Alleppey , Kerala

Description

Built in the 9th century AD, Alleppey, called Alappuzha lies on the edge of the great Ashtamudi Lake. With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Today, Alleppey has emerged as a Backwater Tourist Centre, beckoning thousands of foreign tourists each year.

Alleppey is also famous for its Boat races, Houseboat Holidays, Beaches, Marine Products and Coir Industry. Every year, during August-September, Alleppey wakes up to the pulsating Nehru Cup Snake Boat Race, a water sport unique to Kerala.

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Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha Beach, with thick palm grooves, a lovely garden right on the sea shore, an antique light house and much more add on to the beauty of this scenic beach.


Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple

The Ambalapuzha Lord Krishna's Temple is famous for its wonderful mural paintings and the "Ambalapuzha Palpayasam".(Prasadham) The temple certainly reflects the southern architectural style and could be delightful experience for the ones with a fascination of art and culture.


Kuttanad

Kuttanad is well known for its green paddy fields clubbed with lively backwaters that add to charm. A house boat tour along the picturesque Vembanad backwaters is the best way to enjoy the charm of the place.


Pathiramanal

This lovely island is placed between Thannermukkam and Kumarakom.It is located in Vembanad and this island is a Birdwatchers paradise.


Mannarsala

The Sree Naga Raja Temple at Mannarsala is a famous pilgrimage centre for believers of serpant Gods. This temple is located near Harippad which is about 32 km off Alappuzha town. With around 30,000 pictures of the serpent gods, it is undoubtedly one of its kind in Kerala.


Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram Palace was constructed in the realm of former ruler Marthanda Varma Maharaja. The palace is reowned for its wonderful mural paintings. One of the most famous murals installed in the palace measures 14 feet by 11 feet.


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