Allapuzha (or Alleppey) is a bustling town south of Kochi, and a major trading centre for the coir industry. It is also the centre of Kerala’s backwaters with many interesting homestays in villages around the town.

Caressed by the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh-water rivers crossing it, this backwater country shelters some unique animal and birdlife.

What to see

  1. Mullakkal Ralaraleswari Temple: With Goddess Rajarajeshwari as the presiding deity, it is located in the heart of Alappuzha town.
  2. Alappuzha Beach: One of the most popular picnic spots.

Getting There

Air: Kochi (Nedumnbassery 96 krm) is the nearest airport connected with major cities.

Rail: Alappuzha is connected by rail with various cities & towns in India.

Road: Alappuzha is connected by road with Changannassery 26 Km, Guruvayur 173 Km, Kalady 112 Km, Kannur 380 Km, Kanyakumari 247 Km, Kochi 64 Km, Kollarm 175 Km, Kozhikode 287 Km, Munnar 192 Km,Thekkady 164 Km, Thrissur l44 Km and Thiruvananthapuram 159 Km.

General information

Area: 46.78 Sq.Km. Altitude: Sea Level. Temperature: Summer - Max:35.O Deg.C. Min:22.5 Deg.C Winter - Max:32.O Deg.C. Min:22.O Deg.C. Rainfall: 254 Cm. Season: October to May. STD Code : 0477.

Excursions

Arnbalapuzha (14 Km.): The Sri Krishna temple here is one of the most important temples and boasts of the typical temple architectural of the state.

Arthunkal (22 Km.):It is mostly Known for the St. Andrews Church which was estblished by the Portuguese.

Haripad (33 Km.): Famous fbr the temple dedicated to Lord Subramanya. Payipad (5 Km.) it is also the venue for Snake Boat Race during the Onam festival.

Mannarsala (36 Km.):There is a temple dedicated to Nagaraja (King of Serpents).

Krishnapurarn Palace (47 Krn.): A double storied structure which houses one of the largest mural paintings in Kerala called the Gaiendra Moksham. The palace museum has a collection of antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes.