Tourist Place in Alappuzha

  • Alappuzha Beach

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    It is also known as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always basked a major place in the maritime history of Kerala. Alappuzha (Alleppey) is a landmark between a network of rivers flowing into it and the Arabian Sea. Tourists visit here to hangout and relax as it has tremendous and tempting natural beauty all around. This place has huge network of freshwater rivers, meandering lakes, and lagoons. One can try adventurous activities at the beach like boating, or enjoy at children's park...

  • Vembanad Wetland

    Details & Background

    Background

    Vembanad Wetland is spread over the districts of Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Thrissur of Kerala. It is the longest water body in the country and largest in the state. The wetland has an area of 1521.5 km2 and volume of 0.55 km3, fed by 10 rivers flowing into it, adding up to a total drainage area of 15,770 sq km. It is a complex aquatic system of 96 km. long coastal backwaters, lagoons, marshes, mangroves and reclaimed...

  • Krishnapuram Palace

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    The Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum located in Kayamkulam near Alappuzha in Alappuzha district, Kerala in southwestern India. It was built in the 18th century by Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma (1729–1758 AD), the Travancore kingdom. It is built in the architectural style of Kerala with gabled roof, narrow corridor and dormer windows, near the Krishnaswamy Temple at Krishnapuram.

    The palace is maintained by the Archaeological Department of Kerala and...

  • Kuttanad

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    Kuttanad, well known for its vast paddy fields from Kerala gets its staple food in a huge amount considered as one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Kuttanad is a part of Alappuzha district and it has the lowest altitude which is famous for being an important hotspot of farming.

    The green paddy fields arrange a feast for the visitors’ eyes undoubtedly. Pamba, Meencahil, Achankovil, and Manimala are the major four rivers of Kerala lull Kuttanad for its unending farming...

  • Nehru Trophy Boat Race

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    Started in 1952 Nehru Trophy Boat Race is the most famous tourist attraction of Kerala since it is seen only in Kerala. Boat race or Vallamkali is termed as snake boat race in which the Chundan vallam, specially designed boats take participation.

    Chundan vallam is the long-tailed boat that can carry more than 100 rowers and they compete to win the trophy named as Nehru Trophy. In 1952, when Nehru visited Kerala, he was amused by this festive event and sponsored the trophy for...

  • Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple

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    Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is constructed in typical Kerala Style, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple in Alappuzha district of Kerala. It is believed to have been built during 15th-17thAD by the local ruler Chembakassery Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran. Tourists can witness the idol of this temple which is equated to Parthasarthi holding whip in the right hand and a sacred conch in the other hand. The temple is linked to the Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple.

  • Sea View Park

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    If you are looking for a break from your temple tour, visit this beautiful park located near the Alappuzha beach. It is a well-kept garden with beautiful setting and a tranquil ambience, right in the middle of the city. Surrounding with lush green trees and beautiful birds, this park is perfect for a family outing.

    It offers recreational facilities like boating and swimming. Wander around the park and you might come across some rare species of birds as well. May be this is the...

  • Edathua Church, Alappuzha

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    Established in 1810, the Edathua church is dedicated to St. George. It is believed that prayers and offerings at this church help to heal mental disorders and other ailments. During the annual feast (5th, 6th and 7th of May) pilgrims from all parts of South India, irrespective of caste and creed, visit the St. George Forane Church and seek the blessings of the saint.

    Church timings: 0400 - 2000 hrs,
    Prayer timings:
    0600 and 0700 hrs - Fridays 1600 hrs as well

  • Pathiramanal

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    Pathiramanal, a small island on the backwaters of Alappuzha, is a haven for hundreds of rare birds migrating from different parts of the world. You can reach there after 1 1/2 hours drive by motor boat or 30 minutes by speed boat from Alappuzha in south Kerala. Surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, stretching from Alappuzha to Kochi and the Kayamkulam lake, Pathiramanal is accessible only by boat.The green island thus forms an ideal place for a break in the journey while on a backwater cruise.The...

  • Amaze World

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    Vijaya Beach Park is now known as Amaze World, one of the popular hangouts located within Alappuzha town in the state of Kerala. It has a children's park and offers boating facilities. The park is open from 1500 to 2000 hrs. Other facilities for children: Toy train, bicycles. Video permit: Rs. 25, Camera permit: Rs. 5 respectively

    Contact details: Ph: +91 477 2242960

    Getting there

    Nearest railway station: Alappuzha, about 2 km

  • Pampa River Side Park

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    Pampa River Side Park

    Take a break from routine and dive into the mystic beauty of the God's own country. Pampa River Side Park is located on the banks of river pampa and is one of the attractive tourist destination in the alluring land of Kerala. Pampa River side park is set up by the DTPC Alleppey ( District tourism promotion council ), Alleppey (Alappuzha) Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala.

    Kids play zone, Boating and fishing in pampa...

  • Chettikulangara Devi Temple

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    Overview

    The reigning deity in the Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi Temple has a unique feature as the goddess appears as Maha Saraswathi in the morning, as Maha Lakshmi at noon and Sri Durga or Bhadrakali in the evening.

    When it comes to income earned, the 1200-year-old Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi Temple is the second largest temple next to Sabarimala under the control of Travancore Devaswom Board. It is estimated that the temple earns many...

  • Kalloorkkadu St Mary’s Church

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    History of the Church

    By tradition, the original church was founded in AD 427. We have to assume that the old church might have been rebuilt and renovated many times. As with most of our ancient churches, there is not much documentation available. But, surprisingly we have a lot of information available from a few archaeological artefacts around the church.
    It is believed that the first church was at the site of the present cemetery. Later, a new church...

  • Punnamada Lake

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    Punnamada Lake (also called Punnamada Kayal) is a part of the Vembanad Lake, which is the biggest lake in Kerala. Vembanad Lake spans to a number of districts in Kerala. Hence, it is called by different names at different parts of Kerala. When the lake reaches Kuttanad, it is called Punnamada Lake or Punnamada Kayal. The Port of Kochi is located around two islands the Willingdon Island and Vallarpadam which lie in this lake. The lake is called Kochi Lake in this part of Kerala. The famous...

  • Thripuliyoor Mahavishnu Temple

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    The Thirupuliyur Mahavishnu Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and located in Puliyoor, Alappuzha District, Kerala, South India. Constructed in the Kerala style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu, who is worshipped as Imayavarappan. The nearest railway station to the temple is located in Chengannur,...

  • Chavara Bhavan

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    Chavara Bhavan, located in Alappuzha, is the ancestral home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. It is now a holy shrine and spiritual resort where thousands of devotees gather for prayer, receive favours and feel amply gratified. Here, a 250 year old historically important beacon of light is preserved intact in its original and primitive form. The place is accessible only by boat.

    Getting there
    Nearest railway station: Alappuzha

  • Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

    Details

    Mannarasala Temple is devoted to serpent worship. It is located near Haripad, 32 km south of Alappuzha,14km from kayamkulam,115 km from Cochin International Airport and 125 km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Kerala. Serpent worship is part of the Hindu religious practices and Kerala is a place where one would come across temples dedicated to serpent gods. Serpent worship is practised in several ancestral homes, which have special worship places called Kaavu (serpent grove). Among...