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Alappuzha

Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha Beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends out to the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which greatly intrigues all visitors. Another delightful experience while in Alappuzha is the houseboat cruise. The houseboats you find in the backwaters of Alappuzha are in fact a reworked version of the Kettuvallams of olden times. Kettuvallam is a Malayalam word, ‘Kettu’, refers to dwelling structures and ‘Vallom’ means boat. In the olden days, kettuvallam or boat with thatched roof that covers over wooden hulls was used to carry tons of rice and spices.  Of late, houseboats come equipped with all the comforts of a good hotel room including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. An uninterrupted view of life in the backwaters can be enjoyed while staying in a houseboat.

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Houseboats are available at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Allappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Kasaragod. Please contact DTPCs for more info. DTPC Houseboat Pre-paid Counter, Alappuzha For booking houseboats, travellers may make use of the House Boat Pre-paid Counter 'Trusted Service, Trusted Rates' managed by the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC).

Contact details Alappuzha - Houseboat Pre-paid Counter Mobile: 09400051796, 09447483308, +91 477 2251796, +91 477 2253308

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Nearest railway station: Alappuzha

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha town.

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The cruise takes you through the clear waters of the prominent Punnamada Lake – the venue of the legendary Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race. You can visit the 400 year old Champakkulam church, one of the 7 churches established by St. Thomas. The Chavara Bhavan, located 6 km from Alleppey , is another interesting place that one can't affoed to miss. The ancestral home of the Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the Chavara Bhavan houses the legendary 250 year old beacon of light – preserved intact in its original and primitive form.

After spending the night at the romantic Vattakayal Lake, you sail back to Alappuzha. The Routes in Alappuzha

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Alappuzha to Alappuzha is a one night round about cruise which takes you through the Legendary Punnamada Lake. Sail along the gentle clear backwaters to the romantic Vattakayal Lake and spend a night aboard.

Alappuzha to Kumarakom, a one night cruise which offers you a magical night. Water birds – both residents and migratory adorn the canals and water ways. The water lilies when seen in the night dazzle like the twinkling stars in a dark sky. Fishing women and men add to the magic with their imaginative ways of fishing.

Alappuzha to Kottayam is one of the most exotic Backwaters cruises. A cruise from Alappuzha through these backwaters tantalizes you with its breathtaking serenity to remain as the most beautiful reminiscences of your life. See the toddy tappers at work and farming done at below sea level.

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Alappuzha to Mankotta – this cruise takes you through the Punnamada Lake and provides you the opportunity of visiting the coir making villages and other historically important sights.

Alappuzha to Alumkadavu – offers both a one night cruise as well as a two night cruise. This cruise takes you to the place of origin of the house boats you are traveling in – the Kettuvallams. Alumkadavu is the place where entire clans used to make these Kettuvallams.

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In photos: the backwaters of Alleppey, Kerala

The Alleppey backwaters are a common stop on many a tourist trip through Kerala, India. Here’s a guide on how to make the best of your trip to the Alleppey backwaters, including plenty of photos for inspiration.

Ah, Alleppey (… also known as Alappuzha) . Its winding waterways, lush paddy fields, and palm-shaded streets are a sight to behold… and it’s no secret! Cruising the Alleppey backwaters is one of the most popular ways to explore Kerala, a southern state in India.

Boats on the canals

Alleppey’s main street canal

Taking a tour of the Alleppey backwaters in Kerala

The most common way to see Alleppey’s backwaters and enjoy the natural beauty is to hire a boat, of course!

A typical boat tour lasts one to four hours, sometimes more. A motorboat trip around the Alleppey backwaters and to several small stops can cost anywhere from 1,200 Rs (about $18) for a few hours to 2000   to   3000 Rs ($30 – $45), depending on the season. If you want to really live it up, you can even stay on a grand Alleppey Boat House with all the luxury that upmarket India entails (and that’s a lot) .

If you want to book a tour, there are several ways to go about it. You can book a tour online, at a travel agency in Alleppey, through your hostel or hotel, or by haggling with one of the many boatmen lounging around Alleppey. I recommend booking online or through a travel agency rather than through a hotel, as it’s a good responsible tourism practice to distribute your business when traveling. You can also book your backwater adventure online.

When you book online or with a tour agency, make sure to use only reputable agencies, preferably ones that are recommended to you by other travelers. As in other places in India, not all agencies are entirely honest about the quality of their boats. Be particularly discerning if you want to book a multi-day houseboat tour.

To avoid disappointment, it’s best to inspect any boat before making a final agreement. If you want to book ahead, make sure to go with a company that has good reviews.

The Alleppey (Alappuzha) backwaters in Kerala, India, are a famous stop on the southern Indian tourist track. With lush palm trees and winding waterways, they're a pleasure to boat around. But boat hire can be expensive for budget travelers and backpackers! Here's the cheapest way to see the Alleppey backwaters in Kerala, India.

The cheapest way to see the Alleppey backwaters in Kerala, India

Tours are all well and good for groups—or those with deeper pockets—but what about backpackers and budget travelers?

If you’re not interested in going on a tour of the Alleppey backwaters and aren’t too bothered about staying on a houseboat, there’s a super cheap way for you to boat on the Kerala backwaters: the local ferry system.

A cheap ferry on the Kerala backwaters

A local ferry in Alleppey

The region has an extensive network of ferries that carry residents up and down the rivers and canals throughout the day. This network stretches all over the Kerala backwaters.

Given Alleppey’s problem with pollution from the tourism surge , mass transit is a great option to see the backwaters in a responsible way… and it won’t break the bank, either.

If you want to play local, be a bit more sustainable, or just save yourself boatloads (PUN!) of money, this is the way to go.

Looking for more things to do in Kerala? Check out this article on places to visit in Kerala !

Tourist boats in Alleppey

Tourist boats in Alleppey

Where do the ferries around Alleppey go?

You can find a ferry schedule on the Kerala government’s State Water Transport Department (SWTD) website . Basically, boats go to and from the ferry jetties in Alleppey until about 21:30.

Schoolboy drawing on the evening ferry

A schoolboy drawing on the evening ferry.

There are several locations serviced by regular ferries all day: Nedumudy , Kottayam , and Krishnapuram . These are your best bets. You can be assured there will be a boat back to Alleppey as long as you don’t leave too late in the day.

I took the route to Kottayam , which goes over the lake and ends halfway up a waterway to the town next to a school. The ride took 2 hours in one direction, and a ticket was 33 Rs. ($0.50)   per person round-trip. The ending point was definitely middle of nowhere status; if you want to get to Kottayam town, you’ll need to hire an auto from the jetty when you arrive.

Kottayam boat jetty

The ending point for the Kottayam ferry.

The route to Nedumudy goes through more winding waterways, which should be more scenic. It’s a bit closer to Alleppey than Kottayam, so it’s a shorter route, but potentially more lush and scenic.

An overgrown waterway with lush greenery

Can you believe there’s water under all of that green?

Krishnapuram is a long ways away from Alleppey—about 8 hours. I recommend bringing your bags with you and staying there if you take this route.

The Alleppey (Alappuzha) backwaters in Kerala, India, are a famous stop on the southern Indian tourist track. With lush palm trees and winding waterways, they're a pleasure to boat around. But boat hire can be expensive for budget travelers and backpackers! Here's the cheapest way to see the Alleppey backwaters in Kerala, India.

Waiting for the ferry to arrive

Where (and how) to catch the ferry from Alleppey

To find the Alleppey (Alappuzha) boat jetties, check out the map above, or just hang around on one of the small boat jetties on the main canal through Alleppey. The ferries stop at any jetty so long as you wave them down. Make sure to ask where the ferry is going before getting on . Locals will be happy to point you onto the right boat.

Men standing on a boat jetty

One of the boat jetties on the main canal in Alleppey

The same goes for getting off the ferry. Jump off wherever you’d like (even into the water, if you so choose) , all you need to do is point to where you want to get off.

A man getting off the ferry in Alleppey

Talk about hop on, hop off!

Food and drinks on the Kerala backwaters

Bringing water and snacks is always a good idea for long trips. However, if you’re looking for a bite while on the water, there are a decent number of tiny restaurants situated near boat jetties along the waterways.

A small restaurant on the water

Just point one out to the boat hands and tell them you want to get off there. You’ll have to wait for a new ferry to continue on in your journey, but there are plenty of boats running up and down the main waterways.  

Non-motorized boat on the Kerala backwaters

Punting boats are another cheap/responsible alternative to motorized tour boats. Just don’t make them row you too long!

Where to stay in Alleppey, India

It’s wise to book ahead in high season (December-January), as Alleppey is super popular with local and foreign tourists alike. Kerala is one of India’s hottest destinations, after all!

Below you can find several recommendations for places to stay in Alleppey:

  • Beachaholic Homestay – A great place right on the beach, with lovely hosts and a chill rooftop for relaxation – Book Beacchaholic Homestay here .
  • Xyst Beach House Homestay – Another great place on the beach with a friendly owner and good WiFi – Check out Xyst Beach House Homestay now.

For more options in Alleppey, check out Booking.com.

And that’s all I’ve got on visiting the backwaters of Alleppey on a budget. Have more questions? Ask them in the comments!

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The Alleppey (Alappuzha) backwaters in Kerala, India, are a famous stop on the southern Indian tourist track. With lush palm trees and winding waterways, they're a pleasure to boat around. But boat hire can be expensive for budget travelers and backpackers! Here's the cheapest way to see the Alleppey backwaters in Kerala, India.

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23 thoughts on “ in photos: the backwaters of alleppey, kerala ”.

good infos and images ,pls also suggest ocal life backwater area and scenic and aesthetic places like nedumudy

Thank you for the tip!

Hi Alex! The guesthouse links aren’t working. Monkey Republic seems to have closed down and I had to google Lotus separately.

Ack, that’s not good! Thank you for letting me know. I’ve updated the list with the guesthouses I recommend these days 🙂

Great write up. Kerala is famous for it’s beaches and backwaters.All images are extremely beautiful.

Fantastic !!.. One Of The Best Kerala Tourism Places I have ever visited there is -Venattukadu , A rural backwater village, For more please search on Youtube you will get several videos…

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Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Alappuzha – most still call it Alleppey – is the hub of Kerala's backwaters, home to a vast network of waterways, over a thousand houseboats and an important coir industry. Wandering around the small but chaotic city centre, with its modest grid of canals, you'd be hard-pressed to agree with the 'Venice of the East' tag, and, sadly, at research time a hulking new highway flyover was marring the beauty of Alleppey's popular beach. But head out towards the backwaters and Alleppey becomes graceful and greenery-fringed, disappearing into a watery world of villages, punted canoes, toddy shops and, of course, houseboats. Floating along and gazing over paddy fields of succulent green, curvaceous rice barges and village life along the banks is one of Kerala’s most mesmerisingly beautiful and relaxing experiences.

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Officially called Alappuzha, Alleppey is known for its network of canals and lagoons with beautiful backwaters and the houseboats offering overnight stays. Located in the southern part of Kerala, the coastline of Alleppey offers some of the best beaches  with water sports during the dry season. Coupled with other beautiful places in Kerala like Munnar and Thekkady , Alleppey is often considered for a honeymoon or for a great family vacation. 

Alleppey's palm-fringed inter-connect network of canal backwaters attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. Kuttanad , also called the 'Rice Bowl of Kerala' covers a large part of Allapuzha and is home to lush green paddy fields, lakes and backwaters.  There are plenty of houseboats, homestays, and rejuvenating Ayurvedic resorts that make staying in Alleppey brilliant. The houseboats pass through the serene backwaters, where you can catch glimpses of green paddy fields, choir-making activities , and witness the life of locals in Kerala. Alleppey is also dotted with famous temples like Chettikulangara Devi Temple  and  Mullakkal Temple . Be sure to catch a traditional snake boat race  on the Punnamada Lake in the months of August and September and try out some toddy (palm wine) at a local toddy shop for adding a touch of authenticity to your travel experience in Allepey.

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Backwater Bliss 15 Must-Visit Alappuzha Tourist Places

Backwater Bliss 15 Must-Visit Alappuzha Tourist Places

Today, we’re exploring the 15 amazing Alappuzha tourist places that make Alappuzha a unique city in Kerala.

Get ready for a virtual tour that will take you to 15 amazing spots that make Alappuzha unique.

Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a picturesque destination in the southern part of India’s coastal state, Kerala.

Alappuzha is a magical blend of calm backwaters, incredible culture, and breathtaking nature. We’re about to uncover its charm through its top tourist spots—it’s like opening a treasure chest filled with unique experiences!

Vembanad Lake is a vast lake that wraps you in tranquility. Alappuzha’s top spots include these mesmerizing backwaters, where traditional houseboats smoothly cruise along. It’s a serene symphony of water, and we’re about to immerse ourselves in it.

Exploring Alappuzha’s Charms: A Journey Through Nature, History, and Culture

For the nature lovers out there, Alappuzha has something special. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is like a bird party and is near Pathiramanal.

Now, let’s take a stroll through history. The Alappuzha Lighthouse is like a tall storyteller, guiding us through maritime tales. Krishnapuram Palace is another stop where the grandeur of the past comes alive. These historical places add a touch of magic to our journey.

Feel the peaceful vibes at St. Mary’s Forane Church, an ancient sanctuary that whispers stories of faith. Then, visit Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple for a burst of spirituality and festive celebrations. These places show us the diverse culture of Alappuzha.

Our journey also takes us to the Revi Karunakaran Museum, where art and culture collide. It’s like entering a colorful world created by a famous cartoonist. Get ready for a unique experience!

We’ll dive into Alappuzha’s beauty, one spot at a time. Each paragraph in this blog series is a new chapter, revealing the treasures that make Alappuzha a must-visit destination. Join us in this adventure, where Backwater Bliss becomes more than words—it turns into a real-life journey through the heart of Alappuzha’s best spots.

1. Alleppey Beach: A Coastal Retreat in the Heart of Alappuzha Tourist Places

Alleppey Beach

Alleppey Beach is a jewel among Alappuzha tourist places, offering a serene escape for beach lovers. With its golden sands and palm-fringed shores, the beach provides a perfect setting for strolls or a relaxing sunbath. The lively atmosphere and the mesmerizing sunset views make Alleppey Beach an ideal spot to kickstart your Alappuzha journey.

Welcome to Alleppey Beach, a gem among Alappuzha Tourist Places, where the sun, sand, and sea combine to create a haven of relaxation. Imagine yourself walking on soft golden sands, feeling the gentle waves tickling your toes. This beach is not just a sight but an experience that captures the essence of Alappuzha’s charm.

Alleppey Beach is like a magic canvas during the evening. The sun decides to put on a show, painting the sky with colors that make you feel like you’re in a dream. It’s not just a sunset; it’s a moment that stays with you, making Alleppey Beach a must-visit spot in the tapestry of Alappuzha Tourist Places.

There’s more to Alleppey Beach than just the sea and sand. It’s a lively place where locals and tourists gather for fun activities. From playing beach volleyball to savoring delicious local snacks from beachside stalls, there’s an energy here that adds to the vibrant spirit of Alappuzha tourist places.

Early mornings at Alleppey Beach are a different story. As the sun rises, it turns the sea into a golden wonder. It becomes a peaceful retreat, perfect for those seeking quiet moments by the sea. The mornings here, with the soothing sounds of the waves, capture the calm side of Alappuzha tourist places.

2. Vembanad Lake: The Backwater Extravaganza of Alappuzha Tourist Places

Vembanad Lake

At the heart of Alappuzha’s allure lies the Vembanad Lake, the longest lake in India and a defining feature among Alappuzha tourist places.

The tranquil backwaters, dotted with traditional houseboats and surrounded by lush greenery, create a postcard-worthy scene. A houseboat cruise on Vembanad Lake is a quintessential Alappuzha experience, immersing visitors in the region’s natural beauty.

Locally known as ‘kettuvallams,’ houseboats are like floating homes that take you through the winding backwaters. It’s a unique experience you can’t miss when exploring Alappuzha tourist places.

The shores of Vembana Lake are like pages from a storybook, telling tales of villages, bird sanctuaries, and local life. It’s not just a lake; it’s a living tapestry that unfolds the everyday life and celebrations of the communities living near Alappuzha Tourist Places.

Speaking of celebrations, Vembanad Lake hosts the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race. This event is a vibrant part of the cultural heartbeat of Alappuzha tourist places.

Nature lovers, listen up! Vembanad Lake is a paradise for bird enthusiasts. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, nestled along the shores, is a treat for the eyes and ears. Colorful migratory birds make this place their home, adding a touch of melody to the peaceful vibes of Vembanad Lake. If you love nature, this sanctuary is a must-visit spot within the enchanting world of Alappuzha Tourist Places.

In simple words, Vembanad Lake is like the heart that keeps the backwater bliss of Alappuzha alive. Its calm waters, cultural richness, and natural wonders make it a special place that captures the true spirit of Alappuzha tourist places. So, whether you’re on a quiet houseboat cruise or cheering for boats in a race, Vembanad Lake invites you to be a part of its magic and discover the timeless charm of Alappuzha.

3. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: A Haven for Avian Enthusiasts in Alappuzha Tourist Places

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Just a short drive from Alappuzha, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary beckons nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers. From local birds to migratory visitors, the sanctuary offers a unique glimpse into the avian diversity that flourishes in the Alappuzha region.

As you walk through the sanctuary, you’ll hear the sweet songs of birds and see them flying around. It’s like a colorful painting with birds of all shapes and sizes. The sanctuary is especially famous for welcoming birds from far away during the winter. It’s like a vacation spot for them, making the sanctuary even more exciting.

A boat ride around the sanctuary is a fantastic way to see everything. You’ll watch birds catch fish and see how they live harmoniously with the water. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is not just a place to visit; it’s a living example of how nature and birds can live together peacefully.

4. Marari Beach: Serenity Redefined in Alappuzha Tourist Places

Marari Beach

Marari Beach, a hidden gem in the array of Alappuzha tourist places, boasts pristine shores and a laid-back ambiance. This beach is a retreat for those seeking solitude and tranquility. The gentle waves and swaying palms create a harmonious environment, making Marari Beach a must-visit destination for those looking to unwind in Alappuzha.

Marari Beach is unique because it’s open. You can take off your shoes, walk along the water, and feel the gentle waves. The beach becomes magical at sunrise and sunset, with the sky turning beautiful. It’s a simple place, but that’s what makes it so charming—the slow and easy way of life in Alappuzha.

Marari Beach is near fishing villages, making it an excellent place to explore local life. It’s a chance to connect with the local community and see how they’ve lived with the sea for a long time.

Staying at the beachside resorts is a treat. They are comfortable and fit in perfectly with the natural beauty around them. Whether relaxing in a hammock or doing yoga by the shore, every moment at Marari Beach feels like a break from the busy world. It’s a place where you can be yourself and enjoy the simple beauty of Alappuzha.

In the collection of Alappuzha tourist places, Marari Beach is like a hidden treasure. The sound of waves, the soft sand, and the slow pace of life create a perfect getaway. If you’re looking for a peaceful escape in the heart of Alappuzha, Marari Beach is the place to be.

5. Pathiramanal Island: A Natural Marvel Amidst Alappuzha Tourist Places

Pathiramanal Island

Pathiramanal Island, translated as “Sands of Midnight,” is a tiny island in Vembanad Lake that adds a touch of mystique to Alappuzha tourist places. Accessible only by boat, this island is a haven for migratory birds, providing an enchanting experience for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Alappuzha’s lush greenery and tranquil surroundings make Pathiramanal a unique destination to explore.

Getting there is an adventure in itself. You hop on a boat, cruising through the peaceful backwaters of Alappuzha. The ride is like a gentle dance with nature, passing by houseboats and greenery. Then, you reach Pathiramanal, accessible only by boat, making it feel extra special among Alappuzha tourist places.

Prepare for a birdwatcher’s paradise once you set foot on the island. Pathiramanal is a favorite spot for local birds and those who travel long distances. Their chirps and tweets create a beautiful melody that fills the air. If you’re into photography, this place is a goldmine for capturing the colors of nature against the backdrop of the serene lake.

Walking around the island, you’ll discover a world of greenery—orchids, wildflowers, and coconut trees everywhere. It’s like stepping into a nature painting where every shade of green is more vibrant than the last. Pathiramanal is a peaceful retreat that invites you to unwind and connect with the beauty of untouched nature.

In a nutshell, Pathiramanal Island is a slice of paradise where water, birds, and lush greenery come together to create an unforgettable experience. It’s a living example of nature’s diverse and delicate balance that makes Alappuzha so unique.

6. Alappuzha Lighthouse: A Beacon of History in Alappuzha Tourist Places

Alappuzha Lighthouse

A visit to the Alappuzha Lighthouse is essential for a glimpse into Alappuzha’s history. This red and white-striped lighthouse is a navigational aid and a historical landmark among Alappuzha tourist places.

This lighthouse isn’t just about helping ships find their way. It’s like a time machine that takes you back to when sea voyages, trade, and coastal living were the region’s heartbeat.

Climbing to the top is like going on a mini-adventure. Each step up the spiral staircase feels like a journey through history. And when you reach the top, the view is like a painting—Alappuzha unfolds before you, from the busy city to the vast sea. It’s an excellent way to understand how Alappuzha is laid out, with its backwaters, canals, and islands.

But the lighthouse isn’t just a structure; it’s a storyteller. It holds tales of sailors, trade routes, and the coastal way of life.

Guiding Light: Unveiling the Maritime Tales of Alappuzha Lighthouse and Places Beyond

The folks who’ve kept its light shining for generations add to the charm. They’re like living legends, embodying the dedication and maritime spirit that make Alappuzha what it is.

Beyond all the historical stuff, the Alappuzha Lighthouse is a symbol of strength. It has stood tall through storms and time, showing that Alappuzha can weather anything that comes its way—literally and figuratively. So, when you visit, it’s not just about the view; it’s about connecting with the past, appreciating history, and soaking in the coastal vibes that make Alappuzha unique.

The Alappuzha Lighthouse isn’t just a tall structure on the coast; it’s a guide to Alappuzha’s maritime past. When you stand up there, you see breathtaking views and get a peek into the stories, history, and enduring charm that define Alappuzha tourist places. It’s like a reminder that every landmark in Alappuzha has a story to tell, and each story adds a layer to the beautiful tale of this coastal gem.

7. Krishnapuram Palace: Royal Splendor Amidst Alappuzha Tourist Places

Krishnapuram Palace

Immerse yourself in the regal charm of Krishnapuram Palace, a historical marvel among Alappuzha tourist places. Built by the Maharaja of Travancore in the 18th century, this palace showcases Kerala’s architectural brilliance.

The inside of the palace is like a treasure chest. You’ll find all sorts of old things—sculptures, paintings, and even things the royals used. One particular thing to look out for is the Gajendra Moksha mural. It’s like a giant painting that tells a story from long ago, and it’s so big and colorful that it grabs everyone’s attention.

Krishnapuram Palace is not just a building; it’s a special place that keeps the history and art of Alappuzha alive. If you climb to the palace’s top, you’ll see the whole area around it. It’s like being on top of the world, surrounded by green trees, a quiet pond, and the gentle backwaters in the distance.

Krishnapuram Palace is like a peaceful retreat, inviting you to feel like royalty and imagine the grand times of the past.

8. St. Mary’s Forane Church: Spiritual Tranquility in Alappuzha Tourist Places

St. Mary's Forane Church

For a dose of spiritual solace, St. Mary’s Forane Church is a serene destination in the heart of Alappuzha. This ancient church, dating back to the 9th century, is an architectural marvel and a testament to the region’s religious heritage.

The church looks simple from the outside, but there’s something special about it. The courtyard is like a peaceful garden, with old trees providing shade. When you step inside, you’ll see beautiful art and colorful windows that make the place calm and tranquil. St. Mary’s Forane Church is like a haven, welcoming everyone who wants to take a break from the busyness of life.

During the church’s annual feast, it’s not just a religious celebration; it’s like a big party that brings people together. People come from nearby and far away to be part of the festivities. It’s not just about prayers; it’s about sharing traditions and celebrating the rich culture of Alappuzha. The church becomes a lively place, filled with music, colors, and the warmth of people.

Inside the church, there’s a special feeling—being close to something spiritual. It’s not about fancy things; it’s about finding a quiet space to connect with your thoughts and feelings. St. Mary’s Forane Church is more than just a building; it’s a place that holds the calmness and spirituality of Alappuzha, inviting everyone to experience a moment of serenity.

9. Revi Karunakaran Museum: Artistic Odyssey in Alappuzha Tourist Places

Revi Karunakaran Museum

Art enthusiasts will find a haven at the Revi Karunakaran Museum, a hidden gem among Alappuzha tourist places. Dedicated to the renowned cartoonist and founder of the Malayala Manorama daily, the museum houses a vast collection of his works.

The vibrant and thought-provoking displays offer a unique perspective on art and culture, making it a must-visit destination for those appreciating creative expressions in Alappuzha.

The Revi Karunakaran Museum in Alappuzha is a must-visit if you love art and vibrant colors. It’s like a magical world of paintings and drawings created by a famous cartoonist, Revi Karunakaran. As you step inside, you’ll see walls filled with his funny cartoons and thought-provoking illustrations.

Each drawing has a story to tell, making it a special place for anyone who enjoys the artistic side of Alappuzha.

10. Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple: Spiritual Grandeur in Alappuzha Tourist Places

Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple

Steeped in mythology and architectural brilliance, the Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is a significant pilgrimage site in Alappuzha. The temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is renowned for its unique prasad, the Ambalappuzha Palpayasam.

Imagine a beautiful and ancient temple dedicated to Lord Krishna—the Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple. This place is significant for people who want to connect with their spiritual side. The temple looks fantastic with its detailed carvings, showing how special it is to the people of Alappuzha.

During a festival called Ambalappuzha Arattu, the temple becomes even more vibrant, attracting visitors from all around who join the celebrations and feel the spiritual grandeur of Alappuzha.

11. Karumadikuttan: Mystical Charm in Alappuzha Tourist Places

Karumadikuttan

Alappuzha’s historical legacy comes alive at Karumadikuttan, a small village renowned for its ancient Buddhist sculptures. The main attraction is the partially broken statue of Lord Buddha, believed to date back to the 9th or 10th century. This archaeological site is a testament to Alappuzha’s multicultural history, offering visitors a serene and contemplative atmosphere.

In a quiet village called Karumadikuttan, there’s a place where you can feel the magic of the past. It’s home to an ancient statue of Lord Buddha, and even though it’s a bit worn out, it still holds a unique charm. Surrounded by greenery, Karumadikuttan feels like a mystical hideaway. If you enjoy ancient history and a peaceful atmosphere, this place in Alappuzha is a must-visit.

12. Arthunkal Church: Pilgrimage and Serenity in Alappuzha Tourist Places

Arthunkal Church

A pilgrimage site of great significance, the Arthunkal Church is dedicated to St. Sebastian and attracts devotees from far and wide. Known for its annual feast, the church becomes a hub of religious celebrations during January.

Pilgrims seeking spiritual solace and those interested in Alappuzha’s cultural richness find this church a compelling destination. For those who seek peace and a spiritual atmosphere, the Arthunkal Church is the place to be in Alappuzha. It’s dedicated to St. Sebastian and looks beautiful.

Every January, there’s a big celebration here, turning the church into a lively place filled with devotion. But beyond the festivities, the church is a calm and peaceful spot for anyone looking to spend some quiet time amid Alappuzha’s lively culture. If you’re interested in spiritual and serene experiences, this church should be on your list of places to visit in Alappuzha.

13. Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple: Serpent Worship in Alappuzha Tourist Places

mannarasala nagaraja temple

For a unique cultural experience, the Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple stands out among Alappuzha tourist places. The mystical aura, surrounded by dense forest, adds to the charm of this ancient temple, making it a must-visit for those interested in the diverse religious practices of Alappuzha.

Alappuzha has a special place called Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple, which is unlike any other. This ancient temple is unique because people here worship serpents. Picture a serene place surrounded by greenery, where you’ll find statues and sculptures of snakes all around.

People believe in the mystical powers of Nagaraja, the snake god, and visit the temple for blessings. It’s a peaceful spot where traditions from a long time ago are still alive, making it a must-see for anyone curious about the diverse ways people practice their faith in Alappuzha.

14. Thanneermukkom Bund: Engineering Marvel Amidst Alappuzha Tourist Places

Thanneermukkom Bund

Witness the engineering prowess of Alappuzha at the Thanneermukkom Bund, an artificial barrier that separates the salty seawater from the freshwater of Vembanad Lake.

This engineering marvel, built to prevent saltwater intrusion into the backwaters, offers a unique perspective on the region’s efforts to preserve its natural resources . The scenic surroundings and the significance of the bund make it an exciting stop for eco-conscious travelers in Alappuzha.

Now, let’s talk about a cool place called Thanneermukkom Bund. People make a giant wall to stop salty water from mixing with fresh water in Vembanad Lake.

Imagine standing on this wall and seeing one side with salted water and the other with fresh water—it’s pretty amazing!

What makes it even more remarkable is that they built it using clay and coconut husks, showing how innovative engineering can help protect the environment. So, if you’re into impressive structures and caring for nature, this place is a must-visit in Alappuzha.

15. Ayiramthengu Mangrove Forest: Biodiversity Haven in Alappuzha Tourist Places

Ayiramthengu Mangrove Forest

Explore the Ayiramthengu Mangrove Forest to explore Alappuzha’s rich biodiversity. Guided boat tours provide an immersive experience, allowing visitors to witness the delicate balance of nature in one of Alappuzha’s lesser-explored gems.

Now, let’s explore a hidden gem called Ayiramthengu Mangrove Forest. It’s a bit away from the usual tourist places in Kerala , but it is worth it. Imagine a forest with lots of mangrove trees creating little water paths.

This place is like a nature party, with different kinds of birds, fish, and other animals hanging out. It’s like a secret nature garden in Alappuzha, showing how important it is to care for the environment. So, if you love animals and plants, this is the place to be in Alappuzha.

Conclusion 

Alappuzha is like a magical painting, with each place we visited adding its own unique color to the canvas. With its calming waters and charming houseboats, the Vembanad Lake took our breath away. It’s like a water world where serenity meets beauty.

The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary was a different kind of paradise. Surrounded by nature’s orchestra of bird songs, it felt like we were in a fairy tale. The birds here make Alappuzha even more unique, adding their melody to the enchanting ambiance.

The Krishnapuram Palace was like stepping into a time machine. Its walls echoed tales of kings and queens, giving us a glimpse into the regal history of Alappuzha. It’s a living museum that tells stories without uttering a word.

St. Mary’s Forane Church was a tranquil oasis. Amidst the world’s chaos, it offered a peaceful space for reflection and prayer. A visit here felt like a serene journey into spirituality.

Discovering Alappuzha: A Tapestry of Colors, Creativity, and Cultural Gems

The Revi Karunakaran Museum was a burst of color and creativity. It showed us another side of Alappuzha, filled with art and expression. It’s a reminder that this place is not just about landscapes but also about the people who call it home.

As we wrap up our Alappuzha adventure, the memories linger like the scent of blooming flowers. The mix of history, nature, and culture here is like a special recipe that leaves a lasting taste in your heart.

Alappuzha isn’t just a destination; it’s an invitation to experience life in its most beautiful form. The locals, with their warm smiles and rich traditions, make you feel part of their story. This blend of natural wonders, cultural gems, and friendly faces makes Alappuzha a gem.

So, as we say goodbye to Alappuzha, let the echoes of its charm stay with you. And who knows? Maybe you’ll find yourself back here, ready to uncover more of its hidden treasures. Until then, carry the magic of Alappuzha with you and let it add a touch of bliss to your journey. Happy travels!

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Country: india | state: kerala, #2 of 23 places to visit in kerala | #14 of 100 places to visit in india, ideal trip duration: 1-2 days, base station: alleppey, nearest city to alleppey: kochi (63 kms), best time to visit alleppey: october to march, peak season: august & december to january & may to june, alleppey weather: maximum - 35°c minimum - 20°c.

At a distance of 63 km from Kochi, and 152 km from Trivandrum, Alappuzha is a magnificent destination in Kerala with a mix of Backwaters and Beach. This is also one of the popular attraction not to miss in your honeymoon tour , and also one of the best Kerala tourist places . Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is situated on the shores of the Arabian Sea close to the banks of Vembanad Lake. It is the administrative headquarters of the Alappuzha district and the 6th largest city in Kerala. Along with Kumarakom, Alappuzha is among the most famous destination of Kerala Backwaters . A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. It connects Kumarakom and Cochin to the North and Kollam to the South. The never-ending panorama of lush green paddy fields, towering coconut trees, shimmering water, and long canals around Alappuzha make it a delightful destination. Alappuzha - Kumarakom, Alleppey - Kottayam, Alleppey - Pathiramanal Island, and Alleppey - Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary are some popular Alleppey Houseboat routes. Popularly known as the 'Venice of the East', Alleppey was founded by the Diwan of Travancore, Raja Keshawadasan in 1762. In the past, Alappuzha port was amongst the busiest trade centers and traded with the Persian Gulf regions and even Europe. It is considered to be the oldest planned city in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the city is the first of its kind. Alleppey can be visited along with Kochi tour packages . Alappuzha is also known for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race held on the Punnamada Lake on the second Saturday of August every year. This is the most competitive and popular of the boat races in India and among the must-experience things to do as part of Alleppey tour packages . The Mullakkal Chirap is also one of the attractions of Alappuzha which is the festive season held 10 days every year in December. Kuttanad, known as 'The rice bowl of Kerala' is part of the Alappuzha district. Kuttanad is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level. Alappuzha Beach, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Arthunkal Church, Mannarasala Temple, Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Thakazhy Shree Dharmashastha Temple, Mullakkal Temple, Champakulam, and Krishnapuram Palace are some of the prominent places to visit in Alleppey . Kochi Airport is the nearest airport to Alleppey which is 84 km away. Alleppey is a major rail station on the Malabar Coastline which is connected to cities like Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Vijayawada, Kolkata, Kochi, Trivandrum, etc. Alappuzha is also well connected by road. NH 47 passes through the city connecting the city by bus to major cities like Coimbatore, Ernakulum, Thrissur, Kollam, and Trivandrum. The best time to visit Alleppey is from November to February when the weather is pleasant and suitable for sightseeing. Alleppey experiences monsoons between June and September. It is not advisable to visit during the monsoon as the region gets torrential rain, making it an unsuitable destination for travelers. However, monsoon lovers and offbeat travelers can consider visiting in June. Summers are also not recommended for the extreme heat & humid climate that hits the region.

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#1 of 18 Places to Visit in Alleppey

Alappuzha is a magnificent destination in Kerala with a mix of Backwaters and Beach. Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey is situated on the shores of the Arabian Sea close to the banks of Vembanad Lake, among the most famous Alleppey tourist places . Along with Kumarakom, Alappuzha is among the most famous destination of backwaters in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience that one must try during Alleppey Trip . It connects Kumarakom and Cochin to the North and Kollam to the South. The never-ending panorama of lush green paddy fields, towering coconut trees, shimmering water, and long canals around Alappuzha make it a delightful destination. It is popularly known as the 'Venice of the East'. Alleppey is also known for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race held in Punnamada Lake on the second Saturday of August every .....

Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha Beach

#2 of 18 Places to Visit in Alleppey

At a distance of 2 km from Alappuzha Railway Station, Alappuzha beach is a lovely white sand beach on the Arabian Sea coast. It is one of the famous beaches in Kerala , and among the top places to visit as part of Alleppey holiday packages . Known for its swaying beauty and alluring charm, Alleppey Beach or Alappuzha Beach is a scenic marvel for beachgoers. Adding more to the appeal of Alleppey Beach, there is a 150 years old pier that allows the visitors to take a stroll over the playful waves and get soaked with the enchanting beauty of the Arabian Sea! Alappuzha Lighthouse is situated near to the beach. The Children's Park at the northern end of the beach is a good place to hang out for kids. There are no water sports facilities at the beach. Besides, the beach is the venue for the famous Alappuzha Beach Festival. Held in April, the festival hosts an array of events such as .....

Sri Krishna Temple - Ambalapuzha

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#3 of 18 Places to Visit in Alleppey

At a distance of 14 km from Alappuzha Railway Station, Sri Krishna Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located in Ambalapuzha. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Kerala , and among the best places to visit as part of Alleppey packages . Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is believed to have been built during the 15th century AD by the local ruler Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran.It is one of the seven greatest Vaishnava temples in Travancore, and among the major Alleppey places to visit . Built-in typical Kerala style of temple architecture, this temple is famous for Pala Payasam (sweet pudding made of rice and milk) served to the devotees. The idol at Ambalapuzha is likened to the Parthasarthi form of Vishnu, holding a .....

Kuttanad

#4 of 18 Places to Visit in Alleppey

Kuttanad is a region in Alappuzha district that is known as 'Rice Bowl of Kerala ' for the vast paddy fields. With seven rivers flowing through it (Pampa, Manimala, Achencoil, Meenachil, Moovattupuzha, Chalackudy & Periyar), Kuttanad is breathtakingly beautiful. Kuttanad is also popular as an ideal place for Kerala backwaters trip in a houseboat. It is one of the popular tourist places to visit near Kochi & Alappuzha . Kuttanad is one of the very few places in the world where farming is done below the sea level. The most popular route taken to explore Kuttanad is the Alappuzha - Changanassery route. This road takes you through the heart of Kuttanad region demonstrating the daily life of people in the region. The possible activities for the tourists in this region are to visit villages and enjoy the daily life of villagers, walk along .....

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

#5 of 18 Places to Visit in Alleppey

At a distance of 6 km from Alappuzha Railway Station, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race is an annual boat race held in Punnamada Lake near Alleppey. It is the most competitive and popular boat race in Kerala, and among the must experience things to do in Alleppey . Named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the boat race is conducted on the second Saturday of August every year. The race was introduced in 1952 to celebrate Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's Alappuzha visit. Several snake boats participate in the competition, each representing a different village of the Kuttanad region. Each boat is accompanied by about 150 oarsmen, showcasing their skills on a 1.5 km race track. On the day of this boat race, the tranquil lakefront is transformed into a sea of humanity with an estimated two lakh people, including foreign tourists participate in these breathtaking celebrations as part of Alleppey sightseeing packages . Official .....

Bhagawathy Temple - Chettikulangara

Bhagawathy Temple - Chettikulangara

#6 of 18 Places to Visit in Alleppey

At a distance of 43 Kms from Alappuzha, Bhagavathi Temple in Chettikulangara is a 1200 years old temple believed to have been established by Lord Parashurama. This temple is the second highest revenue earner in Kerala, next to Sabarimala . It is situated near Mavelikara. The presiding deity is Jagadambika of Chettikulangara, the Goddess of Oodanadu. This temple is now under the control of the Travancore Devasthanam Board. This temple was believed to have been consecrated by Padmapadacharyar (a leading disciple of Adi Shankara) in the year of 823 AD. The one day annual festival is celebrated in a grand manner with rituals like Kuthiyottam and Kettukazcha. These colorful rituals have boys dancing in trance, colossal effigies of horses, decorated chariots and art forms like Patayani and Kolkkali. The temple has a giant multi-tiered stone lamp which can hold 1001 wicks.

Arthunkal Church

Arthunkal Church

#7 of 18 Places to Visit in Alleppey

At a distance of 23 Kms from Alappuzha Railway Station, Arthunkal Church, also known as St. Andrew's Forane Church is one of the oldest churches in Kerala. It is situated on the shores of Arabian Sea Dedicated to St.Sebastian, this church comes under the Latin order. The Arthunkal Feast is celebrated for 11days. The highlights of the concluding day of the festival include a special ritual in which the devotees crawl on their knees all the way from the nearby beach to the church. The near by Arthunkal beach (0.5 KM) is a nice place to watch the Sunset. The beach has no commercial activity. Arthunkal is close to NH47 (near Tiruvizha Railway Station - about 5 Kms) between Alappuzha and Kochi and the highway is connected by frequent buses. Private/Public vehicles are available from the highway to reach the Arthunkal Church.

Mullakkal Raja Rajeswari Temple

Mullakkal Raja Rajeswari Temple

#8 of 18 Places to Visit in Alleppey

At a distance of 4 Kms from Alappuzha Railway Station, Mullakkal Raja Rajeswari Temple is very famous shrine in Alappuzha dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is believed that Goddess Raja Rajeshwari appeared at this site to take care of a Jasmine flower (Mullakkal means 'Jasmine Flower' in Malayalam). The temple celebrates two annual festivals - the Navratri festival (October/November) and the Thaipooyakavadi festival (November/December). The last two days are the most auspicious days. Colorful processions participated by nine elephants are held in the evening. It is witnessed by thousands of devotees. Also several cultural programs including Ottanthullal & Kathakali are staged in the temple. The Thaipooyakavadi celebrated for 41 days in November/December. The whole town will be full of lights and decoration and the last ten days are celebrated with glory.

Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram Palace

#9 of 18 Places to Visit in Alleppey

At a distance of 49 km from Alappuzha, the Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum located in Kayamkulam near Alappuzha in Kerala. It is one of the prominent places of heritage in Kerala, and among the must -include places in Alleppey tour packages . Situated on NH47 between Alappuzha and Kollam, the Krishnapuram Palace was built in the 18th century by Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma (1729-1758 AD) of Travancore kingdom. The Palace is a rare specimen of the Kerala style of architecture, with gabled roofs, narrow corridors, and dormer windows. Among the most famous heritage sites near Kochi , the palace is situated on the top of a small hill and is surrounded by a terraced garden with fountains, ponds, and lawns. Other attractions here include the beautifully landscaped garden in the palace compound that is home to a variety of flora, and a newly built .....

Champakulam

Champakulam

#10 of 18 Places to Visit in Alleppey

At a distance of 13 Kms from Alappuzha Railway Station, Champakulam is a beautiful village on the banks of Pampa River in Alappuzha district, with green paddy fields, coconut groves and water fowl. It is part of Kuttanad region, the rice bowl of Kerala. Champakulam Moolam Boat Race is the oldest snake boat races in Kerala. The race is held in Pampa River on the moolam day of the Malayalam month Midhunam (June/July), the day of the installation of the deity at the Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple. Champakulam Church is one of the oldest churches in India, built in 427 AD. This church has seen many changes and undergone several enhancements. There are many inscriptions around the church describing its history. The annual festival is celebrated on October 3rd.

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List of Best Places to Visit in Alappuzha

Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a picturesque district in the South Indian state of Kerala. Located along the Arabian Sea and backwaters of Vembanad Lake, it's one of India’s most popular tourist destinations. From the lush green landscapes to its vibrant culture and heritage, Alappuzha tourist places have something for everyone. Whatever experience you want, Allapuzha can offer.

Nature's Beauty

Alappuzha’s backwaters.

Alappuzha’s backwaters are a sight to behold. A network of canals, rivers, and lagoons comprise the majestic backwater system stretching almost 2000 kilometres in Kerala. Cruise along its tranquil waters for an experience like no other – observe the traditional country life as you pass through villages, marvel at the lush vegetation around you and spot some exotic wildlife. It's a must visit tourist spots in Alappuzha.

Marari Beach

Marari Beach is another must-visit destination in Alleppey. This beautiful stretch of golden sand lies between two palm tree forests and offers stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Enjoy swimming or sunbathing on this pristine beach while watching fishermen catch their daily catch from offshore boats - it's a truly mesmerising experience! Be sure to try some delicious seafood dishes here, too. 

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is home to many rare birds, such as cormorants, Brahminy kites, egrets and other species of migratory birds that come here during winter months! Take a boat ride through this sanctuary for breathtaking views of nature’s beauty – watch out for rare sightings like pelicans soaring high above your head or kingfishers darting about with their vibrant colours shining against the clear water below them.

Historical and Cultural Sites

Alappuzha lighthouse.

Alappuzha Lighthouse is a beautiful structure located near the beach in Alleppey. This majestic lighthouse stands tall at almost 30 metres and was built in 1862, making it one of the oldest lighthouses in Kerala. Climb to its top for panoramic city views – you can even spot some dolphins frolicking about in the nearby waters. The lighthouse also offers great insight into the maritime history of this region. 

Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram Palace is another must-visit destination while touring Alleppey. Built by Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, King of Travancore. This magnificent palace boasts intricate carvings, elegant paintings, and grand architecture that will take your breath away! Visit its antique gallery, which includes artefacts such as weapons used during wars with Dutch forces and even sacred statues from Hindu temples around Kerala.

Mannarasala Temple

Mannarasala Temple is one of Kerala’s most famous shrines dedicated to serpent worshipers. This small yet beautiful temple complex houses hundreds of images depicting serpents throughout its premises - including those carved onto walls or placed atop pillars inside courtyards. Take part in special ceremonies conducted here, like ‘Ayilyam Pooja’ or ‘Nagapooja’, while learning more about India's rich cultural heritage.

Religious Destinations

St. mary’s forane church.

St. Mary’s Forane Church is one of the oldest churches in Alappuzha, dating back to the 9th century AD. This stunning church is a testament to this region's ancient history and religious tradition. Inside its walls lies a relic said to be from St. Mary herself; there are also several paintings depicting scenes from her life, which make for an exciting visit! Don’t forget to attend Mass here during your stay in Alleppey – it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience!

Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is another iconic religious destination in the Alappuzha district. Located on the banks of river Pamba, this temple has been described as the ‘Dwaraka of South India’ due to its historical importance and spiritual significance. Here, you can explore multiple shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his avatars, such as Rama, Krishna, Narasimha, etc., or witness traditional rituals like Pooja being performed every day by devout worshippers - it's truly a mesmerising sight.

Mullakkal Temple

Mullakkal Temple is another important pilgrimage site near Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. Dedicated to Goddess Rajarajeshwari (a form of Parvati), this beautiful temple complex was built around 500 years ago by King Devanarayanan Thampuran – making it even older than Amabalpzhu Sree Krishna Temple itself. Take part in special ceremonies held at Mullakkal Temple or admire its stunning architecture while learning more about Kerala's vibrant culture. 

Unique Experiences

Alappuzha beach.

Alappuzha Beach is a beautiful beach in the south Indian state of Kerala. With its tranquil waters and white sand, it's one of the most stunning beaches you can visit in India! Take a romantic stroll along this picturesque beach and enjoy some amazing views of the Arabian Sea and the many different bird species that flock here daily. Be sure to try some delicious seafood dishes while you’re here – Alleppey has great restaurants serving fresh catches from local fishermen daily.

Pathiramanal Island

Pathiramanal Island lies on Vembanad Lake and is a must-visit for any nature lover. This small island is home to more than 90 migratory birds, such as egrets, cormorants, terns, etc., making it a paradise for birdwatchers! Enjoy watching these majestic creatures or participate in exciting activities like boating or fishing around Pathiramanal Island. Whatever your preference, there's something here for everyone to explore.

Alleppey Canal Cruise

An Alleppey Canal Cruise is one experience you cannot miss when visiting this beautiful region. Hop onto a traditional houseboat and cruise through its tranquil backwaters to get an insight into rural life in Kerala. Marvel at lush green vegetation gliding by and witness traditional country lifestyle first-hand; spot exotic wildlife like kingfishers darting about with their vibrant colours shining against clear waters below them - it truly is an unforgettable journey.

Hidden Gems

Pandavan rock.

Pandavan Rock is a unique geological structure in the Alappuzha district of Kerala. It takes its name from the Pandavas, the five legendary heroes of Hindu mythology who are said to have taken refuge here during their exile. This rock is an interesting combination of sedimentary and igneous rocks. It offers great landscape views - watch out for exotic birds flying around or spot some dolphins in nearby waters.

Karumadi Kuttan

Karumadi Kuttan is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Buddha located near Alleppey. Constructed over 1800 years ago, this beautiful shrine stands as proof of the rich heritage of Kerala state. Inside its walls lies a rare black granite statue believed to be that of Lord Buddha himself; there are so many other carvings depicting scenes from Buddhist stories throughout the temple complex, which make for an interesting visit! Be sure to attend special ceremonies conducted at Karumadi Kuttan temple.

Kuttanadu is one of India's most fertile regions due to its abundant paddy fields spread across miles! Take part in traditional farming activities like sowing or reaping crops during your stay here - it's sure to be a truly unique experience you won't find anywhere else! Touring through these lush green fields can be therapeutic, too; marvel at nature’s beauty as far as your eyes can see or sit back and relax while watching villagers go about their daily lives.

Shopping and Markets

Mullakkal street.

Mullakkal Street is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Alleppey. These bustling streets are lined with various shops selling everything from traditional spices to handmade souvenirs, making it the perfect place to pick up some unique items for your trip! Don’t forget to explore its famous food stalls, too – they serve delicious local dishes like Puttu (rice and coconut pancakes) or Appam (coconut milk-based pancakes). 

Alleppey Coir Products

Alleppey Coir Products offers visitors a chance to explore Kerala’s vibrant culture through its wide selection of coir products. From colourful rugs to pottery, this store has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone special or want to buy something unique as a souvenir, Alleppey Coir Products are sure not to disappoint.

Adventure and Wildlife

Chettikulangara devi temple.

Chettikulangara Devi Temple is an important pilgrimage site located in Alleppey district. Dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, this temple is known for its spectacular annual festivals and colourful processions that attract thousands of devotees nationwide. Inside its walls lies a golden idol of the deity, which makes it even more special. 

Kayaking in the backwaters is one experience you cannot miss when visiting Alleppey. Explore these tranquil waterways as you paddle through lush green vegetation and spot exotic wildlife like kingfishers, eagles, etc., while getting close to nature – a mesmerising journey that will stay with you forever! Be sure to take plenty of pictures.

Punnamada Lake

Punnamada Lake is another popular destination not far from Chettikulangara Devi Temple. This large freshwater lake offers stunning views of nearby paddy fields and traditional houseboats dotting its waters - it's truly a sight worth seeing! Take part in exciting activities such as fishing or birdwatching. At the same time, sit back and soak up some sun on the shoreline.

Food and Cuisine

Kerala sadya.

Kerala Sadya is a traditional vegetarian feast that locals have enjoyed for centuries. This elaborate meal consists of dishes cooked in coconut oil and served on banana leaves - it’s an absolute must-try when visiting Alleppey. Enjoy local delicacies like Avial (mixed vegetable curry) or Thoran (stir-fried vegetables with grated coconut); they make for an exquisite combination with steamed rice.

Seafood Delights

You cannot miss out on Seafood Delights during your stay here. From succulent prawns to juicy crabs, the seafood options available in Alleppey will leave your mouth watering. Head to one of the many shacks along the beachfront and try some freshly caught fish prepared in various styles - be sure not to miss out on their signature Kerala Meen Curry either.

Toddy Shops

Toddy Shops can be found around every corner in Alleppey. These rustic establishments offer more than just drinks - they also serve fantastic food! Try tasty snacks such as Kappa Biryani (rice cooked with tapioca) or Pazham Pori (banana fritters). Wash them down with some strong toddy made from palm tree sap – it makes for quite an interesting experience you won't find anywhere else.

Accommodations

Houseboat stays.

Houseboat stays are a great way to experience the beauty of Alleppey. Enjoy luxurious amenities in a traditional setting while travelling through backwaters and spotting wildlife - it’s truly an unforgettable journey! Relax on board your houseboat as you cruise past paddy fields and quaint villages or participate in exciting activities such as fishing, birdwatching, etc.

Luxury resorts

Luxury resorts offer visitors a chance to enjoy unparalleled comfort during their stay in Alleppey. From sumptuous meals served by expert chefs to magnificent views of riverside landscapes, these properties provide all the necessary ingredients for a perfect holiday. Enjoy indulgent spa treatments or fun activities like kayaking or mountain biking. Luxury resorts have plenty of options to keep you entertained throughout your stay.

Tips for Travellers

Best time to visit alappuzha.

The best time to visit Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is during the winter months of November to February. The weather then is pleasantly cool and dry. This period allows you to enjoy the backwaters, lush landscapes, and cultural festivals without the discomfort of heavy rains or scorching heat.

Local transportation options

Alappuzha offers various transportation options for getting around the city, including auto-rickshaws, cycle rickshaws, and public buses. However, the most iconic way to explore the backwaters is by renting a houseboat or taking a traditional wooden canoe ride, providing a unique and scenic experience.

Safety and cultural considerations

While Alappuzha is generally safe for tourists, respecting local customs and traditions is advisable. Dress modestly, mainly when visiting religious sites, and avoid public displays of affection. Also, be cautious while swimming in the backwaters, as water currents can be unpredictable. Stay hydrated and use sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun's strong rays.

Alleppey is a paradise for those seeking to explore the wonders of Kerala. Many things make this place special, from its vibrant culture to the stunning natural landscapes. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder why Alleppey visiting places is one of India’s top tourist destinations – see what makes this place so amazing.

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140 years old. Also, you can find an old lighthouse nearby Alappuzha beach which is very bewitching to visitors. This beach is also popular for the grand event of Nehru Trophy Boat Race that takes place every year in the month of August. It's a very big event and large number of tourist flock this place on this very day. In addition to this, there are some historic remnants that add colonial atmosphere to the entire area. No doubt, holidaying in Alappuzha has become a synonym of Kerala tourism. Vacationing over here is a bubbly event and it's all because of the rich blend of the Sea and Sun.

Accommodations Around Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha has numerous hotels and resorts to stay. There are plenty of options ranging from luxury resorts to mid-range and budget hotels. Majority of hotels are located beside the backwaters.

Few popular hotels and resorts are mentioned as below:

  • Marari Beach Resort
  • Hotel Lake Palace
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  • Picasso Hotel
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Things to Do on Alappuzha Beach

When you are in Alappuzha, the first thing to do is go on a backwater cruise as it gives a wonderful experience to cherish forever. A cruise on the serene waters of Alappuzha backwaters is the perfect way to explore the Kerala countryside. Including this, there are also some other popular things to do during your visit.

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Water Sports

After exploring the Alappuzha beach, you may enjoy some thrilling activities on emerald backwaters. Visitors are free to choose and indulge in their favorite beach activities like surfing, swimming, parasailing, boat races, etc. There are many aqua-sport equipments like high-speed boats, water scooters, etc., which you can try and have fun on the beach. This beach is quite popular for houseboat holidays, coir industry and marine products. Alappuzha is mostly popular for the Snake Boat Races that held every year during Onam Festival. A large number of people crowd at this place to witness this race.

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Dining Out in Alappuzha

If you want to eat out here then you may try yummy sea food which is quite popular here. You may satisfy your hunger pangs at the outlets of 'KreamKorner', which offers North Indian cuisines along with tandoori dishes. Visit any of the KreamKorner outlets, situated at Cullan or Mullackal Roads. Enjoy some delicious briyani at 'Halai's Fried Chicken', which is a pleasure for non-vegetarians. If you want to enjoy real local cuisine, you may visit 'Chakara Restaurant', a perfect place to enjoy a drink or two and relish the popular Alleppey fish curry.

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Leisure Activities

If you want something else, then you can also play volleyball or build a sand castle. Above all, you can also spend some quality time in the yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation centers near Alappuzha. However, holidaying on the beaches of Kerala and that too at Alappuzha can be a great fun for anyone. So, experience the mouthwatering sea food and enjoy a fine dining on the scenic river front.

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Shopping in Alappuzha

Mullakkal Street, the top shopping district of Alleppey has various shops where buyers can choose souvenirs. You can get all kinds of goods in this place like spices, rugs, bags, etc.

Places to Visit in and around Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha Beach is a beautiful place, which has always savored an unparalleled place in the marine history of Kerala. Today, Alappuzha has become a major backwater tourist centre, captivating thousands of tourists round the year. There are plenty of tourist attractions in and around the Alappuzha, where you may go and spend some time with your friends.

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Krishnapuram Palace

Located in Kayamkulam near Alappuzha, it's a beautiful place that includes architecture–gabled roofs, narrow corridors and dormer windows. Inside this palace, you'll find a museum of paintings, bronzes and antique carvings.

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Vijaya Beach Park

A perfect picnic spot with children's park where one can get boating facilities and swimming pool for swimming.

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Pathiramanal Island

Lies between Kumarakom and Thaneermukkom, it's a little island on the backwaters and a perfect haunt of thousands of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world.

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Known as the rice bowl of Kerala, Kuttanad is the only area where farming is done below sea level. The striking feature of this area is its inland waterways that flow above sea level.

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Located at the distance of 3 km towards the easy of Alappuzha, this place has a statue of Buddha called Karumadikuttan, which is a major attraction of tourists.

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Ambalappuzha Sreekrishna Temple

Thousands of devotees crowd this place during the annual festival that falls every year in the month of April.

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September to March, If you wanna embark on a new journey of exploration and discovery, do visit Kerala and enjoy the backwaters of Alappuzha. Choose the best deals from Tour My India and book Kerala backwaters tour package to visit Alleppey.

How to Reach Alappuzha?

Tourists from all across the world can easily reach Alappuzha by rail, road or airways. Getting there is briefly described as below:

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The nearest airport is at Kochi (Kochi International Airport). From the airport, one can hire car or taxi to reach Alappuzha that is at the distance of 90 km.

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Alappuzha railway station is the nearest railhead, located at a distance of 1 km from the beach. Other railhead is at Ernakulam, which is at the distance of 60 km from the destination.

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KSRTC Bus Stand is the nearest bus stop, which is 4.5 km away from the beach. Tourists can reach Alappuzha by bus or local transportation.

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Vembanad Lake

The Vembanad lake, the most important of the west coast canal system has a length of 84 Km and an average breadth of 3.1 Km. It covers an area of 204 Sq.Km. Stretching from Alappuzha to Kochi. Borders Cherthala, Ambalapuzha and Kuttanad Taluks of Alappuzha district, Kottayam, vaikom and Changanasserry taluks of Kottayam district and Kochi and Kanayannur Taluks of Ernakulam district. Pamba, Achankovil , Manimala, Meenachil and Muvattupuzha rivers discharge into this lake. Pathiramanal, often called the mysterious sand of midnight, having coconut palms and luxuriant vegetation is situated in the centre of this lake. Perumbalam and Pallippuram are the other islands in this lake. The Thannermukkom regulator constructed across Vembanad lake between Thannermukkom and Vechur is intended to prevent tidal action and intrusion of saline water into the lake. It is the largest mud regulator in India.

Kayamkulam Lake

Stretching between Panmana and Karthikappally, Kayamkulam lake is a shallow lake which has an outlet to sea at Kayamkulam barrage. It has an area of 59.57 Sq.Km., a length of 30.5 Km and an average breadth of 2.4 Km. It connects Ashtamudi lake by the Chavara Panmana canal.

Alappuzha has a network of canals included in the west coast canal system which are used for navigation. The important canals are Vadai canal, Commercial canals and the link canals between these two canals. Apart from these, there are many inland canals which are mainly used for passenger navigation and commercial purposes. The lakes are used for inland water transport of passengers and cargo. Inland fisheries have also been flourished in these regions.

Alappuzha has a flat unbroken sea coast of 82 Km length which is 13.9 % of the total coastal line of the state. An interesting phenomenon of this seacoast during the month of June is the periodic shifting of mud bank popularly known as “Chakara” within a range of 25 Km in Alappuzha-Purakkad coast due to hydrolic pressure when the level of backwater rises during south-west monsoon.

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How London Is Playing A Key Role In Promoting Kerala Tourism

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Last Updated: May 02, 2024, 15:05 IST

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They also added a hashtag: Travel For Good. (Photo Credits: Instagram)

They also added a hashtag: Travel For Good. (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Double-decker buses in London have been adorned with stunning visuals of Kerala.

The Kerala tourism department has embarked on an innovative initiative by taking “God’s Own Country” to foreign shores through bus branding. Double-decker buses in London have been adorned with stunning visuals of Kerala, showcasing scenes from its picturesque backwaters. This creative venture aims to boost state tourism, particularly as the summer holidays approach. A viral video capturing the double bus branding has garnered significant attention on social media platforms.

An Instagram user shared his excitement after spotting a vibrant London with advertisements that promote Kerala tourism. As the video plays, the user shows the complete look of the bus with scenes from the backwaters. With the logo of Kerala Tourism added to the bus, one can also see pictures of Alappuzha’s houseboat, snake boat races and the water bodies stuck all over it. A hashtag on one side of the bus reads, “#TravelForGood.”

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Social media users also reacted to the video, sharing amazement. One of them wrote, “Wow, the whole of Alappuzha is in the vehicle,” while another one commented, “Alappuzha, Kuttanad supremacy everywhere.”

“People recognise India through Kerala, proud of it,” a comment read. A user praised the advertising tactics and wrote, “Brilliant placements, hats off to Kerala tourism marketing team.”

The video has collected over four million views. Kerala Tourism Minister P A Mohamed Riyas also shared a video of the bus branding from London and wrote, “Kerala tourism’s new campaign method. Our Alappuzha and house boat in London buses. New campaign ideas that can be implemented in foreign countries will be informed in the comment box.”

People praised the state tourism department’s effort towards promoting Kerala tourism on foreign soil. Notably, this is not the first time that such an initiative has been taken. Earlier in 2018, around five big London double-decker buses with visuals from Kerala were run across the city. The experiment was carried out with the iconic red buses, catching the attention of the commuters and the general public in London. Prior to that, the department successfully branded Kerala on taxis across London, Birmingham and Glasgow.

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2-metre high waves hit Purakkad in Alappuzha: Reports

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Alappuzha: Waves reaching up to two metres struck the coastal area of Purakkad in Alappuzha district, reaching the National Highway situated 300 meters away on Saturday evening. The water entered houses and washed away a few boats that had been pulled ashore.

“The incident occurred around 7 pm,” said A S Sudarshanan, president of Purakkad Panchayat. "Panchayat members and local people are on alert. We have put ambulance and other essential services on stand by, and are ready to face any emergency should such a case arise,” he said.

Earlier, Purakkad had witnessed the sea receding by nearly 50 metres on March 19 and again by nearly 25 metres on March 31. While the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority assured of no dangers, the increasing number of such instances is seen as a sign of climate change affecting the shores.

Sea again recedes ‘unusually’ in Alappuzha's Purakkad; second instance in two weeks

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Meanwhile, the National Ocean Situation Research Centre (INCOIS) has issued an orange alert along the Kerala coast as part of the unusual sea phenomenon. It has warned of high waves between 0.5 m to 1.5 m till Sunday midnight.

People in the danger areas are advised to stay away. Boats are to be tied safely in the harbour or ashore. The safety of fishing equipment is also to be ensured. People are to stay away from beaches after 10 pm. Fisherfolks are to avoid going to the sea during this time, a release by Kerala State Disaster Management Authority said.

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After 3 Tourists Go Missing, Bodies Are Found in Baja California

Mexican authorities recovered the three bodies as a search went on for two Australian tourists and a U.S. citizen who disappeared while on vacation.

An overhead view of three pickup trucks and a group of people in an off-road area along the sea.

By Emiliano Rodríguez Mega

Reporting from Mexico City

A dayslong search for three missing tourists who disappeared near a surfing town close to the U.S.-Mexico border ended tragically on Friday as the authorities said that they had located three bodies in a water hole.

Two Australian brothers, Callum and Jake Robinson, and their friend, Jack Carter Rhoad, a U.S. citizen, had been on vacation surfing and camping along the coast near the Mexican city of Ensenada when they disappeared on Saturday.

Debra Robinson, the mother of the brothers, said in a social media post on Wednesday that they had booked an Airbnb in another coastal town north of Ensenada but never showed up there.

“Reaching out to anyone who has seen my two sons. They have not contacted us,” she pleaded to the more than 120,000 members of a community Facebook page created for people interested in touring Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

She added that Callum was a Type 1 diabetic.

The state’s attorney general, María Elena Andrade Ramírez, said in a news conference on Thursday that prosecutors were investigating three people related to the case but that crucial time had passed since the disappearance of the three men.

“Unfortunately, it wasn’t until the last few days that they were reported missing,” Ms. Andrade Ramírez told reporters. “So, that meant that important hours or time was lost.”

In an interview, Ms. Andrade Ramírez said that after close examination of a 50-foot-deep water hole in La Bocana beach, near the town of Santo Tomás, Mexican authorities found three male bodies early on Friday. The already decomposed remains, she added, “meet the characteristics to assume with a high degree of probability” that they are the Robinson siblings and Mr. Rhoad.

Researchers will perform DNA tests to confirm the findings.

Prosecutors also believe that the three people tied to the deaths tried to seize the victims’ vehicle. When they resisted, Ms. Andrade Ramírez said, one man took out a gun, opened fire and then tried to dispose of their bodies. That person has been arrested.

“This aggression seems to have occurred in an unforeseen, circumstantial manner,” she added. “We pledge that this crime will not go unpunished.”

Human remains of a fourth male body, which has not yet been identified and is not connected to this case, was also found at the same site.

In 2022, 192 American citizens died in Mexico, State Department figures show , but most of those deaths were accidents or suicides. Only 46 were ruled as homicides.

The big waves in Baja California have long attracted throngs of surfers and travelers, many of whom have dealt with rising crime rates for nearly two decades.

But record levels of violence have hit the state in recent years. Government data shows that Baja California currently holds first place in vehicle theft and second place in homicides, most of which are related to drug dealing or organized crime, Mexico’s secretary of defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, said this year.

An official familiar with the investigation, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said a white pickup truck that the missing tourists had been traveling in was found charred near La Bocana beach. Other belongings and pieces of evidence were also being analyzed, the official added.

The swift effort to find the tourists was a rare exception in a country where nearly 100,000 people remain missing, according to the latest count provided by Mexican officials in March.

A majority of cases remain unsolved. Family members and volunteers are left on their own to follow up on leads, but the presence of cartels and a lack of support from the authorities make searching a dangerous mission .

The recent case in Ensenada recalled an episode in 2015 in which two Australian surfers, Adam Coleman and Dean Lucas, were killed as they drove across Sinaloa, another state in northern Mexico. Local authorities arrested three people who said they shot the two friends after they resisted a robbery. Their bodies were found inside their van, which had been doused in gasoline and set on fire.

Emiliano Rodríguez Mega is a reporter and researcher for The Times based in Mexico City, covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. More about Emiliano Rodríguez Mega

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