Alleppey Tours, Attractions, and Packages:
Welcome to Vinu Holidays, your gateway to the mesmerizing beauty of the Alleppey region. Our team of dedicated professionals is here to help you experience the best of what this incredible destination has to offer, from the tranquil backwaters to the pristine beaches and beyond. Whether you’re a solo traveller, a couple, or a family, we’ve got the perfect vacation package for you. Book today and let us help you make memories that will last a lifetime.
Alleppey Backwater Tourism offers the opportunity to explore the stunning Kerala backwaters, a network of rivers, canals, and lagoons. Relax on a traditional houseboat and glide through serene waters, taking in the lush scenery and local life. Enjoy the serenity of the backwaters, and the chance to explore the canals and lagoons of Alleppey. Take part in activities such as fishing, bird watching, and swimming in crystal clear waters. Witness the magnificent sunsets and sunrises, and experience the unique culture of Kerala.
Alleppey houseboat cruise
Our Alleppey Houseboat cruise is an incredible way to explore the tranquil backwaters of Kerala. Our luxurious houseboats are fully equipped with all amenities and will take you on a delightful journey through the picturesque canals and lagoons of Alleppey. Experience the beauty of nature surrounded by lush greenery as you cruise along the tranquil backwaters. Enjoy local cuisine and traditional hospitality along the way, and make lasting memories from this unique tour.
Shikara backwater ride
Small boat cruises can take you through narrow canals, lagoons, and inland waterways that are inaccessible to houseboats. To explore Alappuzha and the simple life of the rural villagers in depth, it is best that you use a shikara or other small boat. Such a trip will give you a better knowledge and experience of Alappuzha Lake Tourism, which will motivate you to visit this place again.
Alleppey Houseboat cruise
Alleppey houseboat trip plays a crucial role in Kerala tourism. A house provides you with all-time fresh meals prepared in the kitchen of the same boat, welcome drinks, tea and snacks, clean and comfy rooms with attached baths, bottled drinking water, and clean water for your bath. On a backwater cruise, you will see various birds, green and golden paddy fields, mangroves, shrubs, vegetable gardens, coconut palms, flocks of ducks, and the peaceful lives of tribes living in their homes surrounded by water with limited income.
Ravi Karunakaran Memorial Museum
The museum houses one of the largest collections in the world of Swarovski crystals. The Swarovski display at the museum is the only one of its kind in the world, as it includes several rare items. Over 800 beautiful figurines in the collection will take your breath away with their beauty, craftsmanship, and lustre. You can see birds, flowers, animals, photo frames, jewellery, trees, and many more beautiful items in the collection. To learn more about this museum, please visit: http://www.rkkmuseum.com/
Pathiramanal, an island in Alappuzha Lake, is home to hundreds of rare migrating birds. From Alappuzha, it is accessible by motorboat or speedboat after an hour and a half drive. Thus, it makes this Green Island a perfect place for a break on a backwater cruise. Alappuzha has an extensive network of lakes, lagoons, and freshwater rivers. It is a district of limitless natural beauty.
Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple.
The Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple is one of seven great Vaishnava temples in Kerala. In this holy shrine in the Alappuzha district, Lord Vishnu appears as Parthasarathy, the charioteer of Arjuna from the epic Mahabharata. Pooradam Thirunal Devanarayanan Thampuran, ruler of the erstwhile Chembakassery kingdom, built the temple during the 15th - 17th centuries. Chuttambalam (the building that encircles the Sanctum Sanctorum) is decorated with beautiful wall paintings. This temple is known for its sweet milk porridge, Ambalappuzha Palpayasam, in the local language.
Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi Temple
Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi temple is one of the five temples established by Lord Parashurama. The temple is located at Chettikulangara, 45 km from Alappuzha city. The temple dates back over 1200 years. The main deity of the temple is Goddess Jagadambika of Chettikulankara. The Chettikulangara Shree Bhagwati Temple is currently under the control of the Travancore Devaswom Board, the second-highest revenue-earning body next to Sabarimala. More at: https://www.chettikulangara.org/
At Mararikulam village in Alappuzha district, 16 km from Alleppey City, lies Marari Beach, a tranquil spot for sunbathing. You will see here many coconut palms. This charming seaside was declared one of the world's top five hammock beaches by the National Geographic survey. Marari Beach is among the best serene beaches in Kerala where you can relax most obviously. You can sunbathe in your bikini and get the best tan on this uncrowded beach fringed with coconut trees, white sand, and clean water.
Karumadikuttan (Sree Budha) statue
Karumadikuttan is a statue of Sree Budha located in Karumadi, a place in the Alleppey District, 17 km from Alleppey City. A small crowd makes their way to this site located throughout the year. It is a Buddha statue made of solid black granite that dates to the 11th century. The entire site today is under the protection of the Kerala Archaeology Department. Many people from across the nation and abroad come here to pay their respects and seek blessings because stories about its healing properties have spread far and wide.
Krishnapuram Palace is a rare example of Kerala-style architecture, rich in gabled roofs, narrow corridors, and dormer windows. The residence and age of the palaces of the rulers of the kingdom of Kayamkulam are unknown.
As an archaeological museum, today's palace was renovated sometime in the 18th century and again recently according to scientific techniques for protecting heritage buildings.
There is a beautifully landscaped garden in the palace compound, where you can view a variety of typical flora of Kerala. You can also see a newly constructed Buddha Mandapam housed with a recently recovered Buddha statue. Rare antique bronze sculptures and paintings are in other collections in the museum.
Visit Time: 09.00 to 16.30 hrs, closed on Mondays and national holidays.
It is Kerala's central rice granary, where vast extents of green paddy farmlands combined with charming backwaters create some extraordinary sights.
Kuttanad is all about a rural community. With its farming below sea level (about 4 to 10 feet), Kuttanad's land occupies a sociocultural foundation of all of its own. Four major rivers of Kerala flow into this region.
During the harvest season, the vast extent of paddy fields will be full of farmers immersed in different farming activities; done traditionally. Early morning, one can see women carrying their lunch boxes and sickles to the paddy fields. Farmers are already sowing seeds, removing weeds, diverting waterways, etc.
The Kuttanad region is also abundant in the avian population. You can easily find many parrots flying in the paddy fields, especially in those areas with rice stalks in bloom. You can also see a black blanket spread across the sky, revealing another flock of birds at a closer look.
Don't forget to stroll along the canals surrounding Kuttanad lined with tall coconut palms that swing in the wind as you explore the villages. During most of the day, these canal ranges would be abuzz with several activities. Here you can see merchants on the boat selling vegetables, groceries, and fish to families on these canals' banks. You can find country boats transporting bulk goods to nearby markets, such as coconut husk, rice grains, etc.
Here at Kuttanad, the most fascinating sight is the ducks, who quack together in large numbers and move across the backwaters in large numbers, controlled by men in small boats. Men can be seen collecting lime shells from the depths; others fishing with nets and traditional cane baskets called Ottal.
Visit the small, traditional roadside eateries for backwater fish delicacies and tapioca if you want to try some local dishes. Many people enjoy Toddy because of its unique taste and availability.
You can see Kuttanad a little more exciting if you rent a boat. You can hire motorboats, houseboats, shikhara, etc., from the jetty operated by the government or the private agents available at the nearby locality. Places worth visiting in Kuttanad include Nedumudi, Kavalam, and Champakulam.