Alappuzha Lighthouse, Alappuzha

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Enjoy the view from Alappuzha Lighthouse, a historic cylindrical masonry tower and a major tourist attraction. This giant red and white banded chess tower stands 30 m (98 ft) tall above swaying palm trees. Climb its teakwood spiral staircase to the open-top balcony to get a 360 panoramic view of the Alleppey port and the city as well as the open sea. Built in 1862, the lighthouse still operates manually. A small lighthouse museum building is located in the gardens around the tower. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Alappuzha Lighthouse by using our Alappuzha online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Lovely place. A bit of a steep climb but worth it. The view from the top was great. Also see the way it used to work.  more »
  • Amount at the top of the lighthouse, we were surprised to see how Alleppey is green: almost no building is more than, except "or 4 temples and churches.
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  • It's worth climbing the steps to get out to view Alleppey. Full 360 viewing of the town's life. It was quite busy mid afternoon with a bunch of teenagers on a school outing in their brightly coloured ...  more »

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The accommodations of Alappuzha vary greatly in style, with the beach, main urban area, and waterways splitting the focus of the city. The area between Alappuzha Beach and Finishing Point contains the highest concentration of accommodations here, with hotels offering sea views and large resorts by the coast, a number of upmarket hotels and simple guesthouses by Finishing Point, and an array of largely standard hotels in the urban area between these two scenic spots. Many visitors to Alappuzha opt to stay on a houseboat for all or part of their visit, with the accommodations taking a range of different routes through the backwaters.
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