Exploring Alleppey – Things to do here
“You might be curious about what Alleppey town offers you regarding cultural as well as other attractions. The Lake Palace Resort, Alleppey, welcomes all those of you, who are looking for a wonderful place to enjoy your holiday.”
Along with indulging in & enjoying our various facilities, it would be fun and thrilling to explore Alleppey. Maybe you can try out different local hotels of Alleppey, seafood restaurants, or places that offer you traditional Kerala food to get a taste of the city.
The traditional foods in Kerala do offer a unique taste to all your refined palates; a wonderful experience every one of you can savor in. Some authentic hotels of Kerala offer traditional homemade food which would be a different experience from that of fine dining. Once you satisfy your hunger, you can go on an exploratory trip all over Alleppey town.
Hop on to houseboats for a backwater cruise through this mesmerizing location. This is a wonderful opportunity to be one with nature and enjoy the serenity & tranquility that one seeks for. You can enjoy the breeze that ripples the still water of the backwaters. The hidden canals add a mystery to this ride. As one of the best resorts in Kerala, we at the Lake Palace Resort have tie-ups with houseboat agencies.
Check out the “Pathiramanal Island” and explore this natural paradise. Migratory birds visit here often & hence, this is a haven and heaven for bird watchers (ornithologists). Go on for trekking, hiking and even camping at this location. This is a way to make your vacation adventurous. A wonderful place to obtain traditional foods in Kerala, Pathiramanal offers what an explorer is looking for. Refresh yourself at this island and learn about birds at this natural paradise, before hopping back on to the houseboat.
As it is well known, Alleppey is famous for Snake Boat Races and you can watch the entire competition from the finishing point at Punnamada Lake. Kerala Tourism Department organizes the entire competition & races which creates a festive atmosphere that reaches a crescendo. As the Lake Palace Resort is near the world-famous Snake Boat Race, it just takes a backwater cruise to reach the finishing point. This way, you can interact with locals and get to know more about the culture in Alleppey and Kerala, as well as India.
Amaze yourself by exploring Mullakkal Street Shopping, which is renowned for handmade artifacts. You can also get items made of coir here. Immerse yourself in an experience that clubs both ancient culture & modern trends. Street full of shops that will wow you with intricate designs made by talented hand weavers, are on display at Mullakkal Street Shopping. Obtain natural spices on this street. Mullakkal, in Alleppey, has a Bhagavathy temple where you can offer your prayers.
Learn more about coir business & production through an enthralling factory visit. Coir is made from coconut and Alleppey has a factory where it is made by weaving. Coir weaving can be observed during the factory visit and this could be a wonderful experience that you can immerse in. Coir is usually weaved using machines known as Charkas, from the fiber obtained from drenched coconuts.
The coir factory which is under Kerala Coir Board allows you to learn and know more about coir making and its business. Mattresses, doormats, brushes and predominantly ropes are made using coir by the process of coir weaving. It is wonderful to learn more about hand-weaving coir and its products. This is a traditional experience that can teach you something about the skill and also the custom and culture of Alleppey.
It would be a huge miss if you opt-out of visiting two famous buildings around the area. Krishnapuram Palace, built in the 18th century is an architectural brilliance. Kerala State Department of Archeology has been taking care of this place for quite some time. You can marvel at the artistic and architectural delights associated with this place.
It is a true delight for those who love art, ancient history, and culture. Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, built-in 17th century is a must-visit for those who wish to pray Lord Sri Krishna, while admiring the art & architecture sculpted in the temple.
Stroll through Marari Beach, in Alleppey and enjoy the night sky with twinkling stars and serene nature. At this place, fireworks galore during festive occasions such as New Year as well as Christmas celebrations.
Marari Beach is a beautiful strip of white sand that also has coconut tree groves. The atmosphere of the beach and the tidal waves create a natural ambiance that fills your mind with happiness. The serene environment at Marari Beach offers a place for you to spend quality time with your family, friends, and loved ones at a beach-front.
Alleppey light house is a historically significant construction, which used to be a prominent fixture during the 19th century. Warning ships about rocks in the sea had attracted foreigners on to Alleppey. In a way, Alleppey light house became the reason for developing trade relations between India and other nations during its operational period.
Now a day, Alleppey Light House is getting visitors from all over the place. This place has been developed as a tourist destination by the Kerala Tourism Department. Experience the ancient cultural heritage of India through Alleppey light house.
Immerse in an experience of knowing more about handmade coir items, at Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum. Rare artistic artifacts along with crystals along with ivory items are included in the collections that are displayed at this coir museum along with handmade coir items. It is a wonderful museum for those who love handmade artifacts from naturally obtaining substances such as the coir.
With so many things to do in Alleppey, apart from enjoying your stay at the Lake Palace Resort, it would be fun to explore Alleppey at your own pace and know more about the ancient cultural heritage of Alleppey, Kerala, and India. Explore Alleppey and immerse yourself in the thrill of knowing a city.