Alappuzha (Alleppey) is a beautiful city in Kerala on the shores of Laccadive Sea. The city is best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons. Some of the famous attraction of the city includes 19th century Lighthouse, Mullakkal Temple that features some traditional designs, Punnamada Lake which is famous for snake boat races that are well known as an annual event in the city.
The city of Alleppey has a wonderful past and owes its existence to sagacious Diwan Raja Kesavadas in the second half of 18th century. With is its rich history, Alleppey must be visited for its best weather that hardly goes above 35 degrees and lower than 20 degrees due to its close proximity with the ocean. So, it is always good time to visit this beautiful city of Kerala.
Location: Marari Beach Alappuzha, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Marari Beach is a famous beach in the town and is rated as one of the world’s top five HAMMOCK BEACH by National Geographic survey.
Things to do at Marari Beach: Visting The Place
Location: Alappuzha Beach, Kerala
Alappuzha Beach is the main beach in Alappuzha town and a major tourist attraction in Kerala, India. Beach has an old pier which extend to sea is over 150 years old.
Things to do at Alappuzha Beach: Visting The Place
Location: Champakulam Church, Champakulam, Kerala, India
Champakulam Kalloorkadu Marth Maryam Basilica is an ancient Christian Church in Kerala. It belongs to the Syro-Malabar Church under the Archeparchy of Changanacherry. It is a Forane church, with several Parishes under it.
Things to do at Basilica of St. Mary, Champakulam: Visting The Place
Location: Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple, Mullackal Road, Mullakkal, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Alleppey Mullakkal Temple in the south Indian city of Alappuzha is a multi-faith place of worship. The temple is also known as Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple, and Mullakkal Bhagwati Temple. The temple is open for devotees of all castes and religion. The temple is made in old Kerala structure style.
Things to do at Mullakkal Temple: Visting The Place
Location: Alappuzha Light House, CCSB Road, Civil Station Ward, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
The Lighthouse was built in 1862 and is a major tourist attraction in Alapuzzha. Visitors are allowed between 1500 hours and 1630 hours on every weekday at an admission fee of 20 rupees for Indian citizens and 50 rupees for foreigners. This is the first of its kind in the Arabian Sea coast of Kerala. Alapuzzha coast is an important port in Kerala and was one of the busiest trade centers of Kerala.
Things to do at Alapuzzha Lighthouse: Visting The Place
Location: Punnamada Kayal, Punnamada, Starting Point, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Punnamada Kayal is beautiful Lake in Alapuzzha where you can get houseboats for day cruises, onshore home stays. Also it is famous for hosting the annual snake boat race in the month of August.
Things to do at Punnamada Kayal: Visting The Place
Due to proximity with ocean, mercury hardly goes above 35 degrees and lowers than 20 degrees. You can visit here all around the year if you want.
The best time to visit is from September to March. Monsoon is always heavy. Now a days monsoon tourism is also popular from June to August.
Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport and you can take a bus or train to reach the destination-Alleppey. Alternatively come to airports at Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kozhikode (Calicut), Chennai, Bangalore and catch a train to Alappuzha.
You can also reach Alappuzha from other cities like Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Chennai, Bengalooru (Bangalore), Coimbatore, Mumbai (Bombay), New Delhi, Mangalore, and Kolkata by train.(Hyderabad) Sabari Express.
Alappuzha district is well-connected by NH 66, which is part of the North-South East-West corridor. It goes via Alappuzha, Ambalapuzha and Cherthala towns. Alappuzha is well connected to other cities Kochi, Kottayam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram Kozhikode, Chennai, Bangalore, and Coimbatore by road.
There is a lot to explore!