11 Best Captivating Tourist Places To Visit in Alleppey
Places to visit in Alleppey

11 Best Captivating Tourist Places To Visit in Alleppey

Alleppey is a city of Kerala and it is surrounded by various beautiful sightseeing, lakes, and rivers. Alleppey city is also called as Alappuzha and there are many activities and beautiful lakes which give the city the title of “Venice of East”. If you are in the city then you must go for a boat race. There are many resorts and hotels in the city but the best place way to live is in Houseboat. Houseboats are available in the whole city with different packages and comfort and a guide will be there for help. Here, I have sharing famous tourist places to visit in Alleppey that you must include on your holiday.

Charming Tourist places at Venice of East – Alleppey

  • Nehru Trophy snake boat race
  • Houseboats
  • Bay Island Driftwood Museum
  • Alleppey Beaches
  • Punnamada lake
  • Spa and Massage in Alleppey
  • Revi Karunakaran Museum
  • Pandavan Rock
  • Pathiramanal Lake Island
  • Champakulam
  • Mullakkal Bhagvathy Temple

1. Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race

Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race
Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race

Boat Race is Popularly known as Vallam Kali and boat race that happens in August every year. The specialty of this race is that there is over 100 fisherman who takes part in race and row together to win the race. It’s a fun place to watch the race in the crowd of hundreds of people and the fun fact is that its name is Snake boat race because of the shape of the boat.

Visiting months: Only in August

Entry fee: Free

Location: Punnamada Backwaters in Alappuzha

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2. House-Boats


Staying at Houseboats for a day or night is the best way to spend time in peace and a beautiful lake. There are luxury huts available that houses three people including chef for your service. There are different packages are available according to your choice & comfort. According to packages, you will be served authentic South Indian meals. For better trips and knowledge there will be a guide on the boat to help you explore the place.

Location: Punnamada Lake

Entry fee: INR1500 onwards

Ideal Duration: Around 1-2 days

3. Bay Island Driftwood Museum

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

This Museum was founded by a school-teacher who was from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The museum is special for its artwork which is shaped in the form of animals and insects. Tourists who admire the art, this place is one of its kind and displays some of the best artwork. You can buy the artwork if you want to, but they are highly-priced.

Visiting hours: 10:00AM to 5:00PM, closed on Sundays

Entry fee: INR50 per person

Location: Chakranpadi, Vayitharamattom, Kumarakom, Kerala

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4. Alleppey Beaches

Alleppey Beaches
Alleppey Beaches

There are many beautiful beaches in the city and thousands of tourists come here for a picnic. These beaches are surrounded by villages, locals and tourists visit here to watch stunning sunsets. This beach is a paradise for those who like to do activities at the beach. Marari beach and Alleppey beach are the two most visited beaches where you can do paragliding, surfing and beach volleyball.

Visit timings: All days

Location: Alappuzha, Marari, Andhakaranazhi

Ideal Duration: Around 2-3 hours

5. Punnamada Lake

Punnamada Lake
Punnamada Lake

This is a beautiful lake where you can visit to refresh your mind. The environment near the lake is pollution-free and luxurious boats are available for you to stay at cruise. Every year a boat race is organized in which various fisherman takes part to win the trophy.

Visiting Timings: 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Entry fee: Free

Location: Kuttanad, Alappuzha, Kerala

6. Spa and Massage in Alleppey

Spa and Massage
Spa and Massage

For those who are tired of traveling and have some relaxation time. In the city, there are many spas who claim to treat many chronic disorders. Tourists who get stressful while traveling can opt for massage according to that to relieve stress, body pain, and anxiety.

Visiting hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Entry Fee: INR1000 onwards

Ideal Duration: Around 1-2 Hours

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7. Revi Karunakaran Museum

Revi Karunakaran Museum
Revi Karunakaran Museum

The museum shows the art and culture of the Kerala state and there are many sculptures made of marble and crystals. The museum is the largest and there are three floors and the museum is divided into various sections that represent different religions by paintings, murals, and other displays.

Charges: INR100 per person

Location: CCSB Road, Alappuzha, Kerala

Ideal Duration: Around 2-3 Hours

8. Pandavan Rock

Pandavan Rock
Pandavan Rock

This Rock is named after Pandavas because Pandavas of Mahabharat stayed here and now the place is a major attraction among tourists. There is a hidden cave in this place where Pandavas stayed. To reach the spot you can walk and enjoy the stunning beauty of the place. The spot is now also used as a picnic spot by many tourists.

Visiting hours: 6:00AM – 8:00PM

Trip Duration: Around 1-2 hours

Entry Fee: Free

9. Pathiramanal Lake Island

Pathiramanal Lake Island
Pathiramanal Lake Island

This is an island nearby a lake in Alleppey and one of the natural beautiful places in Alleppey. On the island, there are restrooms, benches, food stalls. The place is not visited by many tourists, so this place is quite peaceful, and visitors have seen here around 50 species of migratory birds. Walking through the island during sunset and hearing thousands of birds chirping gives soul-refreshing feels.

Visiting hours: 9:00AM – 8:00PM

Entry fee: Free

Location: Muhamma

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10. Champakulam


This is a small village in Alappuzha district surrounded by beautiful green fields and coconut trees. There are many things to see here like church and boat race. Champakulam church is the oldest in town and attracts many visitors not just that there are many manufacturers who craft idols of Lord Christ.

Visiting hours: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Trip Duration: Around 1 hour

Entry Fee: Free

11. Kayaking in Alleppey


Water sport in which you get to row on both sides and the boat is close to the water surface and has different sitting positions. You can take a kayaking tour with your friends and family. There is no competition in kayaking the activity is just for fun and is quite famous in the state. While indulging in this activity you get a chance to explore the number of places that come across the route.

Visiting hours: 9:00AM – 9:00PM

Entry fee: INR 800

Trip Duration: Around 1 hour

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. How to reach Alleppey?

By Air – There is no direct flight for Alleppey, but the nearest airport is Cochin Airport (57 km).
By Rail – Alleppey has its own Railway Station named Alappuzha Railway Station and the station is connected to the major cities of India.
By Road – There are regular bus and taxis services all around the city.

Q. Is it important to hire a Guide?

There are many places where you can get lost while traveling alone so you should hire a travel guide to explore places without any problem.

Q. Best time to visit Alleppey?

The ideal trip duration for Alleppey to explore is around 3 days and the best time to visit Alleppey is during winter season i.e., between October and February as the weather becomes pleasant.

Q. Why Alleppey is famous?

A. This location is famous for boat racing and specialty of this race is that there is over 100 fisherman who takes part in race and row together to win the race. It’s a fun place to watch the race in the crowd of hundreds of people, this festival is organized in the month of August.

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Roshan Panjiyara

Roshan Panjiyara is a Travel blogger & adviser. The aim of this website provides information about Travel planning, how you can choose the best travel destination, hotels, transfers & flights in budget price for your memorable trips.