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One does not visit Alleppey and not take a boat trip down the gorgeous backwaters of Alleppey – It’s simply not done!
Gliding down the backwaters in Alleppey is an experience that is unparalleled. The experience of passing past those paddy fields, coconut groves, Chinese fishing nets, villages, and temples is truly enchanting. The cool wind caressing your face further adds to the charm.
The ultimate way to experience this is to stay in a Kettuvelam or houseboat, and enjoy the sight of some of the most unexplored regions of Kerala. Alleppey has a vast number of backwater routes to offer, and each route is unique and offers something spectacular for you to experience. Go on a backwater cruise and it will be an experience you will not forget for a lifetime.
Good to Know :
You won’t have to go very far to experience the backwaters of Alleppey. When you stay with Sterling Lake Palace Alleppey, the backwaters are in your backyard! Just ask the staff at the resort to organize your experience on the backwaters, and you can cruise in a relaxed fashion through the palm-fringed waterways of Alleppey. Better still, choose to stay in a Kettuvelam instead of a traditional room at the resort!
Vembanad Lake1 hr
The longest lake in India and the largest lake in Kerala, Vembanad Lake is also the second largest wetland system in India, second only to the Sunderbans.
Marari Beach2 hrs
One of the calmest beaches in India, Marari Beach sees fewer tourists than most other commercial beaches, and is one of the best places on the west coast to view a spectacular sunrise and sunset.
Alleppey Beach2 hrs
One Liner: One of the most beautiful places to visit in Alleppey, Alleppey Beach is one of the most scenic and tranquil destinations in the city.
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple2 hrs
One of the seven greatest Vaishnava temples in Travancore, this temple is believed to have been built during 15th century AD by the local ruler Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran.
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple2hrs
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple in Haripad is a very ancient and internationally known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods (Nagaraja). The famous Nagaraja temple "Mannarasala" in Haripad is nestled in a forest glade, like most snake temples.
Pathiramanal is a bird watcher’s paradise. This small island on the backwaters is a safe haven for hundreds of rare migrating birds.
Canal Bazaar1 hr
A one-of-a-kind bazaar in India, the Canal Bazaar is must visit for spice lovers!
Krishnapuram Palace2 hrs
The Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum located in Kayamkulam near Alappuzha. The Krishnapuram Palace, as one of the finest and rarest examples of a typical Keralite-style architecture, known in the local language as Pathinarukettu, is complete with gabled roofs, narrow corridors and dormer windows. It is a miniature replica of Padmanabhapuram Palace, which was the headquarters of Travancore Rajas.
Arthunkal Church1 hr
St. Andrew's Church, Arthunkal is one of the famous pilgrim centres located at Alappuzha in South India. It is the largest shrine of St Sebastian in the world.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary1 hr
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is among the most popular bird watching spots in the country. Spread out over 14 hectares, one comes across numerous rare avian species in these parts.