(Alappuzha) is a District of immense natural beauty.
Known as the Venice of The East, it is famous for backwaters,
boat races, houseboat holidays,
beaches, marine products and coir
products. A singular characteristic of this land is the
region called Kuttanad. The land of lush paddy fields,
Kuttanad is called the rice bowl of Kerala and is the one
of the few places in the world where farming is done below the sea
How to reach
The nearest airport is Cochin, which is 95 Kms away. Aleppey is
well connected by rail from all major places in India. Aleppey is
well connected by Road also.
Places to see
This Island on the backwaters is a favorite haunt of hundreds of
rare migratory birds from different parts of the
world. The island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom,
and is accessible only by boat.
This area is very famous for its backwaters and
you can have very beautiful scenes of paddy fields.
This is one of the places in the world where farming is done below
This is one of the most popular picnic spots in Aleppey. The pier,
which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. There is
also an old lighthouse, which is greatly fascinating
Built by Marthanda Varma, it is at Karthikapally
in Kayamkulam and is famous for its mural depicting the
story of Gajendramoksham. In this 18-century museum
you can see antique sculptures, paintings
Allappuzha is world famous for its Snake Boat Race.
Boat Races usually take place at the time of Onam festival.
Some of the important boat races are:
1. Nehru Trophy Boat Race (2nd Saturday
2. Payippad Jalotsavam (4th Onam Day)
3. Champakulam Moolam Boat Race (July)
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