On a thin strip between Arabian Sea and Punnamada Lake life moves in a slow motion at Alleppey, allowing abundance of nature in each one's life. The blue water gushing out of the rocky creaks takes you to the resplendent world untouched by the humms of the modern world. This picture book boondock advices for your perfect holiday listings on its quay side. The roller coaster of Kerala, Allepey has gathered a great deal of tourists moss with growing number of years.
Welcome to the land of peace and tranquility. Allepey is blessed with engraved lagoons, picture perfect lakeside, palm laced canals and exotic sea shore. Famously known as "Venice Of The East", large network of canals are the main attraction of Alleppey. 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.
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.
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.
" It is here that most of the snake boat races are conducted and a majority of the rice boat & houseboat cruises are scheduled. The serene waterways are fringed by palm grove and paddy fields and offer a striking spectacle of the rustic life".
Alapuzzha's beauty is not merely in its backwaters, but in the man-made Islands that you will find amidst the waters. These highlands are hedged by mud walls, a haven for migratory birds, with paddy fields inundated with water. The R block is famous for fresh toddy served to the guests and crabs, clams and variety of other seafoods. Try taking a dip at the water here because that is the best bet at R Block.
Alleppey is festooned with six canals across the length and breadth of the place connecting the city to mesh of backwaters trails. Many of them are not open to the visitors but you can stand on the edges of the traffic and watch the flights of then bird, the occasional water lilies, and the brilliant hues of tropical sky reflected sometimes in the water.
Best of Alapuzzha
A day at Alapuzzha introduces you to myriads moods of the sea here. The sea, at one time, can host many surprises another moment and a part of it can be envisaged during Onam time. Visit Alleppey during the festival time. The snake boats lacerate against the waters of the canals and a whole castle of foam accelerates the cheering mood of the audience. When Onam is over the next change in mood is welcomed, probably for the honeymooners who clinch the sea in a romantic mood or the holiday makers who watch the country side silently from the laced windows of their houseboats. Many a tales have been spun around the backwaters of Alleppey, each to be relished and remembered. The annual festival of the St. Andrews Forane Church at Arthunkal near Alleppey is held in the month of January. This ten-day festival held in the name of St. Sebastian is attended by thousands of devotees from all parts of the State. more..
- Seasons make no difference to Alapuzzha's beauty except monsoon to which
- Alapuzzha meets heart-to heart in her best green costumes. Meet her during October to May.
- District Tourism Promotion Council, Opp Canara Bank, Boat Jetty Road, Alappuzha.
- Board your flight to Kochi International Airport and wheeze to Allepey Station or hunt for Alapuzzha on NH47 which connects Salem to Kanyakumari.