Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which is greatly fascinating to visitors.
Another delightful experience while in Alappuzha is a houseboat cruise. The ones you find in the backwaters of Alappuzha are in fact reworked version of Kettuvallams of olden times. The original Kettuvallams or rice barges used to carry tons of rice and spices. The Kettuvallam or ‘boat with knots’ was so called because the entire boat was held together with coir knots only.
Of late, houseboats come with all creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. And one can always enjoy uninterrupted views of backwater life while staying in a houseboat.
. Free cancelation 7 days prior to the activity . 2o% cancellation fee (80% reimbursement) 3 to 4 days prior to the activity . 50 % cancellation fee (50% reimbursement) 1 day before the date of activityRead More
Muziris Heritage - Day Tours is made up of a group of dedicated professionals based out of Kodungallur, India, who are committed to changing the relationship between travelers and the local people who deliver travel services with tour guides. Our Tour Guides in Cochin, Mangalore & goa, speak fluent and excellent English and are highly knowledgeable about the city's history, culture, people and...Read More
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Are you a bit tired of walking to explore God's Own Country? How about a backwater cruise, enjoying the comforst of a luxurious houseboat? You can hire one from Alappuzha. Feel free and relaxed as your eyes, first lazily and then passionately enjoy the bewitching Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater stretch in Kerala. Let us steer towards Kumarakom, one of the prime tourist attractions of...Read More
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The St. Francis Church, well-known for its beautiful architecture and ambience, is believed to be one of the oldest churches built by the Europeans in India. History The churchâ€™s history dates back to 1503. It owes its origin to the Portuguese Franciscan Friars, who reached Kochi along with Pedro Alvarez Cabral. The church, made of wood and mud, was situated in the middle...Read More