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Alappuzha

Alappuzha

Alappuzha is also known as Alleppey, Venice of the east highlight for its backwaters and houseboats. Travellers enjoy the natural beauty and experience the houseboat journey. The houseboat trips give you the beauty of paddy areas, the tiny chapels, the fishing areas, the duck and lilies which will be etched forever on your mind.

Alleppey Backwaters’ complex network is one of Alappuzha’s famous attractions. It is a must-do experience to explore these waterways on a traditional houseboat, which gives visitors an insight into Kerala’s traditional way of life as you travel by green rice fields, swaying palms, and charming villages. Situated close to Alappuzha, the serene mangrove woods and wetlands of the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary are home to many resident and migratory bird species, making it a birdwatcher’s dream come true.

Alappuzha is well known for its rich history and lively culture. Held yearly on Punnamada Lake, the Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race is an exciting event that draws thousands of spectators. The sight of elegant snake boats floating over the river to the sound of synchronised rowing and rhythmic chants is breathtaking for visitors. The Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple, honouring the goddess Rajarajeswari, is another cultural treasure. Here, followers assemble to get blessings through beautiful ceremonies and celebrations.

Alappuzha is a town full of architectural wonders that are a testament to its imperial past. With its commanding position along the shore, the Alappuzha Lighthouse provides sweeping views of the Arabian Sea and the surrounding countryside. Known for its neo-Gothic style and colourful stained glass windows, the St. Mary’s Forane Church is a striking example of the town’s rich architectural diversity.

Many Ayurvedic resorts and wellness centres in Alappuzha exist for people looking to unwind and rejuvenate. Immerse yourself in Kerala’s age-old healing customs by engaging in customary Ayurvedic treatments and therapies in tranquil surroundings.

Travellers mostly come to Alappuzha by its scenic beauty, rich cultural legacy, and serene backwaters, which provide the ideal combination of leisure and adventure in the centre of Kerala’s captivating landscapes. Every traveller visiting Alappuzha is guaranteed an amazing experience, whether they explore historical sites, take a backwater cruise, or relax in Ayurvedic health procedures.

Tourist Attractions

Alappuzha beach, Kuttanad, Alappuzha lighthouse museum, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna temple, Kayaking in Alleppey, st. Mary’s Forane church, Krishnapuram Palace, Pathiramanal, Punnamada Lake, Mannarasala Sree Narayana temple.

 

Alappuzha: How to Reach

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 75 km from Allappey.

Nearest railway station: Alappuzha railway station (Allappey Station) situated 3.5 km away from the bus station and Houseboat Check-in point (Finishing Point).