, room service, in-house restaurant.

    Price: 
    The starting price for a room here is about INR 3000.

    Location:
    Cheepumpuram PO Kanjippadom, Alappuzha, Kerala 688505

  • 06The Backwater Rhapsody, Muhamma

    The Backwater Rhapsody, Muhamma

    This Alleppey Backwater resort looks like something straight out of a dream! It sits on the banks of Vembanad lake and offers beautiful views of Pathiramanal Island. The resort has spacious rooms, a central garden, and even a pool to relax in. The location of this resort is remote and hidden away. It is, in fact, a 30-minute drive away from the Alleppey bus stand. A particularly recommended activity you must partake in, is watching the sunrise. 

    Watching the sun rise over the serene waters is an absolutely breathtaking experience you will never forget! The resort is located just 17 km from Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple and 17 km from Nehru Trophy Finishing Point. It is also close to the Alappuzha Lighthouse. The Backwater Rhapsody only has a total of 5 rooms to book.

    Amenities:
    Kid-friendly, breakfast included in the tariff, free parking, pool.

    Price:
    Depending on the availability the rooms range from a price of INR 3292 to INR 7086 per night.

    Location:
    Muhamma, Near Kayipuram Jetty, Kerala 688555

  • 07Coir Village Lake Resort

    Coir Village Lake Resort

    Situated on the Kollam-Alappuzha waterways this Alleppey backwater resort is the definition of idyllic bliss. It highlights the rich culture and traditions of Kerala and offers a variety of packages for your benefit. They even have an Ayurvedic fitness center and wellness trainers who will guide you on the best diet and exercise for you. Looking for something adventurous to do? Simply hop into a canoe and ride through the rustic wilderness of the backwaters. 

    You can enjoy a trip to the paddy fields, witness the tropical ecosystem of the area, and even try your hand at fishing. This resort allows you to indulge in the peaceful village lifestyle of Kerala. You can even book a traditional Kerala style cottage for a more traditional experience. This resort is about an hour away from the Alappuzha bus stand by road. If you are looking to escape the crowds, this is your answer!

    Amenities:
    In-house restaurant, room service, babysitting, airport transportation, spa.

    Price: 
    The average price for the rooms here is about INR 3000 per night.

    Location: 
    SN Junction, Valiparamabu PO, West Haripad, Thrikkunnapuzha, Kerala 690566

  • 08Aquabliss Resort

    Aquabliss Resort

    This resort, located on the bank of River Pamba, is a beautiful getaway to explore traditional Kerala. The buildings are all constructed in traditional Keralite architectural style and overlook the calm river water. Tourists from all parts of the world come to Aquabliss resort to stay at the Nalukettu styled cottages at the resort. A 180-year old wooden mansion on the property may also be booked for your stay. 

    The mansion has 5 bedrooms, a common lounge area with direct access to the river, and even a well-stocked library. This resort is a history lover's dream!  This resort facilitates a variety of aquatic activities like boat rides, water sports, and fishing. Those who are interested may also try out the various Ayurvedic spa treatment packages offered at the resort. The resort is a 30-minute drive from the Alappuzha bus stand.

    Amenities:
    Breakfast included, banquet room, babysitting services.

    Price:
     Depending on the season, the price of these accommodations starts from INR 8200.

    Location:
    Manapra, Champakulam, Alappuzha, Kerala 68850

  • 09Palm Grove Lake Resort

    Palm Grove Lake Resort
    Image Credit : http://www.palmgrovelakeresort.com

    A mere 15-minute drive from Alappuzha bus stand, this Alleppey backwater resort sits on the edge of Punnamada Lake. It offers a variety of facilities like a lakeside restaurant, houseboats for cruises, and Ayurvedic treatment. The resort also helps you book a stay on a beautiful houseboat overnight for an additional price. If staying on the water overnight is not your thing, the resort has a number of suites and villas that you can book.  

    It also offers a variety of plans and packages that you can tailor to your requirements. The resort is close to several tourist spots like the Vembanad Lake, Punnamada boat racing point and Alappuzha Beach. The Palm Grove lake resort holds a promise of a relaxed, rustic holiday that allows you to leave the city life behind and be pampered to the hilt.

    Amenities:
    Laundry service, public wifi, in-house restaurant.

    Price: 
    The price range starts from a price of INR 3245 per night to INR 7980 per night depending on the type of accommodation you choose.

    Location: 
    NT Ward, Punnamada, Alappuzha, Kerala 688006

  • 10Haveli Backwater Resort

    Haveli Backwater Resort
    Image Credit : http://havelibackwaterresorts.com

    A vacation at Haveli Backwater Resort is a truly unique experience. This resort is built to resemble a Rajasthani palace! For those looking for a luxurious experience in the lap of mother nature, this is just the resort for you. Yet another resort that sits on the banks of a water body, Haveli Backwater resort offers a variety of amenities like a multi-cuisine restaurant, a swimming pool, a range of spa treatments, a fitness center, a conference hall and much more. 

    These prices are subject to the change as per the in demand during the tourist season. Depending on the package you choose you can even ask for a pickup or a drop to the Alleppey railway station or bus stand. Or you can simply hop onto a 5-minute ferry or boat ride from the Alapuzzha Bus stand to reach this resort.

    Amenities:
    Laundry services, free wi-fi, dry cleaning, in-house restaurant, pool.

    Price:
    The rooms vary in amenities and range from INR 3,300 to INR 4,500

    Location:
    Finishing Point Road, Finishing Point, Alappuzha, Kerala 688013

  • 11Punnamada Backwater Resort

    Punnamada Backwater Resort

    If you are looking for an Alleppey backwater resort that allows you to experience the rich culture of Kerala, look no further than Punnamada Backwater resort. Sitting on the edge of Lake Vembanad, surrounded by lush green trees and tropical flowers, Punnamada Resort is a gateway to heaven. The resort offers luxury amenities and affordable tariffs. It also offers Ayurveda healing and yoga sessions to its guests. 

    The resort has a variety of accommodations to choose from including the lake view, garden view, and even disabled-friendly rooms. All the rooms are furnished in traditional Keralite style with all modern amenities. The resort offers a variety of activities like mini golf, basketball, a swimming pool, boat rides, houseboats and many more. You can even hire boats to go sightseeing. The resort is about 5 km away from the Alappuzha bus stand.

    Amenities:
     Minibar in rooms, non-smoking rooms, spa, free high-speed internet, bar, in-house restaurant.

    Price:
     Depending on the type of accommodation the rates vary from INR 11,000 to INR 22,000 per night.

    Location:
    Punnamada, Alappuzha, Kerala 688006

  • 12Riverine Backwater Resort

    Riverine Backwater Resort

    Sitting right on the edge of river Pukaitha, surrounded by palm trees and green paddy fields, this is a popular backwater resort in Alleppey. It has a row of cottages on the bank of the river and has a rustic, and laid back vibe. The best part of picking this resort is that you get to hop onto a boat at the Alappuzha jetty and ride across the serene waters for about an hour to reach this resort. 

    The boat ride is simply mesmerizing and breathtaking. The resort in itself is a lovely budget accommodation and the hosts will pamper you to the hilt. You can even ask for a private canoe or a speedboat to sail around the backwaters in.

    Amenities:
     In-house restaurant, satellite tv, free Wi-Fi and a small garden to stroll in.

    Price: 
    The average rate for a standard room here is about INR 3500 per night. Depending on availability the resort will also help you rent a luxury houseboat to stay in.

    Location:
    Chempumpuram, Kuttanad Taluk, Kerala 688505


    These are some of the very best resorts in Alleppey that you must consider booking on your next trip to Kerala. The amenities, the ambiance, and the hospitality showered over you at these resorts will etch memorable memories in your heart and minds forever!

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Marari Beach

Located in the scenic beauty of the Alappuzha district is the Marari Beach, considered as the perfect locale for holidaying with friends and family. The name of the beach was kept after the local village called “Maraikullum” that was located along the coast of the Arabian Sea. The Primary occupation of the inmates of the village is fishing and the beach beauty is extremely serene and calm to spend a splendid time. If you are feeling lost, the beach will surely give you a stimulating experience to be a part of all the activities.

The entire beach is flanked by tall palm trees with golden-hued sand and pristine waters that are enjoyed by the tourists. Despite being a typical beach the aura surrounding the place will mesmerise you. If you visit here in August you will also be able to witness the unique snake boat races and a host of other adventure activities if you love to take it rough.

The beautiful state of Kerala is all about beaches filled with tourists but 
Marari beach helps you go easy as against the fast-paced popular beaches in the state. We all love beaches but popular beaches get pretty crowded and don’t give you the deserved time-off at a relaxing pace. This beach is a peaceful one which will help you unwind your senses and transfer your world. The good old fishing village has simplistic outing arenas for the tourists and the beach is sure to blow your mind away solely for the peace you will experience on your journey.

The beach ambience leads you to follow your own relaxation therapies like yoga and meditation or indulges in the pampering sessions of Ayurveda spa and massage. This also proves to be the appropriate spot to romance your partner with no concern of crowds staring at you. The natural retreat is slowly gaining in popularity with tourists every year increasing. People who love to see how the fishermen fare at the deepest part of the sea can also indulge by turning on their discovery mode.

You can also explore the entire village especially the coir making units or merely opt for coir retail therapy. For those who also seek spiritual liberty can visit umpteen religious attractions near the beach. The beach also provides a safe spot for swimming and is considered a retreat for many water sports activities that are made available.

Every year a good number of overseas tourists come here to relax and experience the rustic nature of the surroundings. If you have planned a Kerala tour then visiting here has to be included. It is a complete change within Kerala. On one hand, you might be enjoying the vibrant beaches in Kovalam and on the other rejoicing in tranquillity and being a witness to some great sights, village dreams and fishing is what will enchant you. Kerala offers both the experiences and what’s better than to sit on the blonde carpet of sand and forget about your busy and hectic life back home.

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Alleppey Beach

With tempting natural beauty in its right hand, Alleppey beach of Kerala is a major pull for hundreds of tourists every day, considering its calm shores, golden sands, and alignment of palm trees. The beach is an ultimate picnic spot for locals at one end and a place for relaxation for travelers on another who do not miss to wash their feet, before heading to backwaters and houseboat ride. An age-old sea-extended iron pier adds another charm to it which is a picture perfect location for photographers.

Also known as ‘Venice of the East’, Alappuzha beach is known for hosting events like beach festival, sand art festival and much more that opens up as a gateway to locals. What adds another insta-worthy attraction nearby is an old lighthouse, which reminds one of the needs of sailors. Without any doubt further, a visit to Kerala is just not complete without visiting here, sitting near the shore, and soaking in the fresh misty air.

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