Alleppey Backwater Cruises
In Kerala with a mix of backwater and beaches, Alappuzha is a magnificent destination. Located on the shore of the Arabian Sea, close to the banks of the Lake of Vembanad, Alappuzha is also referred to as Alleppey. Alappuzha or Alleppey is one of Kerala’s most famous waters and one of the most popular tourist destinations.
Alappuzha is one of the most famous backwaters of Kerala along with Kumarakom. A cruise on a houseboat is a delight in these backwaters. Kumarakom and Cochin are connected in the north and Kollam in the south. It is a charming destination thanks to the ever ending panorama of lush, greens, cocoa and shining water fields, and long canals around Alappuzha.
Alappuzha Beach is a beautiful white sand beach in the Arabian Sea at 2 km from Alappuzha Railway Station. It is one of the highlights of Alleppey and one of the most frequented beaches in Kerala.
At one end, the beach is bordered by dense palm trees. The beach bridge is nearly 150 years old. Alappuzha is a place with breathtaking natural beauty, with the Arabian Sea on the west, several lakes (including Lake Vembanad), lagoons, and many freshwater rivers.
On the north side of the beach, the children’s park is a great place for children to hang out. There are no facilities on the beach for water sports. The beach has significantly less business.
Sri Krishna Temple – Ambalapuzha
Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalapuzha is a former temple from the eighth century AD. It is located 14km from Alappuzha Railway Station. It is one of Kerala’s most popular pilgrimage spots and one of Kerala’s top tourist spots.
This temple was constructed in typical Kerala temple style. It’s famous for its Pala Payasam, which served devotees as a sweet pudding from rice and milk. Sri Krishna Idol from the Guruvayoor temple has been taken to the temple of Ambalapuzha during the Tipu Sultan raids in 1789 to keep them safe. This idol is found in the right hand with the whip and in the left with the Shankhu. The artist who gave birth to this unique art form of the temple was believed to have been Kunjan Nambiar.
The Amabalapuzha Temple Festival is held in memory of Lord Krishna’s Idol installation in the temple, which is called the Champakkulam Moolam Water Festival.
Alappuzha Region, Kuttanad is known for the vast paddy fields as ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’ Kuttanad is breathtakingly beautiful, and with seven flowing rivers (Pampa, Manimala, Achencoil, Meenachil, Moovattupuzha, Chalackudy & Periyar). Also popular for Kerala backwaters in a houseboat is Kuttanad. This is one of Kochi & Alappuzha’s popular tourist sites. Kuttanad is one of the very few places on earth where underwater farming takes place.
The Alappuzha – Changanassery route is the most popular route to Kuttanad. This road takes you through the center of the Kuttanad region, where people in this region demonstrate their daily lives. Tourists in this region can take part in activities to visit villages and enjoy everyday life, walk along with the village
Nehru Trophy Boat Race
The Nehru Trophy Boat Race held in Punnamada Lake is the most competitive and popular boat race in Kerala, located 5.5 Km from Alappuzha Railway Station.
The race takes place every year on the second Saturday. The Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Alappuzha was introduced to the boat race in 1952. The competition involves several snake boats each representing various villages of the region of Kuttanad. Approximately 150 Oarsmen accompany each boat and demonstrate their skills on a 1,5 KM course.
About 200,000 visitors to this amazing festival including foreign tourists take part.
Bhagawathy Temple – Chettikulangara
A 1200-year-old church, which is believed to have been founded by Lord Parashuram, is situated at a distance of 43 Km from Alappuzha, in Chettikulangara. This temple is next to Sabarimala the second-highest income in Kerala. It is near Mavelikara. It is located.
Jagadambiki, the deity of Oodanadu, is the presiding divine. The presiding divine. The temple is now controlled by the Devasthanam Travancore Board. The Padmapadacharyar (a principal disciple of Adi Shankara) in 823 AD was believed to have consecrated these temples.
The yearly one-day festival with rituals such as Kuthiyottam and Kettukazcha has great festivals. These colorful rituals have children dancing with trance, gigantic horses, decorated chariots, and artistic styles such as Patayani and Kolkkali. The temple has an enormous steel lamp with several levels, with a capacity of 1001 meadows.