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Alappuzha is also known as Alleppey; it’s a district located in Kerala. The district is well-known for beautiful backwaters, beaches, temples, and here you can enjoy the traditional boat races as well. When you visit this place, you will be able to find various Ayurvedic spas and wellness centres over here.

Places to visit in Alappuzha

Alappuzha Beach

This beach is so popular in the local area that it is even considered as the Venice of the East. Furthermore, it is also enjoyed as a very important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Right now it is quite famous for its boat races, backwater holidays and so much more.

Backwaters in Alleppey

This was formed by the amalgamation of a plethora of water sources and is just the right post-card perfect view with a good number of coconut trees lined all along with the houseboats which are in the middle.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

This is quite an ideal place for all bird lovers. This bird sanctuary is just the right place for spreading over a good expanse of around 14 acres. Furthermore, it also serves as a home to innumerable rare species of homing along with the migratory birds.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Experience Indian Village Life

Also known as the lowest point of India, Kuttanad is all about dense paddy fields, waterways, coconut lines, fishing along with spice cultivation, etc. It is quite famously also known as the Rice Bowl of India. What is really interesting to know is the fact that this place has also been declared as one of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems in the world.

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Birdwatching

Now, this is one of the best things which you can spend your time doing. And considering the fact that this place has a number of an amazing and rare variety of bird species, it won’t be wrong to say that this place is no less than heaven for the bird lovers.

Exploring The Beaches

In this place, you will be finding a lot of exceptionally beautiful beaches which have been bestowed by the beauty of nature. Especially, taking an evening stroll with your loved ones will be simply an amazing thing to consider.

Events and festivals in & around Alappuzha

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held on an annual basis on the second Saturday of August at the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha which is an exciting festival. Moreover, it is quite a thrilling competition of the remarkable Chundan Vallams to grab the most prestigious Nehru Trophy. Moreover, he was given a warm welcome by the people of Alappuzha for escorting him in huge snake boats. Read more...

Mannarasala Ayilyam

The Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja is considered to be an abode of serpent gods in an internationally renowned temple which is specifically located in Harippad in the Alappuzha district. This Mannarasala Ayilyam is one of the main annual festivals of the temple and is held on the Ayilyam star of the Malayalam month of Thulam.

Best time to visit Alappuzha

The months from November to February are just the right time to visit Alappuzha reason being that the overall temperature is quite pleasant during these months.

How to reach Alappuzha?

By Air – The Cochin International Airport is located at a distance of 75 km and is the nearest airport to Alappuzha.

By Road – Alappuzha is accessible by National Highway-47 going through Ambalapuzha as well as Cherthala cities. It is very well connected to other cities such as Kochi, Kottayam, Kollam, etc.

By Train – The Alleppey railway station lies within the city limits and is quite well connected by rail to Cochin along with Trivandrum. And from the railway station, one can board a bus along with hiring a taxi for reaching the main city.

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