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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular attractions in and around Alleppey?

Mercy Jacob DEC 10 2012
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The ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppey, is famous for its backwaters and houseboats. But, do you also know about the other attractions in and around the city? Well, if you don’t, then don’t worry, as we give you a comprehensive list of top tourist attractions in and around Alleppey.

  • Alleppey Beach

    Also known as the Alappuzha Beach, it is one of the most visited and most vibrant tourist spot in Alleppey. The exquisite gardens on the shore are an amazing sight and provide absolute relaxation. The picturesque views of the Arabian Sea to the west and plethora of lagoons, lakes and several freshwater rivers nearby are truly breath taking. Take a stroll along the beach or just sit and enjoy the waves, anytime of the day, it’s truly one of a kind experience. You are sure to get mesmerized by the calmness and beauty of the long golden beach which draws a large number of both international and domestic tourists
  • Krishnapuram Palace

    Located at Kayamkulam in Alleppey, this 18th century Palace was built during the reign of Marthanda Varma, a Travancore king. The building was constructed in two-stories and was crafted with traditional Kerala architectural features, including gabled roofs, dormer windows and narrow corridors. Famous for its mural paintings and architecture, one of the major attraction of this palace is the painting named the “Gajendra Moksham” which is 154 sq. feet in size and is said to be one of the largest archaeological paintings to have been discovered in Kerala. There is an in-house museum which houses antique sculptures, paintings, coins, bronzes, stone, wood sculptures, megalithic remains and copies of mural paintings.
  • Karumadi

    At a distance of 3 kilometres from Alleppey, this is one of the most popular villages in Kerala, quite often visited by large number of visitors. Karumadi is known for the large black granite statue of Lord Buddha which is popularly known as Karumadi Kuttan. According to historians, the statue was built around 9th to 10th century when Buddhism was at its peak. The village of Karumadi follows Hindu religion but that does not taint the beauty of the Lord Buddha statue.
  • Pandavan Rock

    A famous picnic spot, this place gets its name from the Pandavas of Mahabharata who stayed in a cave here during their exile. Known as the Rock of the Pandavas, it is located at Urukunnu region of Alleppey. To reach this place you will have to climb a little, but don’t worry as it is not a high climb. On your way up you can enjoy panoramic views from several vantage points, including the views of adjoining forests, hills and the Kallada Dam.

These places are truly one of a kind and are a must visit. So, plan your trip so that you accommodate visits to these attractions in and around Alleppey.

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