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Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a town in Kerala with beautiful backwaters, canals, lagoons and beaches. It is also known as Venice of the East. Kuttanad also known as rice bowl of Kerala is located in Alleppey district. Alappuzha is also famous for house boats, snake boats and backwater boating.

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House Boats and Small Boats:
House boats were called 'Kettuvallams', giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length.


House Boats | House Boat Photos | Small Boat Photos | House Boat Booking

Snake Boats:
Alleppey is also famous for its snake boat races. There are many snake boat races are conducted in Alleppey during Onam seasons like Nehru Trophy, Payippadu Vallam Kali, Champakkulam Boat Race.

Snake Boats | Snake Boat Photos


Alappuzha Beach:
Alappuzha Beach is one of the most popular tourist spot in the district of Alappuzha. This is a scenic beach which is clean and beautiful.

Alappuzha Beach | Alappuzha Beach Photos

Haripad Subrahmanya Swami Temple:

Haripad Subrahmanya Swami Temple is one of the most famous temple in Haripad, the 'Town of Temples'.


Haripad Subrahmanya Swami Temple | Haripad Temple Photos


Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple:

Mannarassala Sree Nagaraja Temple is a very ancient and internationally-known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods.


Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple | Mannarasala Temple Photos


Payippad Vallom Kali (Boat Race):

Payippad Vallom Kali or Boat race is held during Onam days every year. The race is associated with the memory of "Prathishta" at Haripad Subrahmanya Swami Temple.

Payippad boat race | Payippad boat race photos

Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Temple:

Amabalapuzha Sri Krishna Temple is a wonderful temple situated at Ambalappuzha near Alappuzha. This temple is dedicated Lord Sri Krishna

Ambalapuzha Temple | Ambalapuzha Temple photos

Mullakkal Raja Rajeswari Temple:

Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple is a very famous shrine for Goddess Sri RajaRajeswari and is located 3km from KSRTC Bus Station.

Mullakkal Raja Rajeswari Temple |Mullakkal Temple Photos



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