Alleppey (Alappuzha)

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Aleppey (Alappuzha) is a District of immense natural beauty. Known as the Venice of The East, it is famous for backwaters, boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir products. A singular characteristic of this land is the region called Kuttanad. The land of lush paddy fields, Kuttanad is called the rice bowl of Kerala and is the one of the few places in the world where farming is done below the sea level.

Altitude : Sea level
Area : 1414.00 sq. km
Temperature : (Mean Max, Mean Min) Summer 35 c Winter 32c ,20c
Rainfall Annual : 299 cms.
Best time to visit : August to March
Clothing : Tropical cottons
Languages spoken : Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English
Boundaries : Arabian sea on the West

HOW TO REACH

The nearest airport is Cochin, which is 95 Kms away. Aleppey is well connected by rail from all major places in India. Aleppey is well connected by Road also.

PLACES TO SEE

Pathiramanal

This Island on the backwaters is a favorite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. The island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom, and is accessible only by boat.

R-Block

This area is very famous for its backwaters and you can have very beautiful scenes of paddy fields. This is one of the places in the world where farming is done below sea level.

Aleppey Beach

This is one of the most popular picnic spots in Aleppey. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. There is also an old lighthouse, which is greatly fascinating to visitors.

Krishnapuram Palace

Built by Marthanda Varma, it is at Karthikapally in Kayamkulam and is famous for its mural depicting the story of Gajendramoksham. In this 18-century museum you can see antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes.

Boat Race

Allappuzha is world famous for its Snake Boat Race. Boat Races usually take place at the time of Onam festival.

Some of the important boat races are:

1. Nehru Trophy Boat Race (2nd Saturday of August)

2. Payippad Jalotsavam (4th Onam Day)

3. Champakulam Moolam (Boat Race (July)