Alleppey

Alleppey Travel Packages

Alleppey is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Kerala. It forms a part of the Kuttanad region and is renowned for its paddy fields and is the only place in the world where farming is done below sea level. With its beautiful backwaters and canals, there’s no wonder this place is called the Venice of the East. Alleppey, or Alappuzha, is famous for its diverse animal and avian life. Over 50 species of migratory birds, including egrets, stork-billed kingfishers, and pintail ducks, visit the region during the winter. At GT Holidays, we offer the best Alleppey travel packages at the most affordable rates. We cover all the important places to visit in Alleppey:

Alleppey Tour Package

Krishnapuram Palace

The Krishnampuram Palace was built in the 18th century during the reign of Marthanda Varma. This double-storied structure hosts the largest mural paintings in Kerala. The Gajendra Moksham is 49 square meters and depicts an elephant saluting Lord Vishnu. The mural was placed at the palace entrance near the pond to let rulers worship their family deities after their baths.

Ambazhapuzha Temple

Sri Krishna Temple at Ambazhapuzha is famous for its pal payasam, a sweet milk porridge offered as prasadam to the main deity. The temple showcases the best of Kerala architecture, and exhibits beautiful paintings of the various avatars of Lord Vishnu. The temple was supposedly built around 15-17 centuries by the Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal Devanarayanan Thampuran.

Vembanad Lake

This is the longest lake in India and was included in the list of wetlands by the Ramsar Convention. The lake is home to over 20,000 waterfowl and is loved by birdwatchers. You can book a sunset cruise to glimpse the delightful hues of orange and red against the blue waters. The lake is famous for its houseboat rides where guests can enjoy the sunset while sampling some of the catfish caught by the locals.

Chettikulangara Bhagavathi Temple

The Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple in Mavelikara is one of the main temples of Shakti devotion. It is believed to have been consecrated by Padmapadacharyar, a disciple of Adi Shankara. The temple is also believed to be the daughter of the Kodungallur Bhagavathy. Thousands of people visit the temple during the annual Bharani festival to admire the beautiful effigies arranged during the process.

Alleppey Backwaters

Alappuzha is famous for its backwaters and was once the lifeline of its local people. Today, you can cruise on the backwaters, cruise through the Punnamuda Lake, the Champakkulam Church, and the Chavara Bhavanam. There are several cruise routes you can take from Alappuzha – at GT Tourism, we offer cruise tours that you prefer. Contact us for the best deals on Alleppey travel packages.

What to Do in Alleppey

Besides sightseeing, one can indulge in a variety of activities in Alleppey. The town is famous for its scrumptious food, including fish curry, beef fry, banana chips, kurukku kalan, and an assortment of freshwater fishes. And don’t miss the famous puttu and kadala curry sampled with some Kattan Chaya in the morning.

When in Alleppey, don’t forget to relax and rejuvenate at an Ayurvedic spa to sweep away your stress and body pain. Shopping is an equally popular activity where you can buy rugs, carpets, and other handicraft items.

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