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Alleppey India Tour

In Golden Triangle Tours ,Kerala is blessed with nature's best creations and best destinations too which showcases Kerala's beauty and charismatic charm. One such destination is Alleppey also known as Alappuzha which is nestled amidst Arabian Sea and Punammanda Lake. It is one of the most prominent and preferred tourist destinations of Kerala and is famous with the name of 'Venice of the East' - a name given by Lord Curzon. Alleppey has been located at a distance of 155km from the capital city Trivandrum and about 62km to the south of Kochi, in Alappuzha district, Kerala. Alleppey  Holidays

Alleppey was originated by the Dewan of Travancore- raja Kesavdas, and dates back to 16th century. Once the place had only one canal through the strip of sand amidst Arabian Sea and Vembanad Lake but soon after its foundation, this town grew itself into a busting estuary. The banks of the canal bespeckled with numerous commercial establishments including shops and factories, this is what beckoned many merchants from other major parts of the country towards this region and this small town became the busiest trade centre with a port along the Malabar Coast. Traders from all over the world come here to explore this destination and even in search of black gold. Presently Alleppey is internationally famed for its coir carpet industries and providing a large centre for prawn fishing.

Apart from commercial trading and business Alleppey is famous for its backwaters, the networks of the canal and distinct bridges along the shimmering beach add on the charm of this place making it one of the most sought after tourist destinations. Alleppey is well known for its houseboats too and an event has also being organized annually named Aranmula Snake boat race which carries a historic significance as well as some houseboat competitions like Nehru Trophy boat race also held in which boats are beautifully decorated. The place comprises of all the major attractions which visitors aspires such as beautifully built ancient temples like Mullakkal Rajeshwari temple, Chettikulangara Bhagavathy temple etc., fascinatingly built in churches like St. Andrew's Church, St Sebastian's Church and Champakulam Church, with some palaces and lakes as well, even sanctuary providing exotic wildlife, serene backwaters and much more. Pandavan rock is a beautiful place to visit which is an exquisitely carved in cave and has acquired its name from the Pandavas- the major characters in the epic of Mahabharata. It is believed that during the exile period of the Pandavas they stayed inside this cave which is also known as the rock of Pandavas and is popular since then.

The city consist of magnificent landscape with wonderful country side, palm fringed canals, serene backwaters, glistening beach sand, dockyards, and lagoon. The place has an abundance of paddy fields because of the man made islands created by the mud walls. When visiting this place one should definitely taste the rice wine which is a popular drink here. These are the things which make this place the most enchanting and elemental.

The best time to visit and enjoy the various activities with different festivals of this place is during August to February. The festive season of this place is during august to November whereas if u just wants to visit the place for sightseeing then December to February is the best span as these are relatively cooler months.

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