A true-blue representation of rich history and diversified culture, the rustic life of Alleppey has some inspiring stories to tell the generations. As our guest, we help you explore the wonders of Alleppey, the Venice of the East.
Constructed in 1862, Alleppey Light House still attracts thousands of travellers a year owing to its historic importance. Alleppey Light House features a spiral staircase, a double wick lamp light imported from Birmingham and was painted in plain white colour.
Once a prominent port in the pre-independent India, Alappuzha or Alleppey had enticed foreigners with its rich resources, which finally led to the opening of their trade relations with India.
Built in 17th century AD by the ruler of Ambalappuzha, Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran, the temple is a pure display of architectural brilliance. The world-famous ‘Ambalappuzha Palpaayasam,’ a sweet rice and milk pudding is presented every day to the devotees after giving its first part to the deity himself.
The famous art form of Kerala, ‘Ottamthullal’ is believed to have originated in the premises of Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Temple.
Every voyage is an exploration of new places and new life. With easy navigation routes and international line up of cruises, we combine the fun of operating top-notch backwater cruises and exploring the treasured inland waterways of Alleppey.
Backwater Cruising using traditional houseboats is designed to serve the delicacies of Alleppey amidst viewing the wonders of the countryside. Houseboats have a large observation lounge which can accommodate all our guests.
Abundant for coconut trees, Alleppey is home to famous coir weaving industries in India. It is a phenomenal experience to watch the local labours involving in making natural coir products like mat, brushes, mattresses, ropes etc.
Traditionally, yarn is spun using Charkas and is accompanied by three other women, one woman to manually rotate the charkas and the other two to spin the fibre into yarn. These traditional methods of weaving can be rarely found in the world and Alleppey it is everywhere.
The highly renowned boat race in the world, Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a competition of snake boats or Chundanvalloms on the Punnamada Lake of Alleppey. The entire lake, Punnamada Kayal is divided into various tracks where the snake boats compete with each other to grab the first place in the competition.
The oarsmen row the boats along with the beats of rhythmic chants and the musical instruments played. A grand view of the final lap of the 1370 meters race can be watched from the ‘ Punnamada Finishing point’.
Now belonging to Kerala State Department of Archaeology, Krishnapuram Palace is built in 18-th century by the erstwhile ruler of Travancore Kingdom, Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma. The architectural excellence of the artists at that time can be easily understood from the features of the massive building.
Gabled roofs, roof structured windows, royal corridors and mural painting add nobility to the structure.
As the growing tourist destination in Kerala, Marari beach is sublime chance to feel the sea and sand together. Let it be Christmas or New year celebrations, Marari invites every guest with joyful intentions thoughtfully composed of the sky shot fireworks and sometimes the serenity of the twinkling stars.
Located 11 kilometres away from Alleppey town, Marari beach is adorned by the nearby coconut trees and the golden sands. The rustic setting of the area makes you indulge in a serene vacation.
Giving a whole new meaning to the shopping experience, street shopping is all about fun and excitement. Mullakal Street is one of the busiest historical thoroughfares in Alleppey and has the finest collection of artefacts and other products that are exclusively available in Kerala.
Mullakkal Bhagavathy temple is situated near to the street and is a multi-faith place of worship. The street leading to this temple, Mullakkkal Street is also famous for the availability of natural spices.
Pathiramanal means ‘Sands of Night’. It is a small marvellous island formed on the backwaters of Alleppey and is a quintessential pit stop in between your enthralling houseboat ride through Vembanad Lake. An oasis for hundreds of migratory birds, Pathiramanal Island is regarded as bird watcher’s paradise.
Pathiramanal Island is about 13 kilometres from Alleppey and can be reached through waterways as the island is surrounded by Vembanad Lake, the longest lake in Kerala.
Built by Betty Karan in the loving memory of Revi Karunakaran, the architect who modernized the traditional coir industry of Kerala, Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum has a prime collection of decorative art and artefacts, riveting artistic pieces and Swarovski crystals and ivory collected by the family members.
The 28,000 sq ft RKK museum has a noted architectural design, especially the frontal Greco-Roman columns and the lush green lawns. Unique Tanjavore paintings, porcelain potteries, cultural antiques, etc. add to their rare collection.