Alappuzha City Map


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Alappuzha or Alleppey is an entrancing region of awe-inspiring natural beauty with the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast tangle of cerulean lakes, serene backwaters and freshwater rivers, is usually referred as the Venice of the East.

History



The Town was founded by Divan of Travanacore - Raja Keshawadasan in 1762. Owing to its propinquity to the sea, the town of Alappuzha previously called Alleppey, has enjoyed a significant position in the nautical history of Kerala. Alappuzha also had a gory past when the Communist activists fought with police in 1946.

In the recent days, it has developed as a major backwater tourist centre and is renowned for its pristine beaches, exciting boat races, romantic houseboat holidays and coir industry.

Places of Interest



Kuttanad, also known as the rice bowl of Kerala is located at the centre of the backwaters and encompasses a large cultivated region of crops.

  • Champakulam Church
    It is one of the ancient churches in Kerala and is believed to have established by St. Thomas. The annual banquet at this church falls on the 3rd Sunday of October and the feast of St. Joseph is observed on March 19th.

  • Light House
    This lighthouse was built in 1862 and was the first lighthouse raised on the western coast.
  • Alappuzha Beach
    This beach offers ideal ambience for picnics and provides great entertainment opportunities in its beach park known as Vijaya beach park.This park has a swimming pool and offers boating facilities. This beach also houses the dock that is about 137 years old.

  • Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
    This temple is located near Harippad ,32 km south of Alappuzha. This age old shrine that is dedicated to serpent God Nagaraja is renowned throughout the world.

  • Karumadikuttan
    Karumadikuttan situated 3km east of Ambalapuzha is the feted 11th century statue of Lord Buddha to which interesting legends are associated.

  • Houseboat Cruises
    One of the chief attractions of Alappuzha is the houseboat cruises. You can glide through the azure backwaters and enjoy the dreamy, reposeful setting.

Connectivity



The intricate network of canals and backwaters connect the city to the districts or cities of Kottayam and Kochi.
  • Air
    You can reach Alappuzha by air. The closest airport is at Cochin, 64 km. The Thiruvananthapuram Airport is 159 km away.

  • Rail
    There are railways connected to Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Road
    NH 47 passes through Alappuzha. Alappuzha is linked to MC Road by the Changanassery Road.

  • Water
    Boat services to Cochin 5.30 hrs, Kollam 8 hrs, Changanasserry 3 hrs and Kottayam 2.30 hrs.

Last Updated on : 21 June 2011






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