Kerala's backwaters enthrall you with a water-world like you have seen nowhere else. Cruise through the beautiful channels flanked by lines of coconut trees on either sides or visit the narrow canals that crisscross the towns and villages as you watch the life by the water, see local crafts and visit historical and religious sites. Punnamada's surroundings have many sights that fill your senses.
Kerala backwater is not only beautiful for its natural aqua beauty, there are some exquisite spots around this area, which are must see places for enjoying the splendor and rich heritage of Kerala. These areas can be reached by sailing in luxury houseboats or by using canary boats. Located at the bank of Vembanand Lake, Punnamada Resort is situated as the prime place from where reaching some of the best neighboring sites around backwater is really enthralling.
- Pathiramanal: it is a small island located in Alappuzha and it has exquisite picturesque beauty. It is the home of some rare migratory birds.
- Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is based on 14 acres land and offers a mind-blowing variety of birdlife for nature lovers. It is an excellent place to enjoy Kerala’s avian wild life.
- R-Block: This is a wonderful place with outstanding scenic beauty. Positioned just beside the backwater canals, and reminds the famous dikes of Holland. Alleppey Beach: Alleppey beach is known for its scenic beauty, and it is a popular spot for filmy shooting.
- Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple: This Sri Krishna Temple is one of the oldest temples in Kerala, estimated to have been built during 15th-17th century AD by local king Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran. The payasam distributed in this temple is counted as auspicious and there is mythological story linked with this distribution. It is believed that Guruvayoorappan arrives here daily for having Palpayasa Nedyam.
- Mullackal Bhagavathy Temple: Located at the downtown Alleppey, Mullakkal Devi Temple is an exclusive temple roofless over the sanctum sanctorum and here the deity remains exposed to sun and rain.
- Jain Temple: An antique Jain Temple is situated in calm and quite place in the heart of Alleppey Town. The temple has gone through lots of renovations. The temple is built with marble made walls is an interesting departure from building style of all constructions that you will find in Alleppey.
- Mullackal Theruvu: Mullakkal Temple in Alleppey is one of the most famous temples of Kerala. The temple is also acknowledged as Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple, and Mullakkal Bhagwati Temple
- Elephant Training Camp Konni, Pathanamthitta: The place is also known as Konni and it was a popular elephant training center located in Pathanamthitta District at 10Kms distance from the Pathanamthitta town. The elephant domestication method is performed methodically here according to the rules. This elephant Kraal is 100 year old. It is based on an area of 10 Acres.
- Alleppey Backwater Tour: Alleppey backwater tour is one of the best backwater tour routes. Punnamada resort arranges luxury backwater tour for its guests on demand.