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Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Alleppey is one of the most famous tourist destination in Kerala, known for its backwaters. Popular for houseboat cruising, the city also houses Shree Krishna Temple as an important attraction. The best time to visit the city is during the month of August, when the most famous snake boat race is held here. Spend a day at the houseboat to experience the beautiful backwaters of Alleppey.

The large network of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline. Water carnivals using the gigantic snake boats and the country canoes of varying sizes have an important role in the community life of the people of the district.


Nehru Trophy Boat Race

The most competitive and popular boat race is held on the second Saturday of August every year at the Punnamda Lake and is the most important tourist event of Alappuzha. The highlight of this prestigious event is the competition of snake boats ("Chundan Vallam"), the 130 feet long snake boats with over 100 rowers, 4 helmsmen and 25 cheer leaders decorated with colourful silk umbrellas. The race is also held during the tourist season on the third day of the Great Elephant March in mid January, and is called as 'Tourism Snake boat Race'. This is one of the main event in Alappuzha Tourist Destinations

The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple

The Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Temple 14 km. from south of Alappuzha. The temple is famous for its temple architecture and the milk porridge - 'Paalpaayasam'. This temple is one of the most important in Alappuzha Tourist destinations

Arthunkal Church

Arthunkal one of the oldest Christian churches in Kerala is 22 km. north of Alappuzha. The St. Andrews church here was built by Portuguese missionaries. The annual feast of St. Sebastian is held in January.

Krishnapuram Palace

The magnificent palace is situated at Kayamkulam 47 km. from Alappuzha on the way to Kollam. The palace is a master piece of Kerala architecture with gabled roofs, dormer windows and narrow corridors and so on. The palace also houses one of the largest single panel Mural paintings, discovered in Kerala known as 'Gajendra Moksha', which measures 53 sq.ft in area. A museum inside the palace, displays antique sculptures and paintings.

Kuttanad

The region is referred as the Rice Bowl of Kerala because of the wealth of paddy crops is at the very heart of the backwaters. A unique feature of Kuttanad is that many of the fields are below sea level. It is perhaps the only region in the world where farming is done below sea level. The boat trip to Changanacherry passes through this beautiful and fertile region.

Pathiramanal

The verdant island located in the Vembanad lake is the first island resort of the State. The green island is an ideal place for a break in the journey while on a backwater cruise. The island is accessible only by boat from Kumarakom and Muhamma. The island attracts rare migratory birds from various parts of the world. Nearest Railway Station Alappuzha Nearest Airport. Nedumbassery (Kochi)