Alappuzha (Alleppey) is the most attractive traveller destination in the world. It is also known as 'Venice of the East' for its natural beauty. The main attraction of a trip to Kerala is travelling through the canals, rivers, lakes and inlets formed by more than 900 km of waterways. Alappuzha is the gateway to the fabled backwaters. A cruise along the palm-fringed waterways of Kerala in luxury Houseboats (Kettuvallams) is the most enchanting holiday experience.
Kettuvallams (popularly known as Houseboats) are country boats that were used in the early days for the transport of goods from the isolated interior villages to the towns. With the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, gradually the Kettuvallams went off the scene. Now these Kettuvallams (houseboats) are back again as a major tourist attraction. The present day houseboats are mini resorts in water with wide range of facilities. These houseboats are furnished with an inviting open lounge, comfortable bedrooms with attached bathrooms and a well stocked, hygienic kitchenette. Usually, the bedrooms in the houseboats are air conditioned with generator facility. The interior furniture of houseboats is made of either cane or wood, floor carpeted with coir mat or wood panels. Eco-friendly materials like bamboo are being used for furniture. A ride on a Houseboats is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters in Kerala. It is the perfect choice for newlywed couples and honeymooners. Alappuzha is also famous for Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race (Vallam Kali) held in the Punnamada Lake.
Alappuzha Beach & Lighthouse: This is one of the most popular picnic spots in Alleppey.
Krishnapuram Palace: The palace museum is famous for mural paintings and Kerala architecture.
Mararikulam Beach: Mararikulam Marari Beach is a beautiful beach fringed by limitless lines of coconut palms.
Vijay Beach park: Picnic spot with children's park & boating facilities.
Sea View park: The park offers boating facilities and a swimming pool.
Pathiramanal: A small island on the Alleppey backwaters. It is also known as Birdwatcher's Paradise.