What to do and see in Alappuzha, India: The Best Places and Tips

March 27, 2018 Lashaunda Abraham

Often compared to Venice due to its abundance of canals, Alappuzha is the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. Rent a houseboat for an up-close view of the palm-lined waterways. In August, the snake-boat race is a remarkable festival—each traditional boat has a crew of over 100 local sailors.
Restaurants in Alappuzha

1. Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

Nh | 3 Km from Bus Station, Near Haripad, Alappuzha 688003, India +91-479-216-0300-241-3214
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 143 reviews

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

Reviewed By Gulliver710 - Canada

Wonderful temple to stroll through. There are snakes that are cared for by the priests but they are not seen unless there is a religious event such as Shivratri taking place. The property is large and has footpath trails to the temple buildings and the grounds are well kept.

2. Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

Komalapuram | Ambalapuzha, Alappuzha 688561, India +91 477 227 2090
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 330 reviews

Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

Reviewed By Chris P - Sandbach, United Kingdom

Very friendly and welcoming temple - we were even invited to look inside the area usually restricted to Hindus only. Males need to remove shirts to enter this area.
Lucky enough to see the temples elephant having a wash!
Witnessing the devotion of Indian Hindus is very humbling.

3. Sree Subramanya Swami Temple

Arulmigu Subramaniaswamy thirukovil Thiruparakundram Madurai - 625 005 TamilNadu, Alappuzha 625005, India +91 452 248 4359
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 164 reviews

Sree Subramanya Swami Temple

Reviewed By godspeed4476 - Mumbai, India

The temple itself is nice with intricate statues and well designed interior, the place has good vibes to it. However, the custom and tradition of entrance is quite strange. Despite being a born Hindu I was not allowed to go it, because I was wearing a full sleeves T shirt with a full pant. However, my female partner who is a foriegner and was wearing a sleeveless Tshirt was allowed to go it. The irony was the person who stopped me was a temple staff/junior priest wearing a very short lungi and completely naked on top.

4. Kathakali

Puthencavu | Chengannur, Alappuzha, India +91 94474 62901
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
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3%
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4.5 based on 188 reviews

Kathakali

Reviewed By Travelbug291 - Bribie Island, Australia

Quite a spectacle. A long process to watch the intricate makeup in traditional style, which added to the nature of the dance. The facial expressions of the 'woman' were extraordinary. It wasn't necessary to have a spoken 'script', the story clearly unfolded by the actions of the participants....love, rejection, anger. Great performance at Fort Kochi

5. Alappuzha Lighthouse

CCSB Road, Alappuzha, India
Excellent
28%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
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4 based on 240 reviews

Alappuzha Lighthouse

Reviewed By jenwinter1 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

This lighthouse was lovely, and for a small sum of money we walked right to the top to see the fantastic views over the sea and also over the town of Alappuzha. It is near to lovely sandy Beaches, and a great walk along a very long harbour wall where we watched all the small fishing boats going out to sea.

6. Revi Karunakaran Museum

Revi Karunakaran Museum, XIII/990 A, | NH 47,Near Power House Bridge,, Alappuzha, India
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
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14%
Poor
2%
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4 based on 209 reviews

Revi Karunakaran Museum

Reviewed By indiatours2009 - Thiruvalla, India

Nothing very special. Mostly collections of a rich German lady married to an Indian. The entry fee of Rs 150 is very high for this. May be they want to restrict entry to select people. Old Travancore paddy cultivation items and storage cabin is also in display. Photographs no allowed.

7. International Coir Museum

Kalavoor, Alappuzha, India +91 477 225 8067
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
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4 based on 77 reviews

International Coir Museum

Reviewed By indiatours2009 - Thiruvalla, India

You see actual coir and coir production of present days. Good to visit. Entry fee is Rs 20.Place nicely maintained.

8. St. Mary's Forane Church

Champakulam, Alappuzha, India
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

St. Mary's Forane Church

Reviewed By lovetravelonly - Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

Very old Church, a Marian Pilgrim centre. The paintings here is very beautiful. The annual festival is very famous and thousands of people visit here.

9. St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

Arthunkal, Alappuzha 688 530, India +91 478 257 2374
Excellent
48%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

Reviewed By surikallakuru - Chennai (Madras), India

Overall a beautiful experience. The serene atmosphere was very fulfilling. Many devotees come here to get their hopes fulfilled. The premises is very well maintained and well done up One improvement that can be taken up is provision of clean wash rooms for the devotees.

10. Alappuzha Beach

Alleppey, Alappuzha 688007, India +91 94443 25105
Excellent
23%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
8%
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3.5 based on 1 reviews

Alappuzha Beach

Reviewed By anil m

known as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always basked a major place in the maritime history of Kerala. Alappuzha (Alleppey) is a landmark between a network of rivers flowing into it and the Arabian Sea. Tourists visit here to hangout and relax as it has tremendous and tempting natural beauty all around

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