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Alleppey [Alapuzha]
Alleppey is one of the most important tourist centers in the state, with a large network of inland canals earning it the sobriquet "Venice of the east". These large network of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline. Alleppey was one of the busiest centers of trade in the past with one of the best known ports along the malabar coast.
Alappuzha or alleppey is bounded by the Arabian sea in the west, kottayam on the east, kollam in the south and ernakulam to the north,is a land with vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers criss-crossing it. Referred as the Venice of the east by ancient travellers across the world, alappuzha has always enjoyed a pivotal place in the maritime history of kerala
Even today it retains its charm as the centre for Coir carpet industries and prawn farming. Alleppey the ideal headquarters for backwater tourism as well as for visits to the lovely church filled town of Kottayam, and the town of Aranmula, famous for its historic Aranmula Snake Boat Race which is an annual event.
Alleppey is also known for its spectacular snake - boat races held on the second Saturday of August, every year. This competition - the Nehru boat race takes its name from India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who inaugurated in 1952. It is excitement all around as snake - boats , each manned by over a hundred oarsmen, cut through the waters like wind. The event is a tremendous success with tourists and the local population alike
.Alappuzha is the connection link of Kottayam- Kochi- Kollam Backwaters
Kuttanad
in Alappuzha is one of few places in the world where farming is done below sea level. Kuttanad is a land of lush paddy fields and is called the 'Rice Bowl' of Kerela. Kuttanad stretches for 75 Km sandwiched between the sea and the hills. Kuttanad is the most beautiful backwaters region of Kerala. It is here that most of the snake boat races are conducted and a majority of the rice boat & houseboat cruises are scheduled. Kerala's network of navigable backwaters stretches to over 900kms. These serene waterways are fringed by palm grove and paddy fields and offer a striking spectacle of the rustic life.
Ambalapuzha
It is situated 14 kms. away from Alleppey. In its architectural features, the Sreekrishna Temple confirms the typical Kerala style. The temple is famous through out Kerala for 'Palpayasam' a milk porridge of exceptional sweetness offered to the deity.
Karumadikkuttan
Situated 3 km east of Ambalapuzha, this village is known for its 10th century Karumadikkuttan statue, a black granite figure of the great Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. There are many interesting legends connected to this idol.
Champakulam Champakulam -
the water logged village is also the place of oldest angadi (market) known as Kalloorkkadu angadi. The St. Mary Forane Church built in 427 A D is another major attraction famous for its beautiful mural paintings for both tourists and believers. In Champakulam you can see Nadubhagum and Champakulam snake boats which take part in the annual snake boat races.
Edathuva: The famous South Indian Pilgrimage centre 'St. George Church'
Punnamadakayal'- Famous for Nehru Trophy Vallam Kali [Boat Race]. Traditional Coir Industry spread in the district 305 Meter Sea Bridge
Punnapra Vayalar: 'Raktasakshi Mandapam'
Rivers: Pamba, Manimala Achenkovil which merge with Pamba. There is no forest land in the district.

 


     
     
     
     
 
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