beach is one of the most popular spots in the district of
Alappuzha. Its beautiful garden on the shore gives an exclusive
sight. Imposing buildings of a colonial past overlook the
shore. The pier, which extends into the sea is more than 140
years old and is a rare sight. Dense Palm groves at one end
and an ancient towering light house at the other, Vijay Park
and Sea view park are all spectacular sights one should never
miss. Boating Facility is available in both Parks.
Facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park: Boating, a children’s
park with toy train and bicycles. Open from 1500 - 2000 hours.
the landscape beauty , monuments, temples,churches and industries
of Alappuzha by cruising through its rivers,canals and backwaters.The
starting point is from Alleppey and the finishing point
is at Jetty .
district is proud of being the cradle of boat races. All
the important boat races, namely the Nehru Trophy boat Race
at Punnamada, the Payippad near Haripad, the Thiruvandoor,
Neerettupuram, Karuvatta and Thaikkoottam boat races are
held at different parts of the district during August-September
. Thousands of people from all parts of the world come and
witness these races.
at a distance of 47 km from Alappuzha on the way to Kollam,
this palace was built in the 18th century during the reign
of Marthanda Varma. This palace is noted for its typical
Kerala architecture, with gabled roof, dormer windows and
narrow corridors. Here you will find the famous mural kept
in the western end of the ground floor, called ‘Gajendra
Moksham’ which is the largest mural in Kerala. There
is also a museum of antique sculptures, paintings and bronze
articles in the palace.
region is known as the 'Rice Bowl of Kerala'. It is perhaps
the only region in the world where farming is done below
sea level. The boat trip to Changanacherry passes through
this beautiful and fertile region.
It is dedicated to the Goddess Rajarajeswari. The nine day
'Navarathri' festival is celebrated twice a year and is of
special significance to the people of Alappuzha. Another important
festival of the temple is 'Thaipooyakavadi'.
This is a small captivating island in the Vembanad Lake. Situated
between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom, this island is the favourite
spot for hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts
of the world.
in the typical Kerala architectural style, this temple is
famous all over India, and is renowned for the Palpayasam,
the daily offering of sweet milk porridge. This temple witnesses
the performance of Pallipana by Velans (sorcerers) once every
twelve years. Paintings of the Dasavatharam (the ten incarnations
of Lord Vishnu) are displayed on the inner walls of the temple.
The ‘ Ottanthullal’, a satiric art form based
on social themes was the brain child of the poet Kunchan Nambiar
who performed it for the first time in the premises of this
christian Pilgrim centre near Sherthalai is 22 km. north of
alappuzha. The St. Andrews Church here was built by Portuguese
missionaries. The annual feast of St. Sebastian is held here
in the month of January.
The St. Mary's Church is one of the oldest church in Kerala.
It is said to be one of the seven churches established by
St.Thomas. Tha annual feast is held on the 3rd Sunday of October.
The feast of St. Joseph is celebrated on March 19th.
ancestral home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, lies
6 km. from Alappuzha. Thousands of devotees gather at this
shrine. It can be reached only by boat from Alappuzha.
Bhagavathy Temple, Mavelikkara
The shrine is known for the Kettukazhcha festival, which attracts
a large number of devotees. The festival is held in Feb./Mar.
and colourful procession is taken out.
church, dedicated to St. George is of special significance
as it is believed that prayers and offerings here help in
healing all kinds of mental disorders and other ailments.
The annual feast is held from 5th - 7th May and attracts devotees
from all parts of south India. The Church is just 24 kms.
The small village near Ambalapuzha is known for the black
granite idol of Lord Buddha known as Karumadikuttan. The idol
dates back to 9th or 10th century.
is 32 kms. from Alappuzha near Haripad and is famous for the
ancient temple of Sree Nagaraja, the King of Serpents. Pilgrims
from all over the country assemble here during the two day
S T and R Block Kayal
These regions are famous for farming over reclaimed land
from the backwaters. The area is protected by dikes built
all around and reminds visitors of the famous dikes of Netherlands.
A cruise along the canals here is quite a memorable experience.
short distance from Alappuzha is Punnapra, a village which
has gone down in history as the scene of a bitter and heroic
fighting between the communists and Travancore State Police
during the Punnapra Vayalar Communist uprising of 1946.
on the coast south of Alappuzha,12 Kms. from Alappuzha, it
houses a quiet beach and has an adjoining fishing village.
Pool, tennis, water sports and Ayurvedic treatments are the
leisure time activities one can avail of.