Alleppey is a gorgeous town in Kerala which boasts awe-inspiring coastlines, riverbanks, impressive houseboats and a picturesque network of backwater canals. This beautiful town is known as the Venice of the East and is home to an array of majestic palaces, sacred temples, traditional houses and lush plantations. There are so many outdoor activities to enjoy here; you could go backwater cruising, stroll around the town’s neighbourhoods to discover old colonial buildings, walk through streets of local villages to learn about ancestral traditions, enjoy swimming at Marari Beach, go boating and fishing at Vembanad Lake and visit the Alappuzha Zakariya Market to browse local items, including handicrafts and South Indian jewellery. Alappuzha Beach is another famous tourist spot in Alleppey where you can enjoy surfing, parasailing and beach volleyball and climb up the Alappuzha Lighthouse to enjoy panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and natural surroundings. Brightsun Travel offers a range of Alleppey holiday packages, allowing you to plan a great value exotic getaway here.
Alleppey is an alluring cultural and historic hub with lots of immersive experiences and attractions. A must visit is the 18th century Krishnapuram Palace, which was built by former Indian ruler Marthanda Varma with traditional Kerala architecture and impressive statues. Another attraction in Alleppey is the magnificent Karumadikuttan Statue of Lord Buddha, a black granite structure dating back to the 10th century. Then there’s the 17th century Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, a sacred religious site famous as ‘Dwaraka of the South’ which features various beautiful paintings. Another site worth visiting in Alleppey is the St. Mary Forane Church, one of the country’s oldest churches which was built in 1870 with stunning murals and sculptures. To learn more about the region’s local heritage, you should definitely visit the Revi Karunakaran Museum. This interesting venue displays a collection of Tanjore paintings, antique furniture and porcelain wares. Book Alleppey tour packages through Brightsun Travel and enjoy every moment of your memorable trip here.