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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

How can one travel within Alleppey?

Kapil Gumasta DEC 10 2012
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Getting around the city is very convenient due to the availability of cheap and easily accessible transport. Just read on to know more about the options.

  • Bus
    Both non-luxury and luxury buses ply within the city that cover all the major tourist as well as residential destinations. These are available to major tourist attractions near the city also. The fare varies according to the distance travelled but is usually between INR 2 to INR 10.
  • Taxi/Cars
    These are probably the best way to travel within the city, as they not only let you tour the city but also visit nearby places, conveniently. There are some best places to visit in Alleppey like Alappuzha Beach, Edathua Church etc. You can easily get the local taxis all over the city to travel within the city or to nearby locations. Taxis are quite comfortable and charge around INR 7 per kilometre along with some extra charges (make sure to enquire about them before hoping in one). You can even hire a car through local agencies and drive around the city. It will cost you around INR 500 per day per car.
  • Auto-rickshaw
    Autos in Alleppey do have meters but refuse to go according to it, especially at the railway and bus stations. You could either opt for a pre-paid auto-rickshaw or settle the price before you hop in. You will need to haggle for the fare to get a good deal or take the help from the traffic police to negotiate with the auto driver. Insist on going by meter and if they agree, then the charges are around INR 9 per kilometre. They may ask for extra night fares.
  • Boat
    A unique way of travelling, they help you to reach places which are inaccessible by road. They provide for a cheap way to travel and also offer a scenic way of getting around. There are many good ferry services between various places and to various tourist attractions like Kuttanad along with the others.

You can even walk to the nearby attractions, which are not very far and can be easily reached on foot. Now that you know about the available options to travel within the city, choose wisely according to the place you wish to go.

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