Alappuzha ( Alleppey ), known as Venice of the East is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala. Alapuzha is beautiful place with the unending stretch of paddy fields, canals, small streams and with lush green coconut palms.

Alappuzha is the hub for backwater tourism in Kerala. "Kettuvallam" (Traditional House boats of Kerala) are available on hire to take visitors on the waterways of Vembanad Lake, the largest Lake in Kerala. Alappuzha is strongly connected by the waterways to various other parts of Kerala, including the famous tourist destination, Kumarakom.

Kuttanad in Alappuzha District is known as the rice bowl of Kerala.

Pathiramanal is a little island on the backwaters is a favorite haunt of hundred of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. This beautiful island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom is accessable only by boat.

Alappuzha Beach is one of the most popular picnic spots in Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. Vijaya Beach Park adds to the attractions of the beach. The Alappuzha Lighthouse here built in 1862 is a major tourist attraction.

Snake boat races involve long thin boats powered by up to 120 oarsmen are the most significant traditional event in Alappuzha. Snake boat races are usually held between August and October. Nehru Trophy Boat Race held in Punnamada Lake is the most famous snake boat race.

Video of Nehru Trophy Boat Race...

Alappuzha is a centre for coir industries.

Alappuzha is the only district in Kerala without forest.

Nearest railway station is at Alapuzha and Nearest Airport is
Cochin International Airport.

Important tourist places near to Alappuzha


Rajesh said...

I think the house boats in Kerala are better than those in Kashmir.
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Kerala Holidays said...

wonderful information about Alappuzha, We had a trip in Alappuzha houseboat last year, its really wonderful, mainly the food, really loved it. waiting for next trip to kerala.

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