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The section on Alappuzha/Alleppey tourist attraction includes major tourist places in Alleppey.

Alappuzha Tourist Attractions

Alappuzha is popularly and authentically recited as the "Venice of the East" due to its wow natural beauty. This artistic town is engulfed with pictorial canals, dramatic shores, lyric backwaters, and captivating lagoons with some fabulous vistas of flourishing green meadows. On its west, lies the bed of Arabian Sea which intersects with numerous dazzling lagoons, lakes, and rivers. The town is famous for its water carnivals, alluring houseboats, and majestic beaches which attract thousands of tourists every year. A luxurious houseboat ride offers you a golden opportunity to absorb the divine beauty and rustic life of the place in the most modernized way. Apart from its grandiose water valleys, marine products and coir industry are at an immense boost. Fantabulous boat races enliven the town with unending cheer of spectators and strong zeal of the participants. Alappuzha is blessed with a hoard of attracting temples, churches, and palaces. Check out the various Alappuzha tourist attractions herein.

Temples

Ambalapuzha Sreekrishna Temple

This startling temple is situated 14 km from Alappuzha and is a famous Hindu pilgrim point. The Sri Krishna Temple is also known as the "Dwaraka of the South". The temple was constructed by Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran, ruler of the Chempakaserry Dynasty, in a traditional architectural style showcasing intricate and astonishing paintings of the Dasavatharam (ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu). Apart from the alluring structure, the temple is famous for its 'Palpayasam', which is sweet milk porridge, offered to the idol. The main events are organized during March or April.

Chettikulangara Bhagwathy Temple
Chettikulangara Bhagwathy Temple houses a shrine of Bhagavathy and is highly renowned among all religions. Situated at a distance of around 30 km from Allepey, the temple offers some dazzling vistas and picturesque beauty. Interestingly, people residing in the vicinity of the temple strongly believe that the temple's god bears majestic magical powers. Besides this, the shrine is well-known for its colorful religious fiesta. With the advent of Bharani, the temple drowns in the hues of various activities during February and March. A large number of devotees from all around the nation come to witness the same.

Mannarshala Temple
This popular and lovely temple is located about 32 km away from Alappuzha and is a seat of Sree Nagaraja, the king of serpents. As such, it is an eminent and chief site of serpent worshipping in Kerala. The entire holy aura greets its visitors with some unique, rare, and exquisite panorama. Thousands of devotees gather at this ancient temple on the occasion of Ayilyam to worship the serpent god, which takes place in September and October.

Churches

Arthunkal Church

Arthunkal Church lies about 22 km from Alappuzha and is a prominent worshipping destination, famous for the St. Andrew's Church. Established by the Portuguese missionaries in around 1851 AD, the church is famously known as St. Sebastian's. Here, you can witness the extraordinary architectural beauty of the West. Besides, every year, the festival of St. Sebastian is organized in January. The church's beauty compels you to capture some of the excellent designs of the building.

Edathua Church
Built in 1810, this church is situated 24 km from Alappuzha and is devoted to St. George. Like others, this church, too, holds an amazing annual festival in the month of May which attracts a large number of pilgrims from all across the country. In this feast, the statue of St. George, ornamented in gold, is settled at the Basilica's center. In the evening, an exciting course of fireworks amuses you.

Palaces

Krishnapuram Palace

The Krishnapuram Palace is sited 47 km away from Alappuzha at Kayamkulam. The double-storied palace was constructed in the 18th century under the rule of Marthanda Varma. The palace displays typical Kerala architecture, comprising of a gabled top, lunette windows, and narrow corridors. It also houses of the greatest Mural panels of Kerala, knows as 'Gajendra Moksham'. The palace also has a magnificent museum, displaying antique sculptures, paintings, and bronze articles.

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