ALAPPUZHA

alappuzha

Alappuzha or Alleppey district in the southern most state of kerala in India is a sandy strip of land with Arabian Sea to its west. It has a number of lagoons and an array of rivers , canals ,backwaters and lakes which is ideal for a boat cruise. Alappuzha district was formed on 17 th August 1957.Before the formation of the district, a major part of this area was of Kollam district and the rest, of Kottayam district. Alappuzha is a veritable maze of bridges and canals, the presence of which has given it the appellation the "Venice of the East". The vembanad lake covering an area of 204 sq kms stretches from Alappuzha to kochi and the Kayamkulam lake covers an area of 59.57 sq kms and extends into Alappuzha and Kollam. Today Alappuzha/ Alleppey is well known for its boat races, beaches, marine products,coir, backwaters, house boats and coir and carpet industry.Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala is in Alappuzha district and it has a speciality that this is the only region in the state, lying below the sea level.Alappuzha/alleppey district is surrounded by Ernakulam district towards the north, Kollam district towards the south and Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts towards the east.

Main attractionsof alappuzha are Aleppy beach,Ampalappuzha temple,Champakulam,

Krishnapuram palace,Mannarasalai,Pathiramanal.

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