Alleppey the ayurvedic and the backwater country is popularly referred as the Venice of the East.Alleppey with its intricate structure of interconnecting passages of canals and bridges along with the silver beach, makes for a memorable holiday for anybody visiting this place. Apart from the natural beauty of this place Alleppey is also noted for being home to diverse animal and bird life.Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala is situated here and it is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level. This place of scenic beauty with a delightful setting of lush green paddy fields, towering coconut trees, shimmering water and famous ayurvedic centers draws a lot of tourist every year from different parts of the world. Apart from this the other entertainments here include boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. There is number of ayurvedic centers here where it is s practiced true to its spirit with a team of well experience doctors and masseurs. Most of these Ayurvedic centers are attached to the resorts in a peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere which contributes for rejuvenation and healing. They come as Ayurvedic packages with a variety of therapies including Ayurvedic bath which recharges your physical, mental and spiritual forces.
Alleppey 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.
IDEAL TIME TO VISIT
Alleppey which is noted for its Ayurvedic centers from the days of yore promises a holistic treatment this field of magical medical science which not only rejuvenates your body but also your soul and inspires your spirits.alleppey has got number of ayurvedic centers and hospitals across the town which provides world class treatments. People not only from India but also from different parts of the world come to alleppey to nourish themselves with various kinds of ayurvedic treatments and massages. The numerous Ayurvedic Resorts in Alleppey provides fabulous accommodation facilities besides the wide range of Ayurvedic therapies and programs to its guests. The magical experience of Ayurveda in Alleppey will make you look and feel younger besides curing your body and soul thoroughly. Enjoy an invigorating Ayurveda holiday in Alleppey by visiting some of the fabulous Ayurvedic Resorts that will surely delight you with luxurious hospitality and the revitalizing care of Ayurveda in Alappuzha.Some of the therapies in Ayurveda at different centers here includes restoring body energy, reduces stress, strain and fatigue, relieves body aches, slows down the ageing process, builds resistance to diseases, improves complexion and skin texture, reduces fat and controls obesity. There are also treatments for Arthritis and Spine disorders.
OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST
The Pier in this beach is quite old which is at least 140 years old and it directly extends into the sea. There are also few colonial buildings belonging to the English period which overlooks the shore.
The Arthunkal St. Andrew's Church is one of the famous Christian houses of worship in Kerala. There is a grand feast organized by the church authorities every January in memory of St. Sebastian.
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 palace is famous for its mural depicting the story of Gajendramoksham, dating back to the 18th century. The palace museum houses antique sculptures, painting and bronzes.
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.
aj Mahal was the replica of this tomb which features the silver jewel box in marble. It is the tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, the father of the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan.This is quite different from the other tombs of the Mughal dynasty for it followed the central Asian geometrical pattern of construction with gardens and waterways.
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.
This little island on the backwaters is a favorite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world.
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.
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.
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
1.Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort
Post Office- Olassery, Kodumbu
2.Thaneerrmukkoum Ayurvedic Lake Resort
Kumarakom, Kerala 688527
3.Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort
Chowara P.O., South of Kovalam,
4.Yamini Alleppey houseboats
Palace Rd, Alapuzzha
5.Athreya Ayurvedic Resorts
Pakkil P. O., Pallom,, Kottayam, Kerala,
Heritage Home And Ayurvedic Resort,
Thathampally P.O., Alappuzha (Alleppey),
7.Karumanchery Hoildays resort Private Ltd.
Ezhapunna South (P.O)
Alappuzha - 688550
kerala - India
0478 - 3253339, 3251452
8.Kayaloram Heritage Lake Resort
Tel: +91-477-2232040, 2231572
9.Tharavad Heritage Resort Alleppey
West of North police station,
Sea View Ward, Alleppey
688012, Kerala, India
10.Pamba Heritage in Alleppey
Near Nedumudi Jetty,
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.