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Alappuzha also known as Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India.This town 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 Arabian coast(refer encyclopedia of Kerala in Malayalam language). As per 2001 census Alleppey is the sixth largest city in Kerala with an urban population of 177,029. Alleppey is situated 62 kilometres (39 mi) to the south of Kochi and 155 kilometres (96 mi) north of Trivandrum. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters,beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the one of the places known as "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon . It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District. Malayalamis the most spoken language. Hindi, English and Tamil are also widely spoken in the town.

Alleppey is an important tourist destination in India.[3] Backwaters of Alleppey are world famous and is the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. It connects Kumarakom and Cochin towards north and Quilon to the South. Alappuzha is also the access point for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held on the Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha, held on the second Saturday of August every year, is the most competitive and popular of the boat races in India.[4] The mullackal chirap is also one of the attractions of allapuzha which is the festive season held ten colorfull days every year in the month of December.

Apart from Backwaters some other attractions in Alleppey are Alappuzha Beach offering one of the most beautiful views of the Arabian Sea, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, EdathuaChurch, Champakulam Valia Palli, Krishnapuram Palace[5] also attracts lot of tourists.The tasty ambalappuzha payasam is very famous dessert which will attract everyone of us to the venice of the east. 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. There is also a Coir Research Institute functioning at Kalavoor.

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Alappuzha ( Alleppey), is the capital of Alappuzha District , Kerala , India. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as theone of the places known as "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon. Aleppeyis the most popular Tourist attraction in Kerala, perhaps in India of this kind.

Backwaters of Alleppey are world famous and it connects Kumarakom and Cochin towards north and Quilon to the South. Alappuzha is also AM the access point for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held on the Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha, held on the second Saturday of August every year, is the most competitive and popular of the boat races in India.[The mullackal chirap is also one of the attractions of allapuzha which is the festive season held ten colorfull days every year in the month of December.The name Alappuzha is derived from the geographical position and physical features of the place. It means the land between the sea and network of rivers flowing into it. It is a landmark between the broad Arabian sea and a web of rivers flowing into it.

Location

Alleppey is situated 62 kilometres (39 mi) to the south of Kochi and 155 kilometres (96 mi) north of Trivandrum.

Attractions In Aleppey

Apart from Backwaters some other attractions in Alleppey are Alappuzha Beach offering one of the most beautiful views of the Arabian Sea, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, EdathuaChurch, Champakulam Valia Palli, Krishnapuram Palace also attracts lot of tourists.The tasty ambalappuzha payasam is very famous dessert which will attract everyone of us to the venice of the east. 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. There is also a Coir Research Institute functioning at Kalavoor.

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The district can be accessible through air, rail, road and water. Cochin International Airport which is 78 kilometres (48 mi) to the North is the nearest airport to the district. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport located 159 kilometres (99 mi) to the South is the other airport that links the district with other countries. International tourists utilize this facility to reach Alappuzha.

One major rail line passes through Alappuzha. The railway station is about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) away from the center of the town.Alappuzha Railway Station is linked by rail to cities like Trivandrum, Cochin, Chennai, Bokaro and Mumbai. A total of four trains originate from Alleppey to Cities like Kannur, Chennai, Dhanbad, and Tatanagar. Since Alleppey is a prime location many trains to important cities likeBanglore, Manglore, Calicut, Amritsar passes through this station.

Alappuzha is also well connected by road .National Highway NH 47 passes through the city connecting the city to other major cities likeErnakulam, Thrissur, Kollam , and Trivandrum

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