A.R. Raja Raja Varma is a respected figure among the people of Kerala for his immense contribution in the field of Malayalam literature. His residence has become one of the popular tourist attractions in Alleppey today, and gets a significant number of visitors every year. Considering his efforts in promoting Malayalam and Sanskrit literatures, he came to be known as 'Kerala Panini'. Bhashabhooshanam, Kerala Panineeyam, and Vritha Manjari are some of his important literary works. He produced his greatest works during the years which were considered to be the golden period of Malayalam literature.
He built his home in Mavelikara, which is located in the Alappuzha district of Kerala. Many people who arrive in Alleppey for a vacation never forget to visit Saradha Mandiram during their tour, as it is the home that A.R. Raja Raja Varma built for himself in Mavelikara. While there are many other interesting places near Alleppey worth visiting, lovers of literature would be very interested in knowing the history of A.R. Raja Raja Varma. In recent times, his residence is being maintained by the State Government and has also become his memorial. Other important attractions of Mavelikara include the Chettikulangara Devi Temple, St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral and the C.S.I. Christ Church.
Various temples of this region are also worth visiting, and they are ideal places to witness all the important festivals that are held in them annually. People visiting all the tourist attractions in Alleppey and its surrounding areas can book their accommodations in any of the resorts or hotels located in the Alappuzha district. It would give them the required convenience in exploring all the important places. Rooms or suites in these hotels and resorts are well-equipped with modern facilities, that are designed to provide a memorable stay for tourists. They can also enjoy some mouth-watering local delicacies in them during their stay.