“The Venice of the East “welcomes you to spend your dream holiday with her on floating houses…
The Tourism industry is very important for many reasons. It brings many benefits because it plays a role as a commercial activity. That creates demand and growth for many more industries. It not only contributes to economic activities but also generates more employment revenue. And plays a very significant role in development. Tourism has become an important sector and is a fast-growing industry in Kerala. It has taken a prominent place in the Kerala economy.
Alappuzha also known as Alleppey, is famous for its beautiful natural landscape. The backwaters, lagoons, lakeside, and the long sandy beaches beckon you to one of the worlds best destinations. Its the oldest town in Kerala with a rich history of temples, churches, traditional boat races, marine products, and coir industry.
It is a land blessed with fascinating natural beauty. And it has attracted tourists worldwide and become a very popular tourist destination on the world map. Its a land sandwiched between the sea and the backwaters. The rice bowl of Kerala and the lush green Kuttanad region represents Alappuzha’s crowning glory. Kuttanad is one amongst the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.
Alappuzha is the most charming and captivating tourism destination in Kerala. The attractive houseboats floating on the backwaters. The small villages, the reputed spas does make Alappuzha worth a visit. She welcomes you to the backwaters and lagoons of Kerala. The water loaded district is a blessing. As it attracts honeymoon couples and it is a paradise for the nature lovers. Alappuzha has become the hub of backwater tourism.
British Viceroy Lord Curzon described Alappuzha as “The Venice Of The East “as he was fascinated by the scenic beauty. This town owes its modern face to Raja Kesavadas the architect whose vision made it a rich and commercially profitable in the 18th Century. It was one of the old well-planned towns. It was one of the busiest centers for trade and one of the best ports of the Malabar coasts. The main inland canals were used for navigation and transportation.
The remnants of the old structures are still visible throughout the town. The old dilapidated pier which is 150 years old and its rail tracks stretch into the sea. The stump of the flag mast, the lighthouse etc were all once the beehives of activity.
The boats which used to carry out many activities in the past, now play various roles. The warhorses of the past -the snake boats spring to life for the Biggest Water Olympics-The Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The houseboat cruise is a delightful experience. The Kettuvallams of the yesteryears were used for transportation of goods. And now they have been transformed into the present beautiful houseboats.
The backwaters are spotted with many of them floating with the most modern facilities and exclusive cuisines. They have been remade into luxurious mobile hotels. The bedrooms are well furnished with modern toilets. They have modern kitchens and a cozy living room. With a beautiful upper deck to relax and view the picturesque landscape and tranquil waters.
Vembanad lake is the second largest in the country. its known by different names in different regions.Its called the Kochi Kayal in Kochi, the Punamada in Kuttanad, and Vembanad in Kottayam. Its the perfect backwater destination and is also a means of livelihood for the local people. A stay in the houseboat does give you a chance to see the beautiful lagoon and the islands with lush green coconut groves.
Houseboats, the luxurious or the moderate ones are available for rent on daily basis as well as for longer periods. There are exciting packages for tours on a luxurious houseboat. The famous routes to do a cruise on the Vembanad lake are the Alappuzha -Kumarakom, Alappuzha Kottayam, Alappuzha Thotappaly Alappuzha -Kollam routes. One can enjoy the beautiful cruise along the scenic Vembanad lake to Kollam. Night cruises are very popular. And its one of the main attractions that give the tourist fond memories of the serene backwaters. They are taken among lush paddy fields, coir villages, temples, coconut groves rustic villages, and Chinese fishing nets.
The climate of this town is temperate and humid. The Best Season to visit Alappuzha is in August. if you are interested in water sports .you can get to see the biggest water Olympics and in winter (November, December, January).one gets to see the biggest festival of the town the Mullackal Chirappu.
Alappuzha is a great place to unwind, laze out and enjoy the mouthwatering delicacies and drinks. Want to realize a dream vacation. “The Venice of the East “welcomes you to spend your dream holiday with her on floating houses. The serene waters will mesmerize you.