Alleppey or Alappuzha is a beautiful city in the state of Kerala. Alleppey is quite popular among travellers for its houseboats, beaches, marine products and is also recognised as world reputed backwater tourist destination of India and known as the "Venetian Capital" of Kerala. Some of the popular spots to visit here would be Alappuzha Beach, Alappuzha Backwater, Mullakkal Temple, and Kuttanad.
St. Mary’s Forane Church
St. Mary’s Forane Church is situated at Champakulam is one of the popular tourist spots here among travellers. It is one of the biggest churches and parishes of the Archeparchy of Changanassery and as of now, it houses 2500 families. This church is dated back to 835 AD and is known for its events, Friday Liturgy, and educational institutions.
This church is dedicated to Virgin Mary and in this respect, it organises a feast on the third Sunday of every September known as St. Mary's Feast which is actively celebrated by locals and participated by tourists as well.
Another feast that is celebrated here is St. Sebastian's Feast which brings them joy and fireworks and makes this feast memorable and fun, the entire church is decorated and it attracts numbers of travellers to this auspicious celebration. Currently, this church is credited as a world-renowned centre of pilgrimage. This church will reflect Christian culture to you.
Alleppey Beach is located at Alappuzha and this location offers you an amazing experience of enjoying sunrise and sunset which is always an unforgettable experience.
Crystal clear water, glistening sands, endless stretches and the view of beautiful waves just make your entire day worth visit and it is a very popular spot among couples due to the perfect scenic views and breezy weather this spot will always make you stay long and gives you chance to spend some memorable memories with your loved ones.
The remains of the Alappuzha Sea Bridge will give you a glimpse of the past when Alleppey served as an important port of Kerala. This is also close to Sea View Park which is an ideal spot to plan a picnic with your family and friends.
Mullakkal Bhagwathy Temple is located at Mullakkal Road and dedicated to Goddess Bhagwathy the statue of this deity is set up at a height of 20 feet inside the temple and the existence of this temple is dated back to 500 years. It is very popular among photographers and local devotees and frequently visited by pilgrims.
According to the tradition of this temple, men have to forbid their upper body clothes to enter inside the inner sanctum. This place offers you a calm and peaceful environment and an ideal spot to visit to calm seekers and to those who want to know the other cultures as well, this temple reflects the tradition of Alleppey's people.
Thaipooya Kavadi Festival is the highlight of this temple and is enthusiastically celebrated by the devotees. Travellers have to visit the temple between 4:30 am to 10:00 am or 5 pm to 8 pm.
Kayamkulam Lake is located Near Kayamkulam Thermal Power Plant and once it was used to be a lake but the authorities break the bar and separate it from the Arabian sea to construct a fishing harbour.
For tourists, it is a place to enjoy various activities like visiting Boardwalk, View Point, Landscaping, Yard Lighting, Houseboat Jetty, and a waterway for boats and Cycling. Kayamkulam Boat Race is one of the major highlights of this spot along with several other highlights such as dining on the floating restaurant and Tsunami Museum or the Adventure Zone and perfect spot to enjoy fishing.
Here you can see the varieties of fishes and birds either due to the favourable environment. This location contains everything to serve travellers.
Andhakaranazhi Beach is located at Cherthala Taluk and is situated somewhere on Alleppey to Cochin Road. It is an unspoiled clean beach and always looks beautiful in its natural form. The first part of the beach is filled with white soft sand and the other half is covered with boulders and rocks.
The most amazing thing to do on this beach is to just relax and enjoy sunset when the whole location looks like a paradise and the entire location is filled with different shades like orange, red, peach and crimson. This place is not highly congested so here you will get a calm and peaceful environment that is perfect for some "me time".
The Monsson Season is Alleppey stays from July to September and Alleppey's temperature ranges between 31 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. Alleppey's weather in monsoon is a bit of relief from the heated summer season, this season brings you cool breezes with the fresher environment.
Alleppey looks amazingly beautiful and greener in this season and a numbers of activities are available to travellers to do in this season such as taking a backwater cruise through the lakes, rivers and canals, it is a season to try varieties of delicious seafood and curries, enjoy a spa or ayurvedic session and can simply relax in your houseboat.
In this season tourists can be witnessed Kerala's most celebrated harvest festival - Onam which also brings joy and excitement among the local people and Onam Sadhya is the highlight of this festival, a nine-course meal with multiple courses.
You can also enjoy the adventurous snake boat races. It is suggested that tourists do check the weather conditions before booking their trip because of heavy rainfalls that can be caused to floods as well.
The Winter Season in Alleppey is marked from October to March and Alleppey’s temperature in this season stays from 34 degrees Celsius to 23 degrees Celsius. In this season Alleppey's weather remains quite chill and breezy and go down sometimes to 18 degrees as well.
And after the raging monsoon skies open up and look clear to you. This season gives you pleasant and comfortable weather conditions and a delightful journey which makes it a peak season. This season offers you suitable conditions to explore the Alleppey.
It is also a season of many festivals like in the December festivities of the Mullakal Temple, you can enjoy some exquisite traditional music played by the temple musicians. You can also be witnessed of festivities of Christmas when churches are the brightest places to visit and also can experience a memorable New Year on a houseboat.
Annual Beach Festival is one of the popular festivities among tourists. In March Sree Krishnaswamy Temple Festival takes over the town. It is recommended to book your accommodations and travel in advance to avoid the rush.
The Summer Season in Alleppey stays from April to June and Alleppey’s temperature fluctuates between 36 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. In this season Alleppey’s weather is quite hot, humid and uncomfortable to travellers, sometimes day temperature is also recorded to 39 degrees Celsius but nights are a bit relieved with cool water sweeping in from beaches and backwaters.
It is a season to have beach fun or water-related activities like swimming in the sea or a trip to the backwater or it is a season to enjoy your hotel and resorts' services. In March Temple Festival occurs, a 10-day long religious festival actively celebrated by locals. This season would be less congested and you will be able to find some good deals on accommodations and travel due to the offseason.
- Cochin International Airport is the nearest airbase which is approximately 75 kilometres away from the main town of Alleppey and well connected to other major domestic and international cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
Many flights are run regularly by several airline carriers such as Air India, Vistara, IndiGo, Spice Jet and Air Asia India. Once you reach the airport you can simply hire a taxi or cab to the destination.
- Alleppey Railway Station is the closest railhead lies within the city and connected with other nearest and major cities like Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram and if you are heading from New Delhi, you do find some options such as Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani, Kerala Sampark Kranti and Swarna Jayanti which travel on regular basis. Travellers can take a taxi and bus service to reach Alleppey.
- Alleppey is vastly connected via roads to other main cities like Kochi, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kozhikode and Kottayam and Kerala Tourism operate buses to Alleppey on regular basis and Alleppey is easily accessible via NH-47 as well.
Marari Beach-CGH Earth is located at Mararikulam which is approximately 410 metres away from Marari Beach and it offers you the services of Bar, Restaurant, Café, Currency Exchange, Yoga and Meditation Rooms, Massage and Spa, Rental Vehicles, Tours and Treks, Indoor Games, Outdoor Games and Library along with some other basic services.
Uday Backwater Resort is located at Kottankulangara at a distance of 540 meters from Alleppey backwaters. This Resort gives you the services of Gym, Multilingual Staff, Massage and Spa, Bonfire, Boat Ride, Fire Place, Library, Balcony/Terrace, Kids Play Area, Free Parking and Paid Pickup and Drop.
Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere is located at Cherthala and provides you with the services of Café, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Currency Exchange, Steam and Sauna, Massage and Spa, Gym, Water Sports, Multilingual Staff and Kids Play Area with some other basic amenities.
The Rain is located at Roadmuku at a distance of 6.6 kilometres from the city centre and gives you the services of Dining Area, Free Parking, Outdoor Sports, Kayaks, Cycling, Balcony/Terrace, Lawn and Caretaker with some other services. All of these mentioned accommodations options are providing the Installed Sanitisers, Masks, and Gloves due to Safety reasons.