Situated 64 km south of Kochi, this district has a long coastal stretch. Alappuzha has a large network of canals and is a center for backwater cruises in Kerala. Alappuzha has earned fame in the commercial world as the World’s chief supplier of coir. The temples of Alappuzha represent the Kerala style of architecture. Some of the most exquisite specimens of Kerala murals are still preserved here. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race, one of the most colourful boat races, of Kerala, is held here on the second Saturday of August every year.
STD Code: 0477
Air: The nearest airport is at Nedumbassery, Kochi
(95 km). A taxi will cost around Rs 2000/- from the airport
to Alappuzha .
Rail: The railway station is situated 5 km away from the
bus station and the ferry station. (Ph: 2253965, 2253865).
A Three wheeler taxi will cost Rs 75/- to drop at the Bus
Station /Boat Jetty.
Bangalore : 19.20 (14 hrs)
Chennai : 12.30, 4.00
Goa : 12.50 (15 hrs)
Guruvayoor : 20.20, 16.00 (4 hrs)
Kannur : 6.25 (8 hrs)
Kochi : Daily 8 trains (One and a half hrs)
Kozhikode : 8.15, 12.50 (7 hrs)
Madurai : 12.35 (12 hrs)
Managlore : 6.25, 10.10 pm (11 hrs)
Mumbai : 7.00 ( Saturdays only) (29 hrs)
Thiruvananthapuram: 3.40, 7.00, 15.30, 17.40, 18.15 (Three hrs)