Lord Krishna is worshipped around India with different names. Shri Krishna Swami Temple in Ambalapuzha is very beautiful temple surrounded by a pond and apart temple it is also a monestary devoted to Lord Krishna. The place is really peaceful and very less crowded. The temple is as old as 13th century and remains to be a popular point of interest for tourists.
Krishna Puram Palace is a collection of various artifacts and this is a 18th century king's palace, in accordance with strict Kerala style architecture. It also has a museum which has an amazing collection of artifacts. The tourist who love history must visit it.
This is a small island in Alappuzha district. Pathiramanal stands for 'sands of night'. This island is a home to many birds national and international. It's scenic beauty on both sides of the lake is yet another tourist place of interest.
If you are traveling with kids then Vijaya park is a must on your list, this park has water boats, battery cars, toy train rides and a lot of fun not just for kids but for adults to remember their childhood.
The backwaters at Alleppey stretch over a long route and on the way you have a lot many things to do. One of them is Kayaking in the backwaters of Alleppey in a small cabal. So the Villages that you couldn't explore being in the large cruises, you can explore them through these backwaters. There are many agencies that rent the paddlers on a reasonable price. While on your cruise, you can stop by at a seaside restaurant to try some masala shrimp and fried pomfret at a floating restaurant. Their speciality is that they serve everything fresh with ocean front will just make your day.