Most endearing places to visit in Alleppey
1. Pathiramanal Island
Pathiramanl is a tiny island with a pristine idyllic environment. On a trip in Alleppey, if you are a nature lover and admired towards bird watching then you should Pathiramanal island where you can behold almost ninety of rare bird species and fifty of various migratory birds. The island is easily reachable from Alleppey. It would take only 30 minutes to reach there via speed boat. This island is situated at the center of Vembanad Lake. This well-preserved sanctuary the abode of migratory and rare birds is situated in between the Kumarakom and Thanneermukkam. This favorite family picnic spot spread over 10 acres is also the home to many medicinal plants.
2. Marari Beach
Beach vacations are something just extraordinary always. The blissful time on the beach shores with your loved ones is just awesome memories. Relaxing on the shores of a perfectly clean and beautiful beach with the golden sand bed under the soothing canopy of the coconut palms is not an imagination. This picturesque location is real and is situated at a distance of 11 km from Alleppey and that is none other than the Marari beach. One of the popular beaches in Alappuzha and is situated in the Mararikulam town. This beach is the ultimate spot for relaxation and fun and adventure water sports including water-skiing, fishing, parasailing, swimming. The snake boat race conducted at this beach is the most favorite one among the travelers. Sit back amidst the calm and soothing atmosphere and behold the most beautiful view of the sunset.
3. Krishnapuram Palace
The Krishnapuram Palace is a former museum in Kayamkulam, 47 km away from Alappuzha. This palace is always the top one in every itinerary because of the unique architecture and stunning mural paintings. Krishnapuram Palace was built by Lord Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma and now this palace is under the administration of the Kerala Archaeological Department. The major thing that attracts visitors is the huge mural paintings in the palace. These paintings are said to be the largest paintings in Kerala. A 49-meter mural painting 'Gajendra Moksham' is the center of attraction of the palace. The traditional architecture style is clearly reflected in the straight and small veranda and the gable style roof. This palace is situated on a small hill and surrounded by beautiful gardens with a lot of colorful flowers. Along with the pond and fountains, there is a Buddha Mandapam at the lawns.
Karumadikkuttan is a 3 feet tall granite statue of Lord Buddha in Karumadi village Alappuzha district. It is one of the major religious temples for the Buddhists. This statue was built on the shores of ‘Karumadi thodu’ in the 10th century. This black Buddha statue was not so popular until a British officer Robert Bristow recovered it in 1930. A huge number of devotees do visit this temple between March to November as they believe that this statue has divine healing power. This religious heritage has been established by the Archeological Society of India.
5. Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is one of the popular temples in Kerala located in Ambalappuzha. Chembakkassery Pooradam Thirunal Devanarayanan Thampuran built this temple in the 17th century. This temple is a pilgrim center of Lord Krishna and the sweet delicious Pal Payasam is the famous ritual of this temple. Another ritual held at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is Thulabharam. The traditional architecture of this temple and paintings of the Dashavatar attracts every visitor.
6. Kuttanad Backwaters
The flowing backwaters define Alleppey. The ‘Rice Bowl of India’ Kuttanad is the exemplary backwater hub which is quite famous for its breathtaking beauty. Kuttanad is known to be the abode of the four popular rivers Pampa, Meenachil, Manimala, and Achankovil. If you want to have a cherishing Kerala trip and a backwater cruise August to March will be the apt time with the moderate climate. Make your vacation memorable with houseboat cruises at 150 km long Kuttanad backwater.