If Kerala is the 'Backwater Capital of India,' the 'Backwater Paradise in God's Own Country' should be called Alleppey! Located about 62 km from the beautiful town of Cochin and about 155 km from Trivandrum, Alleppey or 'Alappuzha' is one of Kerala's most desirable tourist destinations. Located on the shores of the turquoise Vembanad Lake, this tourist plays host to most of Kerala's houseboat cruises. This picturesque city is renowned for its enchanting backwaters, scenic beauty, azure lagoons, evergreen coconut groves, intricate network of canals, and other natural bounties, fondly called the 'Venetian Capital of Kerala' or the 'Venice of the East'.
Beach goers on a trip to Kerala will definitely fall in love with this breathtaking Alappuzha beach! Alleppey Beach, peaceful, calm, serene, and friendly, is known for its favourable climate, tepic beaches, and a multitude of beach activities. Visitors can also enjoy dolphin sighting while at Alleppey Beach if luck favours.
During the reign of MarthandaVarma, Krishnapuram Palace, an 18th century palace, was built and is a major landmark in Alleppey. Built in typical Kerala architecture, this two-storey palace is also the home of God's Own Country's largest mural paintings; the painting is known as 'GajendraMoksham' and measures approximately 14x11ft.
Marari Beach is about 11 km from the heart of Alleppey, fringed with lush coconut groves, and is revered as one of Kerala's most beautiful and tranquil beaches. Visitors can enjoy and rejuvenate themselves with Ayurvedic massages and therapies during a visit to this remarkable beach.
The synonym for Ayurveda is Kerala itself! And tourists need to feel the nature and aura of Ayurveda with some of the most soothing and rejuvenating massage therapies and treatments when visiting Alleppey. You will witness the much-coveted Snake Boat Race if you happen to visit Alleppey during the month of August (or the harvesting season in Kerala).
Kochi or Cochin, located on the south-west coast of India, is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history dating back at least 600 years. The city, named the Queen of the Arabian Sea, is Kerala 's financial, commercial and industrial capital.
This cosmopolitan town, a gaggle of islands linked by ferries, has upmarket shops, art galleries and some of the finest heritage accommodations. In a true vintage-meets-future fashion, Ernakulum, Jew Town and Fort Kochi are crowded with pubs , restaurants, shopping hubs and futuristic shops, while palaces, beaches, temples and heritage sites also mark their presence. Kochi is also an significant place to see performances and the annual Biennale Festival of Kathakali and Kalarippayattu.
Cochin places to visit
The Mattancherry Palace, popularly known as the Dutch Palace, is a Portuguese palace in the state of Kerala in Mattancherry, Kochi. The palace of Mattancherry is now a museum showing paraphernalia belonging to the Kochi rajas. To learn about the fascinating history of Kerala through the use of irreplaceable artefacts and embellishments, visit this destination.
In its simplicity, the grandeur of Mattancherry Palace lies and it is constructed in the typical mansions of Kerala style reserved for the nobility. The four separate wings of the Palace of Mattancherry surround a central courtyard that also has a temple. It features murals depicting portraits of the Rajas of Kochi and exhibits. They have been painted using the tempera process in warm colours and consist of a Cochin Rajas portrait gallery and beautiful mythological murals.
In the south-western portion of Main Kochi, Fort Kochi is a seaside town known for its colonial charm of the old world. The place still holds on to every single cultural transition over the centuries that it has gone through. All over the world, we can see the remnants of British rule. The flock of visitors learn about how Portuguese or Dutch colonisation influenced parts of our country all year round.
This quaint town is filled with European structures and has a general atmosphere that continues to remind you of the colonial forces that once controlled the area. To date, like the small towns of southern Europe, it has the vibe of an ancient colonial city with its toy-town like streets, colourful and charming buildings and a picturesque view of the beach.
The Chinese Fishing Nets, popularly known as Cheenavala, are Kerala's most iconic and popular attractions that are peculiar to Kochi, located next to Fort Kochi. Basically, the Chinese fishing networks are vast fishing nets that are fixed on bamboo and teak poles. They are then let down into the sea through unique mechanisms and by weighing them down with large stones tied to ropes.
By tugging the ropes after collecting a significant amount of catch, these nets are left in the sea before they are pulled back again. These majestic Chinese fishing nets, considered to be the ingenious way of fishing, are operated by four to six fishermen and watching this spectacular process is in itself a spellbinding experience.
Willingdon Island, named after Lord Willingdon, the British Viceroy of India, is one of the largest man-made islands in India. This beautiful island provides various links between Kochi port and other national and international ports. In addition, the island is the home of some of the district 's lavish hotels and commercial and industrial buildings. There is a bridge connecting the Kochi mainland to Wellington Island.
This man-made island also acts as the headquarters for India's southern naval command. The island, built by Sir Robert Bristow, a visionary harbour engineer, is important because it is home to the Port of Kochi, the Indian Navy's Kochi Naval Base and the Central Fisheries Technology Institute. The island has, apart from commercial purposes, a museum and natural habitat to explore.
Located on Kochi's Bolgatty Island, Bolgatty Palace is one of the oldest existing Dutch palaces situated outside Holland. It is an exquisite example of the architectural Kochi style. Founded by Dutch merchants in 1744, it was later expanded and gardens were landscaped around it. In the Bolgatty Palace, green gardens, azure skies and the virgin charms of Kerela are plentiful.
In the heart of the lively city of Kochi, the Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary stretches over 2.74 hectares. A large variety of migratory birds and densely populated species of trees and plants are home to 18 acres of mangroves. There is a small tidal lake in the middle of the sanctuary that is surrounded by dense mangrove vegetation and is connected through a canal to Kochi's backwaters.
The Hill Palace, located in Tripunithura, is Kerala 's largest archaeological museum. It was built in 1865 and was once the Maharaja of Cochin 's Imperial Administrative offices and official residence. The massive palace is situated on a hill and has a beautiful garden, just as the name suggests.
Founded in 1865, the Palace complex consists of 49 buildings spread over 54 acres in the traditional architectural style. An archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a prehistoric park and a children's park are part of the complex. The big white buildings are tidy, clean and well preserved. For outdoor shooting, the terraced lawn, ponds and fountain are ideal. The palace is also known for being the setting of different movies.
Jew Town is one of the region 's oldest pieces. It was here that, in around 700 BC, the Jews first arrived in India and were here until they moved to Israel. This section is renowned for its architecturally strong synagogue, which continues to stand until today. It is a series of narrow alleys between the Palace of Mattancherry and the Synagogue of Paradesi. There is an antique market offering stores selling curiosities.
- Pickup from Theni and then proceed towards Alleppey.
- On the way finished a wholesome breakfast.
- To reached Alleppey.
- Check in to Alleppey house boat around 12.00 o’ PM.
- Welcome drink on Arrival.
- We can see the flourishing paddy fields, coconut lagoons & isolated islands, village schools, hospitals & different type’s birds, cultivation.
- Lunch with 2 Non veg. (kerala Special Fish fry).
- We can also enjoy the lifestyles of the villagers while walking through the paddy fields & visit Riverside temples, Toddy shop, chavara church.
- Evening around 4.00 o’clock you take small Tea or Coffee & snacks items.
- Overnight stay @ Alleppey House Boat.
- Enjoy a delectable breakfast and checkout from Alleppey House boat @ 09:00 AM.
- Then proceed to visit Alleppey major attractions such as Alleppey beach, Alleppey Lighthouse, Lighthouse Museum, St.Mary's Forane Church and Vijaya Beach Park.
- Then proceed towards Kochi to visit major attractions such as International Coir Museum, Revi Karuna karan Memorial Museum and Punnamada Lake.
- Hotel Check in.
- Overnight stay at Hotel - Kochi.
- Savour a lovely breakfast and checkout from Hotel.
- Then proceed to visit Wonderla Amusement Park.
- Full day enjoy the fun activities at Wonderla Amusement Park.
- Then evening proceed towards shopping at famous Lullu International shopping Mall.
- Then Proceed towards Theni.
- Finally drop at Theni with sweet memories of Alleppey and kochi.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
(As per requirement *)
Chennai to Chennai Transports*
All local vehicle transport