Places To Visit In Alleppey

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Here are the top 28 tourist attractions to see in Alleppey:

1. Houseboats

Must visit 4.4 /5 View 6+ photos

13 km
from city center
1 out of 28
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. 

2. Alappuzha Beach

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14 km
from city center
2 out of 28
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. Alleppey Backwaters

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12 km
from city center
3 out of 28
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. Vembanad Lake

3.4 /5

15 km
from city center
4 out of 28
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.

5. Nehru Trophy Boat Race

3.3 /5

9 km
from city center
5 out of 28
places to visit in Alleppey

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

6. Krishnapuram Palace

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34 km
from city center
6 out of 28
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. Pallippuram

3.3 /5

35 km
from city center
7 out of 28
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.

8. Kuttanad

3.9 /5

11 km
from city center
8 out of 28
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.

9. Bay Island Driftwood Museum

3.3 /5

19 km
from city center
9 out of 28
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.

10. Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple

3.4 /5

10 km
from city center
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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.

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11. Chettikulangara Devi Temple

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26 km
from city center
11 out of 28
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.

12. Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

17 km
from city center
12 out of 28
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.

13. Revi Karunakaran Museum

13 km
from city center
13 out of 28
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. Marari Beach

23 km
from city center
14 out of 28
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.

15. St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

28 km
from city center
15 out of 28
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.

16. Pathiramanal

20 km
from city center
16 out of 28
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.

17. Karumadikkuttan

12 km
from city center
17 out of 28
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.

18. St George Forane Church, Edathua

10 km
from city center
18 out of 28
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. Vijay Beach Park

14 km
from city center
19 out of 28
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.

20. St. Mary's Forane Church

5 km
from city center
20 out of 28
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.

21. Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple

12 km
from city center
21 out of 28
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.

22. Thottappally Beach

16 km
from city center
22 out of 28
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.

23. Punnapra Beach

12 km
from city center
23 out of 28
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.

24. Thumpoly Beach

16 km
from city center
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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.

25. Punnamada Lake

11 km
from city center
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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.

26. Spa & Massage 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.

27. Coir Weaving in Alleppey

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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.

28. Kayaking in Alleppey

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

Kayaking is quite a famous activity in Kerala, especially Alleppey or Alappuzha which is located on the Laccadive Sea.  Visitors often kayak here in the backwaters of Kerala where one can see Cormorant and Kingfishers. Paddling through tiny canals and sifting through tiny bridges will make you feel very close to everyday life here.

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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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