Kerala
  • Vembanad Lake

    Vembanad Lake

    16 km from Kottayam town the lake an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourism destination, provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. The Kumarakam tourist village offers houseboat cruises and holyday packages. The serene lake comes alive during Onam with a spectacular water regatta- the snake boat races.

  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

    Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

    16 km from Kottayam town the lake an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourism destination, provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. The Kumarakam tourist village offers houseboat cruises and holyday packages. The serene lake comes alive during Onam with a spectacular water regatta- the snake boat races.

  • Pathiramanal

    Pathiramanal

    According to mythology a young Brahmin dove in to the Vembanad lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below, thus creating the enchanting island of Pathiramanal. This little island on the backwaters is a favourite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. The island lies between Thanneermukkom and Kumarakam, and is accessible only by boat.

  • Kuttanad

    Kuttanad

    Kuttanad, called the rice bowl of Kerala because of its wealth of paddy crops,is at the vey heart of the backwaters. The scenic countryside of Kuttanad with its shimmering waterways also has arich crop of banana, cassava and yam.This is perhaps the only region in the world where farming is done 1.5 to 2 m below sea level. Inland waterways which flow above land and level are an amazing feature of this region.

  • Arthunkal

    Arthunkal

    he St. Sebastian's Church here is an important Christian pilgrim centre. Arthunkal Perunnal the feast of the patron saint.

  • Ambalappuzha

    Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

    Built in the typical Kerala architectural style, his style, his temple is famous all over India for the Palpayasam, the daily offering of deliciously sweet milk porridge. It is also in this temple that Palliapana is performed by Velanes once every twelve years. Paintings of the Dasvathram are on display on the inner walls of the Chuttambalam. ottamthullal, a satiric art from originated by the poet Kunchan Nambiar,was first performed on the premise of this temple.

  • Mannarasala

    Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

    Situated near Harippad,this is a serpent shrine under the patronage of the Brahmin family, headed by a priestess. The ancient shrine is an internationally renowned pilgrim centre dedicated to the serpent God Nagaraja. It is believed that Nagaraja is the installed deity of endowed with the form of Hari and the spirit of lord Shiva. Legend has it that the first priestess of Mannarasala gave birth to safe guard the family. At Mannarasala barren women are believed to be blessed with children and a special turmeric paste available at the shrine is credited with powers to cure even leprosy.

  • Krishnapuram Palace

    Krishnapuram Palace

    47 kms from Alappuzha Built by Marthanda Varma this palace at Karthikapally in Kayamkulam is famous for its mural depicting the story of Gajaendramoksham. Dating back to 18th century , exquisite piece of art is one of the largest murals in Kerala. The palace museum houses antique sculptures paintings and bronzes

  • Chavara Bhavan

    Chavara Bhavan

    6 km from Alappuzha only by boat. Chavara Bhavan is the ancestral home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. It is now a holy shrine and spiritual resort where thousands of devotees gather for prayer