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Alappuzha

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.

Excursion
Houseboat Cruises
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.

Boat races
In August every year on Lake Punnamada, Chambakkulam.

Light House
First on western coast. Built in 1862

Pilgrim Centres
Edathua, Arthungal

Ambalappuzha
Sree Krishna Temple, festival an cultural programmes famed.


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Getting There
By Air
The nearest airport at Cochin, 64 km.
Thiruvananthapuram Airport is 159 km.

By Rail
Connected to Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin.

By Road
NH 47 passes via Alappuzha. Alappuzha-Changanassery road links the district to M C road.

By Water
Boat services to Cochin 5.30 hrs., Kollam 8 hrs., Kottayam 2.30 hrs and Changanasserry 3 hrs.

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Weather
Temperature
Mean Max. 35 deg.C
Mean Min. 20 deg.C

Rainfall : 229 cm. (Annual)

Best Season : September to March

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General Information & Accomdation info on Alappuzha city of Kerala - India

 
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