Places to Visit Near Alleppey

Places to Visit Near Alleppey

Here is the list of 15 Places to Visit Near Alleppey

1. Kochi, Kerala - Queen of Arabian Sea

Kochi, Kerala - Queen of Arabian Sea
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Known For : Fort Kochi Mattancherry Palace Santa Cruz Basilica

Situated on the south-west coast of India, Kochi or Cochin is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. The city is marked by influences of Arabs, Dutch, Phoenicians, Portuguese, Chinese and the British city as well as that of the Indian rule of the Chera Dynasty followed by rule of the Feudal Lords.

Distance from Alleppey: 78 km

Best Time: July to April

57 Kochi Attractions

2. Kottayam, Kerala - Akshara Nagari (City of Letters) of Kerala 

Kottayam, Kerala - Akshara Nagari (City of Letters) of Kerala 
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Known For : Kottathavalam Nadukani Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple

An ancient town located on a hilltop bordered by the western ghats on the east and the thrilling Vembanad Lake on the west, Kottayam is a culturally rich and naturally enchanting destination. Apart from nature's bounty, the town has many laurels to its name. It is a proud town to achieve 100% literacy in India for the first time. Also being the land of several publishing houses and print media, Kottayam is also tagged as the 'Akshara Nagari' meaning 'City of letters'.

Distance from Alleppey: 33 km

Best Time: September to February

31 Kottayam Attractions

3. Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station

Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station
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Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Atukkad Waterfalls Munnar Tea Plantations

The idyllic hill station Munnar - famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks, is located in the Western Ghats, in the state of Kerala. It serves as the commercial centre for some of the world’s largest tea estates. In addition, Munnar has many protected areas which are home to endemic and highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

Distance from Alleppey: 166 km

Best Time: September to May

51 Munnar Attractions

4. Trivandrum, Kerala - Where nature and spirituality join hands

Trivandrum, Kerala - Where nature and spirituality join hands
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Known For : Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary Padmanabhaswamy Temple Poovar Island

Offering an appealing blend of a strongly rooted heritage and a nostalgic colonial legacy, the city of Trivandrum has an exceptional vibe to it. Despite being the capital of Kerala, the city has, quite astonishingly, managed to keep itself far removed from the ruthless aura that generally surrounds a capital city. Built upon seven hills, this city has long since left the days when it was only used by seafaring explorers behind - today, Trivandrum is a swanky metropolis with a quaint urban charm and plenty of scenic places to visit.

Distance from Alleppey: 156 km

Best Time: October to February

28 Trivandrum Attractions

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5. Kutralam (Courtallam), Tamil Nadu - The Land of Majestic Waterfalls

Kutralam (Courtallam), Tamil Nadu - The Land of Majestic Waterfalls
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Known For : Shenbaga Falls Five Falls Main Falls

Courtallam, also known as Kutralam, is a perfect getaway from Tenkasi and Tirunelveli. A small town bordering Kollam District, Courtallam is famous for its waterfalls on the Western Ghats. With captivating panoramic vistas, the township is popularly renowned as 'Spa of South'. It has nine waterfalls in the region that add a charm to its exotic beauty. One will also find Kutrallam adorned with ancient temples reflecting the age-old legends attached to them. The town itself like many other cities of India narrates mythological folklores adding to its mystique.

Distance from Alleppey: 147 km

Best Time: July to March

9 Kutrallam Attractions

6. Periyar National Park, Thekkady

Periyar National Park, Thekkady
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The Periyar National Park in Thekkady, Kerala, is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world and the best-protected reserve area that one can lay eyes on in India. Famous for its gorgeousness, greenery and stillness, the park is the dwelling place of abundant significant species, including the royal tigers and majestic elephants apart from other reptiles, fishes and birds. This National Park is an amazing coming together of nature, adventure and beauty. A place which allows you the peace and serenity you so desire, an opportunity to be one with nature and just a normal sighting of a Tiger or two, Periyar National Park is full of beautiful sights and sounds.

Distance from Alleppey: 130 km

7. Kollam, Kerala - Gateway to the Backwaters of Kerala

Kollam, Kerala - Gateway to the Backwaters of Kerala
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Known For : Thevally Palace Amritapuri Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park

A treasure trove of natural wonders and historical edifices, Kollam is an enchanting town with backwaters and picturesque landscapes. Located 70kms away from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Kollam is a commercial centre and home to India’s cashew producing industry. Popularly known as Quilon, it is often regarded as the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. It sits on the bank of the Ashtamudi Lake, hence, cruising along the Alappuzha route is one of the main highlights of the region.

Distance from Alleppey: 79 km

Best Time: September to February

41 Kollam Attractions

8. Varkala, Kerala - The hidden treasure of Kerala

Varkala, Kerala - The hidden treasure of Kerala
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Known For : Varkala Cliff Water Sports in Varkala Varkala Beach

Varkala is a coastal town in the southern part of Kerala known for the unique 15m high 'Northern Cliff' adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It is popular for its hippie culture, shacks on the cliff serving great seafood and playing global music and the samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru. Varkala is also known for Jardana Swami Temple, also known as Dakshin Kashi.

Distance from Alleppey: 112 km

Best Time: October to February

26 Varkala Attractions

9. Kumarakom, Kerala - Backwaters bay, small islands - Little Venice

Kumarakom, Kerala - Backwaters bay, small islands - Little Venice
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Known For : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Kumarakom Backwaters Thanneermukkom Bund

Located at a distance of 16km from Kottayam in Kerala and located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kerala's largest lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of many small man-made islands reclaimed from the lake. Part of the Kuttanad region, Kumarakom along with Alleppey, has beautiful backwater areas and they collectively form the most important tourist centres of Kerala. Known for paddy fields, fishing, a network of backwaters, delicious local cuisine, traditional Kettuvalloms (rice barges) houseboats and luxury and budget resorts.

Distance from Alleppey: 41 km

Best Time: October - February

18 Kumarakom Attractions

10. Idukki, Kerala - Eco-village in the western ghats

Idukki, Kerala - Eco-village in the western ghats
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Known For : Hill View Park Idukki Arch Dam Kulamavu Dam

Idukki, a landlocked district of Kerala, is one of the most nature-rich areas in Kerala with more than half of the area covered with forest. This rugged hill resort is known for its wildlife sanctuaries, beautiful bungalows, tea factories, rubber plantations and forests. Concealed beautifully in the superabundant and lush hills, Idukki (meaning a deep gorge in Malayalam) is a picturesque district flourishing between two rocky mountains of Kurava and Kurathy. Idukki's speciality lies in 650 feet long and 550 feet high arch dam across the Kuravan Kurathi mountain, which is the largest in the country. Anamudi, which is the highest peak in India, south of the Himalayas, is also located in Idukki.

Distance from Alleppey: 134 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

38 Idukki Attractions

11. Nelliyampathy, Kerala

Nelliyampathy, Kerala
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Known For : Nelliyampathy Hills Nenmara Vallanghy Vela Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

With plenty of unexplored treasures, Nelliyampathy is a hill station located near the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border offering bounty of nature and lush green surroundings of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations. The town is also ornamented with a variety of flora, fauna and picturesque tourist attractions. A perfect place for eco-tourism and romantic holidays, the region comprises of peaks of altitude ranging from 500m to 1600m providing an incredible trekking trail for adventure buffs.

Distance from Alleppey: 215 km

Best Time: October to March

14 Nelliyampathy Attractions

12. Vagamon, Kerala

Vagamon, Kerala
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Known For : Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary Kurisumala Vagamon Falls

1100 meters above sea, far way from the loud city culture, lush greenery and serenity to gift every visitor, Vagamon could be your quiet offbeat hill station in Kerala away from maddening tourist crowds. If you are a forest lover, the first place you should visit in Vagamon is the Vagamon Pine forest, which is the major tourist attraction of this place. A very popular spot for movie shootings, Vagamon forest is actually a man-made forest which was created during the British era. The forest overlooks the entire Vagamon valley and is a beautiful place where you can go for a long walk, or just sit under a pine tree and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Distance from Alleppey: 95 km

Best Time: October - March

17 Vagamon Attractions

13. Palakkad, Kerala - The Gateway of Kerala

Palakkad, Kerala - The Gateway of Kerala
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Known For : Parambikulam Tiger Reserve Silent Valley National Park Vadakkanthara Temple

The quaint town of Palakkad in Kerala boasts of picturesque landscape, tranquil scenery and clear backwaters. Palakkad gets its name from pala trees which once dominated the area. Also known as Palghat, Pallakad is located near a wide low pass in the Western Ghats mountain ranges. Palakkad is the land of Palmyras and Paddy Fields and is famous as the chief granary of Kerala.

Distance from Alleppey: 208 km

Best Time: July to March

28 Palakkad Attractions

14. Poovar, Kerala

Poovar, Kerala
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Known For : Poovar Beach Thirparappu Falls Vizhinjam

Poovar is a small rustic town situated 27 kms from Thiruvananthapuram with unspoilt, unexplored golden sand beaches and beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Also known as a fishing village, the tranquil Poovar island lies between the Arabian Sea and the Neyyar River. Hiring a boat, (especially during the sunset)that will take you through the mangrove forest of backwaters is a must-do activity. The boat ride costs around INR 3000- INR 4000. The town has some of the beautiful resorts and hotels that are known for the hospitality they offer.

Distance from Alleppey: 173 km

Best Time: August to March

9 Poovar Attractions

15. Poovam, Kannur

Poovam, Kannur

Poovam, located in the Kannur district is a small village. It comes under the Taliparamba Tehsil of the Panniyoor Panchayath. It is very close to the famous Siva temple. The common languages spoken here are Malyalam and English. Kannur has more than 39 tourist spots. Taliparamba has many beautiful temples, churches and mosques. There is a lot of greenery in most areas. Ranipuram, Kannur, Talacauvery, Muzhapilangad Beach, Kakkabe etc., are the tourist places nearby Poovam. The climate here is mostly humid.

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