Golden Triangle of Kerala Tourism: Alappuzha, Kollam and Kochi are the three prominent coastal towns in Kerala, around which some pf the most attractive tourist spots in the State are located. The land strip which is dotted by these three districts is blessed with blue backwaters, enchanting coastlines and country landscapes with festivals, performances and fascinations. Alappuzha, the land of backwaters, offer the best step-bound to plan your entire visit to Kerala. It is conveniently located, for you to branch out through the entire land.
Venice of the East: Alappuzha, widely know as the "Venice of the East" is one of the oldest trade centers with a long history. Before Kochi becoming the major port in Kerala, it was Alappuzha that ruled the roost. Thousands of ships from all over the world anchored here to grab the rich spices and coir products of a sumptuous Kerala. Today Alappuzha is a beautiful tourist attraction. Canals crisscross through its heartland. Colonial mansions overlook the Arabian Sea, cool breezes sway through the blue backwaters ... And a thousand other attractions await to unravel before you. The splendid spectacles of a legendary past.
The Backwaters: Spell bounding backwater stretches encompass Alappuzha and the adjacent places. Vembanadu, Punnamada, Kayamkulam and Ashtamudi are the beauty spots in the tapestry of the backwaters. Vembanadu lake is the biggest lake in Kerala. It is also the most enthralling. An intricate network of canals and rivers connect it to the interior villages. Any trip through this mesmerizing waterscape offer an enchanting experience. Punnamada Lake is famous for the historical Nehru Trophy Boat Race. A unique spectacle of the diverse range of racing boats like the popular Snake Boats will be displayed here every year. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race held on the second Saturday of August is one of the spectacular events which may engross the viewer in extreme bliss. The uncontaminated virgin backwaters provides a panoramic view of the Nature extending to the horizons. Two other prominent lakes are Kayamkulam and Ashtamudi, the eight hour journey from Alappuzha to Kollam through these backwater stretches unravels the rich scenario of the water bound villages
Offers Delightful Life in Princely Style: At Prince Hotel, we understand the aspirations of a discerning tourist. That is way we take much care to set our service to international standards. In Prince you will experience the royal grandeur and resplendence of the regal life-style of ancient Indian Princes and Princesses.
A Hearty Reception: When receiving our guests, we follow a single dictum : Athithi Devo Bhava - "the guest is equal to God". Our reception desk is grace, manners and excellence incorporated. the discerning quality of our service can be experienced every minute you share with us.
Elegant Rooms: Each and every room is crafted in luxurious manner and one are rich with their elegant interiors. Their unique designs and relaxed ambience create the ideal atmosphere for you to enjoy your holiday.
Enliven your Spirit: The Hotel has a clean and comfortable bar which could serve you a wide range of beverages to enliven your spirit.
Vembanad - 'Excellent Restaurant': The Restaurant Vembanad offers a wide range of culinary excellence, both Indian and International. Those who would like to know what the regional varieties are like, find no better place.
Spacious Lobby: The elegant ambience of the spacious and convenient lobby allows you to thrive with pleasure. It is spacious, grand and a synonym for cleanliness.
The Old Curiosity Shop: There is an antique / curio shop in the same block of the Prince Hotel which offer exquisitely carved ornaments and other curious. Have a try.
Kettuvallam: Kettuvallam or Kerala Style House Boats offer a rare treat while you sojourn in the God's Own Country. The big, spacious, traditional boats have everything luxurious inside it, like an elegant sleeping chamber. You can cruise in it through the tingling backwaters, throughout a night in waxing moonlights. The lullaby of the waves and the dazzling delights of the moon-lit night can be experienced by spending a couple of nights in our Kettuvallam 'Princely' anchored in a remote undisturbed spot in the Vembanad backwaters.
Swimming Pool: The Prince Hotel has beautiful outdoor Swimming Pool, designed taking into Glossy floorings glitter behind the clean and crystal-clear water through which you can swim like mermaids.
The Beaches: The Alappuzha beach, with its beautiful garden on the shore, given an exclusive watch. Imposing building of a colonial past overlooking the shore. The long pier which darts over to the sea is a rare watch. Land at Kollam, Thirumullavaram is a beach resort and ideal bay for bathing and swimming. Just 5 KMs from Kollam Town it is a good stopover for those who look forward for an enjoyable evening in the waves. Thangasseri beach brings back the memories of the Portuguese and Dutch settlements. The spot is well-known for its 45 meter height light house and rocky coast beds.
Magic Lands: Within the perimeter of Alappuzha a good number of unparalleled attractions are there which can cast a spell over you with their magical charm. Here are a few
Kumarakom Pathiramanal: Travel to Kumarakom through waters, catch the dazzling sceneries of blush mangrove plantation, the bird sanctuary and the silver spread of scintillating backwaters. Roam over the little island of Pathiramanal. Ravish your spirits.
Mannarassala Nagaraja Temple: It is situated 32 kms south of Alappuzha near Harippad. The temple is one of the most important centres Serpent worship in Kerala.
Arthungal Church: A rare artificial in the Gothic style, St. Sebastian Church is worshipped here and the annual festival or perunnal is famous. 22 kms from Alappuzha.
Amruthapuri - Vallikkavu: You will notice a cross-section of the international Cosmopolitan culture in Vallikkavu, Quilon where devotees - Oriental and Occidental throng to the receive the blessings of the world-renowned Matha Amrithananda Mayi. This internationally famous incarnation of divinity imparts solace and peace to all by her unparalleled supremacy in the Metaphysical Plane. It is situated 6 kms away from Ochira, Kollam District.
Krishnapuram Palace: An old Palace, Kings of Kayamkulam Dynasty ruled from here. A museum of antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes. The famous mural 'Gajendramoksham' - Blessed Elephant King is preserved here.
Chettykulangara Temple: Supposed to be an old centre of Buddhist faith, this temple is now famous for its splendid annual festival Kettukazhcha. Hundreds of huge figures of horses and bulls, made of brightly decorated wood and paper, are displayed.
Karumadikuttan: It is traditionally believed to be a statue of the Lord Buddha. Dates back to 14th century. It displays the remnants of an ancient civilization with a rich religious heritage.
Hill Stations: East of Alappuzha within a 5 hour journey you could reach some of the cool hideouts in Kerala.
Thekkady: From Kottayam, traveling around 100 kms you will get to Thekkady, one of the finest game sanctuaries in the State. A two-hour journey through the profound Periyar Lake offer beautiful sights of wide elephants, wild boars, bosons, deer and tiger.
Munnar: A five hour ride from Alappuzha (via Kottayam) you could reach Munnar, a splendid hill resort in the Western Ghats. It's a heaven with salubrious climate. There are lakes, streams and world's rich vista of Tea Plantations.