Alappuzha City Guide

KeralaWith the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers cris crossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty,Referred to as the "Venice of the East" by travellers from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today Alapphuza is also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. A singular characteristic of this land is the region called Kuttanad. The rice bowl of Kerala, Kuttanadis perhaps the only place in the world where farming is done below sea level.

General Info. :

Area: 1256 sq. km.
Population: 1,990,603 (1991 Cencus)
Altitude: Sea Level

How to Reach :
By Air : Nearest Airport: Kochi (164 kms.); Thiruvanathapuram (59 kms.)
By Road : An Excellent road network links the district to all major towns and cities in India.
Ferry Service : Kottayam (2:30 Hours); Changanasseri (3:00 hours); Kollam (8:00 hours); Kumarakom (2:00 hours) by special Boat.

Local Transport: Bus, Taxi, Autorickshaw, Boat.

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