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Alleppey Backwater
Written by Vengatesh on June 26, 2020 Share on

Top Ten Things To Do For An Amazing Vacation In Alleppey

Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is the coastal district of Kerala. Alleppey became famous for many reasons, including the beautiful combination of lakes, lagoons, crisscrossed narrow canals, rivers, coconut palms, paddy fields and many more.

Earlier Alleppey and surrounding areas are low-lying wetlands. These wetlands are part of Vembanad Lake, which originates from Ashtamudi Lake in Quilon to Kochi.

Indulge in Kerala’s Backwaters With The Best Houseboats in Alleppey

Alleppey Back Water
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A vacation in Kerala is incomplete without spending some relaxing time in the fantastic backwaters of Alleppey. You should sit back and relax while you admire the glorious scenery of the beautiful coconut-lined beaches, the paddy fields and the spectacular sights of the human-made islands. A houseboat experience is truly the best of both worlds as you enjoy a luxurious style treatment of comfortable interiors and delicious food to make your experience memorable and worthwhile.

Popularly known as East Venice, Alleppey or Allapuzha is famous for its serene backwaters and its exceptionally scenic setting. Cruising on the houseboats in Alleppey is the new and perhaps the best addition to the list of ways to experience the mesmerizing natural beauty of this quaint little town.

Alappuzha Beach:

Alappuzha, Alleppey beach
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The beach of Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey Beach, is renowned for its local getaways, its inner beauty and the 150-year-old pier that extends out into the sea. Relaxing under the palm groves and having a picnic beside the beach are fantastic options for those visiting the beach. Alleppey Beach hosts a variety of events, such as the Sand Art Festival and the Alappuzha Beach Festival.

Besides the breathtaking beauty of Alleppey Beach, there are some fun events and attractions in and around this destination. Vijaya Beach Park has amenities that act as a plus for people visiting the beach. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race, which takes place every year in August, gives this beach another reason to become Kerala’s most famous attraction. 

Alleppey BackWaters:

Backwaters of Alleppey
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The Alleppey backwaters are formerly used as a mode of transport, fishing and agriculture, and have evolved over time as a tourist hotspot. The main attraction of the Alleppey backwaters is the overnight trip to the famous Kerala houseboats. These houseboats are as comfortable as any hotel room, sometimes even more luxurious, and as a bonus, you get an open deck.

Sunset viewing, bird watching, village visits, stargazing, witnessing the everyday life of farmers and fishermen, as well as visiting the various regions specializing in the manufacture of certain products such as toddy, coir, handicrafts-Alleppey is a handful of experiences.

Alleppey is rightly called the Venice of the East. With its labyrinth of brackish lagoons and interconnected lakes, Alleppey or Alappuzha is no less than a famous European city-neither in beauty, nor in history and culture. Hire your boat and continue the flow of the river to soak up its beauty

Vembanad Lake

Vembanad lake, Alleppey
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Vembanad Lake is a lagoon situated in the Alleppey district of the southern Indian state of Kerala. The vast lake/lagoon is the longest lake in the country and the largest lake in Kerala, accessible from Kottayam, Kuttanad and Kochi. Vembanad Lake is known by different names in the various regions of Kerala. It is named Kochi Lake in Kochi, Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad, and Vembanad Lake in Kottayam. Locals are also naming it Vembanad Kol or Vembanad Kayal.

Pandavan Rock, Alleppey

Pandavan Rock, Alleppey
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Pandavan Rock was named after Pandavas, the five prominent brothers in Mahabharata. It is assumed that Pandavas remained inside the cave during their exile. The walk to the rock is very fun and it’s a great place to spend time with your kids. The breathtaking view of the hills and woods surrounding the rock is the ideal setting for photography.

Revi Karunakaran Museum, Alleppey

The Revi Karunakaran Museum was founded by Betty Karunakaran, in memory of her husband, Revi Karunakaran, a leading industrialist and businessman. This private museum has a great collection of Swarovski crystals, Murano glassworks, sculptures, and Tanjore paintings to name a few. There is also a ‘Kerala Room’ in the museum with more than 3,800 exhibits to represent the growth of Kerala over the years.

 St. Mary’s Forane Church, Alleppey

 St. Mary’s Forane Church
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St. Mary’s Foran Church, built-in 427 AD, is one of the oldest Syrian Catholic churches in the country. The rich history, architecture and heritage of the church attract a number of tourists every day. The architecture of the church is a combination of Syrian and Portuguese styles. The Church is believed to be the reason for the restoration of friendly relations between the Syrian Jacobites and the Catholics. The church is also renowned for being the home of 2,500 people. 

Pathiramanal, Alleppey

Pathiramanal means ‘The Sands of the Moon.’ A tiny lake island in the backwaters of Lake Vembanad, this is a perfect location for bird watching. There are more than 91 species of local birds and 50 species of migratory birds. Explore the island and you’ll be surprised to find yourself surrounded by some rare bird species and chirping sounds from all over the world.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Bird Sanctuary in Alleppey
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If you want to be on vacation and want some light outdoor activity, this is the place for you. You can go for a bird watching and enjoy a long walk through nature trails or just sit back, relax and unwind in the lap of nature. The best time to visit is during the monsoon or during the winter.

Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram Palace
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The Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum located in Kayamkulam, 47 km from Alappuzha. This palace was built by Travancore King, Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, and is known for its wall paintings and architecture.

In addition to this, The key attraction of this place is the largest mural paintings that can be found in all parts of Kerala. You will also find the double-edged sword Kayamkulam Vaal here. The Krishnapuram Palace is currently maintained by the Archeological Department of Kerala and has a variety of exhibits.

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

The Manarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple has an air of mystery to it. In this temple, devotees worship snakes. The temple is dedicated to the serpent God, Nagaraja, and many devotees come here to seek his blessings. Inside the temple, you can find paintings and inscriptions of snakes. Go here to witness a unique cultural experience, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

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