INTRODUCTIONThe 'Venice of the East', Alappuzha blessed with the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea welcomes you to one of the best Backwater tourism destinations in God's Own Country. It is located at a distance of about 5kms from Alappuzha railway station.Alappuzha one of the most romantic and beautiful place means the land between the sea and a network of rivers falling into it.Alappuhza is a waterlocked location which is very generous to number of canals and bridges. The Palm fringed canals and shores bustling with glimpses from the day to day life in the country side, the mirror still lagoons, picture book lakesides and its long sandy beach has blessed Alappuzha.The other Gods gift to Alappuhza is the dense palm groves which lines the shore. The maintenance of Alappuhza beach is excellent for a walk in this beach will you in a cool free mind set. The beach also accommodates a garden and an open air stage where cultural events are conducted once in a while. The seating arrangements are done in such a way where people can sit and enjoy the view and the sea breeze.
ORIENTATIONAlappuzha is tucked in between Kottayam and Pathanamthitta in the east, Ernakulam in the north and Kollam on the south, the district opens out onto the vast expanse of the Lakshadweep Sea on the west.
BEST TIME TO VISITThe ideal time to visit Alappuzha Beach is between November and June during which the weather becomes pleasant and is perfect for pleasurable beach holidays.
PLACES OF INTERESTS
Alappuhza which is quite famous for backwater has cruise's which takes a trip from Alleppey to Jetty treating you with beautiful landscapes, monuments, temples, churches and industries of Alappuzha.
This is a very calm amd quite beach at a distance of 12kms from Alappuhza on its south coast. There is also a settlement of a fishing village. The other entertainments in this beach include pool, tennis, water sports and Ayurvedic treatments.
Kuttanad is an expanse of water-logged land lying below sea level. It bears strong resemblance to Holland in terms of geographical features.
VIJAYA BEACH PARK
The Vijaya beach park s located on the southern side of the Alappuzha beach. There is a children's park here which entertains the visitors with boating and toy train facilities. You can also hire bicycles here and go for a cool ride.
SEA VIEW PARK
The park in the vicinity of the Alappuzha beach offers boating facilities and has a swimming pool. The rent for the boats depends on the type of boat you are hiring.
This is one of the oldest light houses in Kerala at a distance of 4kms from the town. Completed on March 28, 1862 under the supervision of an European engineer Captain Hugh Crawfords, the light house sours to a height of 28 meters and its light has a range of 25 nautical miles. Initially the light house worked using old techniques but now new equipments have been installed. The first light-source was a double -wick coconut oil lamp supplied by Chance Bros. Birmingham in 1862. Then it was replaced by a 500 mm drum optic and DA gas flasher of AGA make in 1952 and after that an electric revolving optic system supplied by BBT of Paris was fixed in 1960. In 1998, a separate emergency light in 300 mm lantern was used which was again replaced by 230V 150W Metal halide lamp in 1999.The lighthouse is open to the public from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on all days.
THINGS TO DO
Apart from relaxing this beach house also has other entertainments to take up. It has got some the best water sports here like swimming under the clear blue sky and surfing are very popular among tourists. Beach volleyball, water scooter and high speed boats also offer a lot of thrill to the tourists.
There are number of shops a little away from the shore selling coir matting and carpets.Alleppey is also famous for coconut oil, areca nut and sugar available here. You will also find hoards of fresh fruit and vegetables, which you will be more than delighted to buy.
There are no foreign embassies located in Alappuzha, but the nearest one is in New Delhi.
Aryaas - Mullakal Rd & Kollam Rd
1.Pozhiyoram Beach Resort
2.Marari Beach Homes
3.Alleppey Beach Resorts
4.Kayaloram Heritage Lake Resort
5.Keraleeyam Ayurvedic Resort
6.Coir Village Lake Resort
7.Punnamada Serena Spa Resorts Pvt Ltd
8.ALLEPPEY PRINCE HOTEL
HOW TO REACH
Cochin International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha town, is the nearest airport.
Alappuzha railway station is connected to the major cities of Kerala.
Alappuzha is at well connected to the major cities of Kerala via road network.