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Alappuzha Backwaters

Alappuzha Backwaters is among the exotic backwater sites of India's southern state Kerala. Washed through the Arabian Sea, interlocked by quite a few canals and bridges, this tiny marketplace is also famous for its Nehru Trophy boat race held every year.

Tourist Attractions

Punnamada Kayal : The must-visit place of Alappuzha in kerala, where the annual Nehru Trophy boat race requires location in the course of the month of August-September .The lengthy boats, designed to resemble snakes, can accommodate 120 men and women, making two rows of 60 each.

Krishnapuram Temple : The two-storied building, displays the standard Keralan type of architecture. The biggest mural painting, Gajendra Miksham, is shown in a museum right here.

Ambalapuzha Temple : Lord Krishna is worshipped here.Here one can see the normal temple architecture and culture of Kerala alongside with the chance to taste the Keralan delicacy, payasam.

St. Andrew's Church : Set up through the Portuguese missionaries, celebrates the feast of St. Sebastian in a fun-filled, festive way.

Mullackal Temple : dedicated to goddess Rajarajeswari, is also a location worth visiting.

The Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple : This temple is considered to have miraculous powers and hence visited by variety of pilgrims every year.

Best Time to Visit : August to March

How To Reach

By Air : The nearest airport is Kochi at a distance of 64 km north. The Trivandrum airport is located 159 km south of Alappuzha.
By Road : Metropolitan areas like Cochin, Chennai, Howrah, Bangalore and Bokaro are nicely connected to Alappuzha. National Highway 47 goes by way of Alappuzha connecting it with virtually all of the nearby places of South India.