Alappuzha is known as the “ Venice of the East.” Alleppey was consecrated as a district on 17th August 1957 and officially named as Alappuzha in 1990. Alappuzha is one of the must-visit tourist destinations in Kerala. Alappuzha sightseeing packages are a hit among globetrotters around the world. Alappuzha is famous for traditional Coir factories and communist traditions. Alappuzha plays a big part in Kerala Waterways connecting different tourist destinations like Kumarakom. Alappuzha is one of the districts that form Kuttanad-Rice bowl of Kerala. Historical records show that Alappuzha had trade relations with Rome and Greece in the ancient times
Alappuzha is one among two places in the world which are situated below sea level. One major attraction of this city is the fact that all the main points of this city are connected via inland canals and are accessible through boats. This is the very reason why this city is known as 'The Venice of The East'.Lots of passenger boat services start from
Alappuzha Boat Jetty including Alappuzha-Kollam boat service which is the longest water transport route in the state. This one journey will take around 9 hours from source to destination, but that 9 hours will be a lifetime experience.
Beautifully done Houseboats are another attraction of Alappuzha. Never miss an opportunity to have a cruise on these luxurious houseboats through the countryside of Alappuzha district experiencing the unique nature and tastes of this land. You can opt for houseboats ranging from a single bedroom to 5 bedrooms conference hall. Just imagine holding a high-level meeting inside a fully air-conditioned floating conference hall right at the middle of the humongous Vembanad lake.
The primary occupation of the native folks in Rice Cultivation, Coir & Coir Products Manufacturing and Fishing. Alappuzha is blessed with a vast coastal line and some pristine beaches. A City Beach is a major tourist spot which becomes crowded in the evenings. If you want to enjoy the beach but not with an accompanying crowd, take a short drive to the outskirts and get yourself rejuvenated at the white sands of Marari Beach.
Churches located at the banks of the backwaters are another speciality of this city and Arthunkal Church is the most beautiful among them. Thanneermukkom Bund which is a construction marvel built as a separation between Vembanad Lake and Arabian sea should not be missed if you are planning a trip to Alappuzha.
Alappuzha is a haven for seafood lovers! Take a boat ride to the Kuttanad Inlands, enjoy the 'Naadan' seafood delicacies from a local toddy shop and take a sip of fresh cold Toddy! So let us go explore the amazing Alappuzha. Book your Alappuzha Sightseeing Tour Packages with Funday Holidays.