Venice of the East, is spread on the banks of a network of canals,
lakes and lagoons. The city is the hub of the fabled backwater cruise.
Sandwiched between Arabian Sea and Vembanad Lake, the district has
no forest area to its credit and its 82km seashore constitutes 13.9
per cent of the state's seashore. This network of canals and lakes
connects this city to other important destinations like Kottayam
and Kohci. Kerala rural life at close quarters; toddy-tapping, coir-making,
prawn-farming, and scores of other sights. Alappuzha's history was
blood stained when Communist activists had a pitched battle with
police in 1946.
Alappuzha, the centre of houseboat cruises. Various houseboat cruises
like Alappuzha-Kollam, Alappuzha-Kottayam, Alappuzha-Kochi are offered
by houseboat operators like Soma houseboats, Tour India etc.
In August every year on Lake Punnamada, Chambakkulam.
First on western coast. Built in 1862
Sree Krishna Temple, festival an cultural programmes famed.
The nearest airport at Cochin, 64 km.
Thiruvananthapuram Airport is 159 km.
Connected to Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin.
NH 47 passes via Alappuzha. Alappuzha-Changanassery road links the
district to M C road.
Boat services to Cochin 5.30 hrs., Kollam 8 hrs., Kottayam 2.30
hrs and Changanasserry 3 hrs.
Rainfall : 229 cm. (Annual)
Mean Max. 35 deg.C
Mean Min. 20 deg.C
Best Season : September to March
General Information & Accomdation info on Alappuzha city of
Kerala - India