Alleppey (Alappuzha) Alleppey Beaches and backwaters

Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters and lagoons, it was described as the "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon. It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District. Snake boat races are the most significant traditional event in Alappuzha. These spectacular regattas are usually held between August and October, and involve long thin boats powered by up to 120 oarsmen. The most famous snake boat race is the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Alappuzha beach in Kerala is located on a thin strip of land, sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Punnamada backwaters. Tourists can fly up to Kochi Airport in Nedumbassery and can get a cab to travel the rest 90 km towards south of the state. One can even drive on NH 47, which links Salem to Kanyakumari. If one is willing to travel by bus, reach Alappuzha's KSRTC bus stand, situated at 5 km from the railway junction on NH 47. The bus head is superbly connected with all major tourist destinations and has frequent bus services to Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kollam and Trivandrum. INDIA NEWS FEEDSMathrubumi News and Image news SlideshowKerala Public Service Commission NotificationsAjanta and Ellora Caves are the ancient repository of Indian architectural heritage Sabarimala-The pilgrimage is a symbol of love, equality, and devotion The Beautiful Coastal Kerala Home memories thottakom vaikom A Lonely Man In His Home State Kerala India. A Traveler, A Photo Grapher, and A Publisher 

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