Alappuzha or Alleppey is in Kerala. Alappuzha is also known as “Venetian Capital” of Kerala. During British colonial rule, Lord Cruzon once visited the state and being fascinated by the nature he exclaimed “Here nature has spent up on the land her richest bounties. Alleppey, the Venice of the East. “
Therefore, the amazing and the unbelievable beauty of the nature of Alappuzha is worth visiting. The attractions like the back waters with houseboats, the light house and the beaches adds to the beauty of the destination.
The best tourist spots of the city are as follows:
The first attraction of Alappuzha is the Alappuzha beach. Alapuzzha is known as the “Venetian Capital” of Kerala and the beach plays an important role does justice to the title. The splendorous beauty of the beach attracts huge number of tourists as well as local citizens of the city. Thus a huge number of people daily visits the beach. Hence, it is an ideal location for picnic and holidaying with family and friends. It is also a romantic destination for lovers.
2. Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple
It is a temple of Lord Krishna and it came into existence in 790 AD which attracts many devotees. The temple is also called the” Dwarka of South”. Moreover, the best thing about this temple is ‘palpayasam’, a delicious sweet pudding made of rice and milk is offered to the devotees as prasad.
3. St. Mary Forane church
This church is a beautiful place to visit Alappuzha. This church is very famous for being the oldest and most beautiful churches across India. The magnificent architecture along with the back water flowing makes the view even more compelling.
4. Alleppey Lighthouse
The light house of Alleppey is one of the iconic spot for the tourists. The magnificent light house stands tall amid the back waters and beautiful greenary. The visitors can climb the structure to get the clear view of Alappuzha. The view is absolutely a sight to behold.
5. Krishnapuram Palace
The best things to see at this palace is the gabled roof, narrow corridors and the dormer windows. Thus, the constriction of the palace signifies the grand Keralan architecture. It is now a museum which consists collections of biggest wall paintings in Kerala.
6. Andhakaranazhi Beach
This beach lies 31 kms far from the main town of Alappuzha. Especially, the stunning view of sunrise and the sunset makes the beach more beautiful.
This is also one of the major attractions of Alappuzha. This lake will also make one fall in love with the city. However, boating facility is also available at the lake.
During Augusts they organise the famous boat race on every second Saturday.
The race is held to remark his visit in the city in the year 1952. If one witnesses the boat race one then he or she will never be able to forget it their whole life. Even foreigners participate in the snake boat competition.
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8.Mullakkal Raja Rajeswari temple
It is a temple of Goddess Durga and one of the famous temple. During navaratri a huge number of devotees visit here and celebrate the festival with devotion and enthusiasm.