(Alleppey) travel information, Kerala
for its boat races and beaches,was founded by Raja keshawadasan, Divan
of Traveanacore in 1762. Alappuzha one of the backwater sites of India's
southern state Kerala. Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty
also referred as Venice of the east. By the Virtue of its proximity to
the sea, Alappuzha also is the home to diverse animal and bird life.
Most of the traveler
come here is to use it as a stopover point on their way to Backwater tour
to kollam or kottayam.
A singular characteristic
of this land is the region called Kuttanad. The rice bowl of Kerala. Kuttanad
is perhaps the only place in the world where farming is done below sea
Major Boat Races in Alappuzha:
Places to Visit:
Kuttanad It's called the rice bowl of kerala because of her wealth of
paddy crops, is at the very heart of the backwaters. The scenic countryside
of Kuttanad with its shimmering waterways also has a rich crop of Banana,
Cassava and Yam. This is perhaps the only region in the world where farming
is done 1.5 to 2 mtr below sea level. Inland waterways which flow above
land lever are an amazing feature of this region.
This is one of the most popular picnic spots in Alappuzha (Alleppey).
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 fascinating to visitors.
According the mythology a Young Brahmin dived into the Vembanad lake to
perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise
from below, thus creating the Enchanting Island Pathiramanal (sands of
midnight). This little island on the backwaters is a favorite haunt of
hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. This
island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom, and is accessible only
One of the oldest churches in Kerala, the St. Mary's Church is believed
to be one of the seven established by St. Thomas. The annual feast at
this church falls on the 3rd Sunday of October every year.
The St. Sebastian's Church here is an important Christian pilgrim center.
Annual festival Arthunkal Perunnal - the feast of the patron saint (January).
Krishna Temple (15 km south of Alappuzha):
Built in the typical Kerala architectural style, this temple is famous
all over India for the Palpayasam, the daily offering of deliciously sweet
milk porridge. It is also in this temple that pallipana is performed by
velans (sorcerers) once every twelve years.
How to Reach
Kochi (Nedumbassery - 85 km) and Thiruvananthapuram (150 kms).
Well connected to Major Cities.
An excellent road network links the district to all major towns and cities
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