The district of Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is located 70 kilometres south of Cochi. It is often called the Venice of the East due to the canals that connect it to Kerala's famous snaking backwaters.
Alappuzha or Alleppey,with its labyrinth, of canals, bridges along silver beach, makes for a memorable holiday.Alappuzha offers enjoyable boat cruises to Kollam along the scenic Vembanad Lake.The never-ending panorama of lush green paddy fields,towering coconut trees,shimmering water and long canals around Alappuzha make a delightful setting for the town. Today Alappuzha has grown in importance as a backwater tourist centre,attracting several thousands of foreign tourists each year.Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races,houseboat holidays,beaches,marine products and coir industry.A singular characteristic of this land is the region called Kuttanad.The land of lush paddy fields, Kuttanad is called the rice bowl of Kerala and is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.
Snake Boat Races- Alappuzha is known for its Snake Boat races and one of the prestigious competitions glorifying this tradition is the Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race.Held on every second Saturday of August,the competition is named after Jawaharlal Nehru who also inaugurated the event on 1952.To compete for the cup,one must ride in a snake boat which approximately carries over a hundred persons. Boats are available for rent for tourists who want to take a closer look at the event. Ride a House Boat - Alappuzha is also well known for its house boats.It's advisable to book a houseboat through houseboat operator rather than depending on touts.
Krishnendu Ayurveda Wellness Center (Krishnendu Ayurveda Wellness Center), Chingoli, Karthikappally, Alappuzha , Kerala,Ph-+91 95 444 88 333. Krishnendu ayurveda spa and resort is a well known ayurveda centre near Haripad, Alleppy.It is one of the most reputed firm in central kerala as it is run by a traditional family of ayurvedic doctors. They have specific treatments for spine related cases and wellness programs for the healthy people also.Here you can experience genuine kerala Ayurveda treatment.
The temple festival at Ambalappuzha is particularly impressive. Chettikulangara Bharani festival (Feb-Mar) is also very popular. The Arthunkal Perunnal, the feast of St Sebastian and the feast of St. George at Edathua is also very popular. Boat Races: Criss-crossed by backwaters, Alappuzha is also the place to watch boat races. Nehru Trophy Boat Race held in the second Saturday of August in Punnamada lake. Sree Narayana Jayanthi Vallam Kali at Kumarakom held during Onam feastival. Champakulam Moolam Boat Race, the oldest and most popular, held during Moolam day of the Malayalam month of Midhunam (Jun-Jul).
The nearest airport is Cochin, 64 kms to the North. Thiruvananthapuram International airport is 159 kms to the south.RAIL
Alappuzha is linked by rail to cities like Cochin, Chennai, Bangalore and.The railway station is situated 5 kms away from the bus station and ferry station.ROAD
Alappuzha is on the NH 47 highway and is connected to all important towns in South India.