brought to you by Agogo Holidays
Welcome to God's own Country Kerala
Kerala at a Glance | Districts of Kerala | Population & Literacy | Health Care
Alleppey is one of the most important tourist centers in the state, with a large
network of inland canals earning it the sobriquet "Venice of the east". These
large network of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline. Alleppey was one of the
busiest centers of trade in the past with one of the best known ports along the
malabar coast. Even today it retains its charm as the centre for Coir carpet
industries and prawn farming. Alleppey the ideal headquarters for backwater
tourism as well as for visits to the lovely church filled town of Kottayam, and
the town of Aranmula, famous for its historic Aranmula Snake Boat Race which is
an annual event.
Alleppey is also known for its spectacular snake - boat races held on the second Saturday of August, every year. This competition - the Nehru boat race takes its name from India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who inaugurated in 1952. It is excitement all around as snake - boats , each manned by over a hundred oarsmen, cut through the waters like wind. The event is a tremendous success with tourists and the local population alike.
The boat cruise along the backwaters of Alleppey give one first hand experience of the life style; toddy tapping, fishing for small fry, Coir-making, prawn farming etc., which remains more or less unchanged over the years.
It is situated 14 kms. away from Alleppey. In its architectural features, the Sreekrishna Temple confirms the typical Kerala style. The temple is famous through out Kerala for 'Palpayasam' a milk porridge of exceptional sweetness offered to the deity.
Situated 3 km east of Ambalapuzha, this village is known for its 10th century Karumadikkuttan statue, a black granite figure of the great Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. There are many interesting legends connected to this idol.
Champakulam - the water logged village is also the place of oldest angadi (market) known as Kalloorkkadu angadi. The St. Mary Forane Church built in 427 A D is another major attraction famous for its beautiful mural paintings for both tourists and believers. In Champakulam you can see Nadubhagum and Champakulam snake boats which take part in the annual snake boat races.
Distance chart for one place in Kerala to another
CSC-9 DDA Mkt.
A-4 Paschim Vihar
New Delhi-110063 India.
Ph: 91-11-25256949 ; 25263766 ; 25279385 ; 42068040
Last Updated on 10-Feb-15