Alleppey (or Alappuzha) is a small town situated along the Backwaters, which once bore the nickname ‘Venice of the East’ because of its famed palm-fringed canal network, the intricate bywats and narrow streams that allow boats to transport huge bales of coconut fibers. Alleppey also facilitates a long stretch of beach that’s makes it very attractive. Above all, the famous Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race, the most significant of snake boat Races is hosted here in Alleppey on the Vembanad lake, on second Saturday of August.

Attractions in Alleppey, around and from Alleppey

  • Alappuzha Beach Alappuzha Beach is one of the most popular spots in the district of Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is around 140-years-old.

  • Back Waters Of Kerala Kerala is undoubtedly blessed with a unique feature called the backwaters. You feel elated by the green surroundings, the small villages, and the vibrant people up for work. The sunset is a beautiful

  • Krishnapuram Palace The Krishnapuram Palace, located 47 kms from Alappuzha en-route to Kollam, was built by Marthanda Varma in the 18th century. This palace bears the stamp of Kerala’s unique architectural opulence. It

  • Mannarshala Temple Mannarshala covers an area of 16 acres of dense green forest grove devoted to serpent worship. The temple here is unique in that the holy rites are presided over by a priestess. The temple is reputed

  • Snake Boat Races Manned by 100-120 boatmen and involving about 10 boats a time, the boat races in Alleppey are the world’s largest team sport event and an absolute must-experience if you are visiting Kerala in Augus