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Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha BeachAlleppey or Alappuzha is yet another romantic name in the history of Kerala. The green country side, pristine beaches, rivers and hills, the backwaters make it an awesome holiday destination for Alappuzha Beach. Often called as the Venice of the East, this is one of the gateways to explore unspoilt country side. One of the best known ports along with the Malabar Coast, Alappuzha woos tourist with its age old charm. Alappuzha is well-known on the tourist trail as one of the major centres for backwater cruises. Lush vegetation and a wide array of wildlife unlike anywhere else in the country will give you a feel of serene heaven. Its palm fringed roads leads to the pleasant lakeside where Keralian life appears much more attractive.

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Major Attractions

Other then the backwater cruises and boat race, you can visit here Vijaya Beach Park (1500 to20:00 hrs), Lighthouse, Kuttanad, Chettikulangara Bhagvathy Temple etc. You can also go for an excursion in Pathiramanal Island. Champakulam Church is one of the important places of worship.

Best Time to Visit

The ideal time to visit Alappuzha is during the winter. Pleasant and humid like other places of Kerala; Alappuzha will give you a soothing ambience.

Where to Eat

One of the most popular places to eat in Alappuzha is Kamala Hotel's Arun restaurant. If you want to get good food at a cheap rate then restaurant and snacks bar at DTPC jetty will cater your need. Besides this some other major important eateries are Indian coffee house, Annapoorna, Kream Korner, Aryaas, Thoppi, Karthika Hotel etc.

How to Reach

Punnamada Backwater ResortFrom Alappuzha nearest airport is Kochi International Airport, about 85 km away. Alappuzha railway station which is about 5 km from the beach is connected to all major cities pf the country with express trains. State Water Transport Department operates boat services which connect Alappuzha with other places like Kottaym (2.5 hrs), Kovalam (1.5hrs), Nedumudy (1.5 hrs) etc.

Beach Resorts and Hotels

If you need to stay near the city centre then there are some great places to stay. If you are willing to travel a little bit then you will have a wide range of choices for your lodging purpose. For traditional atmosphere you can try Sona or Keraleeyam. The Alleppey prince is close to the city centre will offer you backwater trips with other facilities. Apart from this some good places to live are:
» The Marathi Beach
» Punnamada Backwater Resort
» Coir Village Lake Resort
» Alleppey Prince

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