ALLEPPEY / ALAPPUZHA
ALLEPPEY / ALAPPUZHA
Houseboats Alleppey offers unique opportunity to experience breathtakingly beautiful backwaters which consist of a complex network of brackish lagoons, lovely lakes and canals. Take a leisurely journey along Alleppey backwater on luxurious houseboats. Have opportunity to reside at houseboat floating over beautiful backwaters. Houseboats are also very popular among honeymoon as they provide sheer verdant green surrounding and exceptional natural beauty.
Alleppey Beach located in nearby city Alappuzha Lighthouse stands near the beach which is also an interesting spot for tourists. Remains of Alappuzha Sea Bridge, which is in ruins, are still there as a memory of the good old days when Alappuzha port was one of the most famous and important ports in Kerala. The Sea Bridge enabled the passage of goods that came via ships.
It is the major rice granary of Kerala, where vast stretches of verdant paddy fields are interlaced with enchanting backwaters create some of the unforgettable sights. Kuttanad is also called the Rice Bowl of Kerala
Marari Beach located in Barely 11 km from Alappuzha (Alleppey) town, this sleepy little village (also called Mararikulam), is an idyllic location for a vacation. The beach is clean and safe for swimming.
Close to the Ambalappuzha. the village of Karumadi is famous for its Karumadi Kuttan, a black granite figure of Buddha said to belong to the 9th or 10th century
Ambalapuzha (Pilgrim centre)
The Sri Krishna Temple at Ambalapuzha, Kerala's more famous ones boasting of the typical temple architectural style of the state. It is equally famed for its palpayasam - a sweet milk porridge offered to the diety. The temple's main festival occurs in March/April. It was in this temple that the 16th century poet Kunjan Nambiar staged his first Ottan Thullal, a solo dance performance with high social content.
Arthunkal Church (Pilgrim Centre )
The St. Sebastian's Church in Arthunkal is an important Christian pilgrim centre. Located in Alappuzha the church is noted for the ten-day annual festival, popularly known as Arthunkal Perunnal. Celebrated in January 20, the church authorities have instituted another on January 27, to mark the end of celebrations, locally referred to as Ettamperunnal or 'the 8th day or the feast'
How To Reach
Nearest Airport is Cochin international Airport-90 km from the City.
Railway station –Alappuzha Junction
The most inexpensive way to get to Alleppey from nearby cities like Cochin, Trivandrum and Kottayam are the government or private run buses.
- Cochin: 50 km
- Munnar: 180 km
- Trivandrum: 160 km
- Kovalam: 170 km
- Mysore: 420 km
- Chennai: 800 km
- Hyderabad: 1200 km
- Mangalore: 480 km
- Goa: 850 km
- Bangalore: 600 km