Local taxis are also available at cheap rates. There are many Car rental companies offering cars with drivers or self drive. Rates are around Rs 7 per km but there are all sorts of extras.
=== By boat===
*<see name="Karimadi Kuttan" alt="Karimadi, Near Ambalapuzha" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">9th century black granite statue of the Buddha, locally known as Karimadi Kuttan. This statue is protected by the Archeological survey of India.</see>
* <see name="Marari-beach" alt="" address="Mararikulam" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Mararikulam is one of the most beautiful place in Alappuzha. Mahadeva temple, Arthunkal church are near by places. 16km north of Alappuzha town. You can get there by local bus from the KSTC bus stand, get off at Maraikulam Junction (journey time: 20min), and then walk 4km or (better) get an autorickshaw for around
30 rupees to the beach itself.</see>
*<see name="Main beach" alt="" address="" directions="Western edge of town" phone="" url="" hours="" price="Free" lat="" long="">A fairly large, flat and clean beach by Keralan standards. An old pier which used to be used for trade and had at one point three railway lines still stands in disrepair. Locals play frisbee and volleyball, and camel and pony rides are available.</see>
:*'''Eco Trails Kerala''' Houseboat Cruise operator with good reputation among European tourists. They are operating Houseboats from Kumarakom and from Alleppey too. All the contact details can are in their web site [www.thehouseboatskerala.com]
:*'''Indigenous Houseboats''' Houseboat Cruise operator which have won the “Best Exhibit Award” at the International Boat Show insures to conduct tour programs more efficiently. Indigenous tours rated as the best handling agent for Kerala tourism through their service that meets the global standards. [http://indigenoustour.com
:*'''Venic of East Tours''' If you are interested in cruising deep inside the backwaters these guys will be the best. It is run by some local guys from western kuttanad and directly contacting them will reduce the cost. They have wide varieties of vessels including house boats and Canous. Email: [email protected]
Tel.: +91 9447596476. They normally arrange food from local restaurants (mainly toddy shops), the only place where you can get naturally grown fresh water fish and other items, of course it is very yummy...but you should be ready to afford bit spicy taste :).
* Main industry in Alleppey is '''coir manufacturing'''. Coir is made of coconut husk. Some of bigger producers organize '''tours''' of their facilities
* A bicycle can be rented to tour the town and surrounding areas although travelers are advised to be alert and cautious of unpredictable traffic.
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*'''Himalaya Bakery''', Mullackal Rd., just north of the bridge over Northern Canal, on the right side. Great baked items such as puff pastries with vegetarian or non-vegetarian filling, tasty samosas and also sweets. There is also a little cafe attached that serves coffee and chai. Their banana and walnut cake (to take away) is particularly delicious!
*<eat name="Premier Bakery" alt="" address="Mullakkal" directions="north, in heart of the city" phone="+0477-2262124" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Established in the year 1962, serves all type of baked food
. Well known for our home made fruit salad with ice cream, variety coconut cookies.</eat>*<eat name="Dreamers " alt="" address="Beach Front" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">On the beach, a little south of Harbour restaurant, and cheaper! Well-priced Indian food, with some European dishes. Staff helpful and can also find you drinks not listed on the menu if you request. Restaurant has a pleasant bamboo raised terrace, best to get a table there for view and atmosphere.</eat>
*<eat name="Indian Coffee House" alt="" address="Mullackal Road and Alleppey Beach" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">There are two main Indian Coffee Houses in Alleppey: one in the centre and one at Alleppey beach. They have the same menu (the same as the rest of Kerala in fact) and serve cheap, tasty south Indian food, ice cream and, of course, their signature coffee.</eat>
*<eat name="biju" alt="houseboat in alleppey" address="haripad" directions="" phone="04793290138" url="www.toursinindia.net/boat.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The houseboats are used as grain barges alongside the backwaters. At some time the houseboats were used as living quarters by the royalty. Converted to accommodate tourists, the houseboats have become floating cottages having a sleeping area, with western-style toilets, a dining area and a sit out on the deck. Most tourists spend the night on a houseboat. Food is cooked on board by the accompanying staff – mostly having a flavour of Kerala. The houseboats are of various patterns and can be hired as per the size of the family or visiting group.. houseboats are motorised but generally proceed at a slow speed for smooth travel. All houseboats have a generator and most bedrooms are air-conditioned.</eat>
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*'''Orient Venice Inn''', Chungam, [http://www.orientveniceinn.com]. Independent cottages. Cottage is well furnished with a/c and nice vast greenary around with water front on Punnamada lake.
*'''Arcadia Regency''', [http://www.arcadiaregency.com/]. As of April 2009, it is a decent and hygienic city hotel.
*'''Bamboostix Island Resort''' claims to have been 'built by backpackers, for backpackers" is a new eco-resort on an island. Very unique construction with bamboo, thatch and coconut with unique activities like bamboo furniture making, music lessons, overnight canoe trips and shared houseboat cruises contact +91(0)9895407909
*'''Raheem Residency''', classic Indian colonial villa refurbished in a grand style by European owners; now a recognised Heritage Hotel of India; swimming pool imported from France; rooftop restaurant overlooking the Arabian Sea; Ayurveda.
*'''Hotel Royale Park, a three star category hotel'''[http://www.hotelroyalepark.com] located in the heart of Alappuzha Town, it is located just opposite to Seemati Theater and Vireyya Theater. The hotel having 35 rooms, you can have A/C, Non A/c, Deluxe Rooms, there are Marvelous Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Executive Bar. Foods are just tongue melting, you can arrange Board Meetings, Business Meetings for more than 100 Pax.
*'''Malayalam Resort''' is a small (4 rooms) place must be the most photographed (but amazingly least stayed at!) along the edge of the backwater. It is run by a friendly family who cook the best meals in candlelight.www.malayalamlakeresort.blogspot.com +91(0)9895407909 Next to the bigger, more popular Keraleeyam which has ayurvedic massages.
*'''Punnamada Lake Resort''', [http://www.punnamada.com/]. A beautiful resort on the bank of Punnamada Kayal [Lake], with its own house boats.
*'''Venice of East Houseboats'''. Houseboat stays and other water cruise services operated by localities of backwater villages (kuttanad) throughout the year. You can enjoy the real beauty of backwater village by staying deep inside the local water channel shores safely. Email: [email protected]
PH: +91 9447596476
*<sleep name="Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort" alt="" address="Jana Sakthi Road, Kayippuram, Muhamma, Alleppey 688525, Kerala" directions="resort situated on the Western shore of Kumarakom, at the very edge of Vembanad Lake with a magnificent view of the calm backwaters." phone="" url="http://www.lemontreehotels.com/lemon-tree-vembanad-lake-resort-alleppey-kerala-74/grand-nirvana-hotel.aspx" checkin="1300" checkout="1100" price="" lat="" long="">The resort offers 27 luxury rooms and suites; and a premium two bedroom airconditioned house boat with an upper deck jacuzzi (The Cruising Villa) anchored at the resort’s private jetty.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Palmy Residency" alt="" address="North of DPTC Ladder Bridge" directions="Walk back along the road from the bus station, and cross the river over the first footbridge you come to. Take the small lane opposite the footbridge steps, and walk for about five minutes. It's on your right." phone="(0)477 2235938" url="http://www.geocities.com/palmyresorts" checkin="" checkout="" price="budget" lat="" long="">Rooms are relatively spacious, very clean and well maintained. The staff are very friendly, and can also arrange highly backwater barge trips which come highly recommended, both for their comfort and relative inexpensiveness.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Harbour Restaurant" alt="" address="Beach Road, " directions="near Raheem Residency" phone="" url="n/a" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">An attractive, laid-back beer and wine restaurant with a good selection of multi-cuisine dishes. Go for the Kerala Fish curry! Great! The fish is caught locally.
Lovaly to have a chilled glass of wine near the beach - the only place that offers it in this beach area. Mural on one wall by a local artist depicting beautiful snapshot scenes from the area. </sleep>
*<sleep name="Panoramic Sea Resort" alt="" address="Near Kadapallam, Beach Road" directions="" phone="91 477 2251071" url="http://www.panoramicsearesort.biz/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""> Panoramic Sea resort is situated right opposite to the beach. Here you can also have Panchkarma Ayurveda treatment. </sleep>
*<sleep name="Mandala Beach House & Cottages" alt="" address="Sea View Ward" directions="North Of Vijaya Park" phone="
09995795895" url="http://www.tripadvisor.in/Hotel_Review-g608471-d1741922-Reviews-Mandala_Beach_House_Cottages-Alappuzha_Kerala.html" checkin=" 24 hours" checkout=" 12 Noon" price="600" lat="2000" long="">Mandala is a nice little house situated on the Alleppey beach.There is really nice breaze from the sea which will help you to escape from the humidity.The sfaffs are very friendly who makes you feel that you are a part of our family. BBQs & Bonfires on the beach, organizing some spectacular trips on backwaters and we do anything to make our customers satisfy. The only place which gives importance to the satisfaction of customers insted of money. The rooms are not very cozy but its clean and the matresses are really soft. There are two cottages and one of them with spectacular view to the beach. Feel free to ask if you have any question(mandalabeachhouse @gmail.com) </sleep>