Alwaye Palace (now Aluva) in Kerala is a magnificent monument evocative of the splendor and heritage of the ancient past. Aluva is an industrialized town and an important tourist destination in Kerala’s Ernakulam district. Located on the banks of the picturesque Periyar River, the Alwaye Palace stands as mute witness to a long and eventful past. A tour to Alwaye Palace transports visitors back in time to the glorious period of ancient royalty.
Alwaye Palace is located at Aluva, on N H 47, 15 kms away from Kochi, near Kochi International Airport One of the major tourist attractions in Kerala, Alwaye Palace has some beautiful circular verandahs which offer panoramic views of the Periyar River and its surroundings.
The lovely palace building is presently being used as the Alwaye Guest House and ranks as one of the most frequented resorts in the state. Tourtoindia invites you to visit Alwaye Palace and unravel a great deal about the rich cultural heritage of Kerala.
Besides housing the famous Alwaye Palace, Aluva is also well-known as a pilgrim center and summer resort. The Aluva Sivarathri Festival celebrated at Manal Puram (land with sand) on the banks of Periyar River, attracts thousands of tourists to the town. This colorful annual festival is marked by vendors selling their wares and devotees remaining awake and praying all night to pay homage to their ancestors.