Alappuzha ( earlier Alleppey), Venice of the East, is spread on the banks of a network of canals, lakes and lagoons. The city is the hub of the fabled backwater cruise. Sandwiched between Arabian Sea and Vembanad Lake, the district has no forest area to its credit and its 82km seashore constitutes 13.9 per cent of the state's seashore. This network of canals and lakes connects this city to other important destinations like Kottayam and Kohci. Kerala rural life at close quarters; toddy-tapping, coir-making, prawn-farming, and scores of other sights. Alappuzha's history was blood stained when Communist activists had a pitched battle with police in 1946.
Tourist Spots
Houseboat Cruises:
Alappuzha, the centre of houseboat cruises. Various houseboat cruises like Alappuzha-Kollam, Alappuzha-Kottayam, Alappuzha-Kochi are offered by houseboat operators like Soma houseboats, Tour India etc.
Boat races : In August every year on Lake Punnamada, Chambakkulam.
Light House : First on western coast. Built in 1862
Pilgrim Centres : Edathua, Arthungal
Ambalappuzha : Sree Krishna Temple, festival an cultural programmes famed
Air : The nearest airport at Cochin, 64 km. Thiruvananthapuram Airport is 159 km.
Rail: Connected to Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin.
Road: NH 47 passes via Alappuzha. Alappuzha-Changanassery road links the district to M C road.
Water: Boat services to Cochin 5.30 hrs., Kollam 8 hrs., Kottayam 2.30 hrs and Changanasserry 3 hrs.

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12/04/2007 5:34 pm delete

Alappuzha Backwaters is one of the exotic backwater sites of India's southern state Kerala. Came across something interesting on Alleppy at