Alappuzha, which is also known as Alleppey, is a city in the state of Kerala. It is situated in the southern Indian region, on the Laccadive Sea. Did you know that Alappuzha Beach is the site of the Alappuzha Lighthouse, which is from the 19th-century. The attractions in Alappuzha are the construction and unique designs of the temples, which are very traditional, as well as houseboat cruises. Alappuzha is also called “Venice of the East.” Alleppey is also known as the cultural hub of Kerala. Alappuzha is blessed with a natural flora and fauna along with backwaters that make it rich.
Get ready! Let’s explore this beautiful place…
1. Alleppey Beach
Alleppey Beach is known as one of the best beaches in the Kerala. This is the perfect place to spend time by yourself, to relax on a quiet and fine evening. People generally come here to watch the frolicking dolphins so if you are lucky, you can have the chance to watch dolphins here. Alleppey Beach has its intrinsic natural beauty. It is a treat to have the view of the water of the Arabian Sea from the sandy shore. Keep in mind that the water is not safe for swimming, especially during the monsoon season. An ancient houseboat and a beautiful garden make this place famous as a picnic point.
Address: Alappuzha Beach, Kerala
2. Ambalapuzha Temple
Ambalapuzha is a Sree Krishna Temple in Alleppey. It is a famous and religious temple for worshippers of the Hindu Lord Krishna. This temple is located 14 km (8.7 mi) south of Alleppey. The temple was built from 15 – 17 AD by the ruler of Pooradam Thirunal Devanarayanan Thampuran. Actually, during the raids of the Tipu Sultan in 1789, the idol of Shree Krishna was brought here from elsewhere to keep it safe. The Ambalapuzha Temple is often referred to as the Dwaraka of the South. The temple is also famous for its sweet pambalapuzha, a type of sweet porridge made up of sugar, milk, and rice, which is very special at this temple.
Address: SH 12, Ambalapuzha, Kerala
3. St. Andrew's Church in Arthunkal
The most impressive shrine is dedicated to the St. Andrew’s Church in Arthunkal. This important Christian pilgrimage center is situated in Alappuzha. Every year in January, the church holds a massive festival with a procession, which attracts tourists to visit the church. This annual feast is ten days long. St. Andrew’s Church is about 21 km (13 mi) away from Ambalapuzha Temple.
Address: Near, Church Road, Cherthala South, Kerala
Website: Arthunkal Church
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4. See the Alappuzha Lighthouse
Let’s go visit down the historic lanes of Alleppey. The lighthouse is one beautiful site that is situated on the Alleppey Beach. This landmark shows the maritime history of India. The feeling here is its pretty and quaint because of the lighthouse, which gives creates beautiful views for capturing an excellent photo. One more interesting thing to see near the lighthouse is the 137 year old pier that still extends into the sea.
Address: CCSB Rd, Civil Station Ward, Alappuzha, Kerala 688012, India
5. Shopping at Alleppey’s famous markets
Don’t think of completing your Alleppey tour without visiting Alleppey’s famous market, Alappuzha Zakariya Market. Friends and family at home would love a South Indian bauble, jewelry, or a traditional handicraft from Alleppey as a souvenir. If you are good at bargaining, then you might be able to get the lowest prices in South India here. Maritime products are also sold at the Alappuzha Zakariya Market.
Shopping at Alleppey's famous markets
6. Karumadi Kuttan Statue
Visit the Karumadi Kuttan Statue, which is situated near Alleppey in Karumadi Village. This place shows the remains of Kerala’s glorious past as a Buddhist center. The statue dates back to the 10th century AD. It is a huge and black granite statue of Lord Buddha.
Karumadi Kuttan Statue
Website: Karumadi Kuttan Statue
7. Swimming at Pozhiyoram Beach
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Pozhiyoram Beach is small but a beautiful place to spend time with your loved one or alone, too! You can reach this place by a simple rickshaw ride from the main town. If you are lucky and make it to the beach in time for sunset, you are in for a treat. When the orangish red sun melts down in the cold water ocean, you’ll certainly capture some impressive photos. It is also amazing to swim during this rare scene.
Swimming at Pozhiyoram Beach
Address: Jry Road Thumpoly, Poomkavu, Alappuzha, Kerala
Website: Swimming at Pozhiyoram beach
8. Rejuvenate with Ayurvedic spa treatments
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Keraleeyam is one of the best resorts in Alappuzha. The spa facilities here offer the best Ayurvedic treatments for chronic illnesses. Isn’t it exciting to go to the spa? You will be guaranteed the ultimate rejuvenation and relaxation experiences in the lap of nature in Alappuzha.
Rejuvenate with Ayurvedic Spa Treatments at Karaleeyam
9. Bird watching
The most elegant and rarest migratory birds on Earth pass through Alappuzha, so photographers can bring along their big lenses because these birds are always ready to pose! White Throated Kingfishers, Asian Palm Swift, White Breasted Waterhen, Black Drongo, White Throated Kingfishers, and many other rare birds can be seen in Alappuzha. Kerala Kayaking provides the best services, with the packages for bird watching and photography. Bird watching tours will take place on Pathiramanal, a large lake with an island in the center near Alappuzha.
Website: Bird Watching
In simple terms, Kuttanad is called a rice bowl of India. This is a major rice paddy area in Kerala and tourists can visit Kuttanad to see rice cultivation in action. In this area, you can explore the local villages, enjoy birdwatching, or simply marvel at the rice fields surrounded by coconut trees and other lush vegetation.
11. Cruise the backwaters in a houseboat
In Alleppey, you can take a cruise around the backwaters in a houseboat. You won’t be able to forget the day if you plan a backwaters cruise. The backwaters are small and narrow canals that lead through paddy fields. Alappuzah Houseboats, Kerala and ATDC Alleppey are the most well-known places to take your loved one for the date. Here, actually, the houseboats are floating resorts!
Cruise the backwaters in a houseboat
Website: Alleppey Houseboat
12. Marari Beach
The place is situated almost 11 km (6.8 mi) away from Alleppey. Here you can come to rejuvenate yourself with Ayurvedic spa treatments as this place is highly known for its stylish beach resorts and Ayurvedic centers.
Address: Alappuzha-Arthunkal-Chellanam- Thoppumpady Rd, Mararikulam, Alappuzha, Kerala
Website: Marari Beach
Journey to the beautiful Alappuzha
The trip to Alleppey, or Alappuzha, India is rich with flora and fauna. The cuisine is very tasty, delicious, and easy to afford here as well. Enjoy tasty seafood in a beautiful place while on a houseboat or after enjoying Ayurvedic spa treatments.
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