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Alleppey SightSeeing

Famous for the backwaters in Kerala, the city of Alleppey is also known for its Beaches, Temples, Boat races and Ayurvedic spa and wellness centers. Dotting the coastline of the Arabian Sea, Alleppey (also known as Alappuzha) is the oldest planned backwater town of Kerala. This place is famous for its numerous rivers crisscrossing the Sea and is home to many canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons. Alleppey is often referred to as the Venice of India. The backwaters coupled with houseboats and the tropical village life makes Alleppey worth a visit.

Alleppey Backwaters

The backwaters of Kerala in general are a great way to relax. Beautiful houseboats can be rented for as long as you want in order to fully experience the beauty of the backwaters.Alleppey(Alappuzha) has a large network of canals and one of the major centres for backwater boat trips. This palace where narrow canals, rivers, lakes lagoons and land meet are aptly called “Alleppey backwaters” In this wonderful land lush green paddy fields, coconut plantation, topicana and banana, mango are cultivated four to six feet below the sea level. Life here cannot be though without a canoe or boats.

Kuttanad

The backwaters of Kerala in general are a great way to relax. It is a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways. Beautiful houseboats can be rented for as long as you want in order to fully experience the beauty of the backwaters.


Alleppey Beach

Alappuzha beach is a famous picnic spot and so it's a favorite gateway for locals. Amusement amenities at the Vijaya Beach Park add charm to the beach. It houses the popular ancient pier that is approx.140 years old. Also, you can find an old lighthouse nearby Alappuzha beach which is very bewitching to visitors.

Krishnapuram Palace

The backwaters of Kerala in general are a great way to relax. It is a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways. Beautiful houseboats can be rented for as long as you want in order to fully experience the beauty of the backwaters.


Nehru Trophy Snake Boat race

This snake boat race festival is an annual event held here on the second Saturday of every August.

Supposedly when Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru came to see the event, he got so involved in the competition that he jumped in one of the boats which later won the race. Since then, the event has been called Nehru Trophy Snake Boat race. The men rowing the boats and cheer leaders motivating them is a site to witness. The winners get a trophy in the form of a silver snake boat on a wooden pedestal.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

An ideal place for bird lovers, this bird sanctuary spreads over an expanse of 14 acres. It serves as a home to several rare species of homing and migratory birds.

Commonly sighted birds are kingfisher, paradise fly-catchers and egrets. Boat safaris are a common way to traverse the sanctuary.


Marari Beach

Located almost 11 kilometers from Alleppey, Marari Beach is famous for its Ayurvedic centers and stylish beach resorts. The Shoreline is covered with long rows of coconut trees and is a great place to tie a hammock and spend the afternoon beside the clean and calm waters.

Mullakkal Bhagavathy Temple

Dedicated to Goddess Rajarajeswari a form of the Hindu deity Shakti, the Mullakkal Bhagavathy Temple is built in a style that distinguishes it from the other temples in Kerala. The roof is absent over the image of the deity and it also contains an elephant house. The temple is a unique architectural marvel which must be visited.