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Chakara Restaurant

The restaurant at Raheem Residency is Alleppey’s finest, with seating on a bijou open rooftop, reached via a spiral staircase, with views over to the beach. The menu creatively combines traditional Keralan and Europ…
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Mushroom

A breezy open-air restaurant with wrought-iron chairs, specialising in cheap, tasty and spicy halal meals like chicken kali mirch, fish tandoori and chilli mushrooms. Lots of locals and travellers give it a good vib…
Sports in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

This is the most renowned and fiercely contested of Kerala’s boat-race regattas. Thousands of people, many aboard houseboats, gather around the starting and finishing points on Alleppey's Punnamada Lake to watch sna…
Multicuisine in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Dreamers

Designed to vaguely resemble a kettuvallam (rice barge), Dreamers is across the road from Alleppey Beach where it's unfortunately being blighted by the construction of a massive concrete flyover. Still, it's a rusti…
Museum in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

RKK Memorial Museum

The Revi Karuna Karan (RKK) Memorial Museum, in a grand building fronted by Greco-Roman columns, contains a lavish collection of crystal, porcelain, Keralan antiques, furniture, artworks and (sadly) ivory from the p…
Multicuisine in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Kream Korner Art Cafe

The most colourful dining space in town, this food-meets-art restaurant greets you with brightly painted tables and contemporary local art on the walls. It's a relaxed, airy place popular with Indian and foreign fam…
Indian in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Royale Park Hotel

There's an extensive menu at this air-con hotel restaurant, and the food, including veg and fish thalis, is consistently good. You can order from the same menu in the surprisingly nice upstairs beer parlour and wash…
Multicuisine in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Harbour Restaurant

This enjoyable beachside place is run by the nearby Raheem Residency. It’s more casual and budget-conscious than the hotel’s restaurant, but promises a range of well-prepared Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes, …
Lighthouse in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Alleppey Lighthouse

The candy-striped lighthouse is a few blocks back from the beach. There's a small museum containing on original oil lamp and you can climb to the top via the spiralling staircase for 360-degree views of a surprising…
Indian in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Halais

Locally famous for its chicken and mutton biryanis, Halais packs them in at this clean restaurant behind the street-front sweet shop. It's also popular for Arabian and Yemeni dishes such as shawarma.