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Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha BeachAlappuzha beach also known as Alleppey beach is one of the most popular beaches of Kerala and is located in the district of Alappuzha. Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala.It is

Located roughly 5 kms from the Alappuzha railway station and has Arabian Sea on the west and a large network of lakes and lagoons. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is around 140 years old.

Alappuzha is a natural wonderland of Kerala state as it is blessed with nature's green beauties such as lagoons, vast lakes and numerous fresh water rivers. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach. Visitors are greatly influenced by existence of an old lighthouse.

Today, Alappuzha beach has turned out to be a popular picnic spot. Alappuzha has grown in importance as a Backwater Tourist Centre, attracting several thousands of foreign tourists each year. Alappuzha is also famous for its Boat races, Houseboat Holidays, Beaches, Marine Products and Coir Industry.

Activity on Beach
Alappuzha BeachWater holds .infinite attractions to mankind. Bodies of water manifesting cross currents, wave action, turbulence, foaming etc. offer ample opportunities for daily exhilaration and recreation for both the young and the old. For people living in the tropics, an expansive sheet of clear water is the most satisfying sight for the eye. It is for these reasons that Tourist Centres and picnic spots generally develop along banks of rivers or near large lakes.The Vernbanad lake with its associated system of rivers, canals, and irrigation channels forms a large labyrinth of water covering over hundreds of square miles. Under a good assessment Vernbanad together with the oozy lands of Kuttanad has to be reckoned as a big geographical belt in south Kerala. The major speciality of the Vernbanad belt is that people live here in a water logged environment, almost for the whole year. Here a child learns swimming sooner than it learns walking. Every young man or woman becomes an adept at swimming or diving, out of necessity. During the day one is either working or wading in neck deep water. Different styles of swimming, crawling or diving in water come to him with facility, as the situation at hand demands. Water sports such as swimming and diving have been popular here from very old times. Bathing ghats and swimming tracts are found all along the rivers and on the flanks of the lakes, everywhere in this land. The Alleppey Aquatic Association has done a good deal of sustained work for organising swimming clubs, all over the area. Apart from giving systematic training under the supervision of expert coaches, the association is holding an annual swimming contest in the Punnamada lake. Competitive swimming, as a sport, has already struck roots in Alleppey. Several Swimmers from this place have distinguished themselves in the State level and National competitions

Accessibility
Air : Kochi International Airport,the nearest airport, is about 85 km from Alappuzha town.
Rail : Alappuzha ,the nearest railway station, is 5 Km from the beach.



Tour Packages
Tour Name Package ID Duration Book now!
Chill Out KA-008 07 Days Book now
Moods of Kerala KA-009 14 Days Book now
Beach and Backwaters KA-010 09 Days Book now
Beach and Wildlife KA-013 10 Days Book now
Kerala Spice Tour KA-002 08 Days Book now  ( more .. )