14 km from Alleppey, Sreekrishna Temple at Ambalapuzha is built in classic temple architecture. ‘Palpayasam’, a sweet milk porridge is offered to the deity here. The temple is famous as it was the venue for the first performance of Ottam Thullal, a solo dance based on social themes, by the 16th century poet Kunjan Nabbiar.
Chettikulangara Bhagwathy Temple:
Goddess Bhadrakali, the presiding deity of the temple is said to have miraculous powers and thousands of devotes throng to the place for her blessings in the months of February and March on the occasion of Bharani.
32 km from Alleppey, the temple is dedicated to the Serpent God and is a major centre of serpent worship in Kerala. The annual temple festival is held here on the day of Ayilyam, in the months of September and October.
The church at Arthunkal was built by the Portuguese missionaries in 1851 and is a famous pilgrim centre of Christians. The church is known as St. Andrew’s church or more popularly as St. Sebastian’s Church.
47 km from Alleppey, the 18th century Krishnapuram palace at Kayamkulam is a double storeyed palace displaying one of the greatest mural panels in Kerala, gabled roofs, dormer windows, and narrow corridors. Built in typical Kerala style of architecture during the reign of the Travancore monarch, Marthanda Varma, it houses Gajendra Moksham and a museum of antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes.
An island in Vembanad Lake, Pathiramanal is an idyllic spot for fishing and bird watching in the midst of greenery.
One of the most popular beaches of Kerala, Alleppey Beach is known for the 140-yr-old pier protruding out into the sea.