"Alleppey is renowned for being a backwater destination but little known fact is that Alleppey also has a beachfront and a large Lake front few kilometers up north. Day cruises are offered in backwaters (and overnight cruises as well). Alleppey beach is touristy where locals arrive on weekends. Mararikulam is an idyllic beach from 10 kms north of Alleppey and now a renowned beach destination."
Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in and around South Kerala
"Within 35 kms radius of Alleppey there are number of significant Temples such as Ambalapuza Temple (A lord Krishna Temple dated 790 AD at 30 kms from Alleppey) and Mannarshala Temple (Serpant Temple dedicated to Serpant God - 32 kms). These temples are visited as part of Kerala pilgrimage itinerary."
Christian Pilgrimages in South India
"The ancient St. Sebastian Church at Arthunkal was built by the Portuguese and is a popular centre of pilgrimage for the Christians of Kerala. St. Marys Forane Church at Champakulam area in Alleppey is one of the oldest Christian churches in India and the mother church of almost all Catholic Syrian churches in Alleppey area. Both these are well visited from Christians from Kerala and Tamilnadu."
Destinations for First time Holidays Travellers to Kerala
"Alleppey (145 kms Thekkady, 75 kms from Cochin and 35 kms from Kumarakom) is a prime lakeside and backwater destination. Backwaters South of Alleppey what made Kerala so famous giving it the Venice of the East Tag. Alleppey offers overnight backwater cruises, day boat trips, beaches, Temples and many excursions and therefore recommended for Kumarakom which is more leisure centric. Alleppey is popular with holiday travellers and honeymooners who spend at least 1 night before moving on."
Backwater Destinations of India
"Alleppey is mother of all backwater destinations and made the word "Backwaters" popular. Kuttanad region South of Alleppey is what gives Kerala the name "Venice of the East" and here guests can spend as much as a week exploring deeper ends. Overnight houseboat cruises and backwater homestays are an experience here whereas getaway seekers may just opt for a day cruise."