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ALAPPUZHA BEACH

INTRODUCTION

The '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.

ORIENTATION

Alappuzha 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 VISIT

The 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

THE PIER

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.

MARARIKULAM

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

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.

LIGHT HOUSE

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.

SHOPPING

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.


FOREIGN EMBASSIES

There are no foreign embassies located in Alappuzha, but the nearest one is in New Delhi.

EAT OUTS

Aryaas - Mullakal Rd & Kollam Rd

Vijaya Restaurant - Jetty Rd

Indian Coffee House - one on Mullakal Rd and the other near the hospital

Annapoorna Restaurant - next to Hotel Raiban on Boat Jett Rd

Kream Korner - Mullackal South of temple

Open Restaurant - CMC 4/65, Cherthala

Chakara Restaurant - Raheem Residency


ACCOMMODATION

1.Pozhiyoram Beach Resort
JRY Road, Thumpoly
Alleppey - 688008

2.Marari Beach Homes 
Mararikulam Post Office
Alleppey
0478 2863801

3.Alleppey Beach Resorts
Beach Road,Alleppey-688012,
Kerala,India.
Phone : 91-477-2263408,2260125

4.Kayaloram Heritage Lake Resort
Alleppey
Kerala, India.
+91-484-2364480, +91-484-2360970

5.Keraleeyam Ayurvedic Resort
Thathampally P.O.,
Alappuzha
India
Tel: 91 477 2231468 / 2236950

6.Coir Village Lake Resort
Thrikunnapuzha - 690 566
Alappuzha, Kerala
India
+91-477- 2264462, 2261693, 2230583

7.Punnamada Serena Spa Resorts Pvt Ltd
Alleppey -12
Kerala, India
+91 477 2233690 to 2233693

8.ALLEPPEY PRINCE HOTEL
A.S Road (N.H.47)
P.B. NO . 2613, Alleppey - 688007
0477 224 3752 to 224 3757

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HOW TO REACH

By Air

Cochin International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha town, is the nearest airport.

By Trains

Alappuzha railway station is connected to the major cities of Kerala.

By Road

Alappuzha is at well connected to the major cities of Kerala via road network.