13 Sep 2013

Posted by Chirstina Rose on Friday, September 13, 2013 No comments
Alleppey or Allappuzha sobriquet as “Venice of the East”
for its maze of picturesque waterways is an interesting tourist places in Kerala and an ideal place for backwater cruise. The backwater is the prime tourist attraction of this town, which is exclusively explored on a traditional houseboat as enjoyed in boats in Venice.

The backwater of Alleppey draws the tourist’s attention from far and wide corner of the world and offer them wonderful opportunity to enjoy the serene picturesque appeal of the nature, palm grooves, lush paddy fields of Kuttanad region (Kuttanad is among the few places in the world, where farming is done below sea level) and the rustic view of the village with unique lifestyle. Alleppey offers you several regions to enjoy holidays amid the tranquil atmosphere and the picturesque fascination of the nature.

Apart from the backwater, there are many other interesting places to visit in Alleppey. Some of them are as mentioned below.


Alleppey Beach

The serene silver coastline fringed by the swaying coconut trees is an ideal place to enjoy leisure vacation and beach tour. Kissed by the mild sun and the cool breeze of from the sea, make Alleppey the coastline a paradise for beach holiday lovers, honeymooners couples and holiday makers. Apart from leisure activities one can also go for beach activities like surfing, para-sailing, swimming, beach volleyball, etc and enjoy the delight of the adventure and trill while with leisure fun.

Alleppey Backwater

The backwater of Alleppey is the most prized attractions and due to its attractiveness and features it is compared with Venice’s criss-crossed waterways. The backwater is also the popular venue of the renowned houseboat race “Nehru Trophy Boat Race” which is attended by national and international tourists. The houseboat cruise is over the backwater is an exciting affair which offer tourist to soak in the serenity of nature, entrancing scenery of palm lined banks, coir manufacture and the serene appeal of the villages veiled in the traditional outlook.

Krishnapuram Palace

Located 2 kms south of Kayamkulam is the Krishnapuram Palace, which is the finest preserved and the best surviving places in Kerala. The two storied building is elaborately constructed following the Vastushastra Doctrine; the palace is richly adorned with murals and the masterful strokes of the artists inside the places, delights the visitors to the palace. Today the palace is heritage of Kerala and is protected monument and is also a archaeological museum under the state Archaeological Museum.

Pathiramanal

It is a small picturesque island and a eco-friendly tourist spot in Allappuzha district also sobriquet as “Sands of Nights”. The scenic beauty of the lake and the surrounding landscape is mind-blogging. Pathiramanal is also famous among migratory birds as every year hundreds of local as well as migratory birds from across the world come here at Pathiramanal, making it a haven for bird’s watchers.

Karumadi

Located 3 kms away from Alleppey is a small hamlet Karumadi, which is popular for large black granite statue of Sri Buddha also known as Karumadi Kuttan. Some historical make a point that the statue is carved either in 9th of 10th Century.

Beside these, there are many other interesting places to visit in Alleppey. So plan your trip and explore the exquisiteness of the place with lots of fun and ecstasy.
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