Alappuzha – The Venice of East

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Alappuzha or Alleppy, is one of the most beautiful places in Kerala with an array of breathtaking backwaters. Its a medley of serene lagoons, scenic lakes , palm fringed canals and white beaches. Known for the best houseboat cruises , both sides of the backwaters here are dotted with swaying coconuts,  picturesque villages where coir, boat building, fish farming and toddy tapping are the mainstays of economy.

The most sought after things of Alappuzha

Alappuzha is known for finest houseboats stays and day cruises. Houseboat cruises here offer personalized, relaxing and scenic homestays on the water. These stays are luxurious with all amenities on board and offers an excellent culture and heritage tour. Aluppuzha is also home to  Kuttunadu, one of the very few places on globe where cultivation is done four to ten feet below sea level. The other places on interest here are the Alappuzha Beach with a 19th-century lighthouse and 137 year old pier and Krishnapuram Palace famed for unique murals dating back to 18th century.  This  exquisite piece of art is one of the largest murals in Kerala.

Alappuzha

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While on boat cruise here do not miss out Pathiramanal,  is a small scenic island in the Vembanad Lake and a bird watchers paradise with numerous rare migratory birds from all over the world.   The other attractions in Allapuzha are  Poomkavu Church, Mullackal Raja Rajeshwari Temple, Mannarasala Temple and Salafi Juma Masjid Mosque.

The Food

Alappuzha is a non-vegetarian’s heaven. Prawns, oysters, lobsters, clams, crabs and Karimeen made in  traditional Kerala style are a few must haves when here. From upscale restaurants to shacks selling fresh catch from the sea , Alappuzha offers great variety of food in every budget. The vegetarian must haves are ghee roast dosas, avials, appams, Kerala parothas and idlis.

Climate

Kerala is blessed with tropical climate where the summers temperatures can be anywhere between 38C-20C and winter 32C-16C. The best time to enjoy the immense natural beauty of Alappuzha  is from September to May.

Reaching Allapuzha

Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi are the nearest airports connected by flights from major cities like Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai. Alappuzha is a the major railhead and is connected with major cities in India. Alappuzha is well connected with good motorable roads from all the cities in Kerala.

Further details

Alappuzha offers numerous boarding and lodging facilites to choose from.  Check out Travel & Hotel portal for Tickets and Hotel stay, You can get in touch with Tourist office at +91 452 2334757, or click here for more information.

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