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Alleppey Tour Travel Guide

Alleppey Tour Travel Guide

Alleppey– Destination of Backwaters in Kerala

About Alleppey (Kerala) Tour Travel Guide

Also called Alappuzha, Alleppey is globally known for its beautiful backwaters as well as the houseboats that provide overnight stays. The coastline of Alleppey provides some distinct beaches in Kerala with the option at the time of the dry season. You can come here through Kerala tour packages.

Alleppey is located near Kochi, an amazing city. It has an interconnected network of canal backwaters magnetizing travelers from across the world. Coupled with other mesmerizing spots in Kerala like Munnar as well as Thekkady, Alleppey is often called a honeymoon paradise. It is one of the fascinating destinations of Kerala and you can come here through Kerala backwater trip packages.

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There are various houseboats, homestays as well as rejuvenating Ayurvedic resorts making the stay in Alleppey one of the finest memories. The houseboats move through the calm backwaters, and you can have views of green paddy fields, and choir-making activities apart from local life in Kerala. You can come here on a beautiful Kerala trip.

You can have the view of a traditional snake boat during the months of August and September. Enjoy some toddy at a local toddy shop that adds to the travel experience here. You can come here through the Alleppey trip guide conducted by Hellovisit.


Krishnapuram Palace, Alleppey 

Krishnapuram Palace, Alleppey , Kerala

The Krishnapuram Palace is a palace as well as a museum in Kayamkulam, 47 km from Alappuzha. This mesmerizing palace was constructed during the rule of a Travancore King, Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, and is popular for its mural paintings as well as architecture. The palace is constructed in the architectural style of Kerala, having a gabled roof, narrow corridors as well as dormer windows, and is located nearby Krishnaswamy Temple at Krishnapuram. You can come here through the Kerala trip package

The palace has one of the largest mural paintings in Kerala. Also called the 'Gajendra Moksha', this mural painting covers around 53 square feet having historical value. The double-edged sword Kayamkulam Vaal is also found here. The Krishnapuram Palace is presently supervised by the Archaeological Department of Kerala and has multiple exhibits for display. You can come here through Kerala tour packages conducted by Hellovisit India.


Pathiramanal, Alleppey 

Pathiramanal, Alleppey

Pathiramanal is a mesmerizing island located in Alappuzha and was earlier the property of the Thaimattatil family till 1979. The island is known for its natural vegetation and provides splendid climatic conditions for flora and fauna to thrive. It is also a bird watcher's paradise and well-known among nature lovers. You can come here through Kerala island tour packages.

‘Pathiramanal’ means the ‘sands of the night’ and is known for its wilderness, serene lakeside as well as splendid landscape. Located over 10 acres of land, this one is the ideal spot for expeditions comprising rare as well as endangered species. You can come here through the Kerala vacation trip package. This region has plants having medicinal qualities. You can come here through the Incredible Kerala tour package. 


Kayaking in Alleppey

Kayaking in Alleppey

Kayaking is a well-known activity in Kerala, especially in  Alleppey or Alappuzha location in the Laccadive Sea. You can kayak in the backwaters of Kerala where you get a glimpse of Cormorant and Kingfishers. Paddling through canals and moving through tiny bridges makes things exotic here. You can come here through the Kerala adventure trip package.

A Shikara Boat is super fast and permits travelers to reach long distances in a little time. Because of this, travelers cover various places providing them time for rest. You can come here through the Kerala environment trip package. 


Vembanad Lake, Alleppey

Vembanad Lake, Alleppey

Vembanad Lake is a lagoon situated in Alleppey in Kerala. This expansive lake is the longest lake in the nation and the biggest one in Kerala. You can access this from Kottayam, Kuttanad, and Kochi. Vembanad Lake is known by various names. It is also called Kochi Lake in Kochi, the Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad as well as Vembanad in Kottayam. Locals call it Vembanad Kol or Vembanad Kayal. It is among the famous lakes of Kerala and you can come here through Kerala tour packages.


Backwaters in Alleppey

The Alleppey backwaters are a source of transportation, fishing, and agriculture and with time have emerged as a  travel hotspot. The principal attraction of the Alleppey backwaters is the night journey in the popular  Kerala houseboats. These houseboats are luxurious and have an open decks.

Sunset view, bird watching, village visits, stargazing, the life of the farmers as well as fishermen apart from toddy, coir, and handicrafts, Alleppey provides a rich travel experience. You can come here through Kerala backwater trip packages. 

Alleppey is called the Venice of the East because of the brackish lagoons as well as the interconnected lakes. Alleppey or Alappuzha is truly splendid. Hire the boat and enjoy the backwaters of Kerala.


Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Alleppey

Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Alleppey

Constructed by Raji Punnoose, a school teacher in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay Island Driftwood Museum is known for the innovative modern art techniques deployed for designing different kinds of the root as well as tree-trunk sculptures. You can come here through the Kerala heritage trip.

Other sculptures constructed with driftwood are twisted tree trunks, stumps, roots, etc and all these are on display here. She had developed the collection in the form of birds, animals, reptiles, amphibians as well as fishes in her teaching days. The expansive techniques of curation list the museum in the Limca Books of Records. You can come here through a heritage trip to Kerala.


Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race, Alleppey

Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race, Alleppey

One of the exciting events in Lake Alleppey is the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. This is the competition boat race held on Saturday of  August each year at the time of the Onam festival. The much famous  Snake Boat Race is a  thrilling event. These boats make serpentine movements in the water. You can come here through the Kerala holiday package and enjoy this boat race in Kerala. 

Different categories of boats that participate are Churulan Vallam, Iruttukuthy Vallam, Odi Vallam, Veppu Vallam, Vadakkanody Vallam, and Kochu Vallam. You can enjoy the boat race through the Kerala adventure tour package.

Pt Nehru loved the race very much. Since then, it was called the Nehru Trophy Snake Boat race. The men who row boats, as well as cheerleaders, create an interest. The winners get a trophy resembling a silver snake boat on a wooden pedestal. You can come here through Kerala tour packages.


Revi Karunakaran Museum

Revi Karunakaran Museum

Revi Karunakaran Museum is a memorial museum constructed by Betty Karunakaran for her husband and among the leading coir industrialists as well as businessmen of Kerala- Revi Karunakaran.

Built in 2003, this is one of the biggest of its kind and holds Swarovski crystals in jade, ivory, porcelain sculptures, Belgian glassworks, Murano glassworks as well as Tanjore paintings, etc.

The family has a love for the fine arts and has collected artifacts for three generations. After the demise of Revi Karunakaran in 2003, Betty opened visits for public display. You can come here through Kerala art and craft tour packages.


Punnapra Beach

Punnapra Beach, Alleppey

Punnapra Beach has a golden stretch of sand as well as pristine waters. It is an isolated beach and does not have many visitors. It is nice for a romantic holiday far away from the mechanical life of the city. You can have a herbal massage here and rejuvenate yourself. You can come here through Kerala beach trip packages.