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About Alleppey

Built in the 9th century AD, Alleppey, called Alappuzha lies on the edge of the great Ashtamudi Lake. With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Related to the Venice of the East by travellers from around the world, this Backwater Country is also home to diverse range of animals and birds. It has always been honored a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala for its proximity to the sea. Alleppey has earned fame in the commercial world as the world's premier supplier of coir.

Today, Alleppey has emerged as a Backwater Tourist Centre, beckoning thousands of foreign tourists each year. Alleppey is also famous for its Boat races, Houseboat Holidays, Beaches, Marine Products and Coir Industry. Every year, during August-September, Alleppey wakes up to the pulsating Nehru Cup Snake Boat Race, a water sport unique to Kerala.

Tour Destinations in Alleppey

Alleppey Beach

Alleppey beach is a popular picnic spot and the beach has a small park nearby. The Sea Bridge stands for the memory of good old days, as Alleppey Port was one of the important ports in Kerala. The Sea Bridge enabled the passage of goods via Ships. Usually visitors rush to the beach from all over the country and many popular movies were shot at Alleppey Beach. This is a favorite destination for tourists.

Alleppey Backwaters

Alleppey Is blessed with luxurious water body which host many species of plants , arthropods, is out standing by all means. The blue horizon and the blue water. Alappuzha 'Kuttanadu', an entirely different landscape is the gift of Alappuzha back waters non- venomous snakes and fresh water eels are found abundantly. A dawn and a dusk of Alappuzha back waters are unforgettable and it provides bread and butter to fisher men, tourist guys and peasants. And endless joy for whom visit this heavenly destination.


Kuttanad is a vast paddy field region stretched among in three districts of Kerala (Alappuzha – Pathanamthitta – Kottayam) and where the farming is carried out below sea level (about 4 to 10 feet) and well known for its natural green scenery. This is also one of the historically important places in the ancient history of Kerala. The vast stretches of verdant paddy fields are interlaced with enchanting backwaters create some of the unforgettable sights. Four major rivers in Kerala Pampa, Meenachil, Achankovil and Manimala flow into this region. According to the legend, Kuttanad believed to be forest with dense tree growth was destroyed by a wild fire. Kuttanad is known as “Rice Bowl of Kerala” and large farming area near Vembanad Lake were reclaimed from the lake.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

The most important tourist event in Alappuzha is Nehru Trophy Boat Race. It was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1952 on the occasion of his visit to Alappuzha. It is organized on the second Saturday of August every year, in which 130 feet long snake boats, each manned by over a hundreds of rowers, race through backwaters at high speed and cheered by the spectators throughout its course.


Only three kilometers east of Alleppey is the village of Karumadi. There is a large black granite statue there that is very famous. This sculpture is known as the Karumadi Kuttan. This statue is a left over remnant from the days that the Buddha religion was very popular in the region. Historians say that this black Buddha was carved in either the 9th or 10th century. Nowadays, Hindu is the more popular religion to belong to, but that does not change the beauty of this Buddha statue. The fact that it is made from black quartz makes it even more unusual, since quartz is normally associated with a gray color.


According to mythology a young Brahmin dived into the Vembanadu lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below, thus creating the enchanting island of (sands of midnight) Pathiramanal. This little island on the backwaters is a favorite haunt of hundred of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. The island lies between Thanneermukkom (Alleppey) and Kumarakom (Kottayam) and is accessable only by boat. This is one of the perfect destinations for Kerala Backwater Houseboat Tourist for taking a break between their backwater boathouse journeys to other destinations.

Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple

The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is built during AD 15th Century. The idol at Ambalapuzha is likened to Parthasarthi with a whip in the right hand and a Shankhu (sacred conch) in the left. This temple is directly associated to the Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple. During the raids of Tipu Sultanin 1789, the idol of Sri Krishna from the Guruvayoor Temple was brought to the Ambalappuzha Temple for safe keeping. The payasam served in the Ambalappuzha Temple is famous sweet pudding made of rice and milk has an interesting mythological legend behind. It is believed that Guruvayoorappan reaches here daily at the time of Palpayasa Nedyam to have it. The Amabalapuzha Temple Festival was established during 15th Century.

Champakkulam Church

Champakulam is a kuttanadan village on the backwaters in Kerala. And it is resplendent in green paddy fields, coconut groves and water fowl. Champakulam is an important tourist spot and is famous for the Moolam boat race. The river Pampa flows through the village connecting to various places. Champakulam Kalloorkadu St. Mary's Forane Church is one of the oldest Christian churches in India established in AD 427. Rebuilt many times and the many rock inscriptions found around the church tell us about the history of the church. The open air Rock Cross at Champakulam church is one of the most ancient ones with clear documentation of its antiquity up to AD 1151. There are many archaeological artifacts found around the church about its history. Champakulam Church had very friendly relations with the Jacobite Syrian group and had a pivotal role in many ecumenical efforts in the Eighteenth Century. The annual feast at this church is on the 3rd Sunday of October every year.


Kerala's backwaters and lagoons stretch over 1900 km. Kerala lives along these backwaters. They snake over the state physique, bestowing paddy fields with good harvests, and provide the whole village with drinking water and other facilities. The backwaters refer to the large inland lakes of Kerala. Today these backwaters act as vital water ways for the transport of people and produce. They are often the only link between remote, isolated villages and crowded town pockets. It's an incredible experience to float on these soothing waters in a country craft to absorb this unusual representation of Kerala.

Kerala backwaters are the most popular tourist attraction of Kerala. Backwaters are formed by the accumulation of sea water at the beach. As the waves moved to and fro, they made their way tearing the ground and forming backwaters. The backwaters are essentially inland lakes connected by a network of canals. The best way to enjoy the Kerala backwaters is to take a cruise on a Kettuvallam or the house boat.

One of the most preferred ways to get close to the backwater life in Kerala is the houseboat stay. House boating can be the most relaxing experience for any age, size or type of people.

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