Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha is a beautiful administrative town located in the Kerala state of India. It is the oldest planned city in the region. The city is also famous for the historic lighthouse built on the Laccadive Sea (also known as Lakshadweep Sea) coast. On your trip to this wonderful town, do experience the Triveni floating market.
What is a floating market?
You might have heard of the floating market of Bangkok and Indonesia. What are these actually?
A floating market is a market for selling and buying goods and the entire transaction takes place on boats. This type of market originated in the time when waterways (mainly boats) were the only means to reach out to a certain place.
The Triveni floating market of Alleppey
As Alleppey is a small island on the backwaters of Kerala, waterways, especially boats are still an important means of travel and transportation. The floating market of Alleppey is named as Triveni market and is a state government owned market. It majorly supplies stationery, toiletries, and groceries to the remote areas of the islands. But this market is also very much open to the tourists for an altogether different shopping experience.
Address: Vembanad Lake, Alleppey
Visiting time: 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
What to buy from the floating market of Alleppey?
Shopping in the floating market is itself an experience. You can buy anything your heart falls for, but we suggest getting some of the following-
- Rice (These are locally grown rice and subsidized product, hence the prices are even at times cheaper than the main market)
Please be aware that the floating market might be slightly pricey because of the logistics attached to the transportation of goods.
And yes, do not forget to eat the local delicacies like fish curry, prawns, banana chips while shopping and floating.
If you are planning to visit Alleppey, you can also book an intercity cab from your city for a hassle-free journey.