Alleppey Beach

The Alleppey beach is about 14 km away from the city. It is a picnic spot with a pier that is about 150 years old. The Vijaya park and the lighthouse add to the attraction of the beach. The Beach also hosts many festivals like the Sand Art festival and the Alappuzha Beach Festival. All of these together make it fascinating.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is about 14 km away from the city. It is a beautiful place and is home to many migratory birds. The walk through the Bird sanctuary is quite exciting. It is spread over a total area of over 14 acres on the southern bank of the Kavanar River and is managed by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation.

Vembanad Lake

Vembanad lake is the longest in India and the largest lake in Kerala. It is spread over Kochi, Kottayam, and Alappuzha. The lake is famous for its natural beauty and backwaters. The Ramsar Convention declares the Lake as a Wetland of International Importance.

Krishnapuram palace

The Krishnapuram Palace is about 37 km from the city. It is a two-story structure crafted in the Kerala architectural style under the reign of Travancore king Marthanda Varma. The Palace is currently maintained by the Archaeological Department of Kerala and contains a variety of exhibits that once belonged to the Palace and its former occupant.


Being home to lush green rice fields spread extensively, divided by dykes, Kuttanad is known as the ‘rice bowl of Kerala’. The region has the lowest altitude in India and is the major rice producer in the state. Farmers of Kuttanad are famous for Bio saline Farming. It is about 11 km from the city.

Bay Island Driftwood Museum

The Bay Island Driftwood museum was founded by Raji Punnoose, a school-teacher in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is famous for its innovative modern art techniques deployed to design various kinds of root and tree-trunk sculptures. The museum is about 19 km away from the city and is an inspiration, especially for the art students. The museum imparts the qualities of creativity,initiation, and originality to produce useful articles out of materials normally considered waste in them.

Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

The Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna,about 10 km away from the city. It is believed to have been built between 15th – 17th AD by the local king Chembakkassery Pooradam Thirunal Devanarayanan Thampuran. The temple is famous for its rice pudding prepared in sweet milk, known as pal payasam, and is brimming with tourists and devotees alike.

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is an internationally known center of pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods. It is located about 17 km away from the city. Women seeking fertility come to worship here, and also to hold thanksgiving upon the birth of their child. The devotees often bring new snake images as offerings to the temple. A special turmeric paste which is available at the temple is credited with curative powers.

Revi Karunakaran Museum

Built-in 2003, Revi Karunakaran museum is 13 km away from Alleppey city. The Museum was built by Betty Karunakaran in the memory of her namesake husband. The privately-owned museum is one of the largest of its kind, holding vast Swarovski crystals, ivory, porcelain; sculptures, Belgian glassworks, Murano glassworks, and Tanjore paintings. Built over a period of 3 years, the museum was noted for its architectural characteristics.

Marari Beach

About 23 km away from Alleppey city, the Marari beach has the best vacation spot for families and couples. The beach was enlisted as one of the top 5 hammock beaches in the world by the National Geographic Survey. Visting in the month of August would be a perfect choice for tourists as they can enjoy the snake boat race. It is a beach mostly meant for people who wish to spend their time peacefully.


Pathiramanal, situated 20 km away from the city is an island that spreads over 10 acres. It is a wonderful spot for bird watching and home to many rare species. The island is an ideal picnic spot for families and couples. The island is believed to be rich in ayurvedic plants. The island is located in the Vembanad Lake and is an hour and a half drive by motorboat or 30 minutes by speed boat from Alappuzha town.

St.Andrews Basilica,Arthunghal

This is the largest shrine of St.Sebastian in the world. The church is known as Arthunkal St. Andrew’s Basilica and also St. Sebastian’s International Shrine. It was constructed by Portuguese missionaries in the 16th century. Millions of pilgrims accompany the grand annual feast of St. Sebastian Arthunghal conducted in the month of January and the feast lasts for a month. It is located about 25 km away from  Alleppey town


It is the nickname of a 3 feet tall, black granite Buddha statue that dates back to the 10th century. It was found in 1930s along the banks of the river Karumady by a colonial British engineer. The statue is currently under the protection of the Kerala State government and is located about 20 km away from Alleppey town.

Edathua Church

St. George Forane Church, a major pilgrim center in Alleppey is situated in a small village called Edathua and is about 26 km away from Alleppey town. The church is constructed in the medieval European architecture, with majestic arches and gigantic pillars. Praying at this holy site is said to have healed many of mental disorders and other medical issues.