Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a city in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District. Alappuzha is considered to be the oldest planned town in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the town is the first of its kind along the Laccadive Sea coast Alleppey is one of the most important tourist centers in Kerala and is rightly called,
. The large networks of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline. It is the
as well as for visits to the lovely church filled town of Kottayam, and the town of Aranmula, famous for its historic Aranmula Snake Boat Race, which are held on the second Saturday of August, every year. It is excitement all around as snake - boats, each manned by over a hundred oarsmen, cut through the waters like wind. The event is a tremendous success with tourists and the local people alike.
Welcome to the land of peace and serenity. Allepey is blessed with engraved lagoons, picture perfect lakeside, palm laced canals and exotic sea shore. Alleppey is known for its Coir carpet industries and prawn farming. Alleppey is ideal for backwater tourism as well as for visits to the lovely church filled town of Kottayam, and the town of Aranmula, famous for its historic Aranmula Snake Boat Race, which is an annual event.
Experience the un-paralleled magic of the narrow, shaded streets & vibrant color of Alleppey. This fairly pleasant market town is built on canals and is surrounded by coconut trees. The Arabian Sea on its west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, Alleppey (or Alappuzha as it's also known) is a district of immense natural beauty. The average temperature varies between 35 and 20 degrees centigrade, with an annual rainfall of 230 cm. The best time to visit is August to March.
Take a one-night cruise on a traditional houseboat on the romantic backwaters of Alappuzha. Gaze at the moon while lying peacefully on the dock while you listen to the soft splashes of water against the houseboat. The houseboats are equipped with all modern amenities like plush carpets, bedrooms with attached bath and on board food.
So, you get authentic Kerala cuisine while you sail through the gorgeous backwaters, thinking to yourself whether this place is actually untouched by time. So visit Alleppey if you really want to see what it feels to surrender yourself to nature and feel like been born again.
It is known for exuding limitless force through its silent smiles and encounters where the sea remains an enduring motifs against clear blue sky. The canals throws another study in contrasts with bridges monitoring their modern classiness in the names like Iron Bridge, Stone Bridge and Palace Bridge. It's only during 'Onam' that Alleppey canals resound with the hurrahs of Nehru Trophy Race. With six navigational canals and arrays of backwater tinged with bird chirping as well as setting for tourists mood, Alleppey readily greets you for a vacation due or its charming houseboat trips.
Places to see in Alleypey
Beach, backwaters and boats are just few reasons to visit Alleppey. Begin with a cruise from the Boat Jetty, then stroll back into past the canals covered with mauve hyacinth. There are several entertainment on the beaches, including children park and garish swings. The little island of Pathiramanal, on the Backwaters is a favourite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the land. more..
The visit to Alleppey is incomplete without your 'backwater cruise'. A trip starting from Punnamada Kayal takes you along canals past scenic lands offering you the views of paddy fields and scenic islands.