Alleppey houses excellent travel attractions for its tourists. The place has wonderful climate for the whole year and this is the reason, tourists can come here anytime of the year they wish. Tourists can hire from here luxury boats for planning a royal backwater tour in houseboat. While large and luxury houseboats are hired for river and lake exploring with family, Inner canals can be explored by Canoes or Country Boats. However, before deciding on canoe or houseboat, let’s check what the best travel attractions available around Alleppey area, which should be included as itineraries for your family day out in Alleppey.
Land of Snake Boat race: Nehru trophy boat race
It is indeed a bonanza for family fun: family altogether can watch this celebration event; Punnamada Resort can arrange a royal house boat for all your family members. Punnamada luxury resort is just 1 km away from Nehru trophy starting point.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race Finishing point
This is the point where Nehru Boat race gets finished. It is located 5 km away from Alleppey railway station and at 3 km distance from Punnamada Resort.
Land of temples and churches
There are some churches and temples around the resort, which you can reach by waterway or by walk. Believers can enjoy the religious ambiance of these Holy places where these places offer awesome natural beauty to enjoy. Some of the most beautiful options are Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Chakkulathukavu Temple, Amabalapuzha sreekrishna Swami temple, Mannarashala temple, Haripad Subramanya Swami temple, Mullakkal Bhagavathi Temple, Alappuzha CSI Christ Church, St Xavier’s Chapel Church near Alleppey Beach, and Edathua Church Alleppey, and Jain Temple Alleppey. The other places of interests in neighboring area are:
- R Block
- Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
This little island is located amidst backwater territory it is a favorite spot of hundreds of unusual migratory birds from diverse parts of the world. The island is situated between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom, and it is reachable only by boat.
Situated in Kuttanad usually known as the “rice bowl of Kerala”, R-Block Kayals (backwaters) bears a resemblance to well-known dikes of Holland. It is an outstanding example of the indigenous agricultural engineering know-how; here farming and in-habitation are done at 4-10 feet below the sea level.
This bird sanctuary is also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary. It is set at Kumarakom village on the green banks of Vembanad Lake.
Beach festival Alleppey
This signature festival of Alleppey is planned and managed jointly by the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), district administration, and Alappuzha municipality. The agenda of the festival includes different cultural programs, food festival, carnivals, music show, circus will be played as entertainment component of beach festival: This yearly festival is held between December last week to January 1st week. You can book your accommodation online at Punnamada Resort in advance to enjoy this spectacular festival.
Shopping around Alleppey
The Alleppey town is mainly located at Mullackal Area which is nearly 3 km away from NH-47. It is famous for its coir industry and for obvious reason coir carpets are famous shopping items here. Organic cultivation of spice is one of the specialties in Kerala: from Alleppey you will be able to buy world-class spices like pepper, cardamom, coconut oil and areca nut. Other than these items good quality textile products are widely available here for purchase.
Alleppey has some beautiful shops for purchasing jewelries. They sell beautiful jewelries of gold silver and diamond. From some of the shops you can purchase 24k gold ornaments with spectacular and authentic South Indian style. One of the most reputable shops of this area is Bhima Jewelry, operating since 1925, and the shop offers wide range of authentic quality ornaments.
Ayurvedic Massage & courses
Kerala natural message and Spa services are world famous for its healing and rejuvenating power. While traveling in Alleppey, you must check the authentic massage therapy. In Punnamada Resort you will be able to avail best spa and therapy treatment and complete health checkup from in- house qualified doctor. You can book your family package here also after due consultation and checkup.
Besides spa therapy, tourists can try for immaculate Yoga session in Punnamada Resort. It is an excellent way to get rejuvenated while enjoying unlimited family fun in Alleppey.
Best time for a family visit in Alleppey
The best part of planning a family vacation to Alleppey is you can plan your tour here anytime you want. You can come here anytime with your family and kids; however, wintry season attracts huge flow of tourists as it is the best time to enjoy outside climate of Kerala with its backwater beauty. Winter season starts here from November onward and continues till February end. Temperature remains with the range of 23-25 degrees, which is soothing and perfect for outdoor excursions as well.
Those are looking for a romantic escape at Kerala backwater tour, may plan their Alleppey during monsoon. Not only Kerala backwater looks awesome with lots of water around this time, blooming flowers, green forests around, and sprinkling rain will offer excellent treat for eyes and mind. Locally Kerala monsoon is known as Edavappathi and it lasts from June to September end. Punnamada Luxury resort offers some wonderful family monsoon packages for family trip in Alleppey as well as special honeymoon packages for newly married couples.
Summer Season begins from mid-February and continues till middle of May. As per Kerala travel experienced tourists’ suggestion, summer season could be considered as the best season for Backwater touring since this is the best and safest time to enjoy inner Canal water ways and nearby village life in a closer view. This is the best time to visit agricultural fields near Kuttanad also, which is famous for below sea level land cultivation.
How to Reach Alleppey
It is extremely easy to reach at Alleppey. The popular routes are railways and airways.
- From the nearest Cochin International Airport (COK), the distance of Punnamada Resort is around 90 km.
- The distance of Punnamada Resort from Alleppey Railway station is around 6Km.
- K.S.R.T.C Bus stand is located within 3 km distance from the resort.
You can roam around the city Alleppey by hiring Auto Rickshaw, Taxi cab, two wheelers and bikes. Punnamada resort offers free bicycles for their guests to enjoy the beautiful city on their own free of cost. You may arrange family bike tour in Alleppey on request at Punnamada Resort, subject to discretion of the resort management.
Mode of payment in Hotels and Shops
As a shopaholic’s favorite place, you need to know the preferred mode of payment while enjoying your family tour in Alleppey. Mostly Indian Rupees are accepted in retail outlets and in hotels and family restaurants in Alleppey. You can use and pay by your debit card and Visa credit card.
The magnetic romantic setting, the relaxing splendor of the place and the welcoming staff of Punnamada Resort will promise to make all your vacation days unforgettable and an experience “par excellence” – pamper yourself in nature’s unrestrained bliss and make lovely memories for a lifetime while relishing your traveling at Alleppey and enjoying royal backwater tour of Kerala here. You will really appreciate that you have selected Kerala back water tour as your leisurely vacation plan.
Mode of payment in Hotels and Shops
The 24-hour available travel desk of the Punnamada Resort will help you to organize a comprehensive backwater tour as per your preference.
You can contact the resort at:Phone: (0477) 2233691 / 692 / 693
Fax: (0477) 2233694
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