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Alappuzha or Alleppey, is considered the oldest planned city in the Indian State of Kerala. Also referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’, the city is famous for its backwaters, beaches, canals and houseboats. The beautiful city of Alleppey is also known for holy shrines and monuments which makes it a delight for the history and art buffs.
You can witness the enticing charm of the city at places like Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach, Punnapra Beach, Vembanad Lake and Alleppey Lighthouse which are among the top tourist places in Alleppey. People looking for spiritual enlightenment must visit Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple and St. Mary’s Forane Church. Besides, visitors can also indulge in water sports like kayaking, surfing, rafting and parasailing.
Revi Karunakaran Museum, Pathiramanal, Karumadi, Pandavan Rock, Andrew’s Basilica, Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple and Kuttanad Backwaters are other attractions that garner a lot of interest from tourists all over the world.
While in Alleppey, you must experience the lip-smacking Kerala cuisine at Halais Restaurant, Vembanad Multi-Cuisine Restaurant, Mahadev Pure Veg Restaurant and Hassans Family Restaurant which are the top restaurants here. Shopaholics will find the best items at places like St. Thomas’ Fine Arts, Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan, Pulickattil Handicrafts and National Book Stall which are among the most loved shopping destinations in Alleppey.