Its criss-crossing canals and once busy waterways inevitably evoke comparisons with Venice. A prosperous trading town of yesteryears, which exported coir products to different parts of the world, Alappuzha relinquished its commercial position to other towns, notably Kochi, in later years. Today, tourism has appeared as its new saviour. Old settlers have left behind architectural treasures - numerous old mansions and trading houses built in a unique style. These buildings, along with the quiet streets and winding canals, lend this quaint town its distinctive allure. Situated at the south-western tip of India's longest lake, the Vembanad, Alappuzha lies sandwiched between the lake and the Arabian Sea - a sliver of land barely 4 km wide. It attracts tourists throughout the year for that singular experience of backwater cruising, especially in the Kuttanad region, a vast area of partly reclaimed land, covered in emerald green paddy fields and separated by dikes from waters that are actually a few feet higher.

Basic information

Established 7 Aug 1957
Area 1414
Population 21,05,349
Language Malayalam
Temperature 20 – 28 Degree Celsius
STD Code 0477
Best time to visit August to March-end

Season Timings :

Do plan your Alappuzha tour according to the best time, August to March as it’s the best time. In summer the days are quite hot and humid, in winter the temperature is moderate.

How to Reach :

By Air
Kochi International Airport is 64 kilometers away from Alappuzha. It is the most convenient one to reach Alappuzha.

By Road
One can reach Alappuzha driving through the National Highway 47 which is linked all other important places as well cities of India.

By Rail
The Alappuzha railway station is well-linked to Alappuzha by private vehicles or government bus service. It is just 4 kilometers from the Alappuzha town.

Places to Visit

Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Alappuzha Backwaters, Alappuzha Beach, Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Bhagavathi Temple, Vijaya beach park, Chakkulathukavu Bhagavathi Temple, Edathua Church, Chavara Bhavan, Mullakkal Bhagawathy Temple, Karumadi Kuttan, Krishnapuram Palace Museum, Kuttanad, Mannarasala Shri Nagaraja Temple, Pathiramanal Island, R Block, St George Orthodox Syrian Church, Revi Karuna Karan Memorial Museum, St Mary's Church, Champakulam, Subrahmanya Temple, St. Andrew's Basilica, Vembanad Lake, Marari Beach Mararikulam, Punnapra Vayalar,

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