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Alappuzha Beach : This is a good and quite clean beach. On the southern side of the beach there is a park for children. The good old memories of Alappuzha Sea Bridge which is in ruin, reminds the time when Alappuzha port was one of the most famous and important ports in Kerala. The passage of goods came via ships was enabled through Sea Bridge. The Beach park is a picnic spot with children's park & boating facilities (Open 1500 - 2000 hrs). Entrance fee Rs. 2 per person; Free entrance for children below 5 years. Boating charge: Rs. 10 for 10 minutes. Other facilities for children: Toy train, bicycles, Video permit Rs. 25, Camera permit: Rs. 5 respectively.

Alleppey also known as Alappuzha is the centre for backwater cruises in Kerala. It has a large network of canals which passes through the town, provinces its lifeline & has a long sandy beach. It is also the centre of the famous coir products of Kerala. Alleppey known as Venice of the East, is blessed with backwaters, beaches, canals, lakes and lagoons. The famous Aranmula boat races, Nehru Trophy Vallam Kali etc takes place in Alappuzha.  Houseboating is a major tourist attraction of Alleppey. 

Major Attractions in Alappuzha


Light House : Situated about 4 kms away from the town is one of the oldest light houses in Kerala. From the top of the light house we can see the whole Alappuzha beach and some parts of the Alappuzha Town.

 Nehru Trophy Snake - Boat Races  :  It is at the Punnamada Lake, known for its spectacular snake - boat races held on the second week of August, every year. The boat race competition named as Nehru Trophy from India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who inaugurated it in 1952. It’s a great excitement all around and each boats will be manned over a hundred oarsmen, who will speed through the waters like wind. The event is a tremendous success with tourists and the local people alike.

 Kuttanadu : This place is called as the Rice Bowl of Kerala because of its rich paddy wealth, is situated at the very heart of backwaters and is below the sea level. The village areas with paddy fields, backwaters, banana plantations, yam and coconuts is an amazing scenary to all.

Pathiramanal (Island) : This island can be accessed by boat from Kumarakom or Muhamma. This is a small beautiful island in the Vembanad Lake. This island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom and there is a favourite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world.

Krishnapuram Palace : The palace museum houses antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes. The palace built by Marthanda Varma, at Karthikapally in Kayamkulam is famous for its mural depicting the story of Gajendramoksham. This 18th century, piece of art is one of the largest murals in Kerala.

 Ambalapuzha : The 'Sri Krishna temple' is 14 kms south of Alappuzha, Lord Krishna (Kannan) is the presiding deity here. Ambalapuzha Palpayasam is famous all over the world. This is a daily offering of deliciously sweet milk porridge. Paintings of the Dasavatharam (the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu) are on display on the inner walls of the Chuttambalam. The temple is built in the typical Kerala architectural style. It is also in this temple that Pallipana is performed by Velans (sorcerers) once every twelve years. Ottanthullal, an art form originated by the poet Kunchan Nambiar, was first performed on the premises of this temple. 

Arthunkal: A major Christian pilgrim centre of Kerala is  The St. Sebastian's Church also known as Arttungal Church. The feast of the patron St. Sebastian is held on Januvary  and is known as Arthunkal Perunnal.



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