Here are the top 31 tourist attractions to see in Alleppey:

1. Houseboats

Must visit 4.4 / 5 View 6+ photos

13 kms
from city center
1 out of 31
places to visit in Alleppey

Popularly known as the Venice of the east, Alleppey or Allapuzha is famous for its serene backwaters and their exceptionally scenic setting. Cruising on houseboats in Alleppey is the latest and probably the best addition to the list of ways you can enjoy the mesmerizing natural beauty of this quaint little town. Alleppey is gifted with a unique crisscrossing network of canals that runs throughout the town which allows you to access and explore the entire area while you're relaxing on your houseboat.

2. Alappuzha Beach

4.3 / 5 View 8+ photos

14 kms
from city center
2 out of 31
places to visit in Alleppey

Alappuzha is referred to as the Venice of the East which has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Presently 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 into 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 plays a fascinating sight to the visitors from far and wide.

3. Backwaters in Alleppey

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12 kms
from city center
3 out of 31
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.

4. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

3.4 / 5

20 kms
from city center
4 out of 31
places to visit in Alleppey

An ideal place for bird''s lovers, this bird sanctuary spreads over an expanse of 14 acres. It serves as a home to several rare species of homing and migratory birds.

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5. Vembanad Lake

3.4 / 5

15 kms
from city center
5 out of 31
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.

6. Nehru Trophy Boat Race

3.3 / 5

9 kms
from city center
6 out of 31
places to visit in Alleppey

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

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7. Krishnapuram Palace

3.8 / 5 View 5+ photos

34 kms
from city center
7 out of 31
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.

8. Pallippuram

3.3 / 5

35 kms
from city center
8 out of 31
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.

9. Kuttanad

3.9 / 5

11 kms
from city center
9 out of 31
places to visit in Alleppey

Kuttanadu is a region covering the Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam Districts, in the state of Kerala, India, well known for its vast paddy fields and geographical peculiarities. The region has the lowest altitude in India, and is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried around 1.2 to 3.0 metre below sea level. Kuttanadu is historically important in the ancient history of South India and is the major rice producer in the state. Farmers of Kuttinad famous for Biosaline Farming. FAO has declared the Kuttanad Farming System as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems. Four of Kerala's major rivers, the Pamba, Meenachil, Achankovil and Manimala flow into the region.

10. Bay Island Driftwood Museum

3.3 / 5

19 kms
from city center
10 out of 31
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.

11. Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

3.4 / 5

10 kms
from city center
11 out of 31
places to visit in Alleppey

Located in the district of Ambalappuzha, Alappuzha in the state of Kerala in South India, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. 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 Payassam. Also called as the ‘Dwarka of the South’, the temple is believed to have been built between 15th - 17th AD by the local king Chembakkassery Pooradam Thirunal Devanarayanan Thampuran. The main deity presiding the temple called Parthasarathi (another name for Lord Krishna) is carved out of black granite stone and carries the sacred conch (shankh) in the left hand and a whip in the right.

12. Chettikulangara Devi Temple

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26 kms
from city center
12 out of 31
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.

13. Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

17 kms
from city center
13 out of 31
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.

14. Revi Karunakaran Museum

13 kms
from city center
14 out of 31
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.

15. Marari Beach

23 kms
from city center
15 out of 31
places to visit in Alleppey

Boasting of coastal verve and undulating natural beauty, Marari beach is the perfect vacation spot for families and couples. Shining with golden sands and lined with palm trees, the beach spells beautiful in all its forms.

16. St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

28 kms
from city center
16 out of 31
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.

17. Pathiramanal

20 kms
from city center
17 out of 31
places to visit in Alleppey

Replete with pristine environs in the idyllic setting, Pathiramanal is a tiny island in the backwaters of Kerala near Alappuzha. ‘Pathiramanal’ meaning ‘sands of night’ boasts of verdant wilderness, serene lakeside and a picturesque landscape.

18. Karumadikkuttan

12 kms
from city center
18 out of 31
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.

19. Edathua Church

10 kms
from city center
19 out of 31
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.

20. Vijay Beach Park

14 kms
from city center
20 out of 31
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. The park is an ideal picnic spot for kids and adults alike. 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 charming toy train gives the children a ride around the park in minimal waters, the adults can enjoy boating or simply relax in the vibrant environment. It facilitates different types of boating experiences in round boats and pedal boats. In addition, the park also has a demarcated area for the tiny tots to ride bikes on rent.

21. St. Mary's Forane Church

5 kms
from city center
21 out of 31
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.

22. Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple

12 kms
from city center
22 out of 31
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.

23. Thottapally Beach

16 kms
from city center
23 out of 31
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.

24. Punnapra Beach

12 kms
from city center
24 out of 31
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.

25. Thumpoly Beach

16 kms
from city center
25 out of 31
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.

26. Punnamada Lake

11 kms
from city center
26 out of 31
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.

27. Food in Alleppey

27 out of 31
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One of the most essential things to do in Alleppey is trying the local cuisine. Apart from the very famous Puttu Kadala, Appam, Vada, curry and other traditional Kerala food; you can also try the homemade fish and seafood. All of these dishes have a very strong coconut flavour.

28. Shopping in Alleppey

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One of the most interesting things to do in Alleppey is to shop for souvenirs and knick- knacks from the local markets and street side stalls. Some of the most common things to shop are authentic spices, handicrafts, coir products, South Indian jewellery, textiles, carpets and trinkets. The city also have some malls where you can shop the big brands.

29. Spa & Massages in Alleppey

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Alleppey offers a divine experience with all its peaceful ambiance and tranquil atmosphere. In addition to visiting the picture perfect scenery, you can also treat yourself to the very relaxing spa and massage facilities available at almost all resorts and hotels. These massages are surely going to revitalize you with herbal oils, steam baths etc.

30. Coir Weaving in Alleppey

30 out of 31
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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.

31. Kayaking in Alleppey

12 kms
from city center
31 out of 31
places to visit in Alleppey

 Kayaking is a water sport that involves using a kayak to move across the waters. As opposed to canoeing, kayaking has a different number of blades and a different sitting position. A kayak is a low-to-the-water boat and demands a front-to-back rotation on both sides. There are a number of types of Kayaking, mainly recreational kayaking, sea kayaking and white water kayaking. This sport is quite a famous activity in Kerala, especially Alleppey or Alappuzha which is located on the Laccadive Sea. 

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