Alappuzha beach is also known as Alleppey beach and is one of the most popular tourist spots in the district of Alappuzha, attracting several thousands of foreign tourists.
This beautiful beach has Arabian Sea on the west and a web of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is around 140 years old. Alappuzha is also famous for its Boat races, Houseboat Holidays, Beaches, Marine Products and Coir Industry.
Also called as the 'Venice of the East' by visitors from across the world, this lovely backwater country also provides shelter to diverse animals and birdsa. Vijaya Beach Park is an added attraction of the Alappuzha beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby that attracts innumerable for the visitors.
Major Attractions at Alappuzha Beach:
Located 14 km away from Alleppey, Ambalapuzha is known for the architecture of Sree Krishna Temple that confirms the typical Kerala style. The temple is famous throughout Kerala for 'Palpayasam', that is milk porridge of exceptional sweetness offered to the deity.
Alppuzha Beach Aruthunkal
Better known as St. Sebastian Church, is situated 22 km north of Alleppey. It is one of the most important pilgrim centres of Christians in Kerala, established by Portuguese missionaries, which is near Sherthallai. The feast of St. Sebastian is held here every year.
Chettikulangara Bhagvathy Temple
It's a very famous temple in Alleppey (Alappuzha) and also the venue of Kettukazhcha festival that draws large crowds of devotees. An extravagant processions that includes cultural performances is taken out, and is a major attraction. This festival starts in the month of February/March.
This is a small island in Alleppey (Alappuzha) about 10 acres in area and is a favorite residing place of hundreds of rare migratory birds, which arrive here from different parts of the world. The island is accessible only by a boat.
Located 47 km from Alleppey and built in 18th century during the reign of the Travancore king, Marthanda Varma. This double storied structure, displays typical characteristics of Kerala architecture-gabled roofs, dormer windows, and narrow corridors. The 'Ganjendra Moksham' mural that is one of the largest mural paintings in Kerala is seen on the ground floor of the Palace. A museum with antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes is storeyed inside the building.
One of the seven churches established by St. Thomas in Kerala. The annual feast at this church falls on the 3rd Sunday of October every year. The feast of St. Joseph is celebrated on March 19th.
Chavara Bhavan is located 6 km away from Alleppey and is accessible only by boat. It is the ancestral home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. It is now a holy shrine and spiritual resort where thousands of devotees gather for prayer. Here, a 250-year-old historically important beacon of light is preserved intact in its original and primitive form.
Thrilling water sports that are popular here, include surfing, parasailing, swimming and beach volleyball. Alappuzha beach has the best of aqua-sport equipment such as water-scooters and high-speed boats, etc.
The Alappuzha beach is famous for boat races. The Nehru trophy boat race is a major attraction here. In the months of August and September, the moist, rain-drenched earth and the glorious ever flowing backwaters present a beautiful scene. The Snake Boat Races also interest the tourists.
Air : The Nearest airport is Kochi International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha town.
Rail : Nearest railway station is Alappuzha, about 5 km from the beach.
Road : The place is connected to all the south Indian towns, by a well-developed network of roads.