Commonly known as Alleppey, the town of Alappuzha, in Alappuzha District of Kerala is a place withcharming backwaters, canals, exotic beaches, and lagoons. Referred to as the Venice of the East by LordCurzon, it is the center for backwater tourism in the state of Kerala. On your trip to Kerala you will dowell to travel to the various tourist attractions in Alappuzha.
Tourist Attractions in Alappuzha:
The various tourist attractions in Alappuzha are discussed below:
:This is a must visit in Alappuzha for tourist visiting this town. It is actually the place where the yearlyNehru Trophy boat race is held. During the months of August-September, the backwaters are throngedby several spectators and competitors who come to take part in the renowned Nehru Trophy boat race.
:This is a two-storied building of Alappuzha, representing the typical Keralite style of art and architecture.The biggest mural painting, Gajendra Miksham, is exhibited in a museum here.
:This temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is a place to visit in Alappuzha where one can appreciate thecharacteristic temple architecture and culture of Kerala and also avail of the chance to relish the Keralitedelicacy, payasam, which is offered to the visitors during the festival months of March and April.
St. Andrew’s Church
:Established by the Portuguese missionaries in Alappuzha, one of the tourist destinations in Kerala, St.
Andrew’s Church observes the feast of St. Sebastian.
:Located in the center of Alappuzha, Mullackal Temple, another major tourist interest, is devoted togoddess Rajarajeswari.
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
:Enclosed by deep green forests, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is a sacred place where traditionallythe king of serpents is offered prayers. Several devotees from all over India and the world visit this placeeach year.