A good and fast way to understand the traditional Kerala art. Highly recommended if you're interested in art.
It surely be a great experience for every traveller. Try to take a seat in front three - four row only to enjoy thoroughly.
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Wandering around the small but chaotic city centre, with its modest grid of canals, you'd be hard-pressed to agree with the 'Venice of the East' tag.
Alappuzha Beach is a beach in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, India. Alappuzha beach during sunset The beach has a small park nearby. Alappuzha Lighthouse stands near the beach which is also an interesting spot for tourists. Remains of Alappuzha Sea Bridge, which is in ruins, are still there as a memory of the good old days when Alappuzha port was one of the most famous and important ports in Kerala. The Sea Bridge enabled the passage of goods that came via ships.
Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race
When August comes, the placid water of the Punnamada Lake becomes a track on fire. Yes it is the time of the prestigious Nehru Trophy Boat Race, where the silence of the lake is sliced by the slashing oars of the pacing boats. Held on the second Saturday of August every year, it is the most popular of all boat races in the world. People from near and far swarm the banks of Punnamada Lake to enjoy this annual water regatta. Apart from the races of chundan valloms (snake boats) and of smaller country crafts, the event has in store many fascinating moments like the ceremonial water processions, spectacular floats and decorated boats.
Vembanad is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. It is also counted as one of the largest lakes in India. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted in a portion of the lake. High levels of pollution have been noticed at certain hotspots of the Vembanad backwaters. Government of India has identified the Vembanad wetland under National Wetlands Conservation Programme.
A good and fast way to understand the traditional Kerala art. Highly recommended if you're interested in art. It surely be a great experience for every traveller. Try to take a seat in front three - four row only to enjoy thoroughly.
This is an isolated beach with white sands. You can have a lot of fun while collecting shells. A lot of shells gets washed away and looks beautiful. Be careful while walking barefoot. It has a tourist center and is really helpful. Nice place to visit for couples. The beach is situated in the foreshore road. This beach is clean and calm. It's not so crowded, so it is a nice place to spend your free time.
This beach is a 1 hour bus drive away from Alleppey. This beach is gorgeous. It is clean (pretty clean) and not crowded. There is a dense line of coconut trees on one side and the beautiful sea on the other. You can enjoy the coconut water or local snacks white sitting in the shade of coconut trees. It is recommended to stay till evening to enjoy the sunset.
Its a must for every traveller to visit Lighthouse which is more than 60 years old, well constructed & almost 7 storey high with an internal spiral staircase with 118 steps that can take you to the top. The view from top is absolutely breathtaking wherein you can see almost entire Alleppey with Arabian sea.
St. Mary's Forane Church, Alleppey
A very important & historical church for Catholics, but for others its the serenity & beauty of this place. It has some of the beautiful paintings & lovely flower garden. Also there is a nice Grotto. It is well maintained church. This church is visited by guests who go in the house boats, otherwise it will be missed as the church is in a far away village. This Church has been part of many Indian films as well.
Chettikulangara Devi Temple
Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi temple is one of the most renowned Hindu temples in Kerala. One important aspect of the Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi temple is that the deity appears as Maha Saraswathi in the morning, as Maha Lakshmi at noon and Sri Durga or Bhadrakali in the evening. Recently UNESCO collected details about the temple and its customs (Kuthiyottam, Kumbhabharani) in order to examine whether the temple is eligible for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple
The idol at Ambalapuzha is likened to Parthasarthi with a whip in the right hand and a Shankhu (sacred conch) in the left. This temple is directly associated to the Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple. During the raids of Tipu Sultan in 1789, the idol of Sri Krishna from the Guruvayoor Temple was brought to the Ambalappuzha Temple for safe keeping. The payasam served in the Ambalappuzha Temple is famous among Hindu devotees. This sweet pudding made of rice and milk has an interesting mythological legend behind it.It is believed that Guruvayoorappan reaches here daily at the time of Palpayasa Nedyam to have it.
Harpid Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple
The Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple in Haripad, Kerala is one of the oldest temples in Kerala. This temple dedicated to Subrahmanya Swamy is known as Dakshina Palani(Southern Palani). It is believed that the temple was established even before the advent of Kaliyuga. The temple is dark, alight by just the millions of old oil lamps, casting divine shadows of illumination on the Gods and Goddesses housed within.
The Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum located in Kayamkulam near Alappuzha. It is built in the architectural style of Kerala with gabled roof, narrow corridor and dormer windows, near the Krishnaswamy Temple at Krishnapuram. Among the many Kerala-style paintings seen in the palace, a distinctly placed mural painting is titled "Gajendra Moksham" of 154 square feet (14.3 m2) size, which is said to be the largest such find in Kerala. It is placed on the western end of the ground floor of the palace. The double edged Kayamkulam Vaal (sword) is also on display here. The palace houses, in its courtyard, one of the four statues of Buddha found in Alappuzha District.