Uday Backwater Resort is a luxury resort that is soon to be opened on the serene palm-fringed shores of the expansive Punnamada Lake, which is part of Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in Kerala. This is where the globally acclaimed water sports, Vallam Kali or snake-boat race, takes place.
The resort has got all creature comforts, with dedicated service personnel and elegant furnishings aesthetically combining traditional charm with modern facilities. You will get an experience that you will cherish all your life cruising in a traditional Kettuvallam-style houseboat on the tranquil backwaters, with the wavelets lapping against your boat and the breeze soothing all your worries and seeping into your heart and soul. Traditional Kerala meals and all the popular global delicacies await your taste buds here.
Shri.Revi Karunakaran will always be remembered for his passion and the massive role he played in improving the coir industry in Kerala. The museum built to showcase his art collection stands testament to a man with a fine eye and love for a multitude of art forms. The museum is among the primary attractions in Alappuzha. The ivory and crystal collections are among the largest of its kind. A collection of Tanjore paintings shine brightly on its catalogue along with a 200 sq. ft. mural made completely from vegetable dyes. Its special 'Kerala Room' has over 3800 unique pieces that chart the growth and evolution of Kerala culture. It is an establishment that embodies a love for art and all that is relevant to our culture.
The International Coir Museum is established for showcasing the coir industry over the ages with the latest developments which has brought in a revolution. This museum is a beauty spot in the tourist map of Alleppey. The museum also show cases the traditional processes and development of coir industry, including retting and fibre extraction, advent of mechanization in coir sector etc..
These regions are wonders of the indigenous agricultural engineering know-how of Kerala and remind the visitor of the famous dikes of Holland. Extensive areas of land have been reclaimed from the backwaters. Here cultivation and habitation are made possible four to ten feet below Sea Level. A leisurely cruise along the Canals that surround these lakes is a memorable experience.
The Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum that is located in Kayamkulam, at a distance of 47 km from Alappuzha. This magnificent palace was built during the reign of a Travancore King, Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma and is well known for its mural paintings and architecture. The palace is built in the traditional architectural style of Kerala, with a gabled roof, narrow corridors and dormer windows, and is close to the Krishnaswamy Temple at Krishnapuram.
Alleppey Beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends out to the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which greatly intrigues all visitors.
Marari beach is a peaceful place in Kerala where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself. If you are looking for serenity on the deserted sandy beaches, then do visit here. Along with this, you can take a short trip all around the area that includes traditional coir- making units, Kerala backwater canals, and many more.
Speed Boat Cruise is ideal for tourists looking for adventure at the Vembanad Lake in Alleppey. It is also the best option for tourists passing through Alleppey, to explore the backwaters in a very short period of time.
Motor boat is another type of boat which is totally different from house boat. It is widely being used for the sightseeing and water transportation from one place to another, the tourist can hire the motor boat at any time as they wish, but not in the night, while taking a boat ride its must that you should wear a life jacket.
Shikara Boats is comparatively small in size than houseboats and motorboats but it is really beautiful handicraft work in elegant Kerala style. Shikkara boats are mainly used for sightseeing. It is available in limited budget and mainly used for sightseeing in per hour basis in much cheaper rate than Houseboats and Motorboats. Shikkara boat is open for best view for sightseeing and therefore the travel will be much relaxing even in the afternoon. No food is served in a shikkara boat. The best feature of Shikkara boats is that it can travel to very small canals where Houseboats and Motor boats cannot reach.
The sanctuary is spread over 14 acres on the southern bank of the Kavanar River. There is a system of paths for moving around within the sanctuary,one can take a boat ride in Vembanad Lake.
The main attractions are local birds like waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron,cormorant, moorhen, darter, and brahminy kite, as well as the migratory Siberian crane, Parrot, teal, lark, flycatcher, and other birds are also seen here during their migratory seasons. Some of the migratory birds come from the Himalayas, and a few from Siberia.
The Pathiramanal Island is a boat ride away from Muhamma / Kumarakom. The island provides excellent Bird watching especially in winter.
Tall coconut trees, quiet streets, and fresh air define the landscape of Alleppey’s villages. Take a walk through the sleepy villages around the resort.
Famously called 'The Rice Bowl' of Kerala because of its picturesque expanse of paddy cultivation, Kuttanad has some geographical peculiarities.
The unique feature about paddy cultivation in Kuttanad is that the level of water is a few feet higher than the level of the surrounding land.
Take a Village tour around this amazing destination and learn about how farming is carried out below sea level