Alleppey Tourism Map
A popular backwater town, Alleppey is one of the favourite tourist haunts iKuttanad:
n Kerala. The scenic beauty of the lush green paddy fields, swaying coconut palms, lakes and blue lagoons has earned Alleppey the name “Venice of the East”.
Surrounded by lush greenery, waterways and paddy fields, Kuttanad is a scenic place which is adorably sobriquet as the “Rice Bowl of Kerala”. It is one of the best regions in Alleppey where houseboat rides along the scintillating backwaters can be best enjoyed.
A well known backwater town, it is one of Asia’s largest freshwater lakes. One can relish leisurely activities like boating and fishing in the shallow waters of the lake. You will also see many animals and birds around the region. It is also a favourite picnic spot.
A calm and secluded beach with large networks of pristine lakes and lagoons, it offers the visitors some moments in peace and tranquillity. There is an old lighthouse in the beach which is 1,000 ft. high that adds more charm to this scenic beach.
Located in Kayamkulam, it is an 18th century palace belonging to the Travancore king Marthanda Varma. Within the palace, there is a museum which has an exotic collection of ancient paintings, sculptures and bronzes of the Travancore rulers. This fascinating palace really reflects the architectural and cultural heritage of the glorious bygone era.
Vijaya Beach Park:
An ideal spot for a family picnic trip, it is a beautiful beach park built mainly for the tourists visiting the beach. Within the park, there is a separate mini-park for the children. Tourists can also enjoy activities like boating in the park.
Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple:
Located in the Mavelikkara taluk, it is a well known temple in Alleppey. An interesting part of the temple is the resave oil lamp made from granite where more than 1,000 lamps can be lit at a time. It is a very holy place in the region and it is believed that the deity of the temple has amazing healing powers.
St. Andrew’s Church:
A well designed St. Andrew’s Church is a popular tourist attraction in the backwater town of Alleppey. It is a beautiful construction which is dedicated towards the welfare of the community and needy people. Certainly, a must visit place of interest in the town.
So, these are some of the interesting places of interest that you can visit in this south Indian destination. If time permits, then also visit the Marai Beach, just 15 kms from Alleppey and Pathiramanal, an island famous for its scenic charm.