previously known as Alleppey, in Kerala is surrounded
by waterways and canals and is therefore also called
the "Venice of the East." Alappuzha is famous
for the beautiful backwaters surrounding it. Many Kerala
Backwater cruises begin or end in Alappuzha.
backwaters with water birds and flowers and greenery
along their banks are a beautiful and refreshing sight.
See the serene attractions of Alappuzha on Kerala tours
with Kerala Backwater. Tourist trail as one of the major
centers for backwater boat trips, served by ferries
to Quilon and Kottayam in particular.
Sailing along in a kettuvallam
(houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters of Alappuzha
is sure to rob your heart. Palm fringed narrow canals
winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and
the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either sides of
the canals are sights one can never forget. It is as
close as one can get to feel the vibrant life in the
countryside of Gods own country.
Alappuzha is also known worldwide as
a center of the coir industry. Coir is made from the
rough outer husk of the coconut. The fibers of the husk
are processed and woven to make useful items including
packaging material, boards, mats and brushes.
Alappuzha is famous for the Snake Boat
Races held here every year around the time of the Onam
festival. The giant snake boats called Chundanvalloms,
race against each other for the prestigious Nehru Trophy.
Prime Minster Jawaharlal Nehru donated the trophy after
he received an
unforgettable reception along the waterways of Alappuzha.
Teams of rowers seated on the long Snake Boats with
their curving prows battle it out for the honor of winning
the Nehru Trophy. Crowds throng the edge of the waterways
where the race is held. Many tourists come to Alappuzha
to see this exciting event. Alappuzha wears a carnival
atmosphere during the boat races held at the Punnamada
Lake in Alappuzha. You can see the exhilarating snake
boat races of Alappuzha on Kerala tours with Kerala
Alappuzha also has a number of historic
colonial buildings and a beautiful beach, with a garden
alongside the beach. A pier, lighthouse and grove of
palm trees are scenic attractions near the Alappuzha
beach. Enjoy touring the attraction of Alappuzha in
Kerala, India. This is the one of the places in the
world where farming is done below sea level (1.5 -2
meters below sea level). Inland waterways that flow
above the land level is an amazing feature of this land.
Kuttanad is the heart of the backwaters of Kerala. This
beautiful countryside with its waterways also has a
rich crop of banana, Cassava and yam.