Alappuzha Tourism, Kerala

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About Alappuzha - Kerala Tourism

Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a popular tourist destination in Kerala, which is famous as a charming backwater town. Alleppey is compared to Venice for its splendid vast network of palm fringed canals. The town of Alappuzha is a perfect retreat for tourists for its picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons. These vast network of canals, lagoons and backwaters are used by the local population for travelling from one point to other. 

Alleppey is one of the few places in world, where rice farming is done below sea level. Travellers can visit Kuttanad, which is a small village near Alleppey and is also known as the rice bowl of India. The natural beauty of this town is really mesmerizing, and perfect place for tourists to spend time relaxing in this natural retreat away from the bustling of modern cities. A houseboat ride through the backwaters of Alappuzha, lined with palm trees is a delightful experience for travellers. 

Alappuzha is also famous for the popular Nehru Trophy boat race that is held on the Punnamada Lake in the month of August every year. Organized on the second Saturday of August every year, Nehru trophy is the most popular race in India, which is visited by thousands of tourists from India and outside. 

One of the important tourist attraction in Alappuzha is the city beach along with an old light house. There are also some popular palaces here like Krishnapuram palace and Chavara Bhawan. Alleppey is also home to several religious attractions including Edathua church and Nagaraja temple

Travellers can also opt for houseboat cruise, which is one of the main attraction here. The houseboats are provided with all kind of amenities like open sit out, living area, kitchen, bedroom with attached bathroom and TV. Tourists are also served with breakfast, lunch and dinner on the houseboat. Multiple vendors provide options to take houseboat cruise that passes through beautiful canals and paddy fields. 

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