Allppey or Alappuzha is one of the stunning destinations in Kerala. This tourist attraction is famous for numerous backwaters, scenic beauty, gushing lagoons and lakes and amazing canals. This gorgeous destination is often referred as “Venice of the East”. Alleppey is a spectacular destination which is filled with various beautiful backwater town which are filled with various coconut palm lined canals and small hamlets. Alleppey is also famous as for destination weddings because of its astounding beauty and charm. This astonishing town was founded by Raja Keshawadasan, the Divan of Travancore. Tourists planning a visit to Alleppey can enjoy the scenic rides while sailing on the houseboats. This city was earlier the center of trade and commerce and was considered as one of the most important ports. Moreover it is gained popularity in past some years and is one of the most popular hubs of newlyweds. It is one of the ideal destinations for honeymoon and one can here plan a family trip as well. Alleppey is one of the stunning destination in South India which is rich in abundant natural beauty , flora and fauna and various historic and religious places makes Alleppey one of the highly magnetizing city in Kerala. Plan Alappuzha tour and enjoy some days in the marvelous surrounding.
March to May, scorching heat
June to September, wonderful climate and heavy rainfall
Annual rainfall -250 cm
November to February, pleasant and cool
Best Places to Visit in Alleppey
This beach is the gorgeous beach in Alleppey and is considered a perfect place to relax and spend some quality time with the beauty and charm of nature in the perfect backdrop. The waves at this beach look iconic from sandy shores.
This beach is one of the stunning beaches and is located just 11 km away from Alleppey but it is quite famous among the tourists because of its landscape as the whole shoreline is covered with coconut trees. Marai beach is popular for its Ayurvedic centers and astounding beach resorts.
Karumadikkuttan is the local name of the black granite statue of Buddha which was found at the nearby stream which is called as Karumady thodu. This statue was found in 9th century but unfortunately this granite statue’s entire left part is missing but Kerala State Government conserved the remaining part and it is one of the famous attractions in Alleppey.
Kerala Backwater Canals
Kerala received the name ‘The Venice of the East’ because of its scenic backwaters only as the backwaters of Alleppey is its major attraction. Numerous tourists visit this South Indian destination because of its scenic beauty of backwaters canal. Tourists visiting Alleppey should definitely try houseboat cruises and snake boat races. The backwaters are the perfect places to try delectable seafood as well.
This lake is the longest lake in India and the largest lake in Kerala and it covers an area of 2033.02 sq km. This lake is also known by the name Punnamada Lake in Alleppey. Moreover this lake house several marine, bird and animal species and it is also the famous spot of annual snake boat racing.
This temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Nagaraja and is located in the lush green surrounding which makes the landscape really beautiful and this temple a must visit destination in Alleppey. One can here observe typical architecture of Kerala. The outstanding and unique architecture is not the only reason this temple is famous but because tourists visiting this temple can also have a look at the 30,000 images of various mythical snakes.
Mullakkal Bhagavathy Temple
This temple is dedicated to Hindu deity of Shakti; goddess Rajarajeshwari. This temple is one of its kinds because of its unique architecture and that’s why it is a popular attraction in Alleppey.
This is the iconic castle and is built in Travancore style. This palace was built in 18th century by Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, currently is a famous attraction in Kerala. This palace also houses a small museum which is maintained by Archeological department of Kerala. This is a must visit tourist hot spot in Alleppey because it houses antiques of Travancore era.
St Andrews Churchs
St. Andrews Church is one of the most popular churches and this church was mainly constructed for the use of Scottish officers, their families and other laymen as well. It is a Scottish Presbyterian Church and it is a popular hot spot in Alleppey which usually tourists love to explore.
This rock derived its name from the famous characters of Pandavas from the great Indian Hindu Epic Mahabharata. Pandavan Rock is a famous tourist spot especially for picnic purpose. This hot spot of Alleppey is a must visit to enjoy quality time with family and to enjoy breathtaking views of the surroundings.
Places to Visit around Alleppey
Sri Krishna Temple
This temple is one of the scenic temples in Ambalapuzha and is just 14 km away from Alleppey. One can here observe classic architectural style of Kerala and this temple is also known for its Sweet Milk Porridge and Palpayasam. This temple holds great importance and is very famous among the tourists who are on already on Alleppey tour.