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Alappuzha commonly referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’ has always played an important part in shaping the maritime history of Kerala. Now, it is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. As it borders on the Vembanad Lake, Alappuzha is home to many beaches, quaint backwater spots, and Ayurvedic clinics. The backwaters host a number of snake boat races and backwater holidays. Alappuzha also has many marine products and coir industries. The Alappuzha Beach is a famous picnic spot for travellers of all kinds. Grace Travel and Tours is an Oman online Travel Agency, we provide many services, which includes booking airline tickets and providing Online Indian Visa. By booking a trip with us, you can get to explore some of the best tourist destinations in Alappuzha. Although Alappuzha is one of the greenest places in Kerala, it is historically important and has rich tales of History to back it up. When the British ruled over India, an officer Lord Curzon visited Alappuzha and was mesmerized by its beauty. It reminded him of Venice, and thus he christened it ‘the Venice of the East’, the name remained all these years, since no other name can be closer to the truth. Kuttanad is the ‘Rice Bowl’ of Kerala, many believe that the Cheras lived here, at some point in history, and they went by the name of ‘Kuttuvans’. They were singularly responsible for giving Kuttanad its name. Alappuzha has many old temples and churches. Many of them have stone inscriptions in front, which explain in detail the history of Alappuzha.

Places to see in Alappuzha   

Alappuzha has many tourist attractions; it forms a remarkable blend of canals, beaches, paddy fields, temples, and churches. Here is a list of some of the best places in Alappuzha.

  • Marari Beach:      16 kilometres from Alappuzha (30 minutes)
  • Pathiramanal:      4 kilometres from Alappuzha (33 minutes)
  • Backwaters of Kuttanad:      9 kilometres from Alappuzha (55 minutes)
  • Krishnapuram Palace:     3 kilometres from Alappuzha (1 hour 13 minutes)
  • Alleppy Beach:     7 kilometres from Alappuzha (9 minutes)
  • Arthunkal Church:     2 kilometres from Alappuzha (39 minutes)
  • Vembanad Lake:     2 kilometres from Alappuzha (1 hour 8 minutes)
  • Ambalapuzha Temple: 8 kilometres from Alappuzha (35 minutes)
  • Karumadikuttan:      5 kilometres from Alappuzha (20 minutes)
  • Mannarasala Temple:      6 kilometres from Alappuzha (50 minutes)

What is Alappuzha famous for?

Alappuzha is famous for its beaches, temples, churches, paddy fields, backwaters, and Ayurveda clinics. India, especially Kerala has many good Ayurvedic clinics; you could look into our India Ayurvedic Treatment Packages for more details. Make the most of your trip to India by visiting picturesque places like Alappuzha.

How to Get There:

The nearest railway station lies in the main city centre of Alappuzha and the nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport. It lies about 85 kilometres from Alappuzha.

Best Time to Visit Alappuzha:      

  • November to February:     Theese months mark the winter season. The climate at this time of the year would be mild and pleasant. The average temperature is 17 degree Celsius to 32 degree Celsius. This is the best time to enjoy a nice houseboat ride with your family and friends.
  • June to September:     The monsoon season provides a perfect ambience to explore the city in all its rain-washed glory. Although houseboats are not available at this time, you can get to explore the other equally fascinating tourist destinations in and around the city. Since the rain showers are heavy, always make it a point to carry an umbrella or a raincoat with you when you travel.

Alappuzha has many stores, which sell items like clothes, jewellery (traditional and modern), bronze wares, and handicrafts. Look into our Kerala tour packages from Oman to visit other fascinating places like Alappuzha.