Alleppey or Alappuzha
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Alleppey also known as Alappuzha is famous for snake boat races, Kerala style houseboats and coir.
In Peak season which is between July and September, one can enjoy many boat races. The most celebrated among them is Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race held every year around the time of the Onam festival.
Alappuzha also domiciliates Kuttanad -the rice bowl of Kerala. Kuttanad is the region under which rice farming is done below the sea level.
Aleppey town is called the Venice of the east as it is being surrounded by backwaters, canal and beach.
In Kerala, the navigable water ways accounts to more than 900 kilometers and the major glob of this is in Alleppey. These backwaters with water birds, flowers and greenery along their banks make a fascinating view.
A cruise on houseboat through this region is a magnificent experience and provides a life long memory. Houseboats forms one of the most attractive and unique accommodation options in Alleppey. There are more than a thousand houseboats in Alappuzha. The Houseboats in Alleppey promise a comfy and unforgettable stay.
Alleppey is a prominent destination for tourists from all over the world.
Alappuzha Beach: This beautiful beach has Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers around it.
Kuttanad: It resembles Netherlands geographically.
Champakulam Church: This is one of the oldest churches in Kerala, the St. Mary's Church is believed to be one of the seven established by St. Thomas.
Chettikulangara Bhagwathy Temple: Worshipping in this temple is believed to have miraculous powers to cure diseases and grant wishes to the devotees.
St. Andrews Church: This church is established by the Portuguese missionaries in Alleppey.
Krishnapuram Palace: This displays the typical Kerala style of architecture.
Backwater Cruise: The beautiful banks of Alleppey can be explored through backwater cruise in a houseboat.