Best Time to Visit Alleppey

Weather Conditions in Alleppey


Best Time to Visit Alleppey

Every weather is a unique experience for every place – it changes the place to reveal its different moods and faces. Every time of the year is a good time to visit the Venice of the East. However, if you want to make most of your holiday in Alleppey, the best way to do so is to pick an apt season to see Alleppey in a way that you would like. 

Let’s start with looking at how Alleppey experiences different weathers.


Starting from November and continuing till February, winters are by far the most popular season among tourists to visit Alleppey. With temperatures going low only till 17 degree Celsius, the weather is cool and not bone-chillingly cold. As this is the prime tourist season, the town is crowded and lively. Almost all the sightseeing places, shopping markets and various art theatres are open during this season. The backwaters are crowned with mists that enhances the beauty of these aquatic wonders. Hence, winter is considered the best time to visit Alleppey by many. 


Even though Alleppey is located in the tropical paradise, Kerala, the summers are not that humid. Though the temperature goes up to 37 degree Celsius during the day, the nights are considerably cooler. Summers in Alleppey do not see many tourists and is a good time to spend some sunny time in the houseboat floating on the backwaters. 



The rains hit this quaint little town in the month of June. Starting with light sprinkles, the rain gods get mightier in the following months. Monsoon is at its peak in Alleppey from July to September. The weather is cool and pleasant with mother nature blooming in all its glory. 

Let’s take a look at how every weather reveals a new facet of Alleppey


AWinter Vacay for the Enthusiastic Travellers 

Winters are the most favourite vacation season for most travellers visiting Alleppey. The tropical warmth is almost non-existent, and the weather is cool and pleasant. Winter being the official tourist season, all the major tourist spots are fully functional.

Apart from cool weather, the tourists can also enjoy the year end festivities such as Christmas and New Year celebrations in Alleppey. Backwaters sparkling with pristine moonlight and coconut blowing cool breeze in your face – Celebrate the New Year’s Eve in Alleppey and let this be the last memory of the year for you. There’s nothing more calming then waking up to the music of chirping birds and sunshine bouncing back from coconut trees. No wonder, why this is considered as the best time to visit Alleppey backwaters. 


Loner’s Summers in Alleppey

Summers in Alleppey experience the typical tropical summer weather minus the humidity. If you are expecting a skin-burning and shirt-soaking summer retreat in Alleppey then you can’t be more wrong. Lined with serene backwaters, the heat is tempered by a constant cool breeze. As the place is less crowded compared to winter, the summer season is the best time to visit Alleppey for people who hate the crowds.

The backwaters are dazzling with clear and bright sunshine and nature is basking in the warmth of the sun. Don’t forget to carry sunscreen lotions and caps and summer coats to get just the right amount of tan. For travellers who seek solitude, Alleppey in summers is the spot you have been looking for. Enjoy your houseboat stays without having to fret about bookings and take a stroll in local markets sans the crowds. 


A Drizzly Vacation

Visiting any place in monsoons might sound like the worst idea. Who would want to step out in the puddles and leave their steaming chai and favourite snack at home? How about we reveal a new way to enjoy monsoons? Trees and plants growing in different shades of green, backwaters perked up with fresh rain water and clouds that block the harsh sun rays – Alleppey in monsoon is a  treat. However, not all the tourist spots are open during monsoons. Most of the houseboat rides are cancelled and the open markets operate only when the skies are clear. 

Though you might not get to see all the tourist spots, Alleppey’s beautiful monsoon version is not worth missing it for the rain gods. For all the nature admirers who love the cloudy weather and the rains, the monsoon is the best time to visit Alleppey. Don’t forget to carry all your safety gears, umbrellas and waterproof luggage. When the weather gets gloomy what better than cheering yourself with a dose of nature?

Depending on which season you choose to explore Kerala’s own Venice, you will have to consider certain things to plan your kerala holidays. In peak tourist seasons, make sure that you book your accommodation in advance. In monsoons or other months when the tourist traffic reduces drastically, make your travel arrangements beforehand. Research and find out about all the tourist haunts you are planning on visiting. In case, you are backpacking check the availability of transport for your next destination and also the distance between local tourist spots in Alleppey.

Figuring out the best time to visit any destination can be a dicey task. When in confusion, just think about what is it that you would like to do at your travel destination and then scout for the best time to explore these places and activities. If you are still confused, then head to the nearest SOTC branch or just pick up the phone and talk to our travel experts. SOTC will customise your Alleppey trip to make it interesting for you so that you won’t feel like you are following a sheep herd around.

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