Alleppey is also called as Alappuzha and described as “Venice of the East” due to lagoons, beaches, backwaters and picturesque canals. You can enjoy a leisurely boat ride along the stretch of backwaters cocooned by coconut palms. So, if you are planning to visit Alappuzha, then make use of this Alleppey Tour and Travel Guide from Vacation Trip India to have wonderful holiday experience.
Have a look at the below mentioned tourist places in Alappuzha that must not be given a miss :-
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Alleppey Beach is also called as Alappuzha Beach and comes under category of most visited beaches in Kerala. It has a big network of lagoons, lakes and various freshwater rivers placed nearby. This beach is the busiest coast of whole Kerala for the business of rubber and tea. It also houses a lighthouse constructed in the year 1862 by Captain Hugh Crawford. You can go for a wonderful boat ride in the backwaters.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is one of the most well-known sanctuaries of this region and regarded as a paradise for a birdwatcher. It is spread in an area of 14 acres and houses numerous varieties of birds. Different types of migratory birds come here from places such Siberia and it also include birds like egret, paradise fly-catcher, kingfisher, night heron, golden-backed woodpecker and many others,
Eddakal caves is one of the main attractions of Alappuzha, which is located in the Ambukuthi hills. These caves formed due to a massive split in the side of a crag and there are two natural rock formations in these caves. These caves are a repository of well conserved pictographs that are regarded to be the best in the whole world. You can visit these caves by walking half a mile along a trail.
St. Andrew’s church
St. Andrew’s church is one of the most famous churches in Alappuzha. This is a Scottish Presbyterian Church which was constructed in the year 1866. Famous for serving the whole community, this congregation has a very long historical background. At the same time, inside this church a pipe organ was also installed in the year 1881.