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Alleppey

With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers crisscrossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty.

Referred to as the Venice of the East by travellers from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala.

Today, Alappuzha has grown 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 characteristic of this land is the region called Kuttanad. A land of lush paddy fields, 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.

The town was founded by Raja Keshawadasan, Divan of Travanacore in 1762. With the arabian sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers crisscrossing it, alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty.

Tourist Places in Alleppey

An enamoring combination of peaceful quietude and bustling activity, Alleppey in Kerala, South India is a repository of tourist attractions, natural and architectural that allure you with their typical Alleppey appeal on your travel to Alleppey in Kerala, South India.

Tour the Punnamada Kayal, Ambalapuzha Temple, Krishnapuram Temple, Mullackal Temple, Kottamkulangara Mahavishnu Temple, Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple and the St. Andrews Church on your Alleppey travels with Travel-incredibleindia India.

How to Reach Alleppey
There are several ways of reaching clean and green Alleppey though the two most viable ways are that you can land either at the Kochi airport or the Thiruvananthapuram airport and drive to Alleppey. The National Highway 47 crosses Alleppey and this exotic water world in connected by a network of canals to places like Changanassery, Kovalam, Kottayam and other backwater destinations in Kerala, South India.

 

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