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About Kerala

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Kerala is an enchanting kaleidoscope full of breathtaking surprises. It is a small strip of land sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the mighty mountains of the Western Ghats. Kerala State was formed on 1st November 1956, with Thiruvanthapuram its capital city.

Kerala is gifted with exotic ingredients-For beach lovers, the choice of beaches are many where you can swim and surf on peaceful beaches. If you are Nature lover, cool high mountains, boating through the silent lake, a walk through plantation are waiting for you. Kerala, the land of lagoons, long stretches of lush vegetation, wildlife sanctuaries, cool enchanting backwaters and so on makes it a perfect vacation paradise.

About Alleppey (Alappuzha)

A charming backwater destination, Alleppey provides a picturesque realm of beautiful backwaters, thatched houseboats and swaying palm trees. Often labelled as the 'Venice of East' and the 'Land of Backwaters', Alleppey is a land of smiling sun washed by the silvery waves of emerald blue Arabian sea. Mesmerized by the magic of this beautiful expanse, tourists will always cherish the golden memories of the place.

Alleppey Beach Alappuzha Beach
Alappuzha Beach is one of the most popular spots in the district of Alleppey. The pier which extends into the sea here, is around 140 years old.

Alleppey Karumadikkuttan Karumadikkuttan Village
Situated about 12km away from Alleppey, this village is known for Karumadikkuttan, a black granite figure of the great Buddha which dates back to 10th century.

Kuttanad Kuttanad
Kuttanad is an expanse of water-logged land lying below sea level. It bears a strong resemblance to Holland in its geographical features.

Champakulam Champakulam
Champakulam - the water logged village is also the place of oldest angadi (market) known as Kalloorkkadu angadi. The St. Mary Forane Church built in 427 A D is another major attraction and is famous for its beautiful landscape paintings.

Ambalapuzha Krishna Temple Ambalappuzha Krishna Temple
Displaying a typical historical Kerela Style in its architectural features, this temple is situated 14 kms away from Alleppey. Ambalappuzha temple is famous for its deliciously sweet palpaysam (milk desert) made here as daily offering to the gods.

Pathiramanal Pathiramanal
The place is well –known for being home to several rare and migratory birds and is an hour and a half drive from Alleppey.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Nehru Trophy Boat Race, the annual water carnival at Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha is considered as the biggest snake boat race in the world. The colourful boat pageantry, which precedes the boat race, is a marvelous treat to the onlookers. The snake boats with 100 to 120 oarsmen plough the waters to the tune of the legendary songs. Jawaharlal Nehru who was enthralled by the charm and gaiety of the water carnival instituted the Nehru Trophy. This boat race attracts a large number of tourists.

How to reach Alleppey
By Air - Nearest airport at Kochi, is one and a half hours drive or 3 hours from Trivandrum International Airport.
By Rail - Alleppey is well connected by train.
By Road - The place is well connected to all the south Indian towns. There are frequent bus services to Alleppey. One can use buses, tourist taxis, autorickshaws, and cycle rickshaws.