Ambalapuzha - Sree Krishna Temple
This is 14 kms. Away from Alappuzha and has been built in the typical
Kerala architectural style. This temple is famous all over India,
for Palapayasam, sweet milk porridge, offered daily in the temple.
The main festival of this temple is held in March/ April.
Arthunkal- St. Sebastian's church
Built by Portuguese missionaries, this church is an important Christian
pilgrim centre, which is near Sherthallai, 22kms North of Alappuza.
The feast of St. Sebastian is celebrated here with great honour
Champakulam - St. Mary`s Church
This is one of the oldest churches in Kerala, and according to people
belief, it is one of the seven churches established by St. Thomas.
The feast is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of October.
Chavara Bhavan - Holy Shrine
6kms. From Alappuzha, accessible only by boast that is the ancestral
home of blessed Kuriakose alias Chavara, which is a spiritual resort
and holy shrine for thousands of Devotees, who gather for prayer
and beacon of light is preserved here in it's original and primitive
Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temples
There is a festival celebrated here during February or March, called
Kettukazha, which is very famous for its processions of tall-decorated
structures in chariots where images of horses and bullocks are displayed.
This church was built in honour of St. George in 1810, is believed
that prayers offered in this church help to heal all mental disorders
and other ailments. It is 24kms. From Alappuzha, and pilgrims from
all parts of south India, irrespective of caste and creed, visit
this church and seek blessings from the saint during the 3 days
feast held on 5th, 6th and 7th of may.
Karumandi- Buddhist Centre
A village situated in the east of Ambalapuzha, is famous for a black
granite figure of Buddha, called Karumandi Kuttan, which is centuries
old, and have many interesting legends connected to it.
Manmarasala- Sree Nagaraja Temple
This beautiful temple situated 32 kms. Away from Alappuzha near
Harippad is dedicated to the king of serpents, Nagaraja. It is an
international pilgrim centre and is believed that childless couples,
who pray with devotion at this temple, are blessed with children.
Also a special turmeric paste available at the Serpent shrine has
the power to cure leprosy.
Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple
It situated in the heart of Alleppey town, dedicated to Goddess
Rajarajeswari. The nine days Navarathri festival is celebrated with
great devotion and importance. The last two days are most auspicious.
Colourful processions participated by nine elephants are held in
the evening. Also many cultural programmes are held in honour of
this festival for thousands of devotees who come there.