If you are planning to visit the God’s Own Country Kerala,Alappuzha is a must visit tourist destination. It is referred to as the Venice of the East and has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. The Venice of the East welcomes you to the backwaters of Kerala which is washed by the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea. So, It is an inevitable part of the God’s Own Country Kerala tourism. Alleppey or Alappuzha is located around 62 km from the stunning city of Cochin and around 155km from Trivandrum.
Alappuzha is famous for its boat races, backwater tourism, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha Beach is a popular picnic spot and the pier, which extends out to the sea here, is over 137 years old. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which greatly intrigues all visitors. The enchanting backwaters, scenic beauty, mirror still lagoons, its long sandy beach are the great attractions.
Also, the never-ending panorama of lush green paddy fields, beautiful lakeside, evergreen coconut groves, intricate network of palm fringed canals and other natural bounties has blessed the water locked district to become one of the best Backwater tourism destinations in Kerala. The sea food of Alappuzha is also a must try and it has got great varieties. This tourist place is located on the banks of the turquoise Vembanad Lake. Therefore, It plays a host to most of the houseboat cruises in Kerala and it is a delightful experience.
Whatever be your plan, Alappuzha or Alleppey makes for a memorable holiday for everyone. To get glimpses from the day to day life in the country side, stay in an heritage home is must. “Arogya Lake Resort” is one of the best resort in alappuzha. It is a resort made in harmony with the kuttanadan nature. It offers a serene atmosphere with a smooth flowing river and a breath-taking view of paddy fields on either sides.