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Alappuzha(District)

   

Kerala District - Alappuzha
 

About Alappuzha

Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty, Referred to as the Venice of the East by traveller from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. Today, Alappuzha has given in importance as a backwater tourist centre, attracting several thousands of foreign tourists, each year. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. A singular characteristics of this land is the region called Kuttanad is called the Rice Bowl of Kerala and is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.

Alappuzha Map
 

Alappuzha Facts and Figures
Area : 1414 sq. km
Altitude : Sea Level
Population : 1,990,605 ( 1991 census )
 

How to Reach Alappuzha
Air : Nearest international airports Thiruvananthapuram ( 150 km ); Kochi ( Nedumbassery - 85 km).
Rail : Well connected to major cities.
Road : An excellent road network links the district to major towns and cities in India. There are frequent bus services to Thiruvananthapuram.
 

In and Around Alappuzha

Kuttanad
It is cleed rice bowl of Kerala because of her wealth of paddy crops, is at the very heart of the backwaters. Inland waterways which flow above sea level are an amazing feature of this region.
 
Alappuzha Beach
This is one of the most popular picnic spots in Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea is over 137 years old.
 
Sea View Park
The Park offers boating facilities and a swimming pool.
 
Chavara Bhavan
Chavara Bhavan is the ancestral home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. It is now a holy shrine and spiritual resort where thousands of devotees gather for prayers, receive flavours and feel amply gratified.
 
Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Built in the typical Kerala Architectural style, this temple is famous all over India for the Palpayasan. It is also in this temple that Pallipana is performed by Velans once every twelve years.
 
Arthunkal
The St. Sebastian's Church here is an important Christian pilgrim centre.
 
Edathua Church
Established in 1810, the church is dedicated to St. George. It is believed that prayers and offerings at this church help to heal all mental disorders and other ailments.
 
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
This ancient shrine is an internationally renowned pilgrims from all parts of South India, irrespective of caste and creed.
 
Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, Mavelikkara
The Kettukazhcha festival at this temple draws large crowds of devotees. Processions of tall decorated structures on chariots, brightly decorated effigies of horses and bullocks and culrural performances make a spectacular pageant.
 
Krishnapuram Palace
Built by Marthanda Varma, this palace is famous for its mural depicting the story of Gajendramoksham. The palace museum houses antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes.
 
Karumadikuttan
Many fascinating legends are associated with this 11th centuary statue of Lord Buddha.
 

Backwaters Tour packages
Tour 01 - 06 nights / 07 Days Tour 03 - 06 nights / 07 Days
Tour 02 - 08 nights / 09 Days Tour 04 - 05 nights / 06 Days
 

Stay in Alappuzha Hotels
Hotel Marari Beach Resort  
 



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