Alappuzha, Kerala, India
The perfect 5 days itinerary

Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It's best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons. Alappuzha Beach is the site of the 19th-century Alappuzha Lighthouse. The city's Mullakkal Temple features a traditional design. Inland, the vast Punnamada Lake, famous for its snake boat races, is a popular attraction.

What to do in Alappuzha?

This 5 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Alappuzha. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Arrival and Leisure Day

Morning

Arrive in Alappuzha and check into your hotel. Spend the morning at leisure, acclimatizing to the serene surroundings.

Afternoon

Visit the Alappuzha Beach, enjoy the sandy coastline and take a walk up to the Alappuzha Lighthouse for a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.

Evening

Enjoy a quiet evening at your hotel, relishing the local cuisine.


Day 2: Explore the Backwaters

Morning

After breakfast, embark on a houseboat cruise along the Kerala backwaters. Enjoy the lush greenery and tranquil waters.

Afternoon

Continue your houseboat journey, observing the local life along the canals. Enjoy a traditional Kerala lunch on the houseboat.

Evening

Spend the night on the houseboat under the starlit sky.


Day 3: Visit the Mullakkal Temple and Local Market

Morning

Disembark from the houseboat and visit the Mullakkal Temple, a traditional Hindu temple with a unique open-roof design.

Afternoon

Explore the local market in Alappuzha, known for its spices, handicrafts, and textiles.

Evening

Return to your hotel and relax.


Day 4: Day at Punnamada Lake

Morning

Visit Punnamada Lake, a vast and serene body of water famous for its annual snake boat races.

Afternoon

Enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake. You can also try some water sports or simply relax by the lake.

Evening

Return to your hotel and rest.


Day 5: Departure

Morning

After breakfast, check out from your hotel and prepare for your journey back home. Take with you the memories of the serene and beautiful Alappuzha.


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