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1. Stay in Houseboat

Stay in Houseboat
Must visit 4.4 /5

13 km
from city center
1 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

A vacation to Kerala is incomplete without spending some relaxing time, cruising through the backwaters of Alleppey. You can sit back and relax as you enjoy the magnificent setting of beautiful coconut fringed waters, paddy fields and lovely sights of the human-made islands. A houseboat experience is truly the best of both worlds as you enjoy the luxury style treatment of comfortable interiors and delicious food to make your experience memorable and worthwhile.

2. Marari Beach

Marari Beach

23 km
from city center
2 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

One of the great delights of the Malabar Coast, the Marari Beach is an idyllic serene beach. About 11 km from the city of Alleppey, this beach is a hotspot for fishing activity, deriving its name from the local fishing village Mararikulam.

3. Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha Beach
Must visit 4.3 /5

14 km
from city center
3 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

The Alappuzha beach, also known as the Alleppey Beach, is famous for local getaways, its intrinsic beauty and a 150 years old pier which stretches into the sea. Relaxing under the palm groves and picnicking beside the beach are fantastic options available to those visiting the beach. Alleppey Beach is a host to many festivals like Sand Art festival and Alappuzha Beach Festival.

4. Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple

Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple
3.4 /5

10 km
from city center
4 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna situated in Alappuzha district. Built-in the traditional Kerala style architectural pattern, the temple is famous for its delicious rice pudding prepared in sweet milk, popularly known as Pal Payasam.

5. St. Mary's Forane Church

St. Mary's Forane Church

5 km
from city center
5 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Champakulam Kalloorkadu Marth Maryam (St. Mary’s) Basilica, popularly known as St. Mary’s Forane Church is an ancient Syro- Malabar church in the Archeparchy of Changanacherry. Constructed in 427 AD, the church is one of the oldest Syrian Catholic churches in all of India.

6. Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram Palace
3.8 /5

34 km
from city center
6 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Built during the reign of Travancore king Marthanda Varma, Krishnapuram Palace is a two-story structure crafted in traditional Kerala architectural style.

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7. Pathiramanal

Pathiramanal

20 km
from city center
7 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Pathiramanal is a beautiful island in Alappuzha which was once the property of the Thaimattatil family until 1979. The island is covered with dense natural vegetation and offers a perfect climatic condition for regional flora and fauna to thrive. The attraction is also famous as a bird watcher's paradise and a favourite amongst nature lovers.

8. Kayaking in Alleppey

Kayaking in Alleppey

12 km
from city center
8 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Kayaking is quite a famous activity in Alleppey as paddling through tiny canals and sifting through tiny bridges will make you feel very close to everyday life here. A mechanised Shikara Boat is a motorboat-like canoe that is super fast and allows visitors to travel long distances in a short time.

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9. Vembanad Lake

Vembanad Lake
3.4 /5

15 km
from city center
9 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Vembanad Lake is the longest lake in India. The lake is known by different names in different places. Taking a house boat on the lake could be a fun experience.

10. Alleppey Backwaters

Alleppey Backwaters
Must visit 4.6 /5

12 km
from city center
10 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Formed by the amalgamation of multiple of various waters sources, backwaters give you the postcard-perfect view with coconut trees lined all along and houseboats in the middle.

11. Nehru Trophy Boat Race

Nehru Trophy Boat Race
3.3 /5

9 km
from city center
11 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

This snake boat race festival is an annual event held here on the second Saturday of every August.

12. Bay Island Driftwood Museum

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
3.3 /5

19 km
from city center
12 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Founded by Raji Punnoose, a school-teacher in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay Island Driftwood Museum is famous for its innovative modern art techniques deployed to design various kinds of root and tree-trunk sculptures.

13. Revi Karunakaran Museum

Revi Karunakaran Museum

13 km
from city center
13 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Revi Karunakaran Museum is a memorial museum built by Betty Karunakaran in the memory of her namesake husband and one of the leading coir industrialist and businessman of Kerala- Revi Karunakaran. Built in 2003, the renowned, privately owned museum is a one of the largest of its kind.

14. Punnapra Beach

Punnapra Beach

12 km
from city center
14 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Punnapra Beach is a serene getaway famous for its golden stretch of sand and pristine waters. It is an isolated beach and doesn’t have a lot of visitors. It is, therefore, preferred for tourists looking for a romantic holiday away from the chaotic city life. Ayurvedic massages on the beach are quite famous here, making it a good place to replenish one’s mind and body.

15. Thottappally Beach

Thottappally Beach

16 km
from city center
15 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Famed through a celebrated novel and movie “Chemmeen”, Thottappally Beach is a quiet escape in the village. It an active fishing harbour that draws locals every day. The Thottappally Spillway located nearby is also quite an attraction. It helps separate the freshwater of the Thottappally Lake and the saline water at the mouth of the river that drains into the Arabian Sea. Tourists visit often for its conserved picturesque beauty and a soul-soothing experience.

16. Spa & Massage in Alleppey

Spa & Massage in Alleppey

16 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Alleppey has relaxing spa and massage facilities available at almost all resorts and hotels. These ayurvedic massages are surely going to revitalize you with herbal oils, steam baths etc.

17. Pallippuram

Pallippuram
3.3 /5

35 km
from city center
17 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

One of the islands located in the Vembanad Lake, Pallipuram is a small village known for its white sand. It is just your kind of place, if you are looking for a very offbeat location within the Alappuzha district.

18. St George Forane Church, Edathua

St George Forane Church, Edathua

10 km
from city center
18 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Situated on the banks of river Pampa, Edathua Church is also known as St. George Forane Church is dedicated to St. George. Built in 1810, the church is believed to possess miraculous healing powers.

19. Kuttanad

Kuttanad
3.9 /5

11 km
from city center
19 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Kuttanad is a region covering a large part of Alappuzha and some of Kottayam district, the heart of the backwaters of Kerala. Kuttanad is the 'rice bowl of Kerala', being home to lush green rice fields spread extensively, divided by dykes. Travelling through this secluded alcove of nature will give you a feel of traditional countryside life of Kerala. A special peculiarity of this place is its geography. It lies around 2 metres below the main sea level, making it the lowest altitude place in the country.

20. Coir Weaving in Alleppey

Coir Weaving in Alleppey

20 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Coir Weaving is an important industry in Alleppey. You can find numerous small scale industries weaving coir products. Most of their workers are females. The process first requires you to extract the coconut fibre from the coconut husks and then it is further processed and woven into mats and other products. Besides purchasing these products, you can also take a round and visit these small setups running all over town, for a better insight.

21. Punnamada Lake

Punnamada Lake

11 km
from city center
21 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Punnamada Lake is an extension of Vembanad Lake in Alleppey. The lake is popular for hosting the very famous boat race called Nehru Trophy boat race. The race is held during the renowned Onam festival and attracts a lot of tourists from worldwide.

22. St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

28 km
from city center
22 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

St. Andrew’s Basilica at Arthunkal in the district of Alappuzha, is considered to be the largest shrine of Saint Sebastian in all of the world. Originally constructed by the Portuguese missionaries in the 16th century, the church was rebuilt in 1584 under the priest Jacomo Fenicio.

23. Chettikulangara Devi Temple

Chettikulangara Devi Temple
3.8 /5

26 km
from city center
23 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Chettikulangara Devi Temple is one of the most renowned Hindu temples in Kerala primarily visited by the followers if the main deity Sree Bhadarakali. The Goddess is worshipped in 3 different forms: Maha Saraswati, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Kali or Durga. It is treated as a religious-cultural icon. It is believed that the temple is 1200 years old. Not much evidence and theories for its existence exists.

24. Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

17 km
from city center
24 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Nestled in a forest glade near Haripad, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja temple is dedicated to the snake god- Nagaraja. Nagaraja is considered to be a form of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

25. Karumadikkuttan

Karumadikkuttan

12 km
from city center
25 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Situated in the village of Karumadi, around 3 kms away from Alappuzha in Kerala, is the shrine of Karumadikkuttan; the name literally translating to the ‘boy from Karumadi’. Set on the banks of Punnamada lake in the backwaters, the temple majorly houses a three feet high, black granite statue of Buddha and is a venerated religious site among the Buddhists.

26. Vijay Beach Park

Vijay Beach Park

14 km
from city center
26 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Constructed on the southern side of the Alappuzha backwaters, Vijay Beach Park is a wonderful initiative by the state government. Other than the umpteen swings and slides available for the kids to play on, there are numerous thrilling rides for the grown-ups. While the toy train gives the children a ride around the park, the adults can enjoy boating. In addition, the park also has a demarcated area for the tiny tots to ride bikes on rent.

27. Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple

Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple

12 km
from city center
27 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple, also known as the Mullakkal Bhagwati Temple is situated on the main street of ‘Mullakkal Theruvu’ in Alappuzha district of Kerala. Built in the traditional Kerala style architecture, the temple is accessible to people of all faiths, religions and castes.

28. Thumpoly Beach

Thumpoly Beach

16 km
from city center
28 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Located at a distance of 6 kms from Alappuzha and 90 kms from Kochi International Airport, Thumpoly is a coastal town in Kerala. With the majestic Arabian Sea on one side, and a charming quaint lake on the other, Thumpoly has been graciously blessed with golden sandy beaches, verdant green meadows and numerous canals which finally make their way to the ocean, by nature.

29. Alappuzha Lighthouse

Alappuzha Lighthouse
4.5 /5

14 km
from city center
29 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Known for its breathtaking 360-degree views, the Alappuzha Lighthouse(Alleppey lighthouse) is an old-world charm. It is 4 km away from the main town lying on the sea bridge facing the Arabian sea coast. The 1862 lighthouse has a museum that preserves old equipment like oil lamps and items that testify to its 150-year-old journey.

30. Pandavan Para

Pandavan Para

23 km
from city center
30 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Shrouded in myth, the Pandavan Para, also known as Pandavan Rock, is believed to have been the hideout of the Pandavas. It is located in Urukunnu near Thenmala, 2 kilometres away from Chegannur in Alleppey. A popular picnic spot, the Pandavan Para has an ancient temple on its hilltop. Besides the curious rock structures in the shape of a frog (thavalapara) and a musical instrument (maddalapara), the Pandavan Para has enchanting views of the forest and Kallada Dam nearby.

31. International Coir Museum

International Coir Museum

31 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

The International Coir museum is an embellishment to the coir industry of Kerala. Located in Kalavoor, Alleppey, this museum showcases its history and journey over the ages in transforming fibre into beautiful products. Working on the theme, "coir beautiful"; the process and extraction of fibre to the mechanization of the coir sector are all exhibited at the museum. Visitors can even buy handicrafts, coir ornaments and other products from their small souvenir shop at the museum.

32. Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple

Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple

18 km
from city center
32 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Known as the Palani of South, Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple is one of the largest and oldest Subramanya Swami temples in Kerala. With 3500 years of history, the temple is believed to be established by Lord Parashurama before the advent of Kaliyuga. Built according to the traditional architecture of Kerala, the temple has four gopurams. It's famous for the longest golden flagpost or Kodimaram (dhwajastambha) and one of the largest temple ponds called Perumkulam that stretches over 5 acres. With a round-shaped temple sanctum, it also houses a Koothambalam and Murugan's Vahana.

33. Arthunkal Beach

Arthunkal Beach

32 km
from city center
33 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Historically frequented by the Portuguese, the beach is closely located near st Andrews Forane Church in Cherthala. Known to be a fishermen beach, you can find many boats decked up by the shore. Although the beach is famous among localities, it has fewer provisions and isn’t as clean as the other beaches in Kerala. However, there are local stores selling snacks and fishers selling dried and fresh fishes.

34. Thaikal Beach

Thaikal Beach

32 km
from city center
34 out of 34
places to visit in Alleppey

Located in Cherthala, north of Alleppey, Thaickal Beach is a wide sandy beach known for its serene atmosphere and beautiful sunset. Apart from the narrow roads, which might be a hassle to park your vehicle, the beach is easily accessible by road. Thaikal beach isn't too crowded; you'll mostly find fishers and locals; hence, there are no lifeguards or other facilities; you'll need to walk ahead for 2 kms to find local shops and stores. A day's tour to the beach and Arthunkkal church in Cherthala will be a good experience.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Alleppey?

Day 1 - Reach Alleppey, preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can go for a stroll in the famous markets of Alleppey, primarily Mulakkal, where you can get some souvenirs, especially stuff like coir bags, rugs etc. apart from the native spices for yourself.
Day 2 - The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race, if the visiting time is in monsoon, or else, go for the glorious Krishnapuram Palace. Thereon, you can take a cruiser or houseboat to the backwaters of Alleppey.
Day 3 - The final day can start with a lovely view of the sea at Alleppey beach. Located about an hour away, is the Kumarakoram Bird Sanctuary, which has an exquisite range of birds.

How can I commute within Alleppey?

Traveling within Alleppey is not a problem as there is an abundant number of local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis. Auto rickshaws from the railway station to boat jetty will cost around INR 70. Boats and ferry services are the best way to travel places such as Kuttanad, inaccessible by road. Many of Alleppey's attractions are easily accessible by foot. 
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How much does a package cost for Alleppey?

The packages for Alleppey start at INR 7500 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top restaurants in Alleppey?

The best places to eat in Alleppey are Vembanad Restaurant, Harbour Restaurant, Mushroom, Kream Korner, Royal Park Hotel, Thaff. You can see all the places to eat in Alleppey here

What are the top sightseeing places in Alleppey?

The top sightseeing places in Alleppey are Houseboats, Alappuzha Beach, Backwaters in Alleppey, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, Nehru Trophy Boat Race.
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