Backwaters in Alleppey – Attractions, Things to Do

Alleppey’s backwaters are enormous; most tourists choose to explore the main canal areas, and this is also where you should spend the majority of your time.Alleppey’s uniqueness stems from its diverse landscape. Historic temples, beautiful beaches, breathtaking views, endless backwaters, delectable dishes, and swaying palm trees (and even palm wine!) await you.

Alleppey is the hub of Kerala’s backwaters and is one of the most popular cities in India. The wide network of waterways has thousands of houseboats. Alleppey becomes greenery-fringed, disappearing into a watery world of villages, toddy shops, punted canoes, and houseboats.

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If you want to enjoy the view of the backwater, then there is no better option than a boat. So, hire a boat of course, and take a tour of the backwaters. Here are some prime tourist attractions in the city.

  1. Pathiramanal Beach- This one is called the little island of Pathiramanal, on the Backwaters, you can spot hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the land. 
  1. Kuttanadi- this one is another place of tourist attraction; however, this is an expanse of water-logged land which lies below sea level. It has a strong resemblance to Holland in terms of geographical features.
  1. Chettikulangara Bhagwathy Temple- if you are on a religious trip or can say if you are a religious person then you can visit the temple for prayers and this temple is said to have miraculous power. 
  1. Punappra- the place is located at a short distance from Alleppey, this village has been famous for the heroic struggles between the communists and Travancore State Police.
  1. Alleppey Backwater Cruises- Alleppey is the perfect spot for living a peaceful and blissful life far from the noisy cities and hectic daily schedule. Sailing on the boat and experiencing nature in the form of blue waters, and green pastures offers you the most enthralling experience on the Alleppey backwaters tour. You will have an unforgettable experience at the backwaters and you feel more connection with mother nature.
  1. Thakazhi’s Village- The village of Thakazhi is most famous for the late novelist Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai, who was living in the village. Sivasankaran Pillai’s house has now been converted into a museum housing the author’s award, his personal effects, pen, spectacles, and typewriter, everything he used.
  1. St George Forane Church, Edathua- this place is well known for its St George Forane Church, situated on the banks of Manimala which is 12 km from Thiruvalla and 29 kilometers from Alleppey. The history of the church is, it was built in the year 1810 and is quite a famous place. The Church is quite an attractive place with its massive shrine and stone trellis work fringing the roof. Also, a tall stone flagstaff with a cross mounted at the top guards the gates. Moreover,  you can see the wooden relief sculptures at St George slaying the dragon and Christ on the cross, painted in red, gold, and blue inside the church which is quite amazing.

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