Alappuzha district of Kerala, also known as Alappey is popularly called as the Venice of the east. It was because many traders from different parts of the globe came here in search of black gold and other valuables. It is here that Kuttanad which is the rice bowl of Kerala is located. It is of great significance and here agriculture and farming is done below the sea level.
Alappuzha is one of the busiest coasts in south India and transportation of goods such as tea, rubber etc are easily possible through the canals and backwaters in this place. There are many water birds in these backwaters. It is from this Alappuzha backwaters that the famous snake boat races are conducted annually. It is conducted during the festival Onam, to get the prestigious Nehru Trophy in memory of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Several giant sized snake boats which are called as Chundanvallams are queued for the race and the view itself is a treat to the eyes. This water carnival is the largest snake boat race in the world.
Alappuzha backwater is a famous tourist destination that attracts numerous tourists and a large number of tourists visit here yearly. People come here mainly to enjoy the beauty of the nature by taking a cruise in the backwaters. A tour through the backwaters of Alappuzha will be a memorable one as it enables one to experience the nature at its best. People also come here to watch the boat race.
How to reach
|Nearest Bus station||—Alappuzha Bus Station|
|Nearest Railway Station||—Alappuzha Railway Station|
|Nearest Airport||—Cochin International Airport at a distance of 64kms|