Monday, 5 February 2018

Alleppey - Heaven of nature

Kerala is a beautiful place and with a serene atmosphere and clean environment, full of trees bursting with greenery.If Kerala is known as ‘Venice of the East’ then Alleppey is known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Alleppey is well known for backwaters and houseboat.
The city of Alleppey is known as the cleanest city in India.

Kuttanad Backwaters

The true beauty of Alleppey lies in its different water bodies and most famous among all the waterbodies is the backwaters of Kuttanad. Kuttanad is a beautiful tropical region in the state of Kerala. The region is surrounded by the sea and the hills and offers a beautiful scenic vista to its guests.
Kuttanad has the distinction of being the ‘rice bowl of Kerala’. It’s known far and wide for its huge spreads of green paddy fields against the backdrop of placid backwaters. 

Alleppey Beach

Alleppey beach is among the most popular beaches in Kerala.Every year there are thousands of visitors come especially to visit the Alleppey beach. This is the beauty of Alleppey that there are so many water bodies out here but each one is different.The Alleppey beach is known throughout Kerala as one of the best beaches, owing to its intrinsic natural beauty.
The beach is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East,’ because of its romantic location and popularity among European countries. The beach is also unique because of its importance in the maritime history of Kerala. Alappuzha or Alleppey Beach has also served as a prime location for movies from South India.

Krishnapuram Palace

This is one of the best tourist places to visit in Alleppey for those who wish to gain an insight into the culture, lives and times of the people of South India. 
Krishnapuram is a museum and palace of South India, Built in the 18th century by the erstwhile Travancore king Marthanda Varma Maharaja, the Krishnapuram Palace today is an archaeological museum exhibiting many antique sculptures and exquisite paintings. 

Ambalapuzha Temple

There are like thousands of temples in Kerala dedicated to Lord Krishna but the Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna temple stands out among all. This ancient temple was built in the 16th century and it is still capable of holding that old and antique charm in it.The Ambalapuzha Temple is the house of the revered deity Lord Krishna and is also known as the ‘Dwaraka’ of the south.This is one of the most visited temples in the entire state of Kerala and even called the Guruvayoor of the south. The temple is famous for its offering of Pal Payasam to the Lord which is then distributed to the devotees. The temple is also popular for Thulabharam which is the offering of the devotee's weight in banana or sugar to Lord Krishna.

Vembanad Lake

Another water body that has been included in this list is Vembanad Lake. This is one of the best places to visit in Alleppey that you absolutely cannot miss. Vembanad Lake is Kerala’s longest lake and is also among the largest in India.The most famous boat race which conducts during the Onam festival happens to take place in this Lake only.The lake is full of exciting possibilities- just imagine yourself floating on the lake early in the morning, sipping a hot cup of coffee and listening to the gentle lapping of the waves and chirping of birds. Now that is peace and happiness!.