BEST PLACE TO VISIT IN ALLEPPEY

1.ALAPPUZA BEACH

Alappuzha beach is quite a popular tourist spot in Kerala, known to provide relaxation. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is around 140 years old. Blessed with natures green beauties such as lagoons, vast lakes and numerous fresh water rivers, Alappuzha is a natural wonderland of Kerala state. The Alappuzha (Alleppey) beach is spectacular.Known as the Venice of East, with the Arabian Sea in the West and a large number of lakes and lagoons crisscrossing it, Alappuzha is one of the most beautiful districts in fascinating Kerala. Famous for a horde of things, Alappuzha stands out for its breathtakingly amazing beach. This beach along with its famous backwater houseboats and boat races attracts thousands of tourists every year.The beach is is one of the most popular picnic spots in Alappuzha.

2.VEMBANAD

Vembanad Lake emits the hues of sapphire and emerald. The sight of emerald green coconut fringes flanked by the sapphire led backwaters is a treat for eyes. With 96 km length and 14 km width, Vembanad Lake is recognized as the longest lake in India and largest water reservoir in Kerala. Moreover, it is the heart of Kerala backwater. People from around the world come here for a boat ride and to spoil themselves in the scenic beauty of the backwaters.

Serene and tranquil backwater of Kumarakom turns into starlit affair during the festival of Onam and snake boat race. During these festivals, the backwater spring back to life as thousands of people gathers to cheer for their favourite Chundan Vallams to chase the title

3.PATHIRAMANAL

A very small island on the backwaters of Alappuzha (Alleppey), Pathiramanal is a haven for hundreds of rare birds migrating from different part of the world. Lies between Thanneermukkom and Kumarakom, it’s a beautiful island in Kerala surrounded by the Vembanad Lake. A visit to Pathiramanal is an ideal way to enjoy holiday amidst the emerald green backwaters and coconut trees.

Sprawled over 10 acres of land, it’s a serene island that enthralls leisure travelers and nature lovers from India and abroad. It is half an hour drive by motorboat or 30 minutes by speedboat from Alappuzha. Tourists can take boats which ply in Muhamma-Kumarakom water route.

4.PUNNAMADA LAKE

Punnamada Lake, popularly known as Punnamada Kayal is an extension of the Vembanad Lake. The lake is renowned for the famous boat race called Nehru Trophy boat race. This breathtaking lake spread over the Kuttanad region in the Alappuzha district attracts a large number of tourists during the festive month of Onam celebration. During this period a large number of tourists flock around this mesmerizing lake.