Punnamada, Alappuzha, Kerala, 688006

Nearest airport:

Domestic/International: Cochin International Airport, 84 kilometres

Hotel location:

Punnamada Resort is on the edge of India’s longest lake. Variously known as Vembanad or Punnamada or Kochi the lake is one of the major parts of the famous backwaters of Kerala on the western coast of India. The Resort is close to the city of Alappuzha at the southern tip of the lake, and is the perfect starting point for a house boat cruise as part of your stay.

Nearby attractions:

House boat cruises on the backwater lake and lagoons. Narrow canals fringed by palm trees pass through paddy field and hamlets. The spirit of Kerala is captured on the numerous lakes and lagoons of the enchanting backwaters.

Beaches and lighthouses. Alappuzha beach is often referred to as ‘Venice of the East’, with attractions such as the 137 year-old pier extending into the sea, boat races, lighthouse, marine items and the Vijaya Beach Park.

Festivals in Alleppey. These include the Nehru Trophy boat race with decorated boats driven by hundreds of oarsmen. Coir Mela features display of exquisite artefacts made with coir. There are beach festivals most of the year. Mullakkal Chirappu and Chettikulangara Bharani are religious festivals.

The Kuttanadu area has a dense network of waterways where you can see coconut cultivation, toddy tapping, fishing, and duck farming

Bird Watching in the Alleppey backwater, the preferred haunt of exquisite and rare migratory birds. You may see stork billed or white throated kingfisher, Asian palm swift, white breasted waterhen, Indian cormorant, black drongo, jungle myna and numerous other exotic birds.

Temples and Churches. The numerous temples and churches of Allepey include Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, St Mary’s Church, The Latin Catholic Church near Kannan Varkey Bridge, Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, St. Andrew’s Forane Church at Arthunkal and Karumadikkuttan.
Shopping around Alleppey

Alleppey’s main street Mullackal is the ideal destination for shopping for exotic jewellery, spices and other local items.

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