Tranquil backwaters, alluring beaches, meandering streams, picture-perfect greenery and a lot more await you in Alleppey, one of the most beautiful regions in God’s Own Country. Full of natural beauty and blessed with a pleasant year-round weather, Alleppey is fast emerging as a haven for honeymooners and nature-lovers. There are many delightful things to do and see here. Come, check out our top picks.
Walk by the Alleppey Beach
Nothing like a leisurely stroll along a pristine beach fringed by dense palm groves! The Alleppey Beach, with its crystal clear waters hugging the soft golden sands is truly one of the most photogenic beaches in Kerala. Take a walk to soak in the natural beauty of the area. An ancient lighthouse and a beautiful garden accentuate the charm of this captivating beach.
Opt for a Backwater Cruise
Alleppey is globally renowned for its splendidly beautiful backwaters. And taking a cruise is perhaps the best way to explore their true essence. While voyaging through these mystically tranquil waterways, you may spot many endangered species of birds and aqua creatures. There are many small villages built on the shores of the backwaters and the cruise gives you an opportunity to closely observe the village life in the area.
Trek to the Eddakal caves
Nestled in the Abukuthi Hills, these caves are believed to be thousands of years old. There is lots of evidence that these caves are among the area’s earliest human habitats. There are many stone scripts, drawings of humans and animals, and some pictorial inscriptions inside the caves, which give visitors a peep into the old way of life here. To reach the caves, one has to walk half a mile along a scenic trail.
Visit Krishnapuram Palace
Krishnapuram Palace is about 45kms from Alleppey and is a popular archeological museum showcasing an array of sculptures and exquisite paintings. The design of the palace is a fine example of Kerala’s enchanting architecture. The main highlight of the collections here is a massive Gagendra Moksham mural, which is probably the largest of its kind in the state.