Experience the Charm of ‘Venice of the East’


One of the main attractions of Kerala is its scenic and placid backwaters carrying the culture and beauty of the state. And there is no other better place than Alappuzha to enjoy these backwaters! Often dubbed the "Venice of the East," this district in Central Kerala has a mesmerising expanse of lagoons, lakes, rivers, and beaches. Glide along the serene backwaters aboard traditional houseboats for a captivating journey that unveils the essence of village life. Alappuzha also comes alive during the vibrant celebrations of Kerala's annual Onam festival, featuring the exhilarating vallamkali (boat races) and serving as a prominent venue for the Champions Boat League.

Explore the renowned Vembanad Lake as it winds its way through Alappuzha, boasting iconic islands such as Perumbalam, Pathiramanal and Kakkathuruthu. On Perumbalam, witness traditional betel leaf and peanut farming, while Pathiramanal enchants bird enthusiasts with its diverse array of over 90 avian species and 30 butterfly species, alongside a rich tapestry of plants and fish species. Meanwhile, Kakkathuruthu Island has earned global recognition, featuring in National Geographic Travel magazine for its breathtaking sunset vistas, hailed as some of the finest worldwide!

The rice bowl of Kerala, Kuttanad is another verdant paradise in Alappuzha. The large stretches of paddy fields and coconut groves are a shutterbug's delight. 

In addition to its natural splendour, Alappuzha is known for its historical and religious sites like Karumadikkuttan, the revered Arthunkal Church, the sacred Sree Krishna Swamy Temple, Chakkulathkavu Sree Bhagavathy Temple, Krishnapuram Palace, Revi Karunakaran Museum, and Thakazhi Museum, among others, each adding depth to the region's cultural heritage. Alappuzha is also a prominent hub for the coir industry, playing a vital role in the production and trade of this versatile natural material.

The charming Bell Town of Mannar is also in Alappuzha where the artisans produce bell metal products. 

The picturesque beaches that adorn Alappuzha's coastline, are Alappuzha Beach, Thottappally Beach, Marari Beach, Andhakaranazhi Beach and Cherai Beach, each offering breathtaking vistas and serene surroundings.

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