Alappuzha Beach is a beach in Alappuzha town and a tourist attraction in Kerala, India. Beach has an old pier which extend to sea is over 150 years old. Known as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always basked a major place in the maritime history of Kerala. Alappuzha (Alleppey) is a landmark between a network of rivers flowing into it and the Arabian Sea. Alleppey Beach is located on the coastal side of Alleppey. Alleppey beach stands 5th best beach after Kovalam, Varkala, Cherai and Marari beaches in Kerala. One can enjoy the mesmerizing views of sunrise and sunset. With its fine white sand and freshwater lakes and few buildings in its vicinity, a beach is a perfect place for pleasurable beach holidays.
It has secured a unique spot for itself in the maritime history of Kerala. The rice bowl of Kerala in the Kuttanad region also comes within the Alappuzha District. Another name for the Alappuzha Beach is Alleppey Beach. One of the must-do things in Alleppey is to board one of the many magnificent houseboats and go on a cruise of utter pleasure and romance. One can try adventurous activities at the beach like boating, or enjoy at children’s park with toy bicycles or trains. Hallowed with nature’s green beauty and scenery, Alappuzha is a wonderland of Kerala state. Alleppey beach consists of a long stretch of stores densely populated with the swaying palm groves. The shores, the sea, and the surrounding landscape offer a fascination to the beach, not to be found elsewhere.
Karumadikkuttan is the name of a granite statue of lord Buddha located in Karumadi near Alleppey. The Statue is, unfortunately, missing its entire left half but has now been conserved by the Kerala State Government. It’s actually a huge, black granite statue of Lord Buddha dating back to 10th century AD. The statue was recovered by the Archeological Society of India and is now kept in a protected enclosure near the Karumadi Canal. It is believed that the statue has some powers of severe healing and it is really sought after by the locals there is Karumadi.
The stunning Marari Beach is located about 11 kilometers from Alleppey in the quaint, little town of Maraikulam. Marari Beach is a perfect location for holidaying with family or friends. This beach in Kerala is eternal with coconut palm trees and golden sands are famous for its Ayurvedic centers and stylish beach resorts. Watching sunrise and sunset here is quite a romantic experience that couples would love to enjoy. It is just the perfect place for spending quality time with family or to enjoy the honeymoon with your partner.
Backwaters of Kuttanad:
Known as the rice bowl of Kerala, Kuttanad is the only area where farming is done below sea level. It’s known far and wide for its huge spreads of green paddy fields against the backdrop of placid backwaters. The region is surrounded by the sea and the hills and offers a beautiful scenic vista to its guests. The entire length of Kuttanad is 150 km which covers a distance from Kollam to Kochi. You can enjoy this water body with the help of rice barges or houseboats. Inland waterways which flow above land level are an amazing feature of this region. Here, farming is done below the sea level, usually 4 to 10 feet, which is interesting for travelers who seek to learn more about Kerala’s tourism.
The 18th century Krishnapuram Palace built during the reign of the Travancore monarch, Marthanda Varma, is a double storied structure which displays typical characteristics of Kerala architecture-gabled roofs, dormer windows, narrow corridors. Inside this palace, you’ll find a museum of paintings, bronzes, and antique carvings. The palace is a major tourist attraction and also contains a small museum maintained by the Archeological department of Kerala. This palace is an archeological museum whose best attraction is a 49 square meter single mural painting which is titled as Gajendra Moksham which means the salvation of elephant king.
Best Time To Visit:
November to February winter is the best season to visit Alleppey as the weather is mild and pleasant. The average temperature during this time is between 17 degrees to 32 degrees Celsius with minimal fluctuations.
How To Reach:
By Air: The nearest airport is Kochi International Airport (78 km), which is well connected to all major cities of India.
By Rail: Alleppey is connected to the major cities of Kerala like Cochin, Kottayam, Changanassery, and Chengannur.
By Road: Kerala State Run Transport Corporation (KSRTC ) buses connect Alleppey to most major cities in Kerala. Tourists can reach Alappuzha by bus or local transportation.
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