Alappuzha is also known as “Venice of the East”. The town is one of the oldest planned cities in India and this beautiful city is famous for its backwater canals, paddy fields, beaches, and lagoons. Vembanad Lake, Krishnapuram Palace, Alappuzha Beach etc. are the best places to visit in Alappuzha.
Which is the best time to visit Alappuzha?
November to February is the best time to visit as the weather is mild and pleasant. The average temperature during this time is between 17 degrees to 32 degrees Celsius. This is the perfect time to go on a houseboat ride and explore the backwaters of Alappuzha.
Another wonderful experience while in Alappuzha is the houseboat cruise. The houseboats you find in the backwaters of Alappuzha are in fact a reworked version of the Kettuvallams of olden times. The Backwaters of Alappuzha is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Kerala which attracts millions of tourists across the globe.
Best things to buy from Alappuzha are Aranmula Kannadi (Mirror), Aromatic Oils & Essence, Handicrafts, Kasavu Mundu, Kerala Sarees, Kathakali Masks, Banana Chips etc.
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Alappuzha Railway Station
The best places to visit in Alappuzha are mentioned in the travel itinerary shown below. These places can be covered within 2 – 3 days.
3 Day Trip in Alappuzha – The best places to Visit
DAY 1 – VITAMIN SEA
1. Mararikulam Beach
2. Alappuzha Backwater Cruises
3. Alappuzha Beach & Light House
DAY 2 – SPIRITUAL TOUR
1. Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Temple
2. Mannarasala Temple
3. Krishnapuram Palace
4. Mullakkal Raja Rajeswari Temple
5. Chettikulangara Devi Temple
DAY 3 – LOCAL FOOD & SHOPPING
1. Pathiramanal Island
2. Explore Local Toddy Shops (Sea Food Cuisines)
Some of the traditional cuisines you must try in Alappuzha are Karimeen Pollichathu, Crab Roast, Karimeen Mappas, Fish Vattichathu, Meen Peera (Fish with grated coconut), Palappam with Duck Roast, Puttu with Kadala etc.
Alappuzha is also known as the access point for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held on the Punnamada Lake every year and this is the most popular and competitive boat races in India.