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The ultimate updated web site and online resource on the internet on Alappuzha (Alleppey )District, kerala state in India, Asia, the Venice of the East. Home to the great back waters.

We offer online reservations for hiring houseboats for trips/ rides in the backwaters of alappuzha a.k.a alleppey, vembanad lake, punnamada lake and kumarakom in kottayam district of Kerala state.

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Unique Things to do in Alappuzha, Kerala

Rent or hire a House boat, ride/cruise through the backwaters in Alappuzha/Alleppey (Venice of the East) and kumarakom a once in a life time experience on houses / homes on boats

Spend your Honeymoon in a houseboat in the backwaters / lakes of Alappuzha, kumarakom

Holiday packages in Kerala (includes nearby places like kumarakom, munnar, thekkady,cochin)

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Ride in a country boat (vanji)similar to Gondola, in the canals of the Venice of the East .

See the largest mural painting in Kerala

Venice of the East

Taste the local delicacy Karimeen (pearl spot ) fish

Alappuzha/ alleppey a leading cinema / movie shooting location in India

Snake boat (chundan vallam) racing, sport event having the highest number of members in a single team
Ride a houseboat in the backwaters and lakes of Alleppey
Visit a ramsar convention wetland site
Birding / bird watching
The home district of Takazhi Sivasankara Pillai, well known malayalam writer
Thakazhi Museum
Vayalar RamaVarma , home district of the most well known lyricist of malayalam film
Pancha Pandava temples, mahavishnu temples, consecrated by Pandavas
Raja Keshavdas the architect of alappuzha
Photography: Better Photography, a leading photography magazine has selected Alappuzha as one of the top 10 destinations for landscape photography in India
Ambalapuzha sree krishna temple well known for world famous ambalapuzha palpayasam

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  Want to enjoy a houseboat ride in the backwaters of alappuzha/alleppey check the 'houseboats' link | Alappuzha district celebrates Golden Jubilee of its formation |


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Alappuzha kollam boat trip resumes operation

Thakazhai smaraka ( memorial ) award awarded to M T Vasudevan Nair

Mannarshala ailyam festival
Snake boat racing season 2014
39th Death anniversary of Vayalar rama varma
Vayalar award announced

alappuzha kollam boat cruise launched september thru may
see kuttanad boat cruise
megatourism project launched

tThe great backwaters of Kerala, is projected to enter the league of the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China as a “once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

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Alappuzha or Alleppey district in the southern most state of kerala in India is a sandy strip of land with Arabian Sea to its west has a number of lagoons and an array of rivers , canals ,backwaters and lakes which is ideal for a boat cruise. Alappuzha district was formed on 17 th August 1957. Alappuzha district is celebrating its Golden Jubilee (50 years) of formation.

The local language spoken here is Malayalam the mother tongue of the people of Kerala known as keralites or Malayalees
The vembanad lake covering an area of 204 sq kms stretches from Alappuzha to kochi and the Kayamkulam lake covers an area of 59.57 sq kms and extends into Alappuzha and Kollam. The backwater country has been an important trading and commercial center since time immemorial. Today Alappuzha/ Alleppey is well known for its boat races, beaches, marine products,coir, backwaters, house boats and coir and carpet industry.
In the sixth annual international survey of destination stewardship conducted by the National Geographic Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations the results of which appeared in the Nov 2009 issue of National Geographic Traveller magazine, The Backwaters of Kerala has a score of 60 and has been ranked 23 rd in the list of 133 destinations, incidently the Taj had a score of 52

Alappuzha/alleppey district is surrounded by Ernakulam district towards the north, Kollam district towards the south and Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts towards the east.
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A view of backwaters in Alappuzha, kerala Photo: Cherian M T


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