About Alappuzha – The Quaint Little Town
With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. The tiny town has been given the sobriquet of the 'Venice of East' because of its uncanny resemblance with the Italian city in terms of intricate maze of backwaters, canals and rivers. Alappuzha was once a busy port, serving as the entrance point of Kerala for boats that brought goods from other regions and also carried the same from the town. The port was the brainchild of Raja Kesava Das, the Deewan of Travancore in the 18th century.
Alleppey Beach – Time to Enjoy
Alappuzha beach also known as Alleppey beach is one of the most popular spots in the district of Alappuzha. From relaxing to going crazy enjoying watersports, Alleppey Beach has facilities for everything.
Sightseeing at the Alleppey Beach
Remnants of the once thriving port provide for good sightseeing options at the Alleppey beach. The thousand feet pier date backs to 1862 when Captain Huge Crawford built it to provide shelter and protection to the boats and ships that came in. Also there is a lighthouse that obviously illuminated the path of ships in the darkness of night. Both these remnants from past are not in a good condition today, yet they have the capability to impress you. There are also other colonial buildings that offer good sightseeing
The Beautiful Garden of Alleppey Beach
Roam around in the beautiful garden of the Alleppey beach. The beauty will instill a renewed sense of happiness in you.
Watersports at the Alleppey Beach
Alleppey beach offers umpteen opportunities to give your jaded soul a reason to go lively. No, it is not the beauty of the surroundings that we are still talking about. The wondrous surroundings do have an effect but a chance to enjoy watersports infuse new energy into you. Challenge the sea waves by going for surfing and parasailing or have fun with water by hiring water-scooters and high-speed boats. And if not any of these, you can also go for swimming under clear blue sky. Just make sure that you are aware of the precautions to be taken Vijaya Park & Sea View Park
The two fantastic park should not be missed out at any cost. Children, specially find these two parks of
Alleppey beach extremely delightful. Boating option is available in both parks. Additionally, Vijaya Park also offers rides in toy trains and bicycles.Alleppey Beach Resorts
Alleppey Beach Resort, Coir Village Lake Resort, Punnamada Beach Resort, Marari Beach Resort.Other Attractions of Alappuzha
Apart from the Alleppey Beach, Alappuzha has plenty of other attractions that make it a precious gem of God's own Country.
Today, Alappuzha has grown in importance as a Backwater Tourist Centre, attracting several thousands of foreign tourists each year. A backwater cruise that starts from Alleppey and culminates in jetty gives a good view of the andscape beauty , monuments, temples,churches and industries of Alappuzha.
Alleppey Boat Races
Boat Races intrinsic part of Kerala culture and Alleppey is one destination that has created its distinct place in the arena of boat races. The Nehru Trophy boat Race at Punnamada, the Payippad near Haripad, the Thiruvandoor, Neerettupuram, Karuvatta and Thaikkoottam boat races all contribute to make Alleppey a perfect destination for watching boat races. All these races are mostly held in the month of August and September.
Alappuzha Sightseeing Option – In And Around
There are a number of palaces, temples, churches and other attractions that you can enjoy while on a visit to Alappuzha. Famous amongst them are Krishnapuram Palace, Kuttanad Region, Mullakkal Rajeswari Temple, Pathiramanal, Ambalapuzha Temple, Arthunkal Church, Champakulam Church, Chavara Bhavan, Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, Mavelikkara, Edathua Church, Karumadikuttan, Mannarsala, Q S T and R Block Kayal, Punnapra & Mararikulam.