Alappuzha Backwaters

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Alappuzha backwaters in Kerala are home to exotic birds and flanked by lush greenery and beautiful flowers. Alappuzha formerly known as Alleppey is fringed by water bodies and canals and is popularly known as the �Venice of the east.� Alappuzha backwaters in Kerala offers delightful boat rides and therefore features as a favorite hot spot among tourists. Alappuzha has an unusual feature of the water being in level with the land. This distinguished feature allows tourists to gaze amazingly at onshore country life while taking an exotic boat ride on the backwaters. Alappuzha backwaters in Kerala is known for underwater marine life, houseboat cruises and warmth. The equable climate of Alappuzha backwaters in Kerala makes it an ideal destination for spending a quiet holiday. Watch the shadow of the swaying palms on the gleaming backwaters. It is definitely an unmatched experience.

Major Attractions of Alappuzha Backwaters in Kerala:

Boat races:

The Nehru Boat race at the backwaters animates the otherwise quiet and serene atmosphere. Snake boat races are held every year around the time of Onam. Gallant boats called Chundanvalloms compete for the Nehru trophy. Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru had presented this trophy as a token of his reciprocity of the warm reception he received here. Spectators gather to witness the exciting event. Alappuzha bears a cheerful look during the boat races at Punnamada lake in Alappuzha.

Water Sports:

Tourists can participate in water sports on the sun kissed beaches of Alappuzha like surfing or parasailing or taking a dip into the azure waters. You can also play a game of beach volleyball.

Other Tourist Attractions:

Kuttanad known as the rice bowl of Kerala is at the heart of the backwaters. The scenic countryside with its glistening waterways is fringed by banana trees.

Krishnapuram Palace - The 18th century Krishnapuram Palace built during the reign of the Travancore monarch, Marthanda Varma exemplifies typical traits of Kerala architecture-gabled roofs, dormer windows, narrow corridors.

Ambalappuzha (Pilgrim Center) - The Sri Krishna Temple at Ambalapuzha, 14 kms from Alleppey boasts of tupical temple architecture of Kerala.

Pathiramanal - This liitle islet in the Backwaters, 14 kilometers from Alappuzha is home to exotic migratory birds from across the world.