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.
|Area||1414 sq. km|
|Major Religions||Hindu, Christian, Muslim|
|Population Density||1492 persons/sq. km|
|Came into existence||August 17, 1957|
|Main Tourist Centers||Pathiramanal, Arthunkal, Kuttanad, Mannarassala|
|Altitude||5m above sea level|
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
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 - Kollam and Alappuzha - Kottayam boat cruise and house boat cruises through the backwaters attract a number of foreign and domestic tourists each year.
|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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