A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the one of the places known as the "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon.It connects Kumarakom and Cochin to the North and Quilon to the South.It is the access point for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held on the Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha, on the second Saturday of August every year. This is the most competitive and popular of the boat races in India.
This is one of the most popular picnic spots in Alappuzha for international and national tourists. The grand pier, which extends into the sea, is around 150 years old.Beach is accessible through various town roads and an elevated highway will passing by the beach as part of Alappuzha bypass in order to preserve the beauty of the area.
Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple
The Sri Krishna Temple at Ambalapuzha, 14 kms from Alleppey is among Kerala's more famous ones boasting of the artistic temple architectural style of the state.It is believed to have been built in 790 M.E by the local ruler Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran.The payasam served at the Ambalappuzha Temple is widely known among Hindu devotees. This sweet porridge made of rice and milk has an interesting mythological legend behind it.
Arthunkal is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Kerala. It is considered as a holy land by hundreds of thousands of devotees, of Christian as well as other faith. The village is synonymous for its church, which has the Roman martyr Saint Sebastian as its patron.The feast of St. Sebastian in Arthunkal is a grand celebration extending for two weeks in January.
Kuttanadu is historically important in the ancient history of South India and is the major rice producer in the state, and thus known as the Rice Bowl of Kerala.The scenic countryside of Kuttanad with its shimmering waterways also has a rich crop of banana, cassava and yam. The region has the lowest altitude in India, and is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried around 1.2 to 3.0 metres (4 to 10 ft) below sea level.
The Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum located in Kayamkulam near Alappuzha in Alappuzha district, Kerala in southwestern India. It was built in the 18th century by Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma (17291758 AD), the Travancore kingdom. It is built in the architectural style of Kerala with gabled roof, narrow corridor and dormer windows, near the Krishnaswamy Temple at Krishnapuram.A distinctly placed mural painting is titled "Gajendra Moksham" of 154 square feet (14.3 m2) size, which is said to be the largest such find in Kerala.