Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey in Malayalam, is located in ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala. It is also known as ‘The Venice of the East’ by Marco Polo. This small place is full of coconut trees, beautiful canals, backwaters, beaches as well as lagoons and known to be a famous Indian Travel Destination.
This being prime destination, has many trains passing through from important cities of India like Banglore, Manglore, Kozhilode and Amritsar. Four trains originate from here for cities like Chennai, Kannaur, Dhanbad and Tatanagar. It is about 4 km from the city to reach the railway station. Trivandrum, Chennai, Cochin, Bokaro, Coimbatore and Mumbai are linked by rail to Alappuzha Railway Station.
Mr. K.C.Venugopa, Union Minister of State for Power said about Alappuzha Railway Station to be facilitated by most of the modern facilities including the escalators. Mr. Rajesh Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Thiruvananthpuram Division was also accompanying the Minister at this place. It was all said by the Minister owing to the fact that this place is important as a tourism industry. Most of the times passengers are unable to get tickets at this railway station during the night hours. This issue and pure drinking water problem will be sorted out soon, told the Minister.
It is easy to reach Alleppey or Alappuzha by train from anywhere in India, especially from South India which is very well connected to this place by regular trains. All the main cities of South India as well as central India are connected to Alleppey by trains. The visitors should board a train from any metropolitan city and arrive at Alappuzha. The time required reaching here depends upon the route chosen. It is a major station linking all the important cities of India. Direct trains are available to Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam and ahead to North from here. Alleppey is easily reachable from Kochi or Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, New Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Coimbatore, Mumbai or Bombay as well as Kolkata.
By Air – It is better for the visitors to take a flight to Kochi International Airport and arrive at Allepey Railway Station or take the roadways facility to Alappuzha on National Highway 47, that connects Salem to Kanyakumari also. By Air, to reach Alleppey, is the fastest and shortest journey to this Divine Land of Kerala. Alappuzha stands to be one of the most popular places for the tourists in Southern part of India. A last minute booking by Air on line is very much possible making it a hassle free planning. People can fly down to Thiruvananthapuram having regular flights (domestic) to this place. Alappuzha is also reachable, firstly flying to Nedumbassery Airport and then travelling about 85 km to reach here. For this schedule trains and buses are available.
By Road – The journey by road to this place proves to be memorable passing through the greens of Kerala. Alappuzha is very well connected to all the main roads and highways running all over the Southern part of India. The available National Highways are connecting Alleppey to every part of India. Visitors can drive or hire car or taxi for Alappuzha through the good network of roads available all around Kerala including the neighbouring states also. Alleppey – Changanacherry Road, directly connecting to each other, is the main one for the city merging in NH 47. Interconnecting well maintained and good roads available in plenty for the different parts of the South make road journey to Alappuzha very easy. NH 47 passes through Alappuzha.