Alleppey backwaters beckons all the tourists from across the glode who are desirous to get drunk on backwaters. Kerala is dotted with several backwaters destinations but no other destination is as beautiful as Alleppey backwaters. A houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Alleppey heightens the emotion of happiness. The backwaters flanked by coconut palm trees and enveloped in the aroma of the lush green vegetation bring you close to nature.
The major attractions on the backwaters of Alleppey are:
It is famous for the Annual Nehru Trophy boat race which is held here in the month of August. Snake boats have snake like shape and are 15-20 feet in length. The participants in each boat is around 120 who? struggle with all their might to win the race. Thousands of people flock to this area for witnessing such a grand event. It is sheer fun.
It is a beautiful temple built in Kerala style of architecture. It has a museum where the largest mural painting, Gajendra Miksham is on display.
This mesmerizing temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Here the Kerala delicacy, Payasam is distributed as sacred food.
St. Anddrew's Church
It was constructed by the Portuguese missionaries. Its architectural beauty will leave you captivated. The famous festival celebrated here is the feast of St. Sebastian.
This temple is dedicated to goddess Rajarajeswari.
The Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple
It is believed that this temple is endowed with miraculous powers. Thousands of devotees come to the temple for darshan.
Overlooking the backwaters of Alleppey, Pooppallys Heritage Home And Resort is the perfect place to stay at during your trip to Alleppey. It Eco-friendly atmosphere offers immense sense of satisfaction.
Best time to flock to the backwaters of Alleppey is between March-October.