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Top 10 attractions in Alleppey

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Alleppey is privileged to be bountifully endowed by nature. The mesmerizing beauty of the region coupled with the magnificence of manmade monuments and thrill in the air induced by festivals, cuisine and rustic life are irresistible Allepeys attractions. There is literally a potpourri of things to do at Alleppey.

Top 10 attractions in Alleppey discussed below would give you an idea of the best Allepey places to visit.

Backwater Tourism, Lake & Lagoons

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The scintillating aquamarine backwater is a feast for the eyes. Narrow canals fringed by palm trees snake through paddy field and hamlets. The panoramic view enjoyed from the houseboat is unforgettable. Alleppey backwater tourism becomes more charming by the soothing sights of ducks flocking about banks, migratory birds taking flight in the horizon, Chinese fishing nets and the pinkish glow suffusing the sky. The cool wind would caress and rejuvenate you. The rustic spirit of Kerala is adequately captured on the numerous lakes and lagoons of the enchanting backwaters.

Beaches and lighthouses

Alappuzha lighthouse and beaches

Alappuzha beach, a landmark in Kerala’s maritime history is referred to as ‘Venice of the East’. The 137 year old pier extending into the sea, boat races, marine items and coir produces are the chief attractions. The ‘Vijaya Beach Park’ offers diverse entertainment options. A quaint lighthouse in the vicinity is an awe-inspiring reminder of the glorious maritime past of the area.

Luxury houseboats

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Luxury houseboat ride across the labyrinth of canals, lakes and lagoons in the backwaters is a memory that you would cherish for a lifetime. Glimpses of the aesthetically appealing views of the backwaters and the villages that fringe it can be enjoyed from privacy of houseboats boasting of 5 star accommodation, well-appointed rooms, affable crew, and delectable local cuisine.

Festivals in Alleppey

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Alleppey remains in festive mood round the year. Internationally famed Nehru Trophy boat race wherein bedecked boats driven by hundreds of oarsmen is a sensational event that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Coir mela features lavish display of exquisite art items prepared from coir. Beach festivals celebrate the maritime spirit of Alleppey in all respects. Mullakkal Chirappu sees the Mullakkal temple being thronged by large number of devotees for seeking the blessings of goddess Rajarajeswari. Chettikulangara bharani celebrated in Kumbham month sees devotees seeking Bhagwati Devi’s blessing who is reputed to possess miraculous healing powers.

Kuttanadu & Village Life

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Alappuzha district’s Kuttanadu area has a dense network of waterways. The paddy fields have given it the rare distinction of “Keralathinte Nellara” or rice bowl of Kerala. Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, a known name in literary circles, was born here. Coconut cultivation, toddy tapping, fishing, and duck farming have an alluring charm for tourists. Spicy recipes and lip-smacking delicacies will leave you drooling.

Bird Watching Alleppey

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Alleppey backwater is the preferred haunt of exquisite and rare migratory birds. Your fingers will run swiftly on the camera triggers as Kingfisher either stork billed or white throated, Asian palm swift, white breasted waterhen, Indian cormorant, black drongo, jungle myna and numerous other exotic birds cross your sight. Bird watching tour packages are also available for gaining intimacy with nature.

Temples and Churches around Alleppey

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Alleppey stands testimony to the flourishing of Hindu and Christian religions in the region. The numerous temples and churches bear evidence to the rich heritage of the region. Prominent among them are Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, St Mary’s Church, The Latin Catholic Church near Kannan Varkey Bridge, Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, St. Andrew’s Forane Church at Arthunkal and Karumadikkuttan.

Shopping around Alleppey

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Alleppey’s main street Mullackal is the ideal destination for shopping exotic jewellery, spices and other local items that you won’t spot anywhere else at unbelievably low prices. You can shop for fish, meat and other maritime products at the Alappuzha Zakariya Bazar.

Resorts & Homestays in Alleppey

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Alleppey abounds in world class resorts and homestays where you can enjoy luxurious stay at jaw-dropping prices. Resorts like Punnamada are equipped with all the contemporary luxuries and also make arrangements for visiting places of interest in the vicinity.

Museums & Monuments Alleppey

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Alleppey abounds in world class resorts and homestays where you can enjoy luxurious stay at jaw-dropping prices. Resorts like Punnamada are equipped with all the contemporary luxuries and also make arrangements for visiting places of interest in the vicinity.

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