India Kerala Tourism
Any mention about Kerala, conjures in one’s mind, an image of
pristine backwaters, palm fringed beaches, tranquil villages and greenery in
profusion. God has generously bestowed this land with the bounties of nature
and so it only seems natural when Kerala is referred to, as God’s own country.
much sought-after destination for tourists in India and abroad, Kerala is named
as one of the ‘Ten Paradises of the World’ and ‘Fifty Places of a Lifetime’ by
the National Geographic Traveler Magazine. The alluring serenity of this place
leaves every tourist spell bound, making them come back year after year.
Be it the sun-kissed beaches or the misty hill stations; the rhythmic backwaters or the forestlands rich with all varieties of flora and fauna; pilgrim centres or historic monuments; Kerala has everything you might travel far and wide to see. Just one visit and you will know why Kerala has the lovely epithets attached to it.
So come over to this land that holds promises of leaving you mesmerized and gifting you one of the best holidays you have ever had…
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 houseboatcruise. 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.