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Alappuzha

 Houseboat Cruises Alappuzha

Awe inspiring Splendor of the tranquil town, Alappuzha
'Venice of the East'- Alappuzha, is indeed a beautiful district in Kerala which is cuddled by the Arabian Sea. There is an assortment of beautiful lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers adding that charm to this naturally bestowed place. Here you can watch some exotic animals and birds along with the scenic delights. A major attraction for backwater, Alappuzha has emerged as a great tourist center in recent years. Here you can enjoy the tranquil beaches, thrilling boat races, exotic and romantic houseboats plus the coir industry adds that extra something to its splendor. In short it is one of the amazing destination in India which is must for visit for any nature lover.

The rich history and culture of Alappuzha:  The beautiful town of Alappuzha has a remarkable history. Founded by the Divan of Travanacore - Raja Keshawadasan, in 1762, the town was initially named Alleppey. The influence of Communist activists who fought with police during the 1946 can still be felt. The important connection of Alappuzha with the nautical history of Kerala adds to the glorious history of the place.
 Just like the other parts of Kerala, Alappuzha too has a rich culture, great art and inspiring customs.  Even today when the farmers sow and harvest the fields, they sing the folk songs and relive the joyous past. The dance forms, traditional dramas, songs are still enjoyed during festivals like Onam, weddings and other local events.

Must not miss attractions in Alappuzha:
Alappuzha has many important tourist attractions and it is indeed a beautiful place where you can spend your holidays. There is an assortment of things to do and places to visit. Scroll down to check out the must not miss attractions of Alappuzha:

Champakulam Church: Known for its great history and beauty, the Champakulam Church is a nice place to visit. It is said that the church was established by St. Thomas and it is one of the oldest churches in the entire state. If you happen to travel to Alappuzha during October, do not miss the annual banquet, which falls on the 3rd Sunday of October and the annual feast on March 19th.

Light House: There is a beautiful lighthouse in Alappuzha which was built in 1862. It is a beautiful attraction you should not miss. It is the first lighthouse which was raised on the western coast.

Alappuzha Beach: Known for its tranquil beauty and ideal ambience, Alappuzha beach offers a splendid spot for picnics for family and friends. There is a park in the beach which is known as Vijaya Park.  You can also enjoy swimming and boating here. The Alappuzha beach is also popularly known for the dock which is around 137 years old. Amazing! Isn’t it?

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple:Located close to Harippad this beautiful temple is located 32 km towards the south of Alappuzha. This ancient temple is dedicated to the serpent God Nagaraja. This temple is a must visit as it is well known all across the globe.

Karumadikuttan: At Karumadikuttan, there is an ancient statue of Lord Buddha. It is said that the statue was feted in the 11th century. The history and cultural importance of this place makes it an important destination for those who want to take a dip in the interesting and glorious history of the place.

Houseboat Cruises:A holiday in Kerala without Houseboat cruise will be incomplete. Houseboat Cruise is one of the major attractions in Alappuzha. Here you can enjoy the romantic, breathtaking, reposeful and one of its kind experience.

Some offbeat shopping attractions: If you are a shopping enthusiast and you are looking for some breath taking shopping experience, Alappuzha will be the wrong place for you. Rather than that, it offers you a one of its kind shopping experience, a complete offbeat experience. Here you can find shops with beautiful, handmade, coir products. Alappuzha is also known for its spices. So, I will recommend you to buy pepper, areca nut, cardamom and even coconut oil from the local market. Alappuzha market will not disappoint you because the products you will get here are of good quality and really affordable. The offbeat shopping experience in Alappuzha will add memories to your visit.

 

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Planning to go this place via Indian Rail?

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