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Places To Visit In Alleppey

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Best Places To Visit In Alleppey

Let the experts guide you to the best of the city of backwaters

The abundance of places to visit in Alleppey will leave a tourist in awe of the beautiful town. Nicknamed as the “Venice of the East,” Alleppey is famed across the world for its backwaters and canals that criss-cross each other. Families, friends, honeymooners and solo travelers flock to Alleppey, or Alappuzha as it is also known, for a chance to relax and rejuvenate themselves. It is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations of the state, mainly because of the backwaters, although there are several other Alleppey points of interest.

Sightseeing in Alleppey is not just limited to the backwaters. There are also sunny beaches here such as the Marari Beach. Located nearly 11 km away from the city center in Mararikulam, the beach offers a sense of seclusion. It is a great picnic spot, and when you move away from the heart of the beach area, you can also come across small coves and lagoons to soothe your soul.

Other Alleppey tourist places include several temples and churches such as Mannarasala Temple, the Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Arthunkal Church, Krishnapuram Palace and Alappuzha CSI Church, which is the oldest Anglican Church in Kerala. The Krishnapuram Palace is a must visit for all history buffs, who want to learn more about the culture of Alleppey and Kerala in general. Arthunkal Church, also known as the Saint Sebastian Forane Church, is a 16th-century place of worship. The annual ten days festival held here referred to as Arthunkal Perunnal is one of the most attended in the state.

If you are pressed for time and are looking for places to visit in Alleppey in 1 day, then make sure to enjoy a day cruise on the backwaters instead of spending a night here. Watch the villages glide by as you lie back and enjoy the lush greenery all around you.

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The serene Marari beach in Alleppey
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Marari Beach In Alleppey

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Alappuzha-Arthunkal- Cherthala, Thoppumpady road, Marariku...

Popularly known as Mararikulam beach, Marari beach in Alleppey is nestled in the Alappuzha District of Kerala. It is located at a distance of 11 kilometers from the main city of Alleppey. This now we...

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Feel at peace in the enchanting environs of Mannarasala Temple in Alleppey
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Mannarasala Temple In Alleppey

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Mannarasala sree Nagaraja TempleMannarasala DewaswomMannar...

The Mannarasala Temple in Alleppey is one of its kind and is known to have approximately 30,000 Naga images. This temple is one of those marvels which you have to see from your own eyes to take in th...

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Visit the Krishnapuram Palace in Alleppey to stunning in the grand Kerala style of architecture
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Krishnapuram Palace In Alleppey

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Oachira Rd, Near Kayamkulam, Alappuzha District, Krishnapu...

A rare specimen of the Kerala style of architecture, Krishnapuram Palace in Alleppey is a palace-cum-museum located in Kayamkulam Alappuzha district. The structure is complete with gabled roofs, narro...

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Experience peace at Karumadi Kuttan in Alleppey
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Karumadi Kuttan In Alleppey

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Karumadi, Kerala, 688562, India

Karumadi Kuttan in Alleppey is a well-known Buddhist pilgrim center. The 11th-century statue of Lord Buddha has fascinating legends associated with it. The site is now protected by the State Archaeol...

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Where can one get Ayurvedic therapies in Alleppey?

It is always a good idea to get a massage or a spa treatment from places approved by the Kerala Tourism Department. Having said that, a couple of places where travellers can experience this Kerala speciality are Keraleeyam Ayurvedic Resort and the Sree Krishna Ayurvedic Center in Alleppey. 

What are the places you recommend to eat at in Alleppey?

For vegetarians, the best place is Hot Kitchen on Mullackal road and Sree Durga Bhavan Udipi Hotel on Cullan Road. For tourists looking for multi-cuisine options, Vembanad Restaurant on AS Main Road and Kream Korner on Mullackal Road are the best places to enjoy tandoori, Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. Royal Park Hotel on YMCA road and Chakara Restaurant on Beach road are bar-cum-restaurants having a good stock of drinks.

What are the places to shop at?

Shopping in Alleppey is confined to a few small shops scattered around the backwaters. Tourists are specially recommended to buy the coir products like ropes and yarn that are sold by the local vendors. There are no shops per say, but tourists can enjoy shopping for carpets, pepper, coconut oil, areca nut, cardamom, and sugar. The prices of all the items are very reasonable.

What is the nearest airport to Alleppey?

Cochin International Airport is the nearest to Alleppey, around 73 kms away.

How to commute within Alleppey?

It is pretty easy to travel within Alleppey, thanks to the regularly available local buses, autos as well as taxis. Boats and ferrys are also available for places that cannot be reached by roads. You can also walk over to some of the attractions.

Famous Alleppey Tourist Places

When planning your Alleppey Sightseeing itinerary, make sure also to include Alleppey Beach, famed for its vast stretches of isolated beach areas. Perfect for playing a game of volleyball with the family, or walking hand in hand with your beloved, or for some quiet introspection. The Alappuzha Sea Bridge, or what remains of it these days, is also a great place to explore. The beach is also close to Sea View Park and Vijay Park, both great spots for spending an evening at for relaxing.

The best places to visit in Alleppey also include the Karumadi Kuttan Statue, which is a black granite statue of Lord Buddha. It dates back to the early 10th century and is located in the Karumadi Village. It is a must visit when here.

Most Alleppey tourist spots have their local markets nearby. Visit these places to pick up some nifty handicrafts and sample a few morsels of delectable local dishes. Don’t forget to take back some spices to create your versions of the Keralan recipes you taste here. So when you do come to Alleppey, make sure that you have enough days in hand to explore the place thoroughly.

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