Alleppey The Venice of the East

Alleppey-The Venice of the East

The best euphoric destination of India – Alleppey is home for many breathtaking sights and places. The history of this city dates back to the early days of Sangam era. The religion that has major influence is Christianity right form first century when many churches were built by St. Thomas in this place for preaching Christianity in south of India.

Nestled in areas, criss crossed with canals and areas dotted with umpteen numbers of coconut palms in the running backwaters region of Kerala – Alleppey lies with enchanting sightseeing places and impeccable picnic spots. N number of lakes, rivers and lagoons in all the four directions – Alleppey is characterized by water on every side.

Since the district is located in [wp_ad_camp_1] South of India, it has mild subtropical climate which is moist and pleasant all throughout the year. Temperature range from 20C to 35C. The city witnesses three seasons – Summer –from March to May where the town becomes humid and the maximum temperature is recorded 37 and this time is best time to visit the city for sightseeing and backwater excursions. Monsoon – from June to July is characterized by heavy rainfall with water logging the common sight. Winter season is from November to February which has temperature ranging from 17C and 32 C making the climate pleasant for sightseeing.

The most famous attraction is thrilling boat cruise along the backwaters amidst tall coconut palms. Being vital backwater destination, the city is known for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry. The city is departing point for Kerala backwaters. Beach of Alleppey is most popular among tourists. This white sand beach along with deep blue Arabian Sea is best place to rejuvenate your tired nerves, sunbath and reenergise your soul.

Apart from dancing back waters, Alleppey has mouth watering South Indian dishes in its platter. Served in banana leaf one can relish all South Indian delicacies and savouries.

The city is best shopping paradise with umpteen numbers of knick knacks in its ambience. Coir products like carpets and other items are the foremost shopping attractions. The best thing doing shopping in Alleppey is that all these items are available at the most economical rates and that too at high quality. The city is also known for its wide varieties of spices like cardamom, areca nut, pepper etc.

The city celebrates many events like Boat [wp_ad_camp_3] races usually played using Snake shaped boats. Other boats used are Kettuvalam, Odi- vallam etc.  This race is witnessed by umpteen numbers of local people who stand in edges of water and cheer the boatmen to excel in race. The main festival of this city is Onam which symbolises the home coming of King Mahabali. St. George Church festival is also celebrated with pomp and all other festivals of temples of this place that are characterized by grand processions, impeccable decorations and celebrations all round. These events are enjoyed by foreign tourists who swarm this place from all across the world.

Alleppey is the heavenly divine place on earth with welcoming waves of backwaters, divinity of temples, simplicity of local population and mouth watering delicacies of South Indian dishes all synchronising together making this place truly a Panache in real sense.

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Alleppey - The Venice of the East
Alleppey's most famous attraction is thrilling boat cruise along the backwaters amidst tall coconut palms.

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