The Alappuzha Beach is one of the famous tourist destinations of South India. The beach looks spectacular with long stretches of sandy beach and dense palm groves, which is the main characteristic of Kerala’s landscape. Bestowed with nature’s green beauties like vast lakes, lagoons and countless fresh water rivers, Alappuzha is indeed one of the most natural wonderlands of Kerala. It is also crowned as the ‘Venice of the East’ by holiday makers from different parts of the world. The beauty of Alappuzha Beach has also made it a preferred site for shooting in movies like ‘Sura’ and ‘Thashan’. Tourists from India and abroad are drawn to this splendid and enchanting beach destination.
Location : State/District
Alappuzha Beach is located under the district of Alappuzha (Alleppey) in the Indian state of Kerala. The latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates of Alappuzha Beach are 9.4927⁰ North and 76.3177⁰ East respectively.
Destination TypeAlappuzah Beach is an unspoilt beach destination of India.
Alappuzah Beach is a perfect place if you want to spend quality time with your family. This scenic beach destination is a pleasant break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Alappuzah Beach has all forms of entertainment to keeps everyone merrily occupied at the beach side. The beach of Alappuzah is also not very much commercialised and therefore the secluded and tranquil environment of the place draws honeymooners to this beachside heaven.
The weather at Alappuzah Beach is pleasant all round the year. Summer season from the months of March to May is moderately hot with maximum temperature being recorded at 37⁰C. The humidity during this time is however very high. Activities at the beach side and backwater excursions are enjoyable during this time. June embarks the onset of monsoons in Alappuzah Beach that continues till September. During this season, the place receives heavy rainfall. This leads to water logging in several areas and the beach activities get disrupted and therefore suspended during the monsoons. It is best to avoid visiting the Alappuzah Beach during this time. Winters at Alappuzah Beach prevails from November till February. The place is moderately cool with temperatures fluctuating between 17⁰C to 32⁰C. The weather is just perfect to get a pleasurable stay at Alappuzah Beach. Both winters and summers are the best time to visit Alappuzah Beach.
Indian citizens can travel freely to Alappuzah beach without any restrictions. However there are some specifications laid out for foreign nationals. For travelling to Alappuzah Beach, tourists from outside India need to take visa permission from the governing body. Their passports must also remain valid for a minimum of six months from the date of their arrival.
Alappuzah Beach is a pleasurable beach destination with its fresh water lakes and soft white sand. The beach is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. The serenity and the natural beauty of Alappuzah Beach are very appealing. Children love making big castles at the beach side and the activity keeps them occupied for hours. Adults enjoy the thrilling water sports facilities available at the Alappuzah Beach. The feel of swimming and surfing in clear waters under the blue sky is very refreshing. Besides rowing and boat pedalling are also the chosen activities among tourists. The magical view of sunrise and sunset from Alappuzah Beach is awe-inspiring.
Along the beach side, there is a provision of an open air stage that is used to host cultural events. There is also a walkway lined with plants and has seating arrangements for tourists, where they can sit and ideally gaze around while the cold sea breeze sways around. The Alappuzah Beach can accumulate a large strength of tourists and there is ample parking space close to the beach.
Places to Visit
Vijaya Beach Park is a favourite spot for tourists. The park has all sorts of entertainment facilities that add to the attractions of the Alappuzha Beach. The Vijaya Beach Park is a delightful picnic spot that also has a children’s park, toy train, swimming pool, bicycle riding and boating facilities.
The lighthouse at the beach is also a prominent landmark destination. It is also first light house ever built on the western coastline of the country. Constructed by the famous architect New Crafford, the light house offers a picturesque view of the sea and the scenic surroundings.
The Sri Krishna Temple is just located at a distance of 14 kms from the Alappuzah Beach. It is one of the most prominent temples of the region and the architecture of the temple is a perfect example of the Keralan style of architecture. The Prasad called as ‘Palpayasam’ is sweet milk porridge is extremely delicious. The Sri Krishna Temple is flooded with Hindu devotees all year round.
Krishnapuram Palace is a prominent tourist attractions located close to the Alappuzah Beach. The monument was built in the 18th century by Marthanda Varma, the Travancore king. Constructed in the typical traditional style of architecture of Kerala, the palace is a beautiful destination that is also renowned for its wall paintings.
Pathiramanal is a stunning small island located on the Vembanad Lake. The island can only be reached by means of boat from the Alappuzah Beach. The trip to this striking island is a favourite activity for tourists visiting the beach.
Food and Accommodation
At Alappuzah Beach there are numerous restaurants that offer both delectable local and International cuisines. The local south Indian delicacies presented at some of the restaurants are simply mouth-watering. Some of the eating joints that are well known at Alappuzah Beach include Cassia, Akshaya Restaurant, Beach Medias Restaurant, Forest Bakery, Tpm Foods and The Royale Park.
Alappuzah Beach offers comfortable accommodation options to the visitors in all budget categories. Houseboats are also popular and comfortable staying options at Alappuzah Beach. These houseboats are equipped with modern amenities to offer a relaxed staying experience. If you are looking for luxurious hotels around Alappuzah Beach, take your pick from the Marari Villas, Ramada Alleppey, Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere, Lake Palace Backwater Resort and Indraprastham Houseboat. These are some of the plush properties that have rooms available at INR 6000 onwards for a night. For visitors looking for budget friendly accommodations there are Cosy Regency, Diana Homestay, Vedanta Wake up along the dreamy backwaters and the Mottys Homestay. These hotels offer decent stay to the guests and their charges are less than INR 1500 per room/night.
Safety and Security
Alappuzah Beach is a safe beach destination. However swimming is recommended only during the presence of lifeguards around.