Top things to do in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Sports in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

The most renowned and fiercely contested of Kerala’s boat-race regattas, held annually on the second Saturday of August since 1954. Thousands of people, many aboard houseboats, gather around the starting and finishi…
Multicuisine in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Chakara

Opposite the beach, this elegant restaurant at the 1860s heritage-style Raheem Residency is Alleppey’s finest. It has seating on a bijou open-sided terrace reached via a spiral staircase (though the sea views are no…
International in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Cafe Katamaran

Loved by both visitors and locals, mellow, welcoming Katamaran brings a traveller-style menu to its elevated, low-seating deck looking right out on the beach – momos, grilled sandwiches, pastas, curries and seafood …
Museum in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

RKK Memorial Museum

In a grand building fronted by Greco-Roman columns, this intriguing museum houses a priceless, astonishing collection of crystal, porcelain, South Indian antiques, furniture, artworks and (sadly) ivory from the pers…
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Harbour Restaurant

In the sandy fairy-lit garden at Raheem Residency, this enjoyable drink-and-dine spot is more casual and budget conscious than the hotel’s main restaurant Chakara, but promises well-prepared Indian, Chinese and Cont…
Indian in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Royale Chimney

There's an extensive menu at this always-busy air-con hotel restaurant, and the food – including biryanis, tandoori, Keralan fish curry and veg and fish thalis – is consistently delicious. You can order from the sam…
Cafe in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Le Coffee Time

A friendly, tucked-away courtyard cafe at Nanni Backpackers Hostel, 500m west of the beach, with a genuine Italian espresso machine, where you can tuck into pancakes, masala omelettes and other lovingly prepared bre…
Arabic in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Mushroom

A breezy open-air town-centre restaurant embellished with fairy lights and greenery, specialising in cheap, spicy halal meals like chicken kali mirch, fish tandoori and chilli mushrooms, plus peppery noodle and rice…
Indian in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Halais

Locally famous for its chicken and mutton biryanis, busy Halais is a clean restaurant hidden behind a street-front sweet shop. It's also popular for Arabian and Yemeni dishes such as shawarma, and does a few dosa, m…
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Dreamers

Designed to resemble a kettuvallam (rice barge), Dreamers stands across the road from Alleppey Beach, where it's unfortunately being blighted by a massive concrete flyover. Still, it's a rustic and friendly little p…