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ALLEPPEYBack to the Destination

                          Alappuzha is one of the exotic backwater sites in the state of Kerala. This city of south India is situated close to the Arabian Sea and is interlocked by a number of canals and bridges. Alappuzha city is also famous for its Nehru Trophy boat race held every year. Alappuzha is not only known for its natural beauty but also its locally made coir products that are of a very superior quality.

                                                                     How to reach  

 By Air

  The nearest airport is at Cochin.  

 By Rail  

  Alleppey Railway Station. Connected by rail with Cochin and Trivandrum  

 By Road  

  Well connected by road (NH-47). Trivandrum - Alleppey : 160 km, Cochin - Alleppey : 70 km  
   

                                                               Places to Visit 

Ambalapuzha  

  It is situated 14 kms. away from Alleppey. In its architectural features, the Sreekrishna Temple confirms the typical Kerala style. The temple is famous through out Kerala for 'Palpayasam' a milk porridge of exceptional sweetness offered to the deity.  
   

Karumadikkuttan  

  Situated 3 km east of Ambalapuzha, this village is known for its 10th century Karumadikkuttan statue, a black granite figure of the great Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. There are many interesting legends connected to this idol.  
   

Champakulam  

  Champakulam - the water logged village is also the place of oldest angadi (market) known as Kalloorkkadu angadi. The St. Mary Forane Church built in 427 A D is another major attraction famous for its beautiful mural paintings for both tourists and believers. In Champakulam you can see Nadubhagum and Champakulam snake boats which take part in the annual snake boat races  
   

Snake Boats of Alleppey  

  Alleppey is also known for its spectacular snake - boat races held on the second Saturday of August, every year. This competition - the Nehru boat race takes its name from India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who inaugurated in 1952. It is excitement all around as snake - boats , each manned by over a hundred oarsmen, cut through the waters like wind. The event is a tremendous success with tourists and the local population alike.  

 
 
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