Alappuzha or Alleppey
Alleppey or Alappuzha
Alleppey or Alappuzha is referred as “Venice of the East.” With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Many Kerala Backwater cruises begin or end in Alappuzha. It is one among the best holiday destination in Kerala especially for honeymoon couples. The backwaters with water birds and flowers and greenery along their banks are a beautiful and refreshing sight. See the serene attractions of Alappuzha on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Alappuzha is also known as a center of the coir industry. Coir is made from the rough outer husk of the coconut. The fibers of the husk are processed and woven to make useful items including packaging material, boards, mats and brushes. It is world famous for the Snake Boat Races which held in Alleppey every year around the time of the Onam festival. The giant snake boats called Chundanvalloms, race against each other for the prestigious Nehru Trophy. Teams of rowers seated on the long Snake Boats with their curving prows battle it out for the honor of winning the Nehru Trophy. Crowds throng the edge of the waterways where the race is held. Many tourists come to Alappuzha to see this exciting event. Alappuzha hold a carnival atmosphere during the boat races held at the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha. You can see the exhilarating snake boat races of Alappuzha on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Alappuzha also has a number of historic colonial buildings and a beautiful beach. A pier, lighthouse and grove of palm trees are scenic attractions near the Alappuzha beach. Enjoy touring the attraction of Alappuzha in Kerala, India on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Places to visit in Alleppey/Alappuzha
St. Andrew’s Church This historical Church was established by the Portuguese missionaries and one among the main heritage buildings of Kerala.
Punnamada Kayal This is a prime attraction of Alleppey in Kerala, where the annual Nehru boat race takes place every year during the month of August – September.
Krishnapuram Temple The two-storied building, displays the typical Keralan style of architecture. The largest mural painting, Gajendra Miksham, is displayed in a museum here.
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.