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Places to visit in Alleppey
Whoever first referred to Kerala as the God’s Own Country is definitely right about it. With all the tantalizing
greenery, hill stations, waterfalls and the backwaters, Kerala has been gifted with abundance of mesmerizing nature
spread across the state. And when it comes to the tourist attraction, Alleppey, or Alappuzha has always been first on
the list for the people struck with Wanderlust. From the enchanting backwaters to the beautiful beaches, here are a
few amazing places to visit in Alleppey.
List of top places to visit in Alleppey
Alleppey is not simply called ‘The Venice of the East’. Cozily set in the crest of the backwaters of Kerala, this
beautiful water canals in this place attracts thousands of tourists and nature lovers every year. The houseboats here
are often considered as a hot spot for romantic getaways and honeymoon destinations for couples, and anyone that
visits the place will definitely stay in the houseboats for an incredible experience. In addition, Alleppey is also known
for its annual Snake Boat races which are an additional attraction.
The Krishnapuram Palace
One of the “places to visit in Alleppey” is the traditional Krishnapuram Palace. The exemplary Travancore Style
Palace built in the 18th century by Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma is now a famous tourist spot in the city.
Further, the Archeology department of the State also runs a really small museum, where the artefacts and antiquities
from the Travancore era are safely exhibited alongside the traditional Kerala Style Architecture.
In addition to the Backwaters, the Alleppey beach is yet another hit among the visitors of the the city. The place is
absolutely perfect to spend a lazy evening if all you want to do is relax. The waves of Arabian Sea hitting the shore
in a systematic rhythm is no less than a music to the ears of those who listen. And if you get lucky enough, you
might as well spot a dolphin. However, refrain from going to the beach during the monsoons as there might be
Another beach located about 11 kilometres from Alleppey, Marari beach is one of those beach resorts known for the
famous Kerala Ayurveda Spas spread across the shore along with lines of palm trees close to the calm waters and
the grainy sands.
Also known as Punnamada Lake, Vembanad is said to be the longest lake in the country, and the largest in Kerala.
Spanning across an area of 2033.02 square kilometres, the lake is known for its ecological diversity including the
animal, bird and marine creatures, and is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating places to visit in Alleppey .
Mullakkal Bhagavathy Temple
With an architecture that distinguishes the temple from the rest of the places of worship in kerala, Mullakkal
Bhagavathy Temple is dedicated to a form of Shakti, called Rajarajeswari and is visited by many people every year.
The Venice of the East definitely has a lot to offer to the tourists that crave for nature. And these iconic attractions
are definitely the places to visit in Alleppey without fail. If you ever plan to visit Allappey, you have to try this
dedicated portal: Stayboat : to book your houseboats.