Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Alapuzha, the venice of the east !!
Acclaimed as the Venice of the East by Lord Curzon, the British Viceroy to India, Sandwiched between the Arabian Sea in the west and the Vembanadu lake in the east, welcomes you to the backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey is a district of Immense Natural beauty. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today Alleppey is grown in importance as a backwater tourist centre, attracting several thousands of foreign & domestic tourist each year. Alleppey is also famous for its snake boat races, house boat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. A singular characteristic of this land is the region called Kuttanad. The rice bowl of Kerala, Kuttandu is perhaps the only place in the world where faming is done below sea level.Alleppey offers enjoyable boat cruises through the scenic Vembanadu lake. The never ending panorama of lush green paddy fields, towering coconut trees, shimmering water and long canals around Alleppey make a delightful setting for the town.for more details click here