|Location||Alleppey is 85 Km from Kochi in the state of Kerala|
|Also known as||Alappuzha|
|Major Tourist Attractions||Kuttanad, Pathira Manal, Champakulam Church|
|Temperature||Max 35°C and Min 20°C|
The Alleppey beach, Kerala considered one of the favourite tourist spot falls in the district of Alappuzha. Covered to the west by the Arabian sea, the beach boast of beautiful lakes, lagoons and several water crisscrosses. The immensely appealing Alleppey beach is also referred to as the Venice of the East. Its proximity to the sea has given it the distinction of being a Backwater Tourist Center attracting foreign visitors to view the Boat races and enjoy the relaxed houseboat holidays. The whart, which extends into the sea here, is around 140 years old.
Alleppey beach consists of a long stretch of shores densely populated with the swaying palm groves. The shores, the sea and the surrounding landscape offers a fascination to the beach, not to be found else where. There is the Vijaya beach Park, a park for the children with toy trains and bicycle for their entertainment. The towering light house overlooks the beach and is a wonderful spot to glance the superb surrounding nearby.
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Beach Activity in Alleppey
Ample opportunities are there for the tourist of Alleppey beach to indulge in water sport activities like surfing, para sailing, swimming under the clear blue sky. One can also try to built the dream castle of his own with the help of the coloured sands. Even hitting the volley ball at the beach is an unique idea to spend few minutes jumping and running after the ball on the beaches. The snake boat races are a common sight during the months of August and September. Peoples in thousands throng in to watch the water regatta with great pomp and festivity.
Major Tourist Attractions Near by
Kuttanad: Widely acclaimed as the rice bowl of Kerala due to its wealth of agricultural crops seen flourishing at the back drop of the famous backwaters. The exciting scenery laid country side of Kuttanad with the steamy waterways are full of Banana and Yam trees. Here farming is done below the sea level.
Pathira Manal: Favourite spot of the migratory birds, this little island was believed to be created, when a young brahmin dived into the waters to perform his evening ablutions. The waters made way for the land to rise above the sea level to create the enchanting place. The small island falls between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom and can be accesses through the waterways by the boats.
Champakulam Church: Counted among the oldest churches in Kerala, the Champakulam Church is believed to be one of the prominent establishment by St.Thomas. The annual festival held in the beginning of the month of October is a great fanfare.
Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple: Standing 15 km south of Alleppey, the Shree Krishna Temple built in the style of the typical Kerala architecture is famous for the Palpayasam. Daily offering of milk is offered to the deity of Lord Krishna. The ritual of Palipana is worshipped here once every twelve years.
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By Air: Cochin International Airport, the nearest airport is about 85 km from the town of Alappuzha.
By Rail: Alappuzha(Alleppey) railway station is connected to all the major cities of Kerala as well as connected to other states.
By Road: Alappuzha(Alleppey) is well connected to the major cities of Kerala through a good network od roads.
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