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Alleppey (Alappuzha) is a District of immense natural beauty in Kerala. Today, Alappuzha has grown in importance as a Backwater Tourist Centre, attracting several thousands of foreign tourists each year.It is also famous for boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir products. It ia also known as the Venice of The East. For a total Alappuzha experience traverse the canals on small vallams (Boats) or anchor in the middle of the backwater lakes on a Kettuvallam (rice boat converted to cozy house boats) - spend the night under the star lit sky, listening to the splash of water on to the boat.

How to reach

The nearest airport is Cochin, which is 95 Kms away. Alleppey is well connected by rail from all major places in India. Alleppey is well connected by Road also.


Attractions of AlleppeyAlappuzha Pathiramanal


Pathiramanal
This Island on the backwaters is a favorite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. The island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom, and is accessible only by boat.Alappuzha Backwater


R-Block
This area in Kerala is very famous for its backwaters and you can have very beautiful scenes of paddy fields. This is one of the places in the world where farming is done below sea level.This is a popular location in the Kerala tour.


Krishnapuram Palace
Built by Marthanda Varma, it is at Karthikapally in Kayamkulam and is famous for its mural depicting the story of Gajendramoksham. In this 18-century museum you can see antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes.Alappuzha Boat Races


Boat Race
Allappuzha Backwater is world famous for its Snake Boat Race. Boat Races usually take place at the time of Onam festival.


Important boat races are:
Nehru Trophy Boat Race (2nd Saturday of August)
Payippad Jalotsavam (4th Onam Day)
Champakulam Moolam Boat Race (July)


Punnamada Kayal
he must-visit place of Alappuzha in kerala, where the annual Nehru Trophy boat race takes place during the month of August-September .The long boats, designed to resemble snakes, can accommodate 120 people, making two rows of 60 each.


Ambalapuzha Temple
Lord Krishna is worshipped here.Here one can see the typical temple architecture and culture of Kerala along with the chance to taste the Keralan delicacy, payasam.


St. Andrew's Church
Established by the Portuguese missionaries, celebrates the feast of St. Sebastian in a fun-filled, festive way.


Mullackal Temple
dedicated to goddess Rajarajeswari, is also a place worth visiting. The Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple This temple is believed to have miraculous powers and hence visited by number of pilgrims every year.Alappuzha Beach


Alappuzha Beach
This is one of the most popular picnic spots in Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya beach park add to the attractions of the beach. There is also an old lighthouse which is greatly fascination to visitors.


Vijaya Beach Park
Picnic spot with children's park & boating facilities (Open 15.00-20.00 hrs). Entrance fee Rs. 2 per person; Free entrance for children below 5 years. Boating charge: Rs.10 for 10 minutes. Other facilities for children: Toy train, bicycles. Video permit Rs. 25, Camera permit: Rs. 5 respectively Ph: 242960.Arthunkal Basilica


Arthunkal Basilica.
22 kms. north of Alappuzha, the St. Sebastian's Church is an important Christian pilgrim centre. Annual festival - Arthunkal Perunnal - the feast of the patron saint. (January).Thumpoly Church


Thumpoly Church
The parish of Thumpoly is renowned for its beautifully constructed church, called after St. Thomas and also dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The statue of 'Our Lady' of Immaculate conception in popularly called 'Kappal Karathi Amma', the mother who came by ship. The feast of our lady which lasts for 11 days ending on December 8, is the grandest feast of the parish. There is grand procession on the last day. The landmark of the place is a 500 year old church called St. Thomas Church, which was built by Portuguese. Thirthassery temple is another important monument in Thumpoly. The typical Kerala architectural beauty can be seen this small temple. Thumpoly is connected by road and rail. The beach at Thumpoly is a major tourist attraction. Coir handicrafts is a major cottage industry of the area.



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