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Alappuzha Tourism

The city of Alleppey is blessed with incredible looking backwaters, beaches and lagoons. Here the exciting boat races of Kerala are hosted on the shimmering waters of some beautiful lakes. Alleppey still preserves the cultures and traditions of Kerala in a beautiful way.  Travelers can take the pleasure of some of the very popular Ayurvedic spas and wellness centers of the city which treat their tiredness with a range of therapies. It is known for being the oldest planned backwater town of Kerala and attracts travelers from all over the world. Alleppey is known for organizing the very spectacular Nehru Trophy Snake Boat race, an annual event celebrated in the city on the second Saturday of every August. The event sees hundreds of men rowing life size boats while the spectators cheer and indulge in folk dance and music.

No traveler visiting Alleppey ever misses a chance to indulge in Kuttanad Backwaters. These emerald backwaters are formed with gleaming waterways, canals, lakes, rivers, etc. Kuttanad is a paradise of backwaters that lets you stay in traditional houseboats and relish incredible wonders of nature sprawling around. Alleppey’s houseboats are as long as 120-foot and takes you through charming crisscrossing network of canals.

Alleppey’s St. Mary’s Forane Church has its history going back to 835 AD. It holds great importance among the locals and is known for organizing two grand feasts or festivals every year. It is dedicated to Virgin Mary. For tasting the local cultures and traditions, visit Krishnapuram Palace which promises you relaxation of mind, body and soul. This is a museum-palace belonging to the 18th century. It is a classic example of South Indian architecture and charms many history lovers and explorers.

For a day at the beach, Alleppey Beach of the city is perfect. Sunrise and sunsets are extremely beautiful here. Walk along the endless stretches of coastline apart from visiting some great nearby attractions like Vijay Park, Sea View Park, etc.

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