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Travel to Alappuzha
Often called Venice of the East and situated on the Vembanad Lake, Alleppey or Alappuzha is a maze of canals. Set in the labyrinth of backwater channels the town is one of the best gateways to explore the countryside. Enjoy the scenic beauty in a country boat on the backwaters. The Nehru Trophy boat race most colourful of races is held here in the month of August every year.
One of the best known ports along the Malabar Coast Alappuzha has a natural beauty and it a hub of coir trade and coir production centre. It is the countryside which attracts the visitors. Appreciate the countryside on the country made boat cruise in the narrow canals. Alappuzha can best be enjoyed in winter as it has humid climate.
Apart from backwater cruise take time off to visit the Chettikulangara Bhagvathy temple in Alappuzha.The Kettukazhcha festival in February/ March at the temple is well known for its spectacular pageant of chariots, horses and bullocks and cultural performances.
Champakulam Church one of the seven churches established by St.Thomas in Kerala is one of the important Christian places of worship in Alappuzha.
Visit long and sandy Alleppey beach. The pier extends into the sea near the beach is well over century old. Enjoy the entertainment facilities at the Vijaya beach park and do not forget to have a look at old lighthouse nearby.