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Alleppey, a land with nature and history rooted deep

  • Eva
  • Feb 12, 2018
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Alleppey, one of the most sought after backwater destination in Kerala was a part of the ancient Travancore which now holds an important part in the history which would date back to the 1st century. According to the history of the place, Alleppey flourished under the rule of the Kuttuvans better known as Cheras. It is mostly said that this coastal town once had trade relation with Rome and Greece during the middle age. Blessed with immense beauty and moderate climate the place is now known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Mostly visited by families and travellers from around the world including domestic travellers from Bangalore, Alleppey is now developed to be one of the best backwater destinations to the south in Kerala. Tourism being developing greatly in the city, the Kerala government and the travel and tourism department with travel partners like Gogeo Holidays are now organising a number of packages to attract travellers. As per the latest strategic report on tourism in backwaters, it is seen that 89% of travellers visiting this fascinating inland water destinations are families and travellers from Bangalore and such business cities. Being a business city filled with buildings and other constructions Bangalore lacks nature and natural beauty. As an effort to develop domestic backwater tourism in Alleppey, the Kerala tourism department have organised a number of Tour packages from Bangalore to Kerala and projects like the introduction of responsible tourism in the backwater destinations. With the coming of such new projects the rate at which travellers and families touring to the backwater destinations of Kerala have increased to a greater extent. Listed below are some of the best destinations which families and travellers could explore while tripping to Alleppey.

Marari Beach: A pristine shore with palm-fringed shorelines

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Located at a distance of 11km from Alleppey, the Marari Beach is one of the most serene and magnificent seashore lined with coconut palms which is perfect for a holiday with family and friends. One of the main attractions of this serene beach destination is the beautiful sunset and sunrise which leaves the sky dipped in the saffron sky. The place could be referred as one of the best destinations for an escape to the nature free from the loud pollution of a city like Bangalore. Families travelling to this water destination can enjoy a stay in the beach resorts taking advantage of the magical touch of nature.

Attractions: The place houses a number of best-facilitated resorts and Ayurvedic centres which serves as the main attraction in the place. Mostly visited by families and couples, the Marari Beach is one of the best picnic destinations in Alleppey. The beauty of the Chinese fishing nets adds to the attractions in the place. Travellers who are in search of an adventure in the place could enjoy some of the water activities like sea surfing, parasailing, water skiing and deep sea fishing.

Pathiramanal: The inland paradise for bird watchers

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A backwater island located between Thannermukkam and Kumarakom on the Vembanad Kayal, the Pathiramanal is a paradise for bird watchers. The place is literally a well-protected bird sanctuary which is home to wide variety of rare migratory birds. True to its name the place provides the travellers with a visual treat which breaths taking. Families, travellers and couples who wish to explore this inland island could enjoy a boat ride.

Attractions: Some of the main attraction in the place is the presence of rare birds like night heron, pintail duck, cattle egret, Indian pond heron, whiskered tern and more. The beauty of the island with the migratory birds would be a sight worth watching.

Krishnapuram Palace: A museum of traditional flavours

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Located at Kayamkulam in Alleppey, the Krishnapuram Palace is one of the historical destinations in the land which fascinates the travellers with its architectural beauty. It is mainly this traditional ancient architecture of the palace that attracts travellers from Bangalore. Even after being a city with a number of historical destinations and palaces, it is the architecture and the beauty of the culture in Kerala which attracts the travellers from Bangalore and such business cities into the land. The Krishnapuram Palace is now a museum which comes under the archaeological department of the state.

Attractions: One of the main attractions of the palace is the mural painting which is 49 square meters. The art is titled as Gajendra Moksham with the word meaning ‘salvation of the elephant king’. The painting is one of the largest found in Kerala with a theme from the mythology of an elephant saluting Lord Vishnu in devotion. Apart from the painting, the palace houses a beautiful landscape garden which acts as a picnic spot for families and friends. Holding within the true architecture of ancient Kerala the palace is one of a kind.

Ambalappuzha Temple: A magnificent ancient architectural charm

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Kerala is a land blessed with a number of temples and churches making the state one of the best destination for a religious family tour. Ambalappuzha Temple at Alleppey is one of the most known pilgrims enter in the place which is dedicated to Lord Krishna and stands out among other temples with its magnificent ancient architectural charm. The temple is most visited by devotees from Bangalore and such neighbouring states are mostly known as the Guruvayoor of the south.

Attractions: The idol of Lord Krishna is one main attraction in the temple; the idol was transported from Changanassery to the Alleppey temple in the year 1614 AD. The Champakulam boat race is conducted every year to commemorate this event. The temple is famous for its offering which is distributed among the devotees. Thulabharam is yet another tradition in the temple which attracts the travellers to the land.

Alleppey is one of the most visited inland water destination in Kerala. Filled with a number of backwater industries and villages the city is one of the main family tourist spots with a number of tour packages offered. The backwater tours and houseboat stays are things that attract the travellers from around the world to this scenic destination. Apart from the beauty and the scenic destinations in Alleppey, the place is also known for its seasonal festivals and the very famous snake boat race. Honeymooner’s coupes and families who wish to escape into the true beauty of nature; Alleppey is your right choice

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