Alappuzha is also known as Alleppey, is one of the famous cities in South India of Kerala. The city is located in the Laccadive Sea. This city has many Kerala backwaters, canals, and Lagoons, and hence these places are well known for its luxurious boat houses. The Alappuzha beach has 19th century-old Alappuzha lighthouse. The Mullakkal temple is ancient and famous in this city. The snake boat races are famous in this city, which takes place in Punnamada Lake every year. The following section gives you some of the famous places to visit in Alleppey city.
They are identified by the name of Venice of the east. You can enjoy the beauty of Alleppey by booking Kerala Houseboats. You can enjoy the backwater ride, which is fully surrounded by coconut trees and paddy fields on both sides. The view from these houseboats will be eye-catching, and they will dwell in your memory until your last breath. The coconut trees’ reflection can be seen in the water, as they lean very close to the backwaters. The houseboats have three people, oarsman, cook, and the guide. Delicious food will be offered at the boats, and the guide keeps on telling all the important places that give a blissful view to your eyes.
Alappuzha beach, also known as Alleppey beach, is a very ancient beach of more than 150 years old. The beach has plenty of palm groves under which you can spend your holiday in a very relaxed manner. Many festivals take part in Alleppey beach, namely Sand Art Festival, Alappuzha Beach Festival, etc. The beach has many attractive places, namely, Vijaya Beach Park, which includes many water games and other amusement activities. The Light House on the beach is also the center of attraction due to its historic presence. In Alappuzha beach, every year during August, Nehru Trophy Boat race happens, which why Alleppey is an attractive and wonderful place in Kerala.
Backwaters in Alleppey
The most attractive feature of Alleppey is its backwaters. In the olden days, these backwaters were used as the mode of commutation for earning and living. Fishing and Agriculture was the major occupation of the residents of Alleppey. Still, it exists. Later on, after technological advancements, they turned out to be the tourist’s spot. Tourists generally hire houseboats of their choice and travel through these backwaters to enjoy the greeny and amazing natural beauty, sunset, different bird varieties, and lots more. They can also travel in these houseboats at nights and can enjoy the glazing stars, Shiny moon, glittering water, and breezing wind. You can see the daily activities of the fisherman and the farmer, and you can also see the manufacturing process of coir and toddy handicrafts.
Kumarakom Bird sanctuary
Kumarakom is situated in Kottayam district of Kerala. This place is well for its bird sanctuary, which is also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary. Vembanad is located at the banks of Vembanad in the backwaters of Kerala. This place is occupied by many beautiful birds that come from various countries, and you can see the birds with assorted colors and long beaks. The view will be breathtaking and the best tourist places in Alleppey. Walking through the puddles and mud and enjoying rare bird species with its different tweaking sounds will make give you feel like you are living in a paradise.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race
The Nehru Trophy Boat race, also known as the snake boat race, is conducted during the Onam festival, every year during the second Saturday of August month. This event takes place in Alleppey Lake. The boats will be 100-120 feet longboats that move like a snake in the water. Once our former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru came to visit this event. Fascinated by this event. He jumped in one of the boats, which won the race every year. Hence this is named as snake boat event. The winners are awarded a silver snake boat with a wooden base. The other varieties of boats which take part in this event are Churulan Vallam, Iruttukuthy Vallam, Odi Vallam, Veppu Vallam (Vaipu Vallam), Vadakkanody Vallam and Kochu Vallam.
Pallipuram is a small village situated in the Vembanad Lake. This island has white-colored sand, and people who wish to spend their holidays in a less crowded and calm and composed manner can visit this place.
This palace is situated in Kayamkulam, which 47 km from Alleppey. This palace is well known for its paintings and architecture, which was built during the sway of a Travancore King, Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma. The most eye-catching factor of this palace is ‘Gajendra Moksha, ‘ which depicts all of the historical events in a 53 square feet painting wall.
There are a lot more places to visit in Alleppey. Don’t forget to take a Kerala houseboat tour, so plan your vacation at Alleppey and have a long-last and evergreen memories of Alappuzha.