Alappuzha includes a huge network of lakes, lagoons and rivers criss crossing it
and is known as a district of vast natural beauty. The name Alappuzha comes from
'Aal(Sea)+ puzhai(River-mouth)(The connecting place of a river and also the sea)'
Alappuzha is one among the foremost vital tourist centres within the state, with
an outsized network of canals. Fascinated by its scenic beauty and richness the
Lord Curzon the Viceroy of Indian Empire aptly nicknamed Allapuzha "Venice of the
East" and giving it the deserved place in world tourist map. The giant networks
of canals offer Alleppey its lifeline. It was one among the busiest centres of trade
the past being one among the most known ports on the Malabar Coast. Even these days
it retains its charm as it is the centre for fibre carpet industries and prawn farming.
Alappuzha is additionally best-known for its snake-boat races persisting on the second Saturday of August, every year. The boat race competition; the Nehru race takes its name from India's initial prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, which was inaugurated in 1952. There is a wave of excitement around all the snake-boats, which are manned by over 100 oarsmen, cross the waters like wind. The event is a tremendous success with tourists as well as the native population. It's ideally located near to the city of beautiful churches Kottayam, and also the city of Aranmula, which is known for its historic Snake boat race that happens yearly. .
TOURIST SPOTS IN ALAPPUZHA
Krishnapuram Palace:- The palace and museum of Krishnapuram situated in Kayamkulam close to Allepey in Alappuzha district of Kerala. It was constructed in the eighteenth century by ...Read More
Kuttanad- R Block:- Kuttanadu region within the Alappuzha district in the state of Kerala is known for its picturesque vast paddy fields and its geographical peculiarities. it is the region with all-time low altitude in India, and ...Read More
Edathua Church:- Edathua a well known place in Kuttanad of Alappuzha district is situated 12 kilometres from Thiruvalla city. Edathua is legendary for the St. George Catholic church also referred to as 'Edathua Palli'.Read More
Boat Races:- The boat race or the Vellam Kali of the Alapuzha is one to the main attractions of Kerala's cultural heritage. The most pioneered one of the boat races is the Nehru Trophy conducted during ...Read More