Alleppey Tourist Places- Alappuzha Sightseeing
Aleppey beach is one of the most popular Picnic spots in Alleppey. Its beautiful garden on the shore gives an exclusive sight. It is sourrounded by dense Palm groves at one end and an ancient towering light house at the other, Vijay Park and Sea view park nearby.Both parks offer boating.The shore has buildings of a colonial past overlook the shore. The pier, which extends into the sea is more than 140 years old and is a rare sight.
Aleppey is the most important area of kerala backwaters, With kuttanad region and the Vembanad Kayal nearby, Alleppey attracts tourists throughout the year.The criss-crossing canals in the area evoke comparisons with Venice, and called Venice of the East. Amongst the notable sights is the palm covered Pathiramanal Island in Vembanad Kayal, one hour by boat from Alappuzha. it is famous for the snake boat races and also has a number of historic colonial buildings and a beach. Alappuzha Backwaters offers House boat cruises, Shikkara Boating, Motor boating, Speed boating for the tourists
House Boat, Shikkara boat & Motor Boat Cruises
House boat cruise takes you through the clear waters of the Punnamada Lake. Enjoy the Kerala backwater cruise through Vembanad Lake . Historical Church , Paddy Fields, Kuttanadan Backwater life, Fishing , Coir industry, Toddy Shops , Backwater islands, etc. This is the only region, cultivate rice below sea level. Cruise through the unique web of lakes, lagoons, canals and river O/n at house boat. . Shikkara Boating & Motor Boating are also famous
Alappuzha -the cradle of boat races in India
Alappuzha is the cradle of all the important boat races, namely the Nehru Trophy boat Race at Punnamada, the Payippad near Haripad, the Thiruvandoor, Neerettupuram, Karuvatta and Thaikkoottam boat races. They are held at different parts of the district during the months of August-September . Thousands of people from all parts of the world come and enjoy these races.
Krishnapuram Palace Alappuzha
Krishnapuram Palace is one of the famous palaces of Kayamkulam.It is located at a distance of 47 km from Alleppey. Krishnapuram Palace was built during the reign of a Travancore King, Marthanda Varma. this palace houses one of the biggest mural paintings in entire Kerala which makes it greatest attraction of aleppey.It is also said that an underground escape route runs from the bottom of the pond as a possible escape route from enemies.Besides the palace there is a museum which house bronzes, stone, wood sculptures, coins, megalithic remains and copies of mural paintings..we can also see the famed Kayamkulam Vaal (sword) which was used in battles in the 18th century.The Palace is now maintained by the Kerala State Department of Archaeology.
Kuttanad is discribed as the rice bowl of kerala.It has vast areas of paddyfeild interlaced between the backwaters of aleppey making it an unforgettable experience.Four major rivers in Kerala viz. Pampa, Meenachil, Achankovil and Manimala flow into the region.Kuttanad is noted for its farming 4 to 6 feet below sea level.With the Kuttanad and the Vembanad lake nearby, Alappuzha attracts touriststhe whole year.The district alapuzha is famous for its snake boat races and it houses a large number of historic colonial buildings and a beach.
Pathiramanal is a small island in the vembanad lake.It has too many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world.This is a beautiful piece of land just a few kilometers from Alappuzha. A trip to this place would be your best chance to observe several exotic species of birds that fly in from far and wide.
Ambalapuzha Temple is located at a distance of 8 miles from Alappuzha. The architecture of this temple is very famous and is one of the seven greatest Vaishnava temples in the Travancore. The inner walls of the temple are decorated with famous paintings. The most important kerala art of Ottanthullal was first performed from this temple premise. The poojas in this temple is performed by the Namboothiri Brahmins.
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