About Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kerala

With its vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water lakes and crisscrossing rivers, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Alappuzha is referred to as the 'Venice of the East'. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Lower areas of the district, known as Kuttanad, is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.

Basic Information About Alappuzha
Head Quarters Alappuzha
Area 1414 sq. km
Major Religions Hindu, Christian, Muslim
Population Density 1492 persons/sq. km
Literacy 93.43%
Came into existence August 17, 1957
Main Tourist Centers Pathiramanal, Arthunkal, Kuttanad, Mannarassala
Altitude 5m above sea level
Telephone Code +91-477

Tourist Destinations in Alappuzha

Boat Races: Nehru Trophy boat race held during the month of August is one of the major attractions of Alleppey. Apart from this, there are also other boat races like the Champakulam Moolam Boat Race, Neerattupuram Boat Race etc.
Arthunkal: The Arthunkal St. Andrew's Church is one of the famous Christian houses of worship in Kerala. There is a grand feast organized by the church authorities every January in memory of St. Sebastian.
Krishnapuram palace: This palace is famous for its mural depicting the story of Gajendramoksham, dating back to the 18th century. The palace museum houses antique sculptures, painting and bronzes.
Pathiramanal: This little island on the backwaters is a favorite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world.

Alappuzha Beach: Sandy beaches and sea view parks are the specialities of Alappuzha. A light house and sea pier constructed in 1862 are other major attractions.
Alappuzha - Kollam and Alappuzha - Kottayam boat cruise and house boat cruises through the backwaters attract a number of foreign and domestic tourists each year.
Transportation
Air Trivandrum International Airport, about 150 km from Alappuzha, is the nearest Airport
Rail There are rail routes to the district
Road A well connected road link with all the other cities in Kerala
Boat Boat service to Kottayam and Kollam

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