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ALLEPPEY BACKWATER

Alleppey

 

Alleppey with waterways and canals and is therefore known as the "Venice of the East." Alleppey is famous for the beautiful backwaters surrounding it. Many Kerala Backwater cruises begin or end in Alleppey. It is best holiday package for honeymoon couples. The backwaters with water birds and flowers and greenery along their banks are a beautiful and refreshing sight. See the serene attractions of Alleppey on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.

 

About Alleppey

 

Alleppey also known as a center of the coir industry. From the rough outer husk of the coconut they make coir. The fibers of the husk processed and woven to make useful items including packaging material, boards, mats and brushes. Alleppey also known for the Snake Boat Races held here every year around the time of the Onam festival. The giant snake boats called Chundanvalloms, race against each other for the prestigious Nehru Trophy. Prime Minster Jawaharlal Nehru donated the trophy after he received an unforgettable reception along the waterways of Alappuzha. Teams of rowers seated on the long Snake Boats with their curving prows battle it out for the honor of winning the Nehru Trophy. Crowds throng the edge of the waterways where the race take place. Many tourists come to Alleppey to see this exciting event. Alappuzha wears a carnival atmosphere during the boat races held at the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha. You can see the exhilarating snake boat races of Alleppey on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.

 

Alleppey also has a number of historic colonial buildings and a beautiful beach, with a garden alongside the beach. A pier, lighthouse and grove of palm trees are scenic attractions near the Alleppey beach. Enjoy touring the attraction of Alleppey in Kerala, India on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater. House boats or Kettuvallams are famous in Alleppey and most of the tourists would like to have a cruise in these floating villas.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

The Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple

This temple is famous to have miraculous powers and hence visited by number of pilgrims every year.

Mullackal Temple

Dedicated to goddess Rajarajeswari, is also a place worth visiting.

St. Andrew's Church

Established by the Portuguese missionaries, celebrates the feast of St. Sebastian in a fun-filled, festive way.

Ambalapuzha Temple

Lord Krishna is idol here.Here one can see the typical temple architecture and culture of Kerala along with the chance to taste the Keralan delicacy, payasam.

Krishnapuram Temple

The two-storied building also displays the typical Keralan style of architecture. The largest mural painting, Gajendra Miksham, displayed in a museum here.

Punnamada Kayal

The must-visit place of Alleppey in kerala, where the annual Nehru Trophy boat race takes place during the month of August-September .The long boats, designed to resemble snakes, can accommodate 120 people, making two rows of 60 each.

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