Alleppey is also known as Alapuzha,is situated in Kerala state of southern India. Hailed across the globe as the ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppey retains a sparkling rustic charm even amidst the progressive developments and urban invasions. It is essentially the natural charm of Alleppey tourism that keeps luring tourists from all parts of the world to this fabulous piece of land. The forever alluring backwaters, the paddy fields that captivate your with their greenish charm and the regal houseboats gliding over the waters add a unique aura to the land that is a specialty of Alleppey tourism.
Once upon a time, Alleppey lured the traders from around the world with its rich countries traded on its ports. This is the reason behind the sobriquet, ‘Venice of the East’. Even though the golden trading days are bygone, Alleppey still retains its trading tradition in the form of coir industry, which flourishes here. Prawn farming is another lucrative trade.
Alleppey Tourism: Boat Race
Apart from the enchanting houseboat tourism, the backwaters of Alleppey has been the perfect arena for snake-boat races – especially the world famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race, named after Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. Snake boat races are a thrilling pleasure to watch, with elongated snake-boats lodging over hundred oarsmen, steering ahead splitting the waters. Often excitement would reach its peak during the boat races.
Alleppey Backwater Tour
Backwater cruise in a well-equipped houseboat is a really exciting experience. One can spend a whole day in the boat watching the endless backwaters and breathing in and feeling the fresh air that hums around you. The interiors of the boats are well furnished and the bedrooms and the kitchen are luxurious and cozy. Delectable food is served within the boat at your choice and taste. A wide variety of fresh fish and prawns add flavor to the dishes. Relaxing in the houseboat, you can watch kingfishers darting down on the fish, ducks floating over the water and coconut tree grooves adding green charm to the land around.
A number of ethnic charms await you in Alleppey. The famous Ambalapuzha temple is just 14 kms away from Alleppey. The mouth watering ‘Ambalapuzha Paalpayasam’ is famous for is divine taste from olden days. The 10th century ‘Karumadikuttan’ statue, associated with Buddhist tradition is another tourist attraction. St. Mary’s Forane church in Champakulam, which is believed to have built in 427 AD, preserves age old mural paintings.
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