Alleppey"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Alleppey Beach - Alleppey Beach, also known as Alappuzha Beach is one of the most visited beaches of Kerala. To the west of the beach lies the Arabian Sea and along with it a large network of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers located nearby. In addition, this beach is also known to be the busiest coast of entire Kerala. Moreover, the canals and the backwaters of this beach make possible the business of tea and rubber throughout. This beach also houses a lighthouse which is 1,000 ft in height. Built by Captain Hugh Crawford in 1862, this lighthouse was to assist and help boats arriving on this beach for trade purpose. At present, tourists visiting this beach can witness the reminiscence of the lighthouse. Due to the dilapidated structure of the lighthouse, the government has prohibited entry inside the lighthouse. Much of the portions of the lighthouse have been washed by the waves and bricks that have been carried away by the sea water.

     

    Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple - Another beautiful temple is the Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. It is built in a typical Kerala style and is dedicated to Sree Krishna. It was built between the fifteenth and the seventeenth A.D by a Chempakasherri ruler called Sri Devanarayan. The milk porridge called Palpayasam" severed to the devotees is very famous.

     

    Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple - If visiting temples are on your list, don't miss the mesmerizing Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple. Located near Haripad in Alappuzha district, the temple is dedicated to Nagaraja, the serpent God, Nagayakshi and Sarpayakshi. The main temple has two main sanctums, one for Sarpayakshi and the other for Nagaraja. It is the only shrine in.

     

    Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple - Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, located in Mavelikkara is one of the most famous temples in Kerala. The deity of the Bhagavathy temple is believed to have healing powers. This temple houses a massive oil lamp which is made from granite. At a time, more than 1,000 wicks can be held in this lamp. The months of February and March mark huge celebrations in this temple as the festival of Bharani takes place during these months. The entire temple with several activities and grand feasts come alive during this festival. Celebrated in the month of Kumbham, this festival is celebrated with gaiety and pomp. Owing to the number of devotees thronging the destination during this festival, it is now been widely known as the Kumbha mela of South. Kuthiyottam and Kettukazhcha are the two main highlights of this festival. Kuthiyottam is a dance, which is performed as an offering to the deity. It is a ritual dance that dates back several centuries, which is well practised and perfected. This dance can be seen in many houses of Chettikulangara and in neighbouring areas.

     

    Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple - Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple, one of the most famous temples of the region is located in the heart of Alappuzha city. Dedicated to the goddess Rajeshwari, this temple is visited by a large number of devotees. One of the main festival times that is celebrated in this temple by Alappuzha people is Mullakkal Chirappu. During this period, devotees in large number throng the temple so as to receive the blessings of the deity. Top opened Sreekovil, especially made for Vana Durga is the major attraction of this temple. Another important festival celebrated in this temple is the nine day Navratri and particularly the last two days of this festival Mahanavami and Vijayadasami. In addition, one of the most important festivals celebrated in this temple is 'Thaipooyakavadi'. For the procession of this festival, around fifteen 'Kavadis' take part. According to  history, there are several stories behind this temple. It is said that the idols in this temple were brought by the soldiers of Thekkumkur king. These idols were supposed to have been placed at a Jasmine Garden and were permanently fixed there. As the time passed, a temple was constructed at this place by the king Devanarayana of Chembagasery.

     

    Edathua Church - Created in 1810, the Edathua Church stands magnificently on the banks of the famous river Pamba. The church is dedicated to St. George and has been architecturally designed after the medieval European Churches. This Church is famed for miraculous cures of mental disorders and other ailments. Thus, numerous people visit it from all over South India. An annual feast is held in the Church and during that period, the gold statue of St. George is placed on a dais in the middle of the Church for 11 days.

     

    Krishnapuram Palace - Krishnapuram Palace, located at a distance of 47 km from Alleppey, is one of the famous palaces of Kayamkulam. Built during the reign of a Travancore King, Marthanda Varma, the palace dates back to 18th century. The palace is famed for its characteristic style of Kerala architectural features, which include narrow corridors, gabled roofs, pent roofs and dormer windows. Famed for its mural paintings and architecture, the major attraction of this palace is that it houses one of the biggest mural paintings in entire Kerala. Known as the Gajendra Moksha, this mural painting has an area of around 53 sq.ft. In addition, there is a museum also located within the palace. The museum houses bronzes, stone, wood sculptures, coins, megalithic remains and copies of mural paintings. Some of the other items that are showcased in this museum include stone inscription along with several historically and archaeologically important items protected & preserved.

     

    Champakulam Church - Champakulam Church, also known as St. Mary's Church is one of the most popular tourist attractions. It is also one of the oldest churches located in the state of Kerala. In addition, according to the legend it is believed to be one of the seven churches established by St. Thomas. There is an annual feast which is held in this church on every 3rd Sunday of October. Moreover, the feast of St. Joseph is celebrated every year in this church on March 19th.

     

    Karumadi Kuttan - Karumadi, located at a distance of 3 km from Alleppey is one of the most popular villages in Kerala. Frequently visited by large number of visitors, this village is famous for the large black granite statue of Lord Buddha. This black granite statue is popularly known as Karumadi Kuttan. Serving as a reminder of Buddhist remnant, this statue belongs to the period when Buddhism was at its peak during 9th and 10th century. A shrine has been constructed around this statue, so as to protect it. The statue of Lord Buddha present here is broken into half. According to the legend, it is believed that an elephant charged towards this statue and broke it into half. Nowadays, Hinduism is the most popular religion in this village, however that does not change the beauty of this statue of Lord Buddha.

     

    Alleppey Beach- Alleppey Beach, also known as Alappuzha Beach is one of the most visited beaches of Kerala. To the west of the beach lies the Arabian Sea and along with it a large network of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers located nearby. In addition, this beach is also known to be the busiest coast of entire Kerala. Moreover, the canals and the backwaters of this beach make possible the business of tea and rubber throughout. This beach also houses a lighthouse which is 1,000 ft in height. Built by Captain Hugh Crawford in 1862, this lighthouse was to assist and help boats arriving on this beach for trade purpose. At present, tourists visiting this beach can witness the reminiscence of the lighthouse. Due to the dilapidated structure of the lighthouse, the government has prohibited entry inside the lighthouse. Much of the portions of the lighthouse have been washed by the waves and bricks that have been carried away by the sea water.

     

    Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple - Another beautiful temple is the Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. It is built in a typical Kerala style and is dedicated to Sree Krishna. It was built between the fifteenth and the seventeenth A.D by a Chempakasherri ruler called Sri Devanarayan. The milk porridge called Palpayasam" severed to the devotees is very famous.

     

    Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple - If visiting temples are on your list, don't miss the mesmerizing Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple. Located near Haripad in Alappuzha district, the temple is dedicated to Nagaraja, the serpent God, Nagayakshi and Sarpayakshi. The main temple has two main sanctums, one for Sarpayakshi and the other for Nagaraja. It is the only shrine in.

     

    Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple - Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, located in Mavelikkara is one of the most famous temples in Kerala. The deity of the Bhagavathy temple is believed to have healing powers. This temple houses a massive oil lamp which is made from granite. At a time, more than 1,000 wicks can be held in this lamp. The months of February and March mark huge celebrations in this temple as the festival of Bharani takes place during these months. The entire temple with several activities and grand feasts come alive during this festival. Celebrated in the month of Kumbham, this festival is celebrated with gaiety and pomp. Owing to the number of devotees thronging the destination during this festival, it is now been widely known as the Kumbha mela of South. Kuthiyottam and Kettukazhcha are the two main highlights of this festival. Kuthiyottam is a dance, which is performed as an offering to the deity. It is a ritual dance that dates back several centuries, which is well practised and perfected. This dance can be seen in many houses of Chettikulangara and in neighbouring areas.

     

    Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple - Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple, one of the most famous temples of the region is located in the heart of Alappuzha city. Dedicated to the goddess Rajeshwari, this temple is visited by a large number of devotees. One of the main festival times that is celebrated in this temple by Alappuzha people is Mullakkal Chirappu. During this period, devotees in large number throng the temple so as to receive the blessings of the deity. Top opened Sreekovil, especially made for Vana Durga is the major attraction of this temple. Another important festival celebrated in this temple is the nine day Navratri and particularly the last two days of this festival Mahanavami and Vijayadasami. In addition, one of the most important festivals celebrated in this temple is 'Thaipooyakavadi'. For the procession of this festival, around fifteen 'Kavadis' take part. According to  history, there are several stories behind this temple. It is said that the idols in this temple were brought by the soldiers of Thekkumkur king. These idols were supposed to have been placed at a Jasmine Garden and were permanently fixed there. As the time passed, a temple was constructed at this place by the king Devanarayana of Chembagasery.

     

    Edathua Church - Created in 1810, the Edathua Church stands magnificently on the banks of the famous river Pamba. The church is dedicated to St. George and has been architecturally designed after the medieval European Churches. This Church is famed for miraculous cures of mental disorders and other ailments. Thus, numerous people visit it from all over South India. An annual feast is held in the Church and during that period, the gold statue of St. George is placed on a dais in the middle of the Church for 11 days.

     

    Krishnapuram Palace - Krishnapuram Palace, located at a distance of 47 km from Alleppey, is one of the famous palaces of Kayamkulam. Built during the reign of a Travancore King, Marthanda Varma, the palace dates back to 18th century. The palace is famed for its characteristic style of Kerala architectural features, which include narrow corridors, gabled roofs, pent roofs and dormer windows. Famed for its mural paintings and architecture, the major attraction of this palace is that it houses one of the biggest mural paintings in entire Kerala. Known as the Gajendra Moksha, this mural painting has an area of around 53 sq.ft. In addition, there is a museum also located within the palace. The museum houses bronzes, stone, wood sculptures, coins, megalithic remains and copies of mural paintings. Some of the other items that are showcased in this museum include stone inscription along with several historically and archaeologically important items protected & preserved.

     

    Champakulam Church - Champakulam Church, also known as St. Mary's Church is one of the most popular tourist attractions. It is also one of the oldest churches located in the state of Kerala. In addition, according to the legend it is believed to be one of the seven churches established by St. Thomas. There is an annual feast which is held in this church on every 3rd Sunday of October. Moreover, the feast of St. Joseph is celebrated every year in this church on March 19th.

     

    Karumadi Kuttan - Karumadi, located at a distance of 3 km from Alleppey is one of the most popular villages in Kerala. Frequently visited by large number of visitors, this village is famous for the large black granite statue of Lord Buddha. This black granite statue is popularly known as Karumadi Kuttan. Serving as a reminder of Buddhist remnant, this statue belongs to the period when Buddhism was at its peak during 9th and 10th century. A shrine has been constructed around this statue, so as to protect it. The statue of Lord Buddha present here is broken into half. According to the legend, it is believed that an elephant charged towards this statue and broke it into half. Nowadays, Hinduism is the most popular religion in this village, however that does not change the beauty of this statue of Lord Buddha.

     

    St Andrews Church - St. Andrew's church, located in Alleppey, is one of the most popular churches. The construction of this church began in 1864, however it was completed in 1866. Originally constructed for the use of Scottish officers and their families along with other laymen, it is a Scottish Presbyterian Church. Well known for serving the community, this congregation has a long historical background. In addition, inside the church a pipe organ was installed in 1881. This pipe organ is known for the music produced from playing this instrument. Moreover, a clock tower was also added to this church in 1891.

     

    Pathiramannal - Pathiramannal is a small island, located in the Lake Vembanad near Alleppey.   The place sprawls over an area of 10 acre island on the backwaters. The place is home to several rare varieties of migratory birds which are from different parts of the world. Tourists visiting the place can spot birds like golden-backed woodpeckers, night herons, egrets, bulbuls and shrikes. Kingfishers, paradise fly-catchers, morning doves, crow pheasants and drongos are some of the other species of birds that travellers can spot here. According to mythology, it is believed that a young Brahmin dived into the Lake Vembanad so as to perform his evening ablutions. When this happened, the water made its way for land to rise from below. The land which was raised from below is now known as Pathiramannal. Surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, the place extends from Alappuzha to Kochi. This attraction is only accessible by boat. The island is located between Thanneermukkom and Kumarakom.

     

    Pandavan Rock - Pandavan Rock, one of the popular tourist attractions, has derived its name from the Pandavas of Mahabharata. It is believed that they stayed inside this cave during the time of their exile. Popularly known as the Rock of the Pandavas, it is also an ideal picnic spot. Located at Urukunnu, tourists visiting this cave have to take a walk to the destination, however it is not a hard climb. Along the trails, visitors can enjoy beautiful views from several vantage points, which include views of adjoining hills, forests and the Kallada Dam.

     

    St Sebastian's Church - St Sebastian's Church, located at a distance of 23 km to north of Alleppey is one of the most important churches in entire state. Originally built in first century by St Stephen, this church is considered as one of the seven original churches constructed by him. Most important pilgrimage site for Christians in Kerala, the best time to visit this church is during the month of January. This is because during this time visitors will be able to catch the Feast of St Sebastian. This event is one of the most important festivals which is full of processions and interesting rituals.

     

    Chavaran Bhawan - Another beautiful place located near Alleppey is the Chavaran Bhawan. Located 6 km from Alleppey and accessible only by boat, it holds significance as the ancestral home of the blessed Catholic Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara. The Solemn feast dedicated to Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, is celebrated with great pomp and prosperity on the 3rd of January every year.St. Andrew's church, located in Alleppey, is one of the most popular churches. The construction of this church began in 1864, however it was completed in 1866. Originally constructed for the use of Scottish officers and their families along with other laymen, it is a Scottish Presbyterian Church. Well known for serving the community, this congregation has a long historical background. In addition, inside the church a pipe organ was installed in 1881. This pipe organ is known for the music produced from playing this instrument. Moreover, a clock tower was also added to this church in 1891.

     

    Pathiramannal - Pathiramannal is a small island, located in the Lake Vembanad near Alleppey.   The place sprawls over an area of 10 acre island on the backwaters. The place is home to several rare varieties of migratory birds which are from different parts of the world. Tourists visiting the place can spot birds like golden-backed woodpeckers, night herons, egrets, bulbuls and shrikes. Kingfishers, paradise fly-catchers, morning doves, crow pheasants and drongos are some of the other species of birds that travellers can spot here. According to mythology, it is believed that a young Brahmin dived into the Lake Vembanad so as to perform his evening ablutions. When this happened, the water made its way for land to rise from below. The land which was raised from below is now known as Pathiramannal. Surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, the place extends from Alappuzha to Kochi. This attraction is only accessible by boat. The island is located between Thanneermukkom and Kumarakom.

     

    Pandavan Rock - Pandavan Rock, one of the popular tourist attractions, has derived its name from the Pandavas of Mahabharata. It is believed that they stayed inside this cave during the time of their exile. Popularly known as the Rock of the Pandavas, it is also an ideal picnic spot. Located at Urukunnu, tourists visiting this cave have to take a walk to the destination, however it is not a hard climb. Along the trails, visitors can enjoy beautiful views from several vantage points, which include views of adjoining hills, forests and the Kallada Dam.

     

    St Sebastian's Church - St Sebastian's Church, located at a distance of 23 km to north of Alleppey is one of the most important churches in entire state. Originally built in first century by St Stephen, this church is considered as one of the seven original churches constructed by him. Most important pilgrimage site for Christians in Kerala, the best time to visit this church is during the month of January. This is because during this time visitors will be able to catch the Feast of St Sebastian. This event is one of the most important festivals which is full of processions and interesting rituals.

     

    Chavaran Bhawan - Another beautiful place located near Alleppey is the Chavaran Bhawan. Located 6 km from Alleppey and accessible only by boat, it holds significance as the ancestral home of the blessed Catholic Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara. The Solemn feast dedicated to Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, is celebrated with great pomp and prosperity on the 3rd of January every year.

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    Alleppey Prince Hotel, Alleppey

    A.S Road

    Alleppey Prince Hotel, Alleppey Alleppey Prince Hotel is located on A.S. Road, in proximity to the Alappuzha Railway Station. Alappuzha Beach, one of the leading attractions in Alleppey, is within a 5-minute drive of the

    2,730.00 Avg/night

    Pagoda Resorts, Alleppey

    CCNB Road Chungam

    Pagoda Resorts, Alleppey Pagoda Resorts is a luxury hotel in Alleppey. Located at 4km from Alleppey Railway Station, the resort is easily accessible. The Mullackal Rajarajeswari Temple (0.6km) is a tourist destination ne

    3,480.00 Avg/night

    Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, Alleppey

    Jana Sakthi Road

    Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, Alleppey Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort is Located at a distance of 19 km from Alleppey railway station, Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort is a popular hotel in Alleppey. Athirappilly Wate

    5,110.00 Avg/night

    Lake Palace Resort, Alleppey

    Thirumala Ward

    Lake Palace Resort, Alleppey Lake Palace is a plush property situated about 5.6 km from the Alleppey Beach. Located 5.5 km away from Allepey Railway Station, Lake Palace has an outdoor swimming pool and a fully equipped

    7,750.00 Avg/night

    Lake Haven Island Resort, Alleppey

    Chempumpuram

    Lake Haven Island Resort, Alleppey Lake Haven Island Resort is really an unpolluted solitary island situated in the midst of vast botanical treasures with vibrant variety of birds, lush paddy fields, swaying coconut palm

    2,400.00 Avg/night

    Arcadia Regency Hotel, Alleppey

    Near Iron Bridge

    Arcadia Regency Hotel, Alleppey Arcadia Regency is 3 Star hotel is Nestled in the heart of Alappuzha near the Iron Bridge. It also organizes a visit to the coir village and the handicraft centre. It is sitauted 3.5 km f

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    Kayaloram Heritage Lake Resort, Alleppey

    Alleppey Backwater Resorts

    Kayaloram Heritage Lake Resort, Alleppey Vembanad Lake and the Arabian Sea. The accommodation is ethnic in style with independent Tharavads (ancient Kerala houses), offering 12 bed rooms. Guests are offered unlimited rec

    4,300.00 Avg/night

    Pozhiyoram Beach Resort, Alleppey

    JRY Road, Thumpoly

    Pozhiyoram Beach Resort, Alleppey Pozhiyoram Beach Resort, Alappuzha is a peaceful beach resort well tucked in the village. The resort offers tourists and travelers the most rejuvenating activities like ayurvedic massage

    2,600.00 Avg/night

    Punnamada Resort, Alleppey

    Punnamada

    Punnamada Resort, Alleppey Punnamada Resort is Situated 8 km away from Alappuzha Railway Station, 90 km from Cochin International Airport. Some of the popular attractions are Kumarakom (31.4 km), Munnar (156 km), Kollam

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    Kondailip Backwater Heritage Resort, Alleppey

    Ezhupunna South

    Kondailip Backwater Heritage Resort, Alleppey offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the

    5,250.00 Avg/night

    Citrus Retreat, Alleppey

    Karimba Valavu

    Citrus Retreat, Alleppey Citrus Retreats is a 4 star rated hotel, Located on the banks of the Pallathuruthy River. The Citrus Retreat Alleppey offers rooms, each of which presents splendid views of the backwaters, palm g

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    Royale Park Hotel, Alleppey

    YMCA Road

    Royale Park Hotel, Alleppey Strategically located in Y.M.C.A Road and opposite to Veeraiah Cinema Theatre, this budget hotel offer deluxe rooms to stay. Corporates are also facilitated with a board room and two state-of

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    KTDC Tamarind Hotel, Alleppey

    A. S. Road Kalappura

    KTDC Tamarind Hotel, Alleppey KTDC Tamarind Hotel is situated within 3 km from Alleppey Beach and Alappuzha Railway Station, Conveniently located along National Highway 47. KTDC Tamarind lies at a 5-minute drive from man

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    Bamboo Lagoon Resort, Alleppey

    Nehrutrophy Ward

    Bamboo Lagoon Resort, Alleppey offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This prope

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    Keraleeyam Heritage Home And Ayurvedic Resort, Alleppey

    Near Starting Point

    Keraleeyam Heritage Home And Ayurvedic Resort, Alleppey Keraleeyam Ayurvedic Resort is a heritage style accommodation facility, which is located in Alleppey, Kerala. This property is an ideal pick for spending a peaceful

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    Alleppey Beach Resort, Alleppey

    Beach Road

    Alleppey Beach Resort, Alleppey Alleppey Beach Resorts is located near the picturesque Alleppey Beach. 350 m from Alappuzha Railway Station, 1 km from Alappuzha Beach, 4.6 km from Kalarcode Sri Mahadeva Temple, Guests ca

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    Snehadhara Homestay, Alleppey

    Thondenkulangara

    Snehadhara Homestay, Alleppey Snehadhara Homestay is Located in the heart of the town and far away from the city hustle and bustle, Snehadhara Homestay and Ayurvedic Centre offers a perfect holiday retreat at affordable

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    Arcadia Hotel, Alleppey

    Near K.S.R.T.C Bus Station

    Arcadia Hotel, Alleppey offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

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    Abad Turtle Beach, Alleppey

    Varankavala

    Abad Turtle Beach, Alleppey Abad Turtle Beach, Alleppey, overlooks the soft silvery sand of the Marari Beach and has an effervescent stream on the other side. Along with the magic of the sun and sand, the hotel also offe

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    The Green Palace Health Resort, Alleppey

    Cheepumpuram

    The Green Palace Health Resort, Alleppey The Green Palace Health Resort is located 83.1 km from Cochin International Airport, while Alleppey Railway Station is just 3.3 km and Private Bus Stand Mannanchery is 8.9 km away

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    Alleppey Beach - Alleppey Beach, also known as Alappuzha Beach is one of the most visited beaches of Kerala. To the west of the beach lies the Arabian Sea and along with it a large network of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers located nearby. In addition, this beach is also known to be the busiest coast of entire Kerala. Moreover, the canals and the backwaters of this beach make possible the business of tea and rubber throughout. This beach also houses a lighthouse which is 1,000 ft in height. Built by Captain Hugh Crawford in 1862, this lighthouse was to assist and help boats arriving on this beach for trade purpose. At present, tourists visiting this beach can witness the reminiscence of the lighthouse. Due to the dilapidated structure of the lighthouse, the government has prohibited entry inside the lighthouse. Much of the portions of the lighthouse have been washed by the waves and bricks that have been carried away by the sea water.

     

    Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple - Another beautiful temple is the Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. It is built in a typical Kerala style and is dedicated to Sree Krishna. It was built between the fifteenth and the seventeenth A.D by a Chempakasherri ruler called Sri Devanarayan. The milk porridge called Palpayasam" severed to the devotees is very famous.

     

    Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple - If visiting temples are on your list, don't miss the mesmerizing Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple. Located near Haripad in Alappuzha district, the temple is dedicated to Nagaraja, the serpent God, Nagayakshi and Sarpayakshi. The main temple has two main sanctums, one for Sarpayakshi and the other for Nagaraja. It is the only shrine in.

     

    Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple - Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, located in Mavelikkara is one of the most famous temples in Kerala. The deity of the Bhagavathy temple is believed to have healing powers. This temple houses a massive oil lamp which is made from granite. At a time, more than 1,000 wicks can be held in this lamp. The months of February and March mark huge celebrations in this temple as the festival of Bharani takes place during these months. The entire temple with several activities and grand feasts come alive during this festival. Celebrated in the month of Kumbham, this festival is celebrated with gaiety and pomp. Owing to the number of devotees thronging the destination during this festival, it is now been widely known as the Kumbha mela of South. Kuthiyottam and Kettukazhcha are the two main highlights of this festival. Kuthiyottam is a dance, which is performed as an offering to the deity. It is a ritual dance that dates back several centuries, which is well practised and perfected. This dance can be seen in many houses of Chettikulangara and in neighbouring areas.

     

    Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple - Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple, one of the most famous temples of the region is located in the heart of Alappuzha city. Dedicated to the goddess Rajeshwari, this temple is visited by a large number of devotees. One of the main festival times that is celebrated in this temple by Alappuzha people is Mullakkal Chirappu. During this period, devotees in large number throng the temple so as to receive the blessings of the deity. Top opened Sreekovil, especially made for Vana Durga is the major attraction of this temple. Another important festival celebrated in this temple is the nine day Navratri and particularly the last two days of this festival Mahanavami and Vijayadasami. In addition, one of the most important festivals celebrated in this temple is 'Thaipooyakavadi'. For the procession of this festival, around fifteen 'Kavadis' take part. According to  history, there are several stories behind this temple. It is said that the idols in this temple were brought by the soldiers of Thekkumkur king. These idols were supposed to have been placed at a Jasmine Garden and were permanently fixed there. As the time passed, a temple was constructed at this place by the king Devanarayana of Chembagasery.

     

    Edathua Church - Created in 1810, the Edathua Church stands magnificently on the banks of the famous river Pamba. The church is dedicated to St. George and has been architecturally designed after the medieval European Churches. This Church is famed for miraculous cures of mental disorders and other ailments. Thus, numerous people visit it from all over South India. An annual feast is held in the Church and during that period, the gold statue of St. George is placed on a dais in the middle of the Church for 11 days.

     

    Krishnapuram Palace - Krishnapuram Palace, located at a distance of 47 km from Alleppey, is one of the famous palaces of Kayamkulam. Built during the reign of a Travancore King, Marthanda Varma, the palace dates back to 18th century. The palace is famed for its characteristic style of Kerala architectural features, which include narrow corridors, gabled roofs, pent roofs and dormer windows. Famed for its mural paintings and architecture, the major attraction of this palace is that it houses one of the biggest mural paintings in entire Kerala. Known as the Gajendra Moksha, this mural painting has an area of around 53 sq.ft. In addition, there is a museum also located within the palace. The museum houses bronzes, stone, wood sculptures, coins, megalithic remains and copies of mural paintings. Some of the other items that are showcased in this museum include stone inscription along with several historically and archaeologically important items protected & preserved.

     

    Champakulam Church - Champakulam Church, also known as St. Mary's Church is one of the most popular tourist attractions. It is also one of the oldest churches located in the state of Kerala. In addition, according to the legend it is believed to be one of the seven churches established by St. Thomas. There is an annual feast which is held in this church on every 3rd Sunday of October. Moreover, the feast of St. Joseph is celebrated every year in this church on March 19th.

     

    Karumadi Kuttan - Karumadi, located at a distance of 3 km from Alleppey is one of the most popular villages in Kerala. Frequently visited by large number of visitors, this village is famous for the large black granite statue of Lord Buddha. This black granite statue is popularly known as Karumadi Kuttan. Serving as a reminder of Buddhist remnant, this statue belongs to the period when Buddhism was at its peak during 9th and 10th century. A shrine has been constructed around this statue, so as to protect it. The statue of Lord Buddha present here is broken into half. According to the legend, it is believed that an elephant charged towards this statue and broke it into half. Nowadays, Hinduism is the most popular religion in this village, however that does not change the beauty of this statue of Lord Buddha.

     

    Alleppey Beach- Alleppey Beach, also known as Alappuzha Beach is one of the most visited beaches of Kerala. To the west of the beach lies the Arabian Sea and along with it a large network of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers located nearby. In addition, this beach is also known to be the busiest coast of entire Kerala. Moreover, the canals and the backwaters of this beach make possible the business of tea and rubber throughout. This beach also houses a lighthouse which is 1,000 ft in height. Built by Captain Hugh Crawford in 1862, this lighthouse was to assist and help boats arriving on this beach for trade purpose. At present, tourists visiting this beach can witness the reminiscence of the lighthouse. Due to the dilapidated structure of the lighthouse, the government has prohibited entry inside the lighthouse. Much of the portions of the lighthouse have been washed by the waves and bricks that have been carried away by the sea water.

     

    Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple - Another beautiful temple is the Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. It is built in a typical Kerala style and is dedicated to Sree Krishna. It was built between the fifteenth and the seventeenth A.D by a Chempakasherri ruler called Sri Devanarayan. The milk porridge called Palpayasam" severed to the devotees is very famous.

     

    Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple - If visiting temples are on your list, don't miss the mesmerizing Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple. Located near Haripad in Alappuzha district, the temple is dedicated to Nagaraja, the serpent God, Nagayakshi and Sarpayakshi. The main temple has two main sanctums, one for Sarpayakshi and the other for Nagaraja. It is the only shrine in.

     

    Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple - Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, located in Mavelikkara is one of the most famous temples in Kerala. The deity of the Bhagavathy temple is believed to have healing powers. This temple houses a massive oil lamp which is made from granite. At a time, more than 1,000 wicks can be held in this lamp. The months of February and March mark huge celebrations in this temple as the festival of Bharani takes place during these months. The entire temple with several activities and grand feasts come alive during this festival. Celebrated in the month of Kumbham, this festival is celebrated with gaiety and pomp. Owing to the number of devotees thronging the destination during this festival, it is now been widely known as the Kumbha mela of South. Kuthiyottam and Kettukazhcha are the two main highlights of this festival. Kuthiyottam is a dance, which is performed as an offering to the deity. It is a ritual dance that dates back several centuries, which is well practised and perfected. This dance can be seen in many houses of Chettikulangara and in neighbouring areas.

     

    Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple - Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple, one of the most famous temples of the region is located in the heart of Alappuzha city. Dedicated to the goddess Rajeshwari, this temple is visited by a large number of devotees. One of the main festival times that is celebrated in this temple by Alappuzha people is Mullakkal Chirappu. During this period, devotees in large number throng the temple so as to receive the blessings of the deity. Top opened Sreekovil, especially made for Vana Durga is the major attraction of this temple. Another important festival celebrated in this temple is the nine day Navratri and particularly the last two days of this festival Mahanavami and Vijayadasami. In addition, one of the most important festivals celebrated in this temple is 'Thaipooyakavadi'. For the procession of this festival, around fifteen 'Kavadis' take part. According to  history, there are several stories behind this temple. It is said that the idols in this temple were brought by the soldiers of Thekkumkur king. These idols were supposed to have been placed at a Jasmine Garden and were permanently fixed there. As the time passed, a temple was constructed at this place by the king Devanarayana of Chembagasery.

     

    Edathua Church - Created in 1810, the Edathua Church stands magnificently on the banks of the famous river Pamba. The church is dedicated to St. George and has been architecturally designed after the medieval European Churches. This Church is famed for miraculous cures of mental disorders and other ailments. Thus, numerous people visit it from all over South India. An annual feast is held in the Church and during that period, the gold statue of St. George is placed on a dais in the middle of the Church for 11 days.

     

    Krishnapuram Palace - Krishnapuram Palace, located at a distance of 47 km from Alleppey, is one of the famous palaces of Kayamkulam. Built during the reign of a Travancore King, Marthanda Varma, the palace dates back to 18th century. The palace is famed for its characteristic style of Kerala architectural features, which include narrow corridors, gabled roofs, pent roofs and dormer windows. Famed for its mural paintings and architecture, the major attraction of this palace is that it houses one of the biggest mural paintings in entire Kerala. Known as the Gajendra Moksha, this mural painting has an area of around 53 sq.ft. In addition, there is a museum also located within the palace. The museum houses bronzes, stone, wood sculptures, coins, megalithic remains and copies of mural paintings. Some of the other items that are showcased in this museum include stone inscription along with several historically and archaeologically important items protected & preserved.

     

    Champakulam Church - Champakulam Church, also known as St. Mary's Church is one of the most popular tourist attractions. It is also one of the oldest churches located in the state of Kerala. In addition, according to the legend it is believed to be one of the seven churches established by St. Thomas. There is an annual feast which is held in this church on every 3rd Sunday of October. Moreover, the feast of St. Joseph is celebrated every year in this church on March 19th.

     

    Karumadi Kuttan - Karumadi, located at a distance of 3 km from Alleppey is one of the most popular villages in Kerala. Frequently visited by large number of visitors, this village is famous for the large black granite statue of Lord Buddha. This black granite statue is popularly known as Karumadi Kuttan. Serving as a reminder of Buddhist remnant, this statue belongs to the period when Buddhism was at its peak during 9th and 10th century. A shrine has been constructed around this statue, so as to protect it. The statue of Lord Buddha present here is broken into half. According to the legend, it is believed that an elephant charged towards this statue and broke it into half. Nowadays, Hinduism is the most popular religion in this village, however that does not change the beauty of this statue of Lord Buddha.

     

    St Andrews Church - St. Andrew's church, located in Alleppey, is one of the most popular churches. The construction of this church began in 1864, however it was completed in 1866. Originally constructed for the use of Scottish officers and their families along with other laymen, it is a Scottish Presbyterian Church. Well known for serving the community, this congregation has a long historical background. In addition, inside the church a pipe organ was installed in 1881. This pipe organ is known for the music produced from playing this instrument. Moreover, a clock tower was also added to this church in 1891.

     

    Pathiramannal - Pathiramannal is a small island, located in the Lake Vembanad near Alleppey.   The place sprawls over an area of 10 acre island on the backwaters. The place is home to several rare varieties of migratory birds which are from different parts of the world. Tourists visiting the place can spot birds like golden-backed woodpeckers, night herons, egrets, bulbuls and shrikes. Kingfishers, paradise fly-catchers, morning doves, crow pheasants and drongos are some of the other species of birds that travellers can spot here. According to mythology, it is believed that a young Brahmin dived into the Lake Vembanad so as to perform his evening ablutions. When this happened, the water made its way for land to rise from below. The land which was raised from below is now known as Pathiramannal. Surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, the place extends from Alappuzha to Kochi. This attraction is only accessible by boat. The island is located between Thanneermukkom and Kumarakom.

     

    Pandavan Rock - Pandavan Rock, one of the popular tourist attractions, has derived its name from the Pandavas of Mahabharata. It is believed that they stayed inside this cave during the time of their exile. Popularly known as the Rock of the Pandavas, it is also an ideal picnic spot. Located at Urukunnu, tourists visiting this cave have to take a walk to the destination, however it is not a hard climb. Along the trails, visitors can enjoy beautiful views from several vantage points, which include views of adjoining hills, forests and the Kallada Dam.

     

    St Sebastian's Church - St Sebastian's Church, located at a distance of 23 km to north of Alleppey is one of the most important churches in entire state. Originally built in first century by St Stephen, this church is considered as one of the seven original churches constructed by him. Most important pilgrimage site for Christians in Kerala, the best time to visit this church is during the month of January. This is because during this time visitors will be able to catch the Feast of St Sebastian. This event is one of the most important festivals which is full of processions and interesting rituals.

     

    Chavaran Bhawan - Another beautiful place located near Alleppey is the Chavaran Bhawan. Located 6 km from Alleppey and accessible only by boat, it holds significance as the ancestral home of the blessed Catholic Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara. The Solemn feast dedicated to Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, is celebrated with great pomp and prosperity on the 3rd of January every year.St. Andrew's church, located in Alleppey, is one of the most popular churches. The construction of this church began in 1864, however it was completed in 1866. Originally constructed for the use of Scottish officers and their families along with other laymen, it is a Scottish Presbyterian Church. Well known for serving the community, this congregation has a long historical background. In addition, inside the church a pipe organ was installed in 1881. This pipe organ is known for the music produced from playing this instrument. Moreover, a clock tower was also added to this church in 1891.

     

    Pathiramannal - Pathiramannal is a small island, located in the Lake Vembanad near Alleppey.   The place sprawls over an area of 10 acre island on the backwaters. The place is home to several rare varieties of migratory birds which are from different parts of the world. Tourists visiting the place can spot birds like golden-backed woodpeckers, night herons, egrets, bulbuls and shrikes. Kingfishers, paradise fly-catchers, morning doves, crow pheasants and drongos are some of the other species of birds that travellers can spot here. According to mythology, it is believed that a young Brahmin dived into the Lake Vembanad so as to perform his evening ablutions. When this happened, the water made its way for land to rise from below. The land which was raised from below is now known as Pathiramannal. Surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, the place extends from Alappuzha to Kochi. This attraction is only accessible by boat. The island is located between Thanneermukkom and Kumarakom.

     

    Pandavan Rock - Pandavan Rock, one of the popular tourist attractions, has derived its name from the Pandavas of Mahabharata. It is believed that they stayed inside this cave during the time of their exile. Popularly known as the Rock of the Pandavas, it is also an ideal picnic spot. Located at Urukunnu, tourists visiting this cave have to take a walk to the destination, however it is not a hard climb. Along the trails, visitors can enjoy beautiful views from several vantage points, which include views of adjoining hills, forests and the Kallada Dam.

     

    St Sebastian's Church - St Sebastian's Church, located at a distance of 23 km to north of Alleppey is one of the most important churches in entire state. Originally built in first century by St Stephen, this church is considered as one of the seven original churches constructed by him. Most important pilgrimage site for Christians in Kerala, the best time to visit this church is during the month of January. This is because during this time visitors will be able to catch the Feast of St Sebastian. This event is one of the most important festivals which is full of processions and interesting rituals.

     

    Chavaran Bhawan - Another beautiful place located near Alleppey is the Chavaran Bhawan. Located 6 km from Alleppey and accessible only by boat, it holds significance as the ancestral home of the blessed Catholic Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara. The Solemn feast dedicated to Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, is celebrated with great pomp and prosperity on the 3rd of January every year.

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