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Travel Destination:Alappuzha(Alleppy)

Travel Destination (Alappuzha)Alleppy in Kerala, India.

Kerala is otherwise called as “ God’s own Country”& it’s true and unbelievable unless you see.

Alappuzha is also known as Alleppey and is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzhadistrict of Kerala state of southern India.Alappuzha is a city with an urban population of 174,164 and third among the districts having highest literacy rate in Kerala.

Its a town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as “Venice of the Eastby Lord Curzon. Hence, it is known as the “Venetian Capital” of Kerala. Malayalam is the most spoken language.

Alappuzha is considered to be the oldest planned city in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the city is the first of its kind along the Laccadiveseacoast.

The Backwaters of Alappuzha are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters can be booked through Tour operators and internet as well.

To be honest unless one spends a day at least at this unique Backwater heaven one cant imagine its scenic beauty of tall palm trees standing tall on both sides with the house boats cruising in between.

Watching birds would be another attraction for birders and Photographers.

A wide varieties of water birds mostly relying on fish hover above to catch their prey & it’s really awesome to watch them.

Alappuzah is the access point for the annual NehruTrophy Boat Race, held on the PunnamadaLake, near Alappuzha, on the second Saturday of August every year. This is the most competitive and popular of the boat races in India.There is one Water Sports academy by Ministry of Sports&culture with hostel facility.

These houseboats are equipped with all latest amenities including AC accommodation with various cuisine delicacies served as per choice.

How to reach:

Alleppy city is situated at a distance of 46 km from Kottayam and 53 from Kochi and 155 kilometres north of Trivandrum.

Coir is the most important commodity manufactured in Alappuzha.The Coir Board was established by the Central Government under the provisions of the Coir Industry Act, 1955. A Central Coir Research Institute is located at Kalavoor.

Compiled from Wikipedia and different several internet articles for general interest and to make the World aware of such a scenic place in God’s own country….Kerala.


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