The city is renowned for its backwaters, rejuvenating ayurvedic resorts, houseboat cruises that pass through the serene backwaters.

Things to do in Alleppey

Are you planning to explore south India? then the humble and quaint town Alleppey the natural beauty is eagerly waiting for the eyes of a nature lover. This stunning land welcomes its travellers with so many exciting places, backwaters and some interesting things to get indulged in. Add some interesting things in your Alleppey tour itinerary to witness the serenity of this astounding place.

This pretty place is a package of several beauties and yes is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts too. Have you ever indulged in Kayaking? The backwaters of Alleppey offers its adventurers to canoe or Kayak in the stunning backwaters of Alleppey. One can even get a superb chance to indulge in bird watching tours with canoeing or kayaking.

This activity is the most loved in this land. The backwaters of Alleppey are home to the rarest migratory birds- Stork Billed, white-throated kingfishers, white-breasted Waterhen Black Drongo, Asian Palm Swift and Jungle Myna. One of the exciting things to do in Alleppey is going for a night walk and witnessing the serene Alleppey backwaters.

It is the most exciting thing to do on your vacation. At night the whole atmosphere gets drenched into tranquillity and you also get a chance to have a chat with the locals that will give you a deep insight into the culture and heritage of Kerala.

What is as good as strolling on the beaches and getting involved in several activities. Yes, the beaches in Alleppey offers boating, canoeing, kayaking, parasailing with cruising on houseboats. Another interesting thing to get involved is in learning the basic parts of ancient martial arts that are performed in this land. Grab this wonderful chance and make your vacation interesting and more lively.

After the tiring tours, one can rejuvenate oneself with an Ayurveda session that relaxes your body. Some resorts offer Ayurveda treatments for chronic and rare illnesses. The spas and massage here certainly provides relaxation and rejuvenate your body and soul.

Are you planning your vacation in August? Then you are lucky as you can witness the Nehru Trophy Snake Boat race that is ferociously beautiful. One can even visit Alleppey in June when the practice sessions are on and one gets a chance to interact with the rowers.

Another major attraction of Alleppey is the houseboats. Houseboats are a fantastic option for those travellers who wish to spend the entire day on the beach and relaxation and want to witness the glorious nighttime around the serene backwaters. Several luxurious huts are floating on water that offers you an exciting experience to cherish for a lifetime.

One can book a private houseboat for an overnight stay and ride like royals across the water with your chefs pampering you with different-different delicacies of authentic South Indian meals cooked on the boat itself. Travelling in a houseboat in stunning Alleppey is not just an exquisite window view but it is also an enchanting experience in itself. the cool breeze, migratory birds and the seasonal rains make a boat ride an unforgettable experience that one can savour forever.

Grab a wonderful chance to enjoy the ride on the public ferry that takes one from Alleppey to Kottayam that takes around 2 hours and a half. Enjoy the journey on backwaters and make your trip memorable. When we think of Shikara the one thing that comes in our mind is Kashmir. But surprisingly Alleppey offers Shikara Rides to its travellers. Isn’t it great to enjoy a Shikara ride amidst nature? Shikara here is a small version of a houseboat but has the same charm and comfort. At a time only 20 people can sit. Enjoy this ride as you can stop over at whatever place you want to.

Head towards Marari Beach that is situated at a distance of about 11kms away from Alleppey in the town of Mararikulam. It is the perfect place for relaxing with your family. One can even swim as the water is clean. Enjoy strolling down the beach with your loved ones under the setting sun and get the awe-inspiring views that Marari beach offers.

Another fabulous beach is the Andhakaranazhi Beach labelled as Lagoon of Darkness. It is situated around 31kms from Alleppey on the Kochi-Alleppey route. It is the ideal place to witness the sunset and sunrise. There are other beaches too that are worth visiting in Alleppey- Thumpoly Beach, Punnapra beach, and Thottappally beach.

Head towards the most renowned churches in Alleppey like- St. Mary Forane Church- which is one of the oldest Indian churches. It is known for its superb sculptures, murals and breathtaking views of the backwaters flowing adjacent to it. There are some other churches too that are worth visiting- St. Andrew’s Basilica Arthunkal- known as the only shrine of St. Sebastian in the entire world is known for its marvellous architecture, Edathua Church, and St. Andrew’s Forane Church.

Witness the Alleppey Lighthouse- a major historical monument along the Arabian coast. One can go to the top and witness the entire Alleppey town. It was once a marker of the busiest ports and trade centres of Kerala. Witness the Vembanad lake – the second largest lake in Kerala, this lake has numerous resorts on its banks. It is known for the scenic beauty that it offers. Add these places in your tour itinerary for a memorable experience.

Alleppey is also renowned for the temples that it holds. There are several temples to visit in this fabulous district of Kerala. Ambalapuzha Srikrishna Temple- was constructed between 15th and 17th AD by Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran. This temple is devoted to Lord Parthasarathi. This sacred Hindu temple is one of the most famed temples among the devotees. According to one of the mythological tales, Lord Krishna once defeated the then king of Ambalappuzha in chess. The king was then asked to pay the debt over time therefore the temple still serves free Paal-Payasam to the pilgrims.

Mullakkal Bhagavathy Temple- is a 500-year-old temple devoted to the goddess Bhagavathy. This temple holds the 20 feet tall idol of the goddess. To enter the inner sanctum, men are asked to remove the upper body clothes. Another famous temple is the Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja temple dedicated to the Serpent God and is the largest temple in Kerala. The locals here believe that the serpent god fulfils the wishes of women seeking fertility and bless them with a child.

On the path that leads to this temple and trees, there are around 1 lakh images of snakes. There are other temples too that should be included in your tour itinerary- Chettikulangara temple, Chakkulathaukavu temple, and Haripad Subrahmanya temple

So plan a trip to this fantabulous district of Kerala and grab some wonderful moments to cherish for a lifetime.

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