Alleppey also known as
Alappuzha in Kerala
one of the major backwater destinations.Alleppey is a captivating
destination in Kerala India that provides backwaters, traditional
Kettuvallooms (house boats), beaches, boat race, swaying palms, gourmet
delight and many more. . Alappuzha is dotted with several star category
Alleppey hotels or budget hotels. All hotels in Alleppey Kerala are
outstanding in quality service and leisure facilities.
Alappuzha beach in Alleppy:
The old city spreads along the
eastern banks of the River Yamuna. Lying 7 kms from the centre is the
holiest spot in Allahabad, the Sangam (confluence). Here the muddy brown
Ganga meets the blue Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati, with a broad flood
plain forming a sandy patch in between.
How to Reach Alleppy:
By Air: The nearest airport is Cochin, 64 km to the north;
Trivandrum International Airport is 159 km to the south.
By Rail: Alleppey has recently been linked to Cochin by rail. The
Alleppey Railway Station is 5 km from the central bus stand and the boat
By Road: Alleppey is on the NH 47 highway and is connected to
all-important towns in south India by public state transport buses.
Sight Seeing Alleppy:
Kuttanad, called the rice bowl of Kerala because of her
wealth of paddy crops, is at the very heart of the backwaters.
One of the oldest churches in Kerala, the St.
Mary's Church is believed to be one of the seven established by St.
Thomas. The annual feast at this church falls on the 3rd Sunday of October
every year. The feast of St. Joseph is celebrated on March 19th.
This is one of the most popular picnic spots in
Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years
old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya beach park add to the
attractions of the beach.
Sea View Park:-
The park offers boating facilities and a swimming
pool. Boat rentals for 10 minutes: Roundboat (4 seater): Rs. 10 Pedalboat
(2 seater): Rs. 15 Pedalboat (4 seater): Rs. 25. Video permit Rs. 15,
Camera permit Rs. 100 respectively.
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple:-
Situated near Harippad, this is
a serpent shrine under the patronage of a brahman family, headed by a
priestess. The ancient shrine is an internationally renowned pilgrim
centre dedicated to the Serpent God Nagaraja.
The St. Sebastian's Church here is an important
Christian pilgrim centre. Annual festival: Arthunkal Perunnal - the feast
of the patron saint (January)
Karumadikuttan (3km east of Ambalapuzha) - Many fascinating legends are
associated with this 11th century statue of Lord Buddha.