Alappuzha Tourism

Alappuzha also known as Alleppey is a city in Kerala, a southern state of India. It is rightly considered as the “Venice of the East” with canals connecting to the renowned snaking backwaters. With its backwater boat holidays, famous boat race, beautiful beaches, marine products and coir industries, Alappuzha has become a very popular tourist destination. The city itself has a marvellous sight. The Alleppey beach is quite impressive and worth visiting. Marari beach is good for a one – day trip which is close to the Alappuzha town. The Shreekrishna Swamy temple at Alappuzha is a 15th century temple and is quite eminent among the locals. There are also other religious sites to visit. Jain Derasar is a Jain temple with a calm and peaceful ambience. In Karumadikkuttan one can find the 9th century black granite statue of Buddha.

Many visitors gather around to view the spectacular Neheru Trophy Snake Boat Race, held in August. Boats carrying hundreds of people race along the canals of Alappuzha. The House boat stay and the boat or canoe ride to explore the beauty of Alappuzha can lead to a unique experience. Alapuzzha is well connected by road and railways. The nearest airport is Kochi from where bus and train service are available.

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Travel Guide Alappuzha Beach Alleppey
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Alappuzha Beach

Beaches are abundant in India as almost half of the country is flanked by seas and oceans. The western coast of India is lined by the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat's presence bestowed the coastline with a great many number of picturesque beaches.

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Travel Guide Alappuzha Backwaters Kerala
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Alappuzha Backwaters

The Kerala is esteemed as the Venice of the East because of the backwaters of the Alappuzha region. The natural crisscross of river canals all over the region, from the mainland to the coast of the Arabian Sea with many lagoons and lakes along the way too, make the land fertile i....

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Travel Guide Chettikulangara Devi Temple
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Chettikulangara Devi Temple

The Chettikulangara Devi Temple in Alleppy is one of the few yet most popular Hindu temple in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to the mother energy and her incarnation Goddess Bhadrkali is worshipped here with grace and grandeur. This is a must visit spot.

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Travel Guide Nehru Trophy Boat Race
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Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race

Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race is one of the major occasions in Kerala and this yearly grand occasion is held during the festive season of Onam.

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Travel Guide Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple
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Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple

Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple in the backwater trails of Kerala is one of the most revered destinations for every Hindu in the state and abroad. The temple is a serene sanctum for the serpent god placed at the heart of the Alappuzha region.

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Travel Guide Krishnapuram Palace
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Krishnapuram Palace and Museum

Built in the 18th century, Krishnapuram Palace is the best example of a classic Pathinerakettu Kerala Architectural style housing. Located in Kayamkulam, near Alappuzha in Kerala, Krishnapuram Palace is now being used as a museum where various exhibitions are being held every day....

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