Alleppey City Map


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Alleppey or Alappuzha is a town in the Alappuzha district of Kerala. It is a landmark between the Arabian Sea and the set of rivers that flow into it. It is one of the largest cities of Kerala and is the oldest planned town of the state. The Alappuzha district is geographically located at 9° 29' N / 76° 20' E. It covers an area of 1,414 sq. km. and is surrounded by the Laccadive Sea or Lakshadweep Sea on its west. As the town has a proximity to the sea and backwaters, it experiences hot and humid climate during the summers with an average temperature of 25°C. As per Census 2011, the population of the district is 21,21,943.

Alleppey is a beautiful town with backwaters, canals, lagoons and beaches. The beauty of the town is so fascinating that Lord Curzon called it 'the Venice of the East'. With the backwaters as the most important feature of the town, it is an important tourist destination in the state. It comprises many places of interests. For tourists, the boat rides in Alleppey give a hands-on experience of the place and the activities practiced in the city like fishing, toddy tapping, prawn farming and coir making. Alleppey Beach is the most popular beach in the town and is known for its scenic beauty. There is a beautiful garden and an ancient lighthouse at its sea shore.

Ambalapuzha Temple, which is devoted to Lord Krishna, is also known as 'Dwarka' of the South. Ambalapuzha Palpayasam, sweet milk porridge, offered to the deity is the specialty of the temple. Champakulam, a village in the town, is known for the oldest angadi (market) - Kalloorkkadu Angadi. St. Mary Forane Church is another major attraction of the village and is known for its beautiful mural paintings. Some other places of interest near the city are Krishnapuram Palace, Karumadikuttan Statue, Arthunkal Church and Revi Karunakaran Museum to name a few. In the recent times, tourism industry has also emerged as a major source of income for the population of the town.

Alleppey is generally involved in the production of agriculture and marine products. Some traditional industries in the town are related to coir and coir production, handlooms, marine productions and different types of handicrafts. With proximity to Kuttanad, which is also known as the rice bowl of Kerala, the agriculture activities in the town revolve around Kuttanad. With a plenty of coconut production, coir manufacturing is an important industry in the town. Fishing is another important activity practiced in Alleppey.

How to Reach?

Alleppey is easily accessible through railways, roadways and airways. The nearest airport to the town is Cochin International Airport. The other nearest airports are in Coimbatore, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram. The Alleppey Railway Station connects it to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Coimbatore, Chennai and many others. As National Highway-47 passes through the city, it connects Alleppey to neighbouring cities like Kottayam, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi and Coimbatore. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) offer inter-city and local bus services for the local people as well as the tourists.

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Last Updated on : June 24, 2017





     


     

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