Blessed with a wide number of waterways, lagoons, lakes and canals Alleppey is an aquatic paradise within the folds of Gods own country and is aptly called “Venice of the East”. This lively town was founded by the Divan of Travanacore, Raja Keshawadasan. While sailing on houseboats in Alleppey, you can witness the charm of this immaculate backwater town with its plentiful coconut palm lined canals and small hamlets.The Alleppey travel guide is a good tool to figure out – how to reach Alleppey, Alleppey attractions, festivals in Alleppey, the best time to visit Alleppey and excursions from Alleppey.


1)The Sri Krishna Temple:

The Sri Krishna Temple is located at Ambalapuzha, the temple is just 14 km away from Alleppey. It is one of the most popular temples of the state with the classic temple architectural style of Kerala. It is equally renowned for its Palpayasam, sweet milk porridge.

Opening Time: All days of the week

3:00 AM – 12:00 PM

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Pathiramanal is a striking small island on the Vembanad Lake only reachable by means of a boat. It is set to be developed as a major tourist spot in Alleppey.. 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 mainland Alappuzha has a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers criss crossing it and is a district of immense natural beauty.

Timing:  All days of the week 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Visiting hours : Day trips only

Entry Fee: Free

Best time to visit : October to May

3)Alleppey Beach

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. Not only a mere houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Alleppey, but also a lone walk along the palm fringed beach will take you to a world of ethereal beauty, solace and sheer romance. Allepey Beach in Kerala is the most sought after destination by domestic and international tourists alike because of its pristine scenery, quaint charm and unique mix of sea and backwaters.Apart from mere relaxation, Alleppey Beach also offers tourists numerous water-sports like swimming, beach volleyball, parasailing and surfing. Adventure lovers can simply charge up themselves and jump into the blue sea waters to feel the thrill to the core. Here the sea with its large network of lakes, canals, lagoons and freshwater rivers create a magnificent milieu of various water bodies under one roof that can be rarely experienced anywhere else.

Timing: All days of the week 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Things to Do at Alappuzha Beach:

  • Water Sports
  • Leisure Activities
  • Shopping in Alappuzha
  • Dining Out in Alappuzha

4)Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram Palace is one of the most captivating attractions of the region. It was built by the Travancore king, Marthanda Varma, in the 18th century. It is a two-storied building crafted in the traditional Kerala architectural style. The gabled roofs, dormer windows and narrow corridors give it an amazing facade. The palace is mainly known for its wall paintings as well as its beautiful architecture. One of the biggest wall paintings in all of Kerala is placed in Alleppey. It is known as the Gajendra Moksham, which literally means “The redemption of the elephant”. This palace is a superb piece of architecture and has been transformed to a museum that houses many historic sculptures, canvas and bronze antiques. Presently, it has been taken over by the archaeological department of India for proper maintenance and care.

Timing: All days of the week except Monday

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fee: Rs 5 per person for children Rs 10 per person for adults Rs 25 per still

camera 250 per

camcorder Rs 1,000 per

video film Rs 1,500 per feature film


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