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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular places to explore around Alleppey?

Kirat S DEC 10 2012
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Have you visited the city and still have time left in vacation? Well, Alleppey, the city of lakes, lagoons and waterways has a few nearby destinations which are worth exploring and are not very far. Just take a look at them.

  • Kumarakom
    Located at a distance of 38 kilometres from Alleppey, this place is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. This is a popular tourist destination famous for its backwater tourism. Home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, this place has many luxury as well as budget resorts where you can have a comfortable stay. Enjoy facilities like boating, yachting and fishing, with panoramic views of the lake. There are various tourist attractions including Vembanad Lake, Aranmula Boat Race, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Vagamon and Bay Island Museum.
  • Mararikulam
    At a distance of around 15 kilometres from Alleppey, this small and sleepy fisherman's village is famous for the Marari Beach, an endless vista of sand and surf. Get an authentic experience of Kerala’s traditional fishing villages and a recreation of an ancient, harmonious way of life. An ideal place for those who want to explore the backwaters along with relaxing at the beach. You can stay at the luxurious Marari Beach Resort here, which is a unique experience. Soak up the serenity and calmness of the untouched charm of this place. There are a few tourist attractions in and around this place including, Kokkamangalam Apostle St. Thomas Pilgrim Centre, Mararikulam Shiva Temple and Thumpoly beach.

  • Cochin
    The city of Cochin is located at a distance of 53 kilometres from Alleppey. Known as the Queen of Arabian Sea’, Cochin has ever since been one of the finest harbours that has been explored my mariners from all over the world. Cochin today is one of the major tourist destination in the divinely gorgeous state of Kerala. The city includes old parts of Cochin, Ernakulam city, Kumbalanghi and outlying islands. The various tourist attractions of this place include Fort Kochi Beach, St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Bolghatty Palace, Museum of Kerala History, Poornathrayeesa Temple and Santa Cruz Cathedral.

So, what are you waiting for? Come and explore these amazing places around Alleppey which are really worth exploring.

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