Alleppey is known as the Venice of the East is famous for its backwater tourism and snake - boat races. Backwater tour give you a fantastic experience in the life style of the Kuttanadan people, the land beauty, monuments, temples, churches by traveling through the canals and backwaters.
How to reach:
Nearest airport: Cochin (100 km)
Nearest Railway Station: Alleppey
Temperature: 20° - 35°
The best time to visit: August to March.
Alleppey beach is one of the well known tourist spot. The beautiful backyard on the shore and buildings of a colonial rule attracts the tourists. 140 years old dock, which extends into the sea, Palm groves and an old gigantic light house are the other attractions. Vijay Park and Sea View Park provide incredible sights along with boating facility.
Mararikulam Beach associated with water sports and Ayurvedic treatments is 12 km from Alleppy.
Ambalapuzha : the famous Sreekrishna Temple which built in classic Kerala style is here. (14 km from Alleppy).
Karumadikkuttan a black granite figure of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism known as Karumadikkuttan, built in the 10th century is 3 km from Ambalapuzha.
Champakulam St. Mary Forane Church built in 427, Krishnapuram Palace built by Marthanda Varma in the 18th century and the famous ancient temple of Sree Nagaraja (The King of Snakes) at Mannarasala are the main tourist places in Alleppy.