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Location of Beach : Alappuzha(Alleppey), in the south Indian state of Kerala
Popular As : Backwater Destination
Highlight : Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Best time To Visit : After the monsoons (July- September)

Alappuzha Beach - In Tune With The Times

Alappuzha Beach - Kerala
Alappuzha Beach - Kerala

Beach Attractions : Lakes, Lagoons Open Sea, Beaches.
Around Alapuzzha : Arthunkal - 22 km, Cherthala - 20 km,Vayalar – 2 km.
To Shop : Sea Shells, Handicraft Items made from Seashells.
Getting There : Nearest Airport - Kochi International Airport - 85 km.
Nearest Rail - Alapuzzha – 5 km.
Don't Miss : Meeting the Sailors of Allapuzha and watch them catch Fish.
Inside Tip : Take precautions while indulging in Sea Sports. Seek the help of our Guides.
Activities : Sunbath on Beaches, Boat Cruise, Fishing, Backwater Destination Cruise.
Must Watch : Nehru Trophy Boat Race.
Where to Eat : Hotel Green Corner, Hotel Aaryas, Gujarathi Street, Kalpakavadi Inn.
Staying Options : Marari Beach Resort, Alleppey Beach Resort, Alleppey Prince Hotel, Marari Beach Home, Anamika The Villa, GowriHeritage Home.

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A few years ago, you could walk some distance out to Arabian Sea at Alappuzha beach in kerala, on the wooden boards of the dock, and see the blue waters through the clefts. The ebullient waves would then tell you a story, of the proud 'Venice of the East' that was once the gateway to Kerala, much before Kochi signed off as a harbour of choice. Over the pages of history, Alappuzha dropped its past and blended with the future, more like an oil film, floating on the surface of water, while shielding cultural treasures deep inside its heart. Everything about this town flaunts that by gone feeling - the colonial era government mansions, still grand and graceful despite the years, the canals, green and coated with weeds, filled with boats carrying hay or bananas. Enjoy Alleppey beach vacations in Kerala India.

Alappuzha's eternal motif, its sea, however remained as attractive as it was before and dangerous in equal measure - knocking angrily as it did during the tsunami of 26 December 2004, which eventually created a news stir, before shattering into white bubbles of penitence. Visit during sunset and you'll find the same sea quitely jostling against the pure white sands, its waters abundant with catch for the fisherfolk. The shades of green also reflect themselves in the shimmering backwaters, the region is famous for. After meeting the roaring sea, you can enjoy a lifetime boat cruise on the emerald backwaters by a romantic night, the famous attractions of Alappuzha beach.

Feel The Warmth of The Sands - Savor a Beach Tour of Alleppey

Plan a holiday tour to the exotic Alappuzha beach where you can even enjoy the fine art of doing nothing. Far from the pressures of the outer world, this fine excerpt, fringed with rows of palms, surely help tourists to wash away all negative thoughts and return with a clean soul. Engage yourself in the merriment of sand art, stretch yourself under the sun and get a cool tan on your skin, or you can just jog around, sinking your footmarks into the heart of the pristine white sands, that dot the landscape. Try this. Get up on an elevated pad and look down upon what surely be the best view of famous Alappuzha beach. From up there you would see kites circle above the dense plantations in the foothills. And you'd see wave upon wave of surf pound the beaches, each enticing layer filled with a promise of different experiences in Indian shores. And you'd see a paradise for the adventurous. Take up beach tours of Kerala to see the major attractions of the poular Alappuzha beach.

Lost In The Light

Of course Alleppey beach vacations will reverberate to a wonderful past. It was once the busiest coast south of Mumbai, and its canals and backwaters helped in the smooth passage of cargo - be it tea, rubber or spices from the hills of Western Ghats - to the sea. The lighthouse and the 1000-ft long pier, built by Captain Hugh Crawford in 1862, which once helped the boats ferry across and augmented trade in their own way, now stand as a mere skeleton of the past. But a visit to these relics surely adds some special effects to a holiday tour, for they breathe an unavoidable colonial air. The bricks have mostly fallen apart or been imbibed by the sea, and an entry to the lighthouse is restricted by the tourism department.

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Nehru Trophy Boat Race , Alappuzha Beach - Kerala
Nehru Trophy Boat Race In Alappuzha - Kerala

How They Snake Through The Water

Spend the second Saturday of the month - if you plan to visit in August - beside the Punnamda Lake, near Alappuzha, and behold the grand event of Nehru Trophy Boat Race, the most popular in its fraternity. The morning of this competitively fought boat race is marked by a sudden change in the ambiance - about two lakh people, including tourists from abroad, gather to watch the event. The major attractions of the boat race in Kerala is the competition of snake boats or 'chundanvallams' as they are locally known. The 100 feet long boats with a raised prow, surely caste a spell when they traverse through the ebullient waters of the lake.

Find Your Feet

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.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha Beach

The Playground of The Sea
Visit the famous Alappuzha beach in Kerala and experience nature more closely. Play with the sun-kissed silver sands and leave your foot prints on their hearts.

Enjoy The Pleasure of Leisure
Want to enjoy beach vacations in Kerala India, plan a holiday trip to Alappuzha and explore the fun in messing with Indian sands. Roll on, run around, build sand castles and leave footprints on the sea-kissed sands of Alappuzha beach.

Cruise The Alappuzha Backwaters
Enjoy an Alappuzha beach holiday tours with its labyrinthine backwaters, was extolled by travellers as the Venice of the East. Plan a beach tour to this land where the skiff is the family vehicle and children learn to swim perhaps even before they walk.

Go Fishing
Feel for fish with your feet in the mud below. Dangle a rod and line into the flowing waters. Or simply try trapping small fish with your hands. Anyway, you'll never return empty handed. The famous attractions fo Alappuzha beach in endless.

Cheer A Snake Boat Race
Watch the backwaters of Kerala come alive. Feel the excitement bubble in you as teams of 100 oarsmen row their snake boats, their bodies swaying in unison to the fast rhythm of full-throated singing, in one of the most exhilarating water sports.

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