Destination Alappuzha

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Engulfed by the Arabian Sea and Vembanad  Lake, Alappuzha, popular under the appellation “Venice of the East,”  beckons the tourist to enjoy the scenic beauty of Backwaters. Alappuzha,  the gateway of Backwater tourism, has a prime position in the world  tourism map. The snakeboats and houseboats are the two major attractions  of the district. Backwater cruise in a houseboat or motorboat is the  main attraction for the tourist. The backwaters fringed with lush green  bearing coconut palms, twisting its top in the breeze, long spread paddy  fields, traditional fishing operations, moving cargos, country crafts  and other aspects relating to the village life can be experienced in the  course of the cruise. Being an ancient town and the commercial  metropolis of the erstwhile Travancore, the relics of the ancient glory  of Alappuzha are interesting. The antique beauty of the town is better  be enjoyed on foot. Being the capital of coir industry, the production  of coir and coir products both in the traditional way and in the modern  mechanised way are very interesting. Alappuzha beach is one of the best  beaches of Kerala. The evenings can be spent in the beach enjoying the  sunset and the meteoric fall of highflying waves on the shore. Vijay  Park, sea view park, picnic spot, the old pier etc are the main  locations the tourists can visit at the beach area. Pathiramanal, an  island in the Vemband Lake, is a beauty spot and the abode of rare  migratory birds. Boats and the country canoes are available here to take  the tourists to the island. Mannarassala Nagaraja Temple,  Chakkulathukavu, Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Swamy Temple, Harippad  Temple, Devi Temple at Chengannoor, Arthunkal Church, Edathva Church,  Kokkothamangalam St. Antony’s Church, Cheppad Church etc. are the  important pilgrim centres of Alappuzha. Krishnapuram Palace at  Kayamkulam, Karumadikuttan, Thanneermukkam tourist complex etc. are the  other places of tourism importance. The Kumarakom bird sanctuary and  tourist complex are very near to Alappuzha. Generally, the tourism  season of Alappuzha starts in the month of August with the beginning of  snake boat races in and around Alappuzha. However, during May, June and  July, the comparatively offseason period, tourists arrive for Ayurvedic  massages and treatments

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2 Comment to Destination Alappuzha

  1. Pingback: Destination Alappuzha « keralaholidayservice

  2. harisk kakodkar says:

    really..i m planning a trip to allappuzha

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